The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast

with Luke & Jed

Episode 102: NHRA Champions Crowned, JJ’s Top 10


In this week’s episode, lead (only) Sportsman Drag Racing correspondent J.J. Pennington shares his Top 10 from October!  In addition, Luke and Jed recap the drama in Las Vegas that culminated in 6 of the 7 NHRA sportsman world champions being crowned.  They also previewed the upcoming Summit Series World Championships in Pomona and break down the action from the World Series of Bracket Racing in Georgia.

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Episode 101: More Excessive Braking Discussion and NHRA Title Talk


Luke and Jed discuss SFG’s stance on Excessive Braking, along with a seemingly bizarre ruling from NHRA.  Plus, Million Dollar Race Promoter Randy Folk joined the show to clarify some of the details of this year’s Million and to provide his unique perspective on the decisions he was faced with at the event; both this season and in years past.  Plus: BTE Who’s Hot, event results from across the country, nerdy NHRA championship breakdowns, and of course, shoutouts for days!

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Episode 100: One Bizarre Million


Kenny Underwood became just the second two-time Million Dollar Race Winner.  Randell Reid nearly went Verdi on ’em.  Scotty Richardson came close to getting the one win that has eluded him.  And none of that was the biggest story of the Million.  You know what was.  Luke & Jed talked about all that and more.  Guests for this show include BOTH the Million Dollar Race winner Kenny Underwood, and runner-up: 17-year-old Cory Gulitti.  One long episode to recap one crazy weekend in Montgomery.  You gotta hear this.

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Episode 099: Million Dollar Preview


On the eve of the 23rd annual Mickey Thompson Million, the guys welcome the only 2-time winner of the Million, Gary Williams to the show.  GW rehashes his glorious triumphs from 2004 and 2007, how they changed his life, and some thoughts on the Million in general.  Gary, Luke, and Jed all weigh in on predictions for the winner and the car count at this year’s Million.  In addition, the guys break down the NHRA title chase following an exciting weekend in Charlotte, and recap a handful of big buck bracket events leading into the Million Dollar Race.

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Episode 097: Jake Howard Rules the World; NHRA Titles Still Anyone’s Guess


In this episode, Luke & Jed discuss Jake Howard’s incredible run: all he does is win E.T. Finals (that’s 5 in 3 years, and 3 in 3 weeks for those keeping score at home).  Luke took a deeper dive into the NHRA national points chase in Super Stock, Super Comp, and Top Sportsman to break down the championship contenders and their odds.  The guys closed the show with a couple of listener e-mails that depict some unique and thought provoking situations (re-runs, points implications, gifted rounds, etc.).  Plus the usual nonsense: BTE Who’s Hot, What’s On Tap, Shoutouts and more.

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Episode 096: Rocky Pintavalle is the People’s Hero & NHRA Gets Slippery in St. Louis


Luke & Jed sit down with the man of the hour, Rocky Pintavalle.  In case you haven’t heard, Rocky had an incredible season… last weekend!  Pintavalle drove his 3-speed equipped back-half Mopar to wins in both the $15,000 opener and the $50,000 main event at the Fall Fling.  The guys recapped everything Fall Fling, including the big ($500,000) announcement for next year’s event.  NHRA got slippery in St. Louis, so the guys did their best to rehash that drama and recap a busy weekend of sportsman action from across the country

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Episode 095: Bracket Finals Domination


Luke and Jed did their best to recap an incredible weekend of racing from across the country.  Jake Howard and Mikie Sturgill headlined a weekend chalk full of E.T. Finals action with rare doubles.  Cory Gulitti and Andy Schmall showed out in big dollar bracket competition.  We’ve got new national points leaders in two NHRA categories.  Lots to talk about – plus potentially the most memorable Luke rant/tangent to date.  That and more on one long episode of the Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast!

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Episode 094: Patriot Day Special & Zach Schlumpf from “Dialed In w/ Jake & Zach”


In this episode, Luke & Jed get “Dialed In” with Zach Schlumpf, co-host of a new racing podcast titled “Dialed In with Jake & Zach.  In addition, they recapped a fairly light weekend of racing action highlighted by a pair of NHRA divisional events, and previewed a big weekend of bracket finals action on the horizon.  Jed, Luke and Producer Mark also weighed in with memories from September 11, seventeen years later.

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