The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast w/ Luke & Jed Podcast

Episode 050: Southern Footbrake Challenge & NHRA Points Battles

In today’s episode, Luke & Jed revisit last week’s discussion on safety and break down the past week’s major events: big dollar Footbrake action at the SFC, NHRA national event competition from Las Vegas, and the final Division 2 event from Rockingham.  They’re joined by recent Las Vegas winner Marko Perivolaris and Luke brings everyone up to speed on NHRA championship possibilities with just 2 weeks remaining in the 2017 season.  And of course, the duo discusses their NHRA pick ‘em contest with an emphasis on the recourse for the loser.

Episode 049: Million Dollar Race Reflections

This episode is dedicated to everything Mickey Thompson Million.  Luke & Jed were on hand competing for the biggest prize of the 2017 season.  They didn’t win it, but they talk a lot about the man who did: Johnny Ezell.  In addition, they touch on some of the hot topics from the Million: the split negotiation, safety equipment (or lack thereof), and the undertone of cheating accusations.  No guest this week: Johnny Bracket Racing politely declined to come on (his racing speaks for itself).

Episode 048: Million Dollar Race Preview

This week the guys are recording live from the Mickey Thompson Million in Montgomery, AL.  Luke & Jed are joined by the winner of the inaugural Million, TJ Tracey.  In addition, they discuss the callouts from Huntsville last week and talk about Jed’s big win at the same event.  Plus, they cover results from across the country and give their picks for this week’s Million.

Episode 047: Big Bracket Racing Announcements

In this episode, the guys discuss new developments in the world of bracket racing: from IHRA’s change in format, to an interesting system of pairing in the late rounds.  Luke & Jed are joined by Britt Cummings, as he and Gaylon Rolison announce their new event: the 2018 Dream Team Shootout.  In addition, they cover the NHRA action from Oklahoma and E.T. Finals events from the Southeast and the west coast…  Plus they agree on a wager for their NHRA pick ‘em contest.

Episode 046: Catching up with the man of the hour, Troy Williams, Jr.

In this episode, Troy Williams, Jr. joins the show to discuss his incredible week… Troy clinched the IHRA Top Dragster World Championship on Sunday, then kicked off the Fall Fling with a win in the 32-car Dragster Shootout. As if that weren’t enough, he capped the week with a $50,000 triumph in Friday’s main event! In addition, he tells a few stories about his early years at the track, plus Luke & Jed recap the Fling, the NHRA national event in St. Louis and breakdown their NHRA draft picks at the points battles wind to a close.

Episode 045: DRR Ultimate Series & IHRA Champions Crowned

In this week’s episode, Luke & Jed are joined by newly crowned DragRaceResults.com Ultimate Series champion Aaron Vail.  The longtime Indiana door car driver tells the guys what it’s like to take a dragster home for the first time.  In addition, IHRA crowned its sportsman champions last week with the Dragway 42 Finale, so the guys discuss that.  Plus, they cover the NHRA action from Maple Grove and Rocky Mountain Raceway, as well as the DRR Series’ final stop in Huntsville and the Jim Harrington Memorial Classic at Cecil County.  It’s an action packed show, recorded from the tower at Bristol Dragway during the Fall Fling!

Episode 044: Impending IHRA Drama

In this week’s episode, 2-time IHRA World Champion and current points leader Danny Waters, Jr. helps the guys break down the IHRA finale and the championship contenders in each category.  In addition, Luke and Jed cover last weekend’s national, divisional, and E.T. Finals events, and preview the upcoming Fall Fling.  Plus, Luke tries to explain what the heck he’s doing in Salt Lake City and they debate the idea of giving a time trial in the middle of competition.

Episode 043: A look back at the SDPC Race Shop All-State Shootout & the Moser Great American Bracket Race

It’s Jed’s time to bask in the glory of his Alabama Slamma All-State triumph!  In this week’s episode, the guys recap all the happenings from Memphis: the $50,000-to-win main event, as well as the race they’ve talked about all season long: The All State Shootout.  In addition, they recap the week that was in NHRA LODRS competition and preview the final DragRaceResults.com Ultimate Series event of 2017.

Episode 042: Indy & Labor Day Weekend $ Race Recap

In this episode, the guys discuss all of the happenings from the Big Go, including an interview with 2017 Competition Eliminator winner (and 3-time Indy champion) Brad Plourd.  In addition, they touch on the IHRA double header in South Carolina, as well as big buck action from Norwalk, Noble, Montgomery, Kil-Kare and Farmington.

Episode 041: Previewing the Great American $50K, All-State Shootout & the BIG GO!

In this episode, the guys cover last weekend’s NHRA results from Bowling Green and Virginia Motorsports Park, as well as bracket action from Huntsville and Salt Lake City.  The are joined by co-promoter of the Moser Great American Bracket Race, Gaylon Rolison to talk about that event and the All-State Shootout that will be contested as a part of it.  Luke closes the show with a final thought about the Big GO: the NHRA U.S. Nationals.