The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast

with Luke & Jed

231: Rock Haas and TIBR Driver Series Update with Ashley Thompson


Luke catches up with some of the past weeks racing, and then gets to sit down with long time NHRA standout Rock Haas. They discuss Rock’s “Rocking Super Class Shootout”, and the advent of these races that are are occuring with NHRA type competition without being under the NHRA umbrella. In the second part of the show Luke catches up with TIBR Driver Series brainchild Ashley Thompson and discusses the series progress, and some big news.  

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230: Don Oneal- Di’s Story


On this weeks episode, we go Luke-less, Jed has the opportunity to talk with Don Oneal. Racing takes a bit of a backseat in this episode to the much more impactful, inspiring, and touching story of the life Don and Diane Oneal lived together. 

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228: Is Nick Hastings the greatest ever?


Luke and Jed are back together this week. They go into a lengthy discussion about the reign on big money racing that Nick Hastings currently holds on the sport, as well as comparisons and opinions on the “greatest ever” discussion. Luke discusses early season NHRA success, and results. As always some entertaining #manscaped reads and general racing discussion from the past few weeks. 

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227: Racer, Promoter, Race Reporter- Paige Hamlin


Jed gets to sit down with up and coming promoter, among many other things, Paige Hamlin. Paige discusses her start in the sport from a very young age, she talks about how she has gotten into the different aspects of the sport in which she participates today. A woman of many talents, this is a great interview, be sure to tune in. 

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226: Tyler Crossnoe on the role of the promoter in today’s world of big dollar bracket racing


At just 28 years of age, Tyler Crossnoe is a man of many titles: he is the Vice President at Virginia Motorsports Park, the Director of the PDRA, and the proprietor of the Outlaw Street Car Reunion. Tyler joins Luke to discuss the role of the promoter in today’s world of bracket racing, the state of our sport, and its future. In their multi-faceted conversation the two touch on the history of big dollar bracket racing, the biggest challenge facing tracks promoting their own bracket events in 2021, and the stresses that go along with track management (that we’d never even consider as racers).

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225: Bracket Racing Today Vs. Previous Eras


Would today’s most prominent bracket racers have been more successful or less successful in a previous era? What skill set has the biggest impact on success in today’s big dollar bracket world, and how has it changed? Jed and I discuss and debate these topics on this week’s podcast. In addition, we share some thoughts on the recent major announcements from the two richest events on the 2021 calendar. 

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222: Dan Fletcher on the state of sportsman racing in 2021


Luke sits down with the winningest driver in NHRA Sportsman Drag Racing history, Dan Fletcher. Their wide-ranging discussion includes Fletch’s perspective on how much the sport (and his spot within it) has changed over the last 25+ years, the Fletcher family racing legacy, his biggest triumphs, and his future plans. In addition, Ashley Thompson provides a brief update on the 2021 ThisIsBracketRacing Driver Series (racers at Greer Dragway and Beech Bend Raceway begin earning points this weekend).

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