NHRA Gatornationals: Pro Stock Motorcycle

NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith’s accomplishments—and his personality—are the stuff of legend. Both were in full bloom during NHRA’s spring classic Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. I left the track right after PSM’s Friday evening qualifying session—electing to beat the crowd while the cars were still running and get…

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AHDRA Set to Burn Atlanta Dragway

It’s historic Atlanta Dragway’s last season before being turned into a shopping center or housing development or whatever, and massive fields of thundering, flaming, AHDRA nitro bikes plan to leave little left standing in their wake. More than 20 of the explosive V-Twins are expected to race when the AHDRA…

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NHRA Gatornationals: Top Fuel Harley

While the Top Fuel Harley final round at the NHRA season opening Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway ended up like a 2020 season deja vu—Randal “Fast Coon Ass” Andras (photo above) winning against ’18-’19 champ Tii Tharpe—the 2021 vibe was totally different. Mickey Thompson declining to renew their TFH sponsorship has…

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Sampey, Vreeland Lead in Gainesville

Pretty impressive when a brand new combination goes straight to number one in the first qualifying round of the season. But that’s what three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Angelle Sampey did with her new Vance & Hines/Mission Foods four-valve Suzuki today at the 52nd annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA…

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Pingel Backing AHDRA Modified in ‘21

Bill Rowe’s “new” AHDRA has gained a new sponsor and it’s one of the most legendary names in motorcycle performance—Pingel—who’ve decided to hook their wagon to the Modified class. “I’m really thrilled to have Wayne and Donna Pingel, and their company, show their support to the AHDRA racers,” said Rowe.…

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