AMRA Brings Nitro to Orlando

The thunder around Orlando this weekend will not be storms in the air, but instead the rolling nitro Harley thunder of American Motorcycle Racing Association (AMRA) drag racing. The nation’s premier all-American motorcycle drag racing organization is bringing their high-speed, two-wheeled, V-twin action to Orlando Speed World Nationals on May…

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Beau in the Top Fuel Harley Fast Layne

The opening Pomona round left everyone thinking the 2019 NHRA Top Fuel Harley championship would be a replay of last year’s down-to-the-last-320-feet battle between Tii Tharpe and Doug Vancil. But then Beau Layne scored a breakthrough win over Vancil in the Phoenix final, and Gainesville saw both Vancil and Tharpe…

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NHRA Gators Qualifying Round-up

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith led off 2019 with the provisional number 1 qualifying spot on Friday at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. Matt drove to 6.753 at 200.95 on his Elite Performance/DENSO Auto Parts/Stockseth EBR during the first qualifying round—his first…

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Samson Exhaust helping power NHRA Top Fuel Harley champ Tii Tharpe

When two skilled American manufacturing companies join forces, success is likely to follow. And even better when one of those companies is run by the NHRA Top Fuel Harley champion. Tii Thape is making room on his Spevco-sponsored mount for Mike Baverstock’s Samson Exhaust to jump on board and make…

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Moxley at the Redline Rumble: Part 1

Rounds three and four of the ACU Championships were part of a doubleheader over the weekend with the Redline Rumble at Santa Pod Raceway. On Saturday it was round three and Sunday was round four, with qualifying sessions in the morning and then in the afternoon the eliminations. Only Funny…

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Moxley on the Job at the European Finals

There was a huge crowd turnout for the European FIA/FIM Championships, AKA the European Finals, at Santa Pod Raceway. Rain delayed the start of qualifying on Saturday morning and Super Street Bike had their final qualifying session on Sunday morning of race day. There was record number of oil downs,…

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Wild Day of McClure Nationals at The Rock

I took Saturday to skip NHRA qualifying and go to Rockingham Dragway for the AMRA Jim McClure Memorial All-Harley Nitro World Finals. My camera found some grinding crashes, nitro explosions, and sweet new bikes—including Jay Turner’s new ProCharged Top Fuel Harley. NHRA Top Fuel Harley championship runner-up Doug Vancil, making…

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