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The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast w/ Luke & Jed

The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast with Luke & Jed is podcast for you: the sportsman drag racer and/or fan! Hosted by 2-time NHRA World Champion Luke Bogacki and the voice of the Spring Fling & Million Dollar Race Jared Pennington, the Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast features in depth commentary and discussion on the latest topics in sportsman drag racing and interviews with the rockstars of our sport.
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Sep 11, 2019

Luke gets to sit down with the man, the myth, the legend Chris Garretson, made famous for finishing 6th in Super Comp National points for 2018, with a 110-mph airplane front tired and top end throttle stopped dragster.

Sep 5, 2019

The guys talk about KC Pesnell fallout, some Labor Day results from Summit Motorsports Park, and then go into the Big Go at Indy. Luke breaks down the weekend’s events. Every year around this time Luke goes full out NERD on the NHRA Sportsman.

Aug 28, 2019

KC Pesnell broke the internet.  So, we had to talk about the 14-year-old who won $50,000!  In that discussion, Luke and Jed debated whether KC (or any 14-year-old) should be driving a 140+ mph dragster alongside grown men and women at the highest level of our sport.  In addition, Jed put his reporter hat on and broke some news about the situation.  It's as much of a "must listen" podcast as we've ever published! Once we wrapped up our thoughts on that situation, we brought on Rex Simmermaker, host of the “Fast Brackets Podcast”on the eve of the first U.S. Nationals featuring the two fastest pure sportsman categories: Top Dragster and Top Sportsman. 

Aug 22, 2019

Jed sits down with Stephen “Champ” McCrory, they talk about Champs history in the sport, his accomplishments, and how he feels about the direction the sport is going.   

Aug 14, 2019

Luke and Jed return for an entertaining and slightly “off” regular episode, featuring a discussion about house cars, and their opinions concerning them. JJ’s Top 10 (15) returns with July’s picks, and some light results talk.  

Aug 7, 2019

On this week’s interview Jed gets to dive into Mia Tedesco’s head and find out about her start into drag racing and what keeps her going week after week. Faith and family are vitally important to Tedesco. She began drag racing when she was 8 at Pittsburgh Raceway Park (renamed Keystone Raceway Park), a track owned by her father Michael Tedesco. It was her Uncle Carmen who convinced his niece to grab a helmet and fire suit and to get behind the wheel of a race car. A lifelong drag racing fanatic, Uncle Carmen was Mia's biggest fan until his passing in 2015.

Jul 31, 2019

Luke gets to dive into the Andy Schmall racing world.

Jul 27, 2019

Luke and This is Bracket Racing Elite air a live chat with This is Bracket Racing Elite members, an example of what one would expect to see as a member of Elite.  

Jul 24, 2019

Luke and This is Bracket Racing Elite present interviews with 4 Elite members. Listen in for some insight about these racers and how This is Bracket Racing has improved their programs.

Jul 17, 2019

Much anticipated, Luke and Jed give their thoughts and opinions on the state of big money racing. They talk about race structures, effects on local programs, and what’s keeping these races so successful.

Jul 10, 2019

After a HUGE couple weeks of racing, we have a ton to cover! Taking the spotlight are the SFG 525 and the World Footbrake Challenge. Luke and Jed get to cover the results from these races, and have a chat with the winner of the biggest paying bracket race in history!

Jul 3, 2019

Jed takes a trip down memory lane with Bob Mullaney, they discuss Bob’s start in racing, as well as what he’s up to these days. Lots of great stories,  with a very talented, and accomplished racer.

Jun 26, 2019

The guys preview what will be the biggest payout our sport has seen to this point, and make their predictions. They discuss the big sportsman postponement at Norwalk. Various, National, Divisional, and bracket racing results from around the country as well.

Jun 18, 2019

Luke gets a chance to sit down with the “Delaware Destroyer” Danny Bastianelli. Luke gets some insight on Danny’s long history in the sport.

Jun 12, 2019

Jam packed episode this week! JJ returns with his top 10 (15) presented by Armed Forces Racing. The guys talk about two different NHRA Nationals, Divisional at Numidia, along with big money bracket racing around the country and an IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectacular! Topped off by an awesome shout outs segment!

Jun 5, 2019

Luke gets the opportunity to sit down with Drag Champ creator Gary Don Free. Hear about Gary’s history in racing, and how “Drag Champ” came to be.  

May 29, 2019

This week the guys, pay their respects to Kyle Ellis, after losing him tragically in an accident en route to the Huntsville. Onto brighter topics, they cover a ton of results from one side of the country to the other. Finally they preview the Jegs All Star race and make some pics.

May 22, 2019

Luke gets the opportunity to interview Wes May. They discuss Wes’ early years, how it all began for him, and some unknown history on the famous Wes May Regal.  Tune in to hear the rest of the Wes May story, past to present.

May 16, 2019

Luke and Jed recap the Spring Fling Galot, highlighting some stand out performances there. They also discuss some NHRA LODRS results from around the country over the past two weeks. They discuss an interesting Super Street performance from California as well.

May 9, 2019

Luke and Jed get the opportunity to pick the brain of Peeps Pennington, after his win at the Spring Fling Million, with its historical $375,000 payout! Peeps shares how the day went, his emotions, and of course the after celebration!

May 2, 2019

Luke and Jed re-cap the Spring Fling Million, and Luke discusses his take on splits or lack thereof. From there the guys cover results from the ATI Bigfoot $40k Footbrake race, as well as the Texas Triple 10’s.

Apr 25, 2019

Luke sits down with one of the greatest racers in the sportsman/bracket ranks. Edmond Richardson has been winning races for 30 years, and has the drive to continue. An incredible in-depth interview with “The King”, with a lot of insight on racing and winning over his extremely fruitful career.  

Apr 19, 2019

The guys cover racing from the past two weeks, almost exclusively NHRA heavy while most all of the significant bracket racing was cancelled/postponed due to weather, they preview some of the upcoming events and finish off the NCAA Final four bracket and we have a “whip us” winner.

Apr 11, 2019

This week Luke & Jed got an opportunity to catch up with Spring Fling Million co-promoter & racing legend Kyle Seipel. Rather than discuss the imminent success of what has become arguably the most prestigious event in Sportsman Drag Racing, Kyle agreed to let listeners in. Within this highly personal episode, he details what the last 8 months have been like, clinically and emotionally, in his battle with cancer.

Apr 4, 2019

The guys cover racing from the past two weeks, from Montgomery, Huntsville, Gulfport, Two IHRA Summit Sportsman Spectaculars, and a few cool hometown stories mixed in. They round it out with the Final 4 “whip up” phrases. A huge show with a lot on tap! Enjoy!

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