The Story Behind Sam White’s Double-Up Pro Fuel Championships

This story could be titled “A Retirement Aged Man, His Wife, and an Intern Go Professional Harley-Davidson Drag Racing.” So just how did Sam White, his wife April, and her son Matt pull off two Hawaya Racing Pro Fuel Nitro Harley championships in one year? When veteran racer White swept…

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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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All Muscle No Hustle Finals from Ohio Valley

“Saturday was the last race on our schedule this year, and man was it a good one,” said Louisville motorcycle drag racing promoter Bird Man. “Terron Babbage (featured photo above) took out Ralph C. Beavers Jr. in the final of Middleweight for the win. Even though Ralph didn’t get the…

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Gaige Now the Gauge by which All are Measured

We’ve watched it coming at us like a train headlight since Gainesville but it’s finally a done deal: Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Gaige Herrera clinched his first career NHRA world championship on Saturday at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip, wrapping up his dominant title run to close out qualifying at the 58th…

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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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KOG at XRP was HOT

My Dallas NHRA weekend roommate John Hall and I were fortunate to be able to take in some Saturday night Kings of Grudge action at Xtreme Raceway Park, only 25 minutes from where John was racing Pro Stock Motorcycle at the Texas Motorplex. From the moment we cruised onto the…

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V&H Dallas Performance Sparks Boycott Discussion

Let’s be clear, Vance & Hines rolled their sleeves up to their shoulders and put on a Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) gun show at the Dallas NHRA Stampede of Speed last weekend. V&H phenom Gaige Herrera led Friday’s qualifying sessions, of course, as he has nearly every day of qualifying…

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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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