The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast

with Luke & Jed

Episode 093: Devin Isenhower, JJ’s Top Ten, and all things Big GO!


In this episode, the guys caught up with recent NHRA U.S. National Super Gas champion (and current Super Gas points leader) Devin Isenhower to recap the biggest win of his young career.  That leads their in-depth coverage of the Big Go, and some of the stories of note from the fabled event.  Lead (only) Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast correspondent JJ Pennington provided his Top 10 for the month of August, and the guys closed the show with a pair of epic Racer Confidential stories.

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Episode 092: The Year of the Bottom Bulber Continues!


In this episode, the guys dissect the NHRA points chase following a big weekend of divisional action.  Did you hear that the Top Dragster bump in Bowling Green was 6.342?!?!  That’s not a typo: 6.343 DID NOT get in!  Jed and Luke discuss and get deeper into the 32 vs. 48 car Top Dragser/Top Sportsman debate.  Plus they recapped a busy weekend of bracket action from coast to coast that featured another pair of bottom bulb racers scoring big wins in Top Bulb/Combo events.  All that plus the usual shenanigans: two new “Racer Confidential” stories, Chance from BTE (not from the roof of a motorhome), and shoutouts for days.

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Episode 091: Nick Duty’s Big Win & JR Lobner’s Big Month


In this episode, the guys catch up with Nick Duty fresh off of his big win at the Windmill Nationals.  They discuss his emotional triumph, his life as a track operator who gets to race every once in awhile, and the year of the Chevette.  The NHRA points picture got a little bit clearer after a big weekend of events across the country; and some pockets got a little fatter following a number of big dollar bracket events from coast to coast.

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Episode 090: A half dozen BTE “Who’s Hot” Candidates & the introduction of “Racer Confidential”


In this episode, Luke & Jed start off talking about ducks, pylons, and kamikaze racers before smoothly transitioning into the week that was in sportsman drag racing – and it was a big one!  They highlight results from the SFG event at Dragway 42, along with the Nightfire Nationals in Boise, ID and big bracket action from Virginia, South Carolina, and Illinois.  Plus they recap the lone NHRA event of the weekend and the points implications attached to it.  The guys closed the show with the first edition of “Racer Confidential” a fun format to tell anonymous (and entertaining) stories about the folks that we (and you) race with!

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Episode 089: World Super Pro Challenge Recap & JJ’s Top 10


This episode of the podcast is jam packed with guest appearances from our lead (only) correspondent, JJ Pennington (JJ’s Top 10) and recently crowned World Super Pro Challenge $50,000 winner Chris Stine.  Also:

Are we understating the accomplishments (and greatness) of Justin Lamb?  

The weekend brought a memorable father-son final round (and nearly two)

And it’s the year of the No Box racer and the No Split Final!

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Episode 088: NHRA Talk with a touch of Drama


In this NHRA heavy episode of the Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast, Luke gets all nerdy talking numbers and details in the NHRA sportsman title chase.  The guys get deeper into the 32 vs. 48 car field debate for the NHRA Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes.  And the guys introduce a new (to the show) sponsor with a cameo appearance from Chance Lykens of BTE Performance.  They close this week’s show where they opened last week’s episode: on the topic of some nasty turns in the “drama” surrounding the current big dollar bracket scene.

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Episode 087: Big Bucks Drama & Jed’s Redemption


Facebook drama within the big buck bracket community, Jed’s redemption tour at the JEGS Summer Door Car Shootout, and the NHRA sportsman world championship picture (and our podcast pick ’em contest) is a little bit more in focus.  The guys discuss these topics and more in Episode 87!

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Episode 086: 2 Big Bucks at Michigan, & our NHRA dismissals make us pay!

In this episode, Luke & Jed rehash the action from the SFG Summer Shootout at US 131 as well as NHRA action from Division 3 and 6, and assorted big dollar bracket events across the country. Two former world champions that the guys dropped from their team last week showed out over the weekend and forced them to rethink those decisions… Luke previews the upcoming JEGS Summer Door Car Shootout, and they close the show with a popular #RacingAnswers topic: dealing with the first round (or final round) jitters.

Episode 085: 2018 NHRA Re-Draft!


National Dragster Senior Editor Kevin McKenna joined Luke & Jed for this week’s show, as the trio performed their mid-season re-draft of Sportsman champions.  That closed an episode that led off with Jed’s World Footbrake Challenge Recap, as well as insights from Luke’s weekend at the Firecracker Bracket Nationals in Byron, IL.  In addition, they touched on results from the Tenn-Tuck series, and NHRA national and divisional action.  Jed was tired and slurring his words… Luke shouted out half of Minnesota?  It was a pretty typical Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast!

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Episode 084: Happy Birthday America!


This episode features our monthly segment from the best 12-year-old announcer and podcast personality in the land, JJ Pennington: JJ’s Top Ten.  In addition, the guys discuss the holiday weekend events, introduce a new Siebert Performance Who’s Hot, and close with some final thoughts on the constantly changing landscape of big dollar bracket racing in 2018.

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