The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast

with Luke & Jed

Episode 037: Top Sportsman Domination

In this episode, Luke & Jed catch up with former NHRA Top Sportsman champion and current points leader Jeffrey Barker on the heels of his double-up victory in Topeka.  They break down the NHRA points chases following a big weekend of action, and recap big bracket races from Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.  Plus, they provide an update on the upcoming All-State Challenge and preview next weekend’s Racing RV’s Exclusive 150.

Episode 036: The week in review

In this episode, Luke & Jed touch on the events that made up the week that was: bracket action from Maryland and Alabama, the NHRA national event in Denver, and divisionals from Sonoma and Epping.  They sit down for a chat with back-to-back NHRA Mile High Nationals Super Comp winner Kris Whitfield, and breakdown the bottom bulb All-State Challenge roster.  The episode as a whole takes a somber tone following a massive loss to the sportsman racing community. 

Episode 035: JEGS Summer Door Car Shootout Recap

In this episode, Luke & Jed cover the IHRA event in Maryland and NHRA across the country in Oregon, but they spend the bulk of the show discussing the JEGS Summer Door Car Shootout.  The event had its highs and lows for both: from a massive car and spectator count, to a fantastic wheelie contest, to a young new champion, to getting stuck in the mud & Jed’s unfortunate encounter with a concrete barrier.  They discuss it and much more on this week’s Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast.

Episode 034: Dan Fletcher’s Milestone Win

This week, Luke & Jed do their best to tackle a monumental weekend in sportsman drag racing.  Dan Fletcher earned his milestone 100th NHRA national event win in Chicago.  At the same event, David Rampy picked up his 95th win, and Luke himself became the 25th driver in NHRA history to double at a national event.  Meanwhile, Jed had a big weekend of his own, hosting the 11th annual BTE World Footbrake Challenge.  They discuss all that, and catch up with the man of the hour himself: Dan Fletcher.  Plus Luke rants in the newest segment of the podcast, This Week’s Final Thought.

Episode 033: JEGS All-Star Preview

In this episode, Luke & Jed breakdown the upcoming JEGS All-Stars competition.  In addition, they take an opportunity to catch up with NHRA Top Fuel ace Clay Millican.  Clay shares his incredible story: from a local racer scratching together pennies to make races along the IHRA tour in Modified eliminator, to Top Fuel world champion (6 times over), to legitimate NHRA contender.  He recaps his emotional victory in Bristol on Father’s Day, and enlightens us all on some of the nuances of professional competition.

Episode 032: Announcer Chat w/ Willie

In this episode, Luke & Jed welcome longtime racer and the voice of the JEGS Summer Door Car Shootout, Willie Burnett.  Willie and Jed share some announcing war stories as well as some memorable calls from the past.  In addition, the guys recap the week that was, highlighted by a “Double Double” at the NHRA National event in Norwalk, and the much anticipated Lonestar Summer Shootout in Texas.  Plus, they break down the NHRA points chase after a big weekend (there were two divisionals in addition to Norwalk; and they release the “Utility” class roster for the SDPC All-State Showdown.

Episode 031: NHRA Mid-Season Review

In this episode, Luke & Jed welcome National Dragster Senior Editor Kevin McKenna to the show to review the first half of the 2017 NHRA season.  Kevin assists Luke & Jed with their NHRA World Championship re-drafts, as they lock in #TeamLuke and #TeamJed for the remainder of the season.  In addition, they recap the weekend’s events from Nashville, TN to Denver, CO and several points in between.  Plus, Jed shares that he is the (self-proclaimed) “Greg Maddux” of his high intensity adult kickball league.

Episode 030: Cheating in Sportsman Drag Racing

In this episode, Luke & Jed talk about cheating (and the threat of cheating) in today’s sportsman drag racing world.  The show includes a long chat with Cody Harger, a Louisiana racer turned tech inspector, who handles tech inspection at the Million Dollar Race and the DragRaceResults.com Ultimate Series events.  In addition, they discuss the unfortunate accident turned social media saga of one southeast footbrake competitor, and bring everyone up to speed on the biggest events of the week that was: from Englishtown to Darlington, and the Ultimate 64 to the latest IHRA events.

Episode 029: Announcer Talk with JJ

In this episode, Luke & Jed relive a big weekend of NHRA competition highlighted by the national event in Epping, NH and three Lucas Oil Series Events.  They also cover the No Box Bonanza at Summit Raceway Park, and preview the upcoming DragRaceResults.com Ultimate Series event at Huntsville Dragway (June 23-25).  In addition, they roll out their first #RacingAnswers segment with an emphasis on finish line safety…  But the highlight of the show is an interview with up and coming bracket race announcer JJ Pennington!

Episode 028: Memorial Weekend Breakdown

In this episode, Luke & Jed recap the weekend’s events from coast to coast: From NHRA at Bowling Green and Maple Grove to major events in Fontana, CA, Ardmore, OK, Steele, AL, Atco, NJ and Rockingham, NC and big bucks Footbrake action in Elk Creek, VA. Results include Matt Sayers domination, a Scooter Hamlin double, and even a Spencer Massey siting!  Plus, they preview the Racing RV’s Exclusive 150 and Luke talks about become an outdoorsman.