Winning Start to 2019 for Vantine Nitrosports

Just like last year, David Vantine and his screaming yellow Vantine Nitrosports bike have started off 2019 undefeated with the Top Fuel win at the Manufacturers Cup Spring Cup at South Georgia Motorsports Park near Valdosta. But the winning weekend started off with a destructive struggle. “We had a hard-to-find…

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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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Prock, Grubnic join John Force Racing

It was announced today that John Force Racing will feature three full-time hot rods with a fourth team in contingency for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Season. President of John Force Racing and two-time world champion Robert Hight will continue to drive the Auto Club of Southern California…

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Pingel Top Fuel at the Man Cup Finals

It was a bit of a surprise that the Pingel Top Fuel final round at the 2018 Manufacturers Cup Finals presented by Kibblewhite paired Mitch Brown and Ian King on South Georgia Motorsports Park’s quarter mile. Brown and his Dennis Bradley-owned bike were both winless, although Mitch did ride alongside Larry McBride’s…

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