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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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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