The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast

with Luke & Jed

Episode 114: Winter Catch Up


Taking a break from the 2018 Championship interview series, Luke and Jed take some time to catch up with some of the happenings over the winter. The guys talk about some big money races that are coming up in 2019 all over the country, as well as some of the other news from the racing world.

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Episode 112: 2018 IHRA Top Summit Super Series Champion Dale Scates


2018 IHRA Top Summit Super Series Champion Dale Scates, 25, East Texas resident travelled to Memphis to compete for his National Championship. Dale has been racing since he was 10 years old, starting in a Jr dragster at Pine Valley, and hasn’t taken a break since. Listen to his story, winning his championship in a borrowed car after finding a bad lifter in his own!

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Episode 111: 2018 NHRA Top Dragster Champion Paul Nero


2018 NHRA Top Dragster Champion Paul Nero, a perennial top finisher in Top Dragster joins us in this installment of our championship coverage. Paul has multiple national event wins in multiple classes, has qualified for the NHRA All-Stars, and also competes in big money bracket races. Paul, an Oregon resident, finds himself behind the windshield putting in a lot of travel time to reach races all over the country with his closest national event over 4 hours from home and others being 17-21 hours from home or more!

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Episode 109: 2018 NHRA Competition Eliminator Champion Frank Aragona


This week’s champion guest, Frank Aragona is a perennial top 10 Competition Eliminator National points finisher. He has stood at the top twice now, once in 2007 and of course this season. Nearly a dozen national event wins to his credit, Frank has seen a lot of success in Competition Eliminator, but has also dabbled in nearly all of the NHRA sportsman categories with success. Frank is a huge proponent for Competition Eliminator and you can hear the true passion in his words about the class! 

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Episode 108: 2018 IHRA Jr Dragster World Champion Kyla Feit


Kyla is 14 yrs old Jr Dragster racer from Wisconsin Rapids, WI She’s a freshman At Lincoln High school in Wisconsin Rapids. WI where she’s a High Honor Roll student. She started racing when she was 10 & won her first race the following year. She won two races & was X number points Champion this year at Great Lakes Dragaway, which led her to be invited to Memphis for World Finals. There she was runner up in the gambler race & then won the World Finals. Outside of racing, Kyla enjoys dancing. Which she’s been doing since the age of 3. She’s in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, & modern. She’s also won 2 scholarships for her dancing.

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Episode 107: 2018 NHRA Super Gas Champion Devin Isenhower


Devin Isenhower is just 21 years old, our youngest 2018 NHRA Sportsman Champ.  Devin competes not only in his championship winning Camaro bodied Roadster SG machine, but also an American Race Cars dragster in the 8.90 category.  Not only did Devin win the  2018 Super Gas national title, he also finished 10th in Super Comp points.  In addition to his world championship, Devin won the Division 3 Super Gas championship (for a second consecutive season) in 2018.  

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This is Bracket Racing Elite Special Episode


In this BONUS episode, Luke and Kevin Brannon discuss racing strategy, philosophy, and execution (at both ends of the track).  Luke and KB are the lead instructors within ThisIsBracketRacing ELITE, an exclusive online membership community.  Within the group, they hold regular live chats in which they discuss topics and field a variety of questions presented by group members.  This bonus episode is essentially a public version of that; and a bit of a glimpse inside ThisIsBracketRacing ELITE.

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Episode 106: 2018 IHRA Modified Champion Toby Daniels


2018 IHRA Modified Champion Toby Daniels, 44, from Barbourville Kentucky began his drag racing journey tagging along to the track with family. Going to the track with his father and brother got Toby hooked on drag racing, just like so many of us.  After battling some nerves in the first few rounds, Toby tells Jed about his trip to the final, and the people that helped make it possible!

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