The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast

with Luke & Jed

194: BTE $100k Preview with Guest Michael Beard

Jed is joined in this weeks episode by perennial footbrake stand out and Loose Rocker co-promoter, Michael Beard. With this episodes predominant focus on footbrake racing, Michael discusses his latest Lil’ Footbrake Triple 10’s results and stand out performances. Jed transitions to preview the history making inaugural BTE $100k. The guys discuss footbrake history and the significance of the upcoming race. 

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193: Ten stories that will play out in 2020 and a new Top 5

Luke and Jed discussed ten stories that we think will dominate the Sportsman Drag Racing discussion as we wind down 2020. In addition, they roll out another popular “Top 5” segment… This week: Our top five “post-race messages.” These are mostly from a previous era: sayings on the back of race cars meant to bid a defeated opponent well (example: “Game Over”). As always, you can listen and subscribe wherever you normally access your favorite podcasts:

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192: Toby Baptiste Interview and TIBR Driver Series Rollout

Luke gets the chance to catch up with Renegade Race Fuels founder Toby Baptiste. Toby’s story is very inspirational and we are sure you will enjoy it. Towards the end of the show, Ashley Thompson from This is Bracket Racing Elite, joins Luke to roll out the new Drivers Series, which is sure to be a big hit. Listen in for more details! 

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191: Future of Bracket Racing and Top 5 Racing Songs

Luke and Jed are back together this week. The guys discuss (not for the first time) the future of our sport, where things are going, and how they will get there. In the second half of the show, they got into some fun stuff, this weeks Top 5 list. For this week, top 5 racing songs! Great episode on tap!

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190: James Kunkel Interview

We are going Luke-less this week. Producer Mark joins Jed to help out a little bit with co-hosting. They cover some of the limited racing that happened last weekend, including a pretty good showing for our own producer Mark at the Cars Protection Plus Top bulb 660. The real star of the show however was James Kunkel, who pulled off an incredible feat, doubling up in Super Comp at the double divisional in Topeka, KS. Tune in to find out why his accomplishment was extraordinarily special. 

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WBW Moroso 5-day

Kevin McKenna joins Luke once again for this week’s “Way Back Wednesday” Bonus episode. Together, they take a deep dive into 30+ years of the prestigious Moroso 5-Day!

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187: Steve Sisko, SFG 1.1 million recap and WFC!

Luke & Jed recap the richest event in drag racing history, the SFG 1.1 Million and even catch up with racings latest millionaire: Steve Sisko! In addition, Jed looks back on the biggest World Footbrake Challenge in the event’s illustrious 14-year history. They also hit on the California Gold Rush, look ahead to the resumption of the NHRA Mello Yello tour this weekend, and speculate on the future of the sports’ premier series.


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WBW 2003

This week, Luke and Kevin McKenna dial the Way Back Machine back 17 years to 2003: Greg Anderson’s first Pro Stock Championship, John Labbous’s career defining Million, Steve Bartman, and the release of iTunes!

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