The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast w/ Luke & Jed Podcast

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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Episode 083: IHRA Vice President Skooter Peaco

In this episode, Luke welcomes the newest addition to his family, and the guys recaps a weekend of racing, in Texas and North Carolina. They highlight a standout JR performance and another footbrake racer earns Who’s Hot honors. IHRA’s new Summit Sportsman Spectacular is explained by our guest Skooter Peaco, and as always the popular shoutouts round out the episode.

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Episode 082: Kevin Pollard is Really Good at Drag Racing

In this episode, Luke & Jed lay gifts at the feet of Kevin Pollard, and discuss related news from the SFG No Dragster Nationals.  That was the lead event of a busy weekend of racing that also included the No Box Nationals, the 75 Hundos in New York, and a full slate of NHRA divisional and national event action.  The show wrapped with a long overdue edition of #RacingAnswers, the regular What’s On Tap segment of upcoming events, and the increasingly coveted show-ending shoutouts.

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Episode 081: Crew Chief Confidential

Barry Davis, the longtime crew chief for sportsman racing legend David Rampy joined Luke and Jed this week to discuss his role and the role that crew members (who are often family members and/or friends) play in racing everywhere. The guys led the show with some big talk from the weekend: a $50,000-to-win NO SPLIT final round. As always, they covered notable results from across the country and previewed this weekend’s biggest upcoming events.