The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast w/ Luke & Jed Podcast

243: JEGS All-Stars Preview w/ Kevin McKenna & TIBR Driver Series Update w/ Ashley Thompson

Luke is joined by National Dragster senior editor Kevin McKenna to preview the annual JEGS All-Stars, held in conjunction with this weekend’s NHRA U.S. Nationals (for a complete list of All-Stars participants, check out Kevin’s column on NHRA.com: https://www.nhra.com/news/2021/jegs-allstars-preview-introduction-talent-heavy-indy-fields). Following that spirited conversation, Ashley Thompson joins the show to provide an update on the ThisIsBracketRacing.com/driverseries standings as racers from across the continent head into the home stretch in search of $10,000+ top prizes in both the Top Bulb & Bottom Bulb categories.

242: Good Golly Garrett Griffith!

Luke and Jed are back together this week, leading off with an impressive run from the young Kentucky native, Garret Griffith. With the BTE Labor Day $250k and the Summer Door Car Shootout, coming up very soon, the guys talk about those races and the hardships and upsides that come from promoting races. The second half of the show is NHRA heavy with highlights from the divisional and national scene. 

241: The McCarty kids, Caraline and Tripp

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Jed gets to take the reins this week and sit down with Hazlehurst, Georgias own Caraline and Tripp McCarty. Tune in to find out the behind the scenes story. They discuss their day to day, who’s best racing, bike wrecks and more. Oh and they’ll let us know why they are sitting in a truck in the Hazlehurst, GA Tractor Supply parking lot! 

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Bracket racer turned racetrack owner: “Funny Car” Chris Northup

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Luke welcomes big dollar bracket racing extraordinaire, and now perhaps the youngest race track owner in the industry: Gleason Raceway Park’s own Christopher Northup. Funny Car Chris tells us how a kid from the big city of Boise, Idaho came to own a small race track in rural Gleason, TN, and details their HUGE opening night (last weekend, their spectator count exceeded the town’s population)! Chris shares his vision for the race track, where bracket racing fits in, and much more…

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239: Serra Still Red Hot, Foley Jr. Wins Big and some NHRA Action

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The guys return from vacation with a lot of great racing to talk about from all over the country. Some repeat names among the top tier bracket races, Jeff Serra staying hot and Doug Foley Jr. winning huge money! NHRA in Pomona, Topeka, and Sonoma ramps up points chases! Tune in to hear Luke and Jed’s take on the past weeks events! 

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238: Remembering Kyle Seipel

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This weeks episode is dedicated solely to our friend Kyle Seipel, throughout this episode you will hear from some of Kyles close friends that were willing to give up some of their favorite stories involving Kyle. Some of the stories are recent, some are from Kyle’s younger days, but surely these stories will be a pleasure to listen to for anyone that knew of kyle, be it personally or through his racing adventures. 

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237: ECF Winners, NHRA results, and Some Big Money Bracket Racing

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Luke and Jed cover racing from all over, among that coverage Luke goes mini-nerd out on some really close NHRA points battles that are shaping up. The Eastern Conference Finals had some great performances, as well as some various big money racing around the country. Tune in for a great show! 

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236: We finally got Adam Davis on the show!

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Jed was finally able to convince Adam Davis to come on the show, and it did not disappoint! You’ll get to hear a lot about his mentality going into a round, what he does during the week, and lots of other cool AD behind the scenes info. Tune in to hear the little heard from Adam Davis! 

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235: WFC Recap

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Luke and Jed are together this week after what was a very successful weekend for both. Jed, after another very successful WFC, recaps some of the results and stories from his weekend.  Luke, fresh off a Super Gas divisional win at Summit Motorsports Park, discusses some of the results and stories from the NHRA side. They also discuss the SFG 500k postponement. Tune in for another entertaining show!

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234: Replay of Kyle Seipel Interviews

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This week, we assembled two episodes, Episode 71 and Episode 124. Kyle Seipel was a guest on both of those episodes, 71 alongside his friend and business partner Peter Biondo, and in 124 he was by himself. As Luke mentions in his intro, sometimes these are hard to listen to, but its still Kyles voice, and the stories will still bring a smile to your face. 

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