The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast w/ Luke & Jed Podcast

233: NHRA Mid-Season Review with Kevin McKenna

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/19601783/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/737182/custom-color/fbd206″ height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]

Luke and Jed come together to start the episode for a couple minutes to honor Kyle Seipel. Luke then catches up with our return guest Kevin McKenna, Sr. Editor of NHRA National Dragster, to review the NHRA season as we find ourselves mid-season in lots of exciting points battles. Tune in now to hear their take on this seasons progress. 

Check out this episode!

232: What track has produced the best racers historically?

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/19520489/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/737182/custom-color/fbd206″ height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]

Luke and Jed are back together this week, they cover some NHRA highlights from around the US, as well as a few big money races in Indiana, Virginia, and South Carolina. Then we make an attempt at making a few racers really happy and the rest of the country mad at us! Tune in to find out why! 

Check out this episode!

231: Rock Haas and TIBR Driver Series Update with Ashley Thompson

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/19442408/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/737182/custom-color/fbd206″ height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]

Luke catches up with some of the past weeks racing, and then gets to sit down with long time NHRA standout Rock Haas. They discuss Rock’s “Rocking Super Class Shootout”, and the advent of these races that are are occuring with NHRA type competition without being under the NHRA umbrella. In the second part of the show Luke catches up with TIBR Driver Series brainchild Ashley Thompson and discusses the series progress, and some big news.  

Check out this episode!

230: Don Oneal- Di’s Story

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/19351580/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/737182/custom-color/fbd206″ height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]

On this weeks episode, we go Luke-less, Jed has the opportunity to talk with Don Oneal. Racing takes a bit of a backseat in this episode to the much more impactful, inspiring, and touching story of the life Don and Diane Oneal lived together. 

Check out this episode!

228: Is Nick Hastings the greatest ever?

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/19179824/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/737182/custom-color/fbd206″ height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]

Luke and Jed are back together this week. They go into a lengthy discussion about the reign on big money racing that Nick Hastings currently holds on the sport, as well as comparisons and opinions on the “greatest ever” discussion. Luke discusses early season NHRA success, and results. As always some entertaining #manscaped reads and general racing discussion from the past few weeks. 

Check out this episode!

227: Racer, Promoter, Race Reporter- Paige Hamlin

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/19093583/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/737182/custom-color/fbd206″ height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]

Jed gets to sit down with up and coming promoter, among many other things, Paige Hamlin. Paige discusses her start in the sport from a very young age, she talks about how she has gotten into the different aspects of the sport in which she participates today. A woman of many talents, this is a great interview, be sure to tune in. 

Check out this episode!

226: Tyler Crossnoe on the role of the promoter in today’s world of big dollar bracket racing

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/19020443/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/fbd206/” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]

At just 28 years of age, Tyler Crossnoe is a man of many titles: he is the Vice President at Virginia Motorsports Park, the Director of the PDRA, and the proprietor of the Outlaw Street Car Reunion. Tyler joins Luke to discuss the role of the promoter in today’s world of bracket racing, the state of our sport, and its future. In their multi-faceted conversation the two touch on the history of big dollar bracket racing, the biggest challenge facing tracks promoting their own bracket events in 2021, and the stresses that go along with track management (that we’d never even consider as racers).

thisisbracketracing.com/podcast

Check out this episode!

225: Bracket Racing Today Vs. Previous Eras

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/18918413/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/fbd206/” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]

Would today’s most prominent bracket racers have been more successful or less successful in a previous era? What skill set has the biggest impact on success in today’s big dollar bracket world, and how has it changed? Jed and I discuss and debate these topics on this week’s podcast. In addition, we share some thoughts on the recent major announcements from the two richest events on the 2021 calendar. 

www.thisisbracketracing.com/podcast

224: Two Huge Winners Todd Arnold and Soggy Dunn

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/18816785/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/fbd206/” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]

Jed gets the opportunity to sit down with two of the biggest winners of the 2021 season, the SFG $500k winner Todd Arnold and the Loose Rocker $75k winner Soggy Dunn. Both have incredibly unique stories, and it was really interesting to hear how their weekends played out. 

www.thisisbracketracing.com/podcast

223: 2021 is Ramping Up!

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/18745013/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/fbd206/” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]

Luke and Jed cover some results and happenings from the Houston LODRS, London, KY, VMP, SFG500 (mid-race at recording time), and the Class Racer Revival. The guys finish off with a big product partnership, and of course finish off the “Race Car Names” bracket. 

www.thisisbracketracing.com/podcast

Check out this episode!