The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast

with Luke & Jed

Spring Fling Recap, “Cheating” in Louisville, and Top 5 Racer Nicknames!


Luke & Jed lead off with a summary of the Galot Spring Fling and news from the first huge weekend of big dollar bracket racing in the pandemic-delayed season.  They spend a lot of the show detailing a strange and alarming situation from the Derby City $50k before touching on weekend results and stories from the C.P. Promotions $50k event in Texas, the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular at Dragway 42, and the NHRA Division 6 event in Seattle.  Then the duo closed with what has become a fun staple: their individual “Top 5.” This week’s Top 5: our favorite racer nicknames!

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WBW 2002


Kevin McKenna joins Luke once again to throw it back to 2002! They discuss all the news that is (was) news in and around the sport of drag racing from 18 years past!

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WBW 2001


In this edition of “Throwback Thursday,” Luke and Kevin McKenna revisit 2001.  Obviously the dominating story of the year came on September 11.  The duo discusses where they were on that fateful day, the impacts on their lives, and (on a more trivial scale) the effect of 9/11 on the sport of drag racing.  As usual, they break down the biggest stories in the year of sportsman racing: from the NHRA professional ranks, to the Lucas Oil Series, the IHRA and big dollar bracket action.

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183: Cheating…again? Big Race Results!


A little different episode on tap for this weeks regular episode. Luke goes solo on this one! Jed’s “on assignment” at the Spring Fling at Galot, so Luke took the reigns to discuss the happenings in the world of sportsman drag racing. Luke gets the chance to delve into some hot button topics, cheating devices..again, “performance enhancing drugs” and of course some results from the past week. Tune in for an awesome show! 

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182: The Times we are Living in, and Some Actual Racing!


Luke opens this week’s episode with a brief, heartfelt monologue on the sad and troubling times in our country… Then he and Jed completely flip the script for one of the more humorous and enjoyable episodes we’ve had in a while.  On the docket: some (gasp) actual race coverage from the SFG event in Iowa! Also, big news from NHRA and Summit Raceway Park. Then, the good stuff…  The guys dive deep into their latest top 5 breakdown: the best race car names in history.  Follow that with an impromptu trivia time, and and epic list of shoutouts… Let’s just say that it’s worth sticking around ’til the end!

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WBW-2010


Today, Luke & Kevin dial the (not so) Way Back Machine to 2010: Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress, the final season of Oprah, Don Prudhomme’s retirement, and bracket domination from John Labbous, Jr. and Gary Williams.

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