Godspeed Ryan Varnes

AMA Pro Racing announced the tragic loss of American Flat Track competitor Ryan Varnes (24) and extended heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Varnes, a Pennsylvania native, was involved in an on-track incident in the American Flat Track Production Twins Main Event at Weedsport Speedway on Saturday evening. On-scene…

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Holeshot Drives Davis Past Gast at MIR

The Pro Nitrous Motorcycle final round at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) North vs. South Shootout at Maryland International Raceway featured a side-by-side, 3.99-second battle between two of the toughest competitors in the PDRA’s two-wheeled class—multi-time world champion Travis Davis and veteran rider Paul Gast. Davis grabbed an .018…

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WAR Developing Plain Bearing Suzuki PSM Crank

White Alligator Racing is developing—with technical help from Lon Moyer and Brad Moore at Competition Engine Services—a one-piece, plain bearing crankshaft for Suzuki NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycles. The part is intended to replace roller bearing cranks based on the stock Suzuki GS part, and a known reliability problem for Suzukis…

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$3.1 Mil for Ericsson and Ganassi for Indy Win

Sunday’s 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 paid a record purse, with race winner Marcus Ericsson taking home $3.1 million from a total load of $16,000,200. It’s the largest purse ever in the century-plus history of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” The Chip Ganassi Racing driver’s prize is also the largest…

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Will Paul Gast Ever NOT Be Fast??

Motorcycle drag racing septuagenarian Paul Gast put together a streak of 3-second passes aboard his Fast By Gast Suzuki to pick up the win in his first Pro Nitrous Motorcycle appearance of the season at PDRA’s DeCerbo Construction American Doorslammer Challenge presented by Callies at Summit Motorsports Park. Other than…

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Inside Chase Van Sant’s PSM Test Session

Readers who can put 2 and 2 together probably figured out that the White Alligator Racing’s Trick-Tools sponsorship announced exclusively here on Eatmyink during the Gatornationals included some sort of opportunity for 4.60 rider Chase Van Sant, whose dad Bruce owns Trick-Tools. At least one of those opportunities was realized last…

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NHRA Drops 10 Pounds Off 2V Suzukis

The NHRA is changing Pro Stock Motorcycle weight rules yet again, this time dropping 10 pounds off of 2 valve Suzukis. White Alligator Racing (WAR) tuner/manager Tim Kulungian thinks this will have a real effect on performance parity. And while he’s not sure at this writing that his team might…

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