Michael Ray Introducing Texas Whiskey to NHRA

Texan Michael “Sting” Ray is returning to NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racing at next weekend’s Spring Nationals in Houston, and he’ll be using the opportunity to introduce Texas whiskey brand Bahnbrecker to NHRA Camping World fans. With the the help of long-time backers, the Gottsacker family, Ray will be teaming…

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Record Shattering at the Gators: Part 1

NHRA’s Gatornationals always seems to require multi-volume reporting, and this year’s record-shattering event is no exception. This part covers the basics of what happened, the next articles will cover the details of how it happened. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that a 6.66 would have been really cookin’…

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NHRA at Bristol: The Whole Story

Ladies love Thunder Valley. So it seems, anyway, with Angelle Sampey taking the Pro Stock Motorcycle final over Karen Stoffer, Alexis Dejoria winning Funny Car, and—well, Mike Salinas is no lady, but his wife and daughters are all ladies indeed and an omnipresent part of his growing racing empire. And…

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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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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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