The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast w/ Luke & Jed Podcast

Episode 027: Big NHRA Weekend

In this episode, Luke & Jed recap the weekend’s events and their potential implications on the 2017 NHRA Lucas Oil Championship races.  Austin Williams won the Menard’s NHRA Heartland Nationals.  Surprise, surprise: this marks the fifth consecutive season he’s won the Topeka event!  Jed & Luke discuss his success, and recap the NHRA divisional events in Atlanta, Norwalk, and Fontana with an eye on how they’ll ultimately impact the 2017 national championships.  They also touch on last weekend’s big buck action at Capitol Raceway and preview the 11th annual World Footbrake Challenge (which returns to Bristol Dragway July 6-9)

Episode 026: Guarding against & preparing for theft

This episode is dedicated to guarding our racing operations against theft, and what to do in the event that your race car/trailer/operation is stolen.  Jed & Luke discuss with Brian Cireddu, the well-known and accomplished Ohio No Box racer who recently had his entire operation stolen from a motel near Las Vegas following the Spring Fling Million.  In addition, they touch on various anti-theft devices, GPS tracking and alarms, and insurance options.  It’s not the most fun episode, but hopefully one of the most impactful!  Luke & Jed also touched on what little racing took place over the holiday weekend, highlighted by the Arkansas Footbrake Throwdown and the Spring Run Off at Rocky Mountain Raceway Park in Utah.

Episode 025: Galot/Atlanta Recap, West Coast Classic Preview

Last weekend, Luke & Jed were in attendance at the biggest races in the land: Jed was at GALOT for the Spring Fling, while Luke attended (and won SC at) the NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta.  They cover those races in depth, as well as results from Huntsville, AL and Boise, ID, plus some fun racing related trivia and news and notes from across the country.  They’re joined by longtime racer and promotor of the upcoming Figspeed West Coast Classic, Chris Forsythe.  Chris previews the big event, which comes to Auto Club Raceway (Fontana, CA) on May 25-28, and discusses the bracket racing climate on the western half of the country.

Episode 024: 4-Wide Recap & Assorted Trivia

In this episode, the guys recap the weekend’s big events: the NHRA 4-Wide in Charlotte, the Dallas LODRS, the Ten Grand Slam in Richmond, VA, and Big Jed’s $10k win at Holiday Raceway in Woodstock, AL.  In addition, Luke & Jed preview the 7th annual JEGS Summer Door Car Shootout and challenge one another with some fairly random (mostly racing related) trivia. 

Episode 023: The Last Big Thing

In this episode, the guys spend some time with the winner of the LAST BIG Thing contest, 75-year-old Texan Don Boulware.  Don shares stories of yesteryear, his secrets to enjoying incredible on-track success well into his 70’s, and an entertaining tale about his first trip to the Moroso 5-Day.  In addition, Luke & Jed touch on the recent developments at Capital Raceway, the recovery of Brian Cireddu’s race car and trailer, and recap last weekend’s big events.

Episode 022: Luke’s Big Win at the Spring Fling Million

In this episode, the guys recap the 2nd annual K&N Spring Fling Million, which brought the biggest victory of Luke’s career.  What’s more?  Jed and Luke squared off in round 5 of the main event!  They talk about that, the spoils of victory, what went into the win, and they recap the entire week in Las Vegas.  This is one Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast you don’t want to miss!

Episode 021: Powerball Recap with the Big Winner

In this episode, the guys talk with $250,000 Powerball champion Cameron Manuel.  In addition, they break down last week’s action from coast to coast, preview the K&N Spring Fling Million Las Vegas, and announce the winner of the Last BIG Thing.


Episode 020: Vegas/Memphis Recap, Powerball Preview

In this episode, the guys recap the weekend events in Las Vegas, South Georgia, and Memphis.  Luke & Jed also make their picks for the $250,000 Powerball Main Event, and discuss the five nominees for the LAST BIG Thing.

Episode 019: Marketing in Sportsman Drag Racing

In this episode, the guys discuss marketing and sponsorship at the sportsman level.  Who better to speak on that topic than longtime NHRA standout and representative for a multitude of racing & non-racing related companies: Tommy Phillips.  Tommy discusses some of his keys to marketing success, how he applies the same principles to his role in event promotion, and even shares a comical story about choosing to race for a living over…  Law school!  In addition, Luke & Jed recap the week that was, including the DRR Ultimate Series opener in Huntsville, AL, NHRA in Houston, IHRA in Darlington, and big buck events in Rockingham and Gulfport.  Luke relives his 1800 mile journey to the west coast as they preview the K&N Spring Fling Million!

Episode 018: Recapping a Big Weekend

In this episode, the guys discuss the NHRA Gatornationals, as well as big buck races from across the country and the IHRA event in San Antonio. Luke & Jed also announce the finalists for the LAST Big Thing, discuss the upcoming weekend events in Huntsville and Gulfport, and lament their NCAA tournament bracket failures.  Listen with caution: Luke has gone vegan and he’s in a foul mood about it.