FIA’s 2024 Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway

Words and photos Ivan Sansom & Rose Hughes The opening round of the 2024 European Drag Racing Championship kicked off in frustrating fashion over the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend at Santa Pod Raceway. The wet stuff managed to mess up the schedule and ultimately brought FIA competition to a close…

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U.S. 131 Next Stop for Spectacular AMRA Nitro Harleys

Michigan get ready! The ground-pounding, flame-throwing Nitro Harley-Davidson motorcycles of the PennGrade1 American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA) are coming to beautiful U.S. 131 Motorsports Park on June 14-16. Centrally located between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, this jewel of a race track is set to host the quickest and fastest Harley-Davidson…

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AMRA Igniting Biggest Nitro Harley Year Ever at No Problem

The PennGrade1 AMRA American Motorcycle Racing Association is bringing their Harley-Davidson drag racing series back to No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, Louisiana, on April 5-7th and featuring Nitro Harley’s in a big way. Thanks to the support of Top Fuel Harley legend Johnny Mancuso and his Circle M Ranch,…

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NHRA PSM after the Gators: a Vision or Mirage?

Now that time has passed and rules have changed, what are your thoughts about the Gatornationals NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) opener and the coming season? Gaige Herrera (featured photo above) came away with another win in Gainesville, and yes, he did lead qualifying throughout the weekend, but the event…

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Chris Garner-Jones the PDRA Champ Again!

In 2021, second-generation rider Chris Garner-Jones won the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Drag 965 Pro Nitrous Motorcycle world championship in memory of his late father and fellow rider, T.T. Jones. After a crushing runner-up finish in 2022, Garner-Jones charged to two wins in four final-round appearances during the 2023…

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Jim McClure All-Harley World Finals a Fitting Memorial to “Da Judge”

Rockingham Dragway’s Jim McClure All-Harley World Finals presented by MTC Engineering and Law Tigers of North Carolina was—by the estimation of everyone who was there—the biggest Harley-Davidson drag race in decades. Whether you’re counting bikes, entries, records, spectators, impact on the local economy—this event added up. The October 27-29 championship…

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Biggest Jim McClure All-Harley World Finals Ever on Tap at The Rock

The race that every Harley-Davidson drag racer the world over reveres is set to be bigger than ever this year. For the first time, Rockingham Dragway’s Jim McClure All-Harley World Finals presented by MTC Engineering and Law Tigers of North Carolina will be the championship finale for both the PennGrade1…

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Meshal WINS Pro Nitrous Motorcycle at GALOT

Kuwait-based Pro Nitrous Motorcycle rider Meshal Al-Saber has been chasing another Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) win for several years after his last victory in 2016. Tuner Brad McCoy last won on the Q80 Racing Suzuki at DragWars in 2017, so Saturday’s win at the ProFabrication DragWars at GALOT Motorsports…

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Gaige Wins Race, Concern for Angie Steals Show

Now that we’ve all seen smiling Angie Smith on Tony Stewart’s plane, it’s important not to forget the very real and grave concern that spread across World Wide Technology Raceway following her brutal—though mostly unseen at the time—top end accident on early Saturday afternoon. Angie and Cory Reed were the…

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Good Times Return for AMRA at Bowling Green

In all the best ways, the PennGrade1 AMRA DC Jones Memorial Fall Nationals at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, was like a return to the old days. Full pits, full campgrounds, full bike corrals, great weather, and great times were all around all weekend. Oh, and great…

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