245: Big Stories from Indy and the Labor day $250k

Huge episode this week, Luke and Jed have a ton to talk about this week. A ton of racing over the Labor Day weekend at Indy, Norwalk, Division 6 E.T. Finals, and of course Bristol. They recap the highlights from all of those events. They also throw in some “bad beats” that were just heart […]

243: JEGS All-Stars Preview w/ Kevin McKenna & TIBR Driver Series Update w/ Ashley Thompson

Luke is joined by National Dragster senior editor Kevin McKenna to preview the annual JEGS All-Stars, held in conjunction with this weekend’s NHRA U.S. Nationals (for a complete list of All-Stars participants, check out Kevin’s column on NHRA.com: https://www.nhra.com/news/2021/jegs-allstars-preview-introduction-talent-heavy-indy-fields). Following that spirited conversation, Ashley Thompson joins the show to provide an update on the ThisIsBracketRacing.com/driverseries […]

The Process of Improvement

How do I improve? It’s a question we all face, in multiple forms, in various aspects of our life, in perpetuity. How do I get better? In the context of sportsman drag racing, it’s a question I’ve tasked myself with answering, not only for my own exploits, but for thousands of fellow racers over the […]

242: Good Golly Garrett Griffith!

Luke and Jed are back together this week, leading off with an impressive run from the young Kentucky native, Garret Griffith. With the BTE Labor Day $250k and the Summer Door Car Shootout, coming up very soon, the guys talk about those races and the hardships and upsides that come from promoting races. The second […]

241: The McCarty kids, Caraline and Tripp

Jed gets to take the reins this week and sit down with Hazlehurst, Georgias own Caraline and Tripp McCarty. Tune in to find out the behind the scenes story. They discuss their day to day, who’s best racing, bike wrecks and more. Oh and they’ll let us know why they are sitting in a truck […]

Bracket racer turned racetrack owner: “Funny Car” Chris Northup

Luke welcomes big dollar bracket racing extraordinaire, and now perhaps the youngest race track owner in the industry: Gleason Raceway Park’s own Christopher Northup. Funny Car Chris tells us how a kid from the big city of Boise, Idaho came to own a small race track in rural Gleason, TN, and details their HUGE opening […]

The Pointless Nature of Staging Battles

Staging battles have been around since the advent of the automated “Christmas Tree,” perhaps even before. In a recent edition of the popular “Nitro Time Machine” on NHRA social media, Brian Lohnes relived a great Pro Stock burndown between Larry Morgan and Allen Johnson in the 2015 Denver final round. In her recent book, “Drag […]

239: Serra Still Red Hot, Foley Jr. Wins Big and some NHRA Action

The guys return from vacation with a lot of great racing to talk about from all over the country. Some repeat names among the top tier bracket races, Jeff Serra staying hot and Doug Foley Jr. winning huge money! NHRA in Pomona, Topeka, and Sonoma ramps up points chases! Tune in to hear Luke and […]

238: Remembering Kyle Seipel

This weeks episode is dedicated solely to our friend Kyle Seipel, throughout this episode you will hear from some of Kyles close friends that were willing to give up some of their favorite stories involving Kyle. Some of the stories are recent, some are from Kyle’s younger days, but surely these stories will be a […]

237: ECF Winners, NHRA results, and Some Big Money Bracket Racing

Luke and Jed cover racing from all over, among that coverage Luke goes mini-nerd out on some really close NHRA points battles that are shaping up. The Eastern Conference Finals had some great performances, as well as some various big money racing around the country. Tune in for a great show!  Check out this episode!