The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast

with Luke & Jed

234: Replay of Kyle Seipel Interviews

This week, we assembled two episodes, Episode 71 and Episode 124. Kyle Seipel was a guest on both of those episodes, 71 alongside his friend and business partner Peter Biondo, and in 124 he was by himself. As Luke mentions in his intro, sometimes these are hard to listen to, but its still Kyles voice, and the stories will still bring a smile to your face. 

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233: NHRA Mid-Season Review with Kevin McKenna

Luke and Jed come together to start the episode for a couple minutes to honor Kyle Seipel. Luke then catches up with our return guest Kevin McKenna, Sr. Editor of NHRA National Dragster, to review the NHRA season as we find ourselves mid-season in lots of exciting points battles. Tune in now to hear their take on this seasons progress. 

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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.