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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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Mar 21, 2019

Racing coverage from Coast to coast, Tucson to Gainesville. The guys recap some of the highlights from Tucson, Gainesville, Texas, and the Loose Rocker race in Virginia! It’s also that time of the year, March Madness, this year Luke and Jed attach races phrases that “whip us” Like basketball or not, this is an entertaining segment!

Mar 13, 2019

Luke, KB and Justin, get together to answer some of your questions. Covering a wide range of topics, from Setup questions, to strategy, these guys get down to the nuts and bolts of the sport. They also talk about the benefits and advantages of being a member of This is Bracket Racing Elite.

Mar 7, 2019

On this week's episode of the Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast, we catch up with reigning NHRA Stock Eliminator Champion, Brian McClanahan. Brian will walk us through his championship campaign, his epic heavyweight slugfest with Justin Lamb down the stretch, and his incredible family history (3 generations of NHRA World Champions).

Feb 28, 2019

Luke and Jed recap NHRA action from either side of the country, and also have some fun discussing a social media post suggesting Scotty Richardson vs Gary Williams at $5k a pass. They talk some about a new Division 6 program an extremely quick race sell out.

Feb 21, 2019

On this week's episode of the Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast, we catch up with reigning NHRA Super Comp Champion, Steve Williams. Steve is a longtime veteran of the sport, with incredible insight. Within the interview, he shares his incredible perspective on the Super Comp category, sportsman racing in general, and the industry that surrounds it.

Feb 14, 2019

This week we cover some ACTUAL racing! For the first time in a few months, there were a few races to catch up with, Luke and Jed discuss the NHRA Winternationals, The Division 2 race in Orlando, as well as some bracket racing from Belle Rose, LA. Getting to what you all really want however, Hot Rod Rodney Finchum joins us for a nice long interview full of great stories and hucklebuckin!

Feb 6, 2019

We are back to our coverage of 2018 Champions.  Jed sits down to talk with NHRA Super Pro E.T champion Patrick Osmundson. Listen in as we get to know Patrick, his story, and the events that led to his Super Pro Championship

Jan 31, 2019

Taking a break from the 2018 Championship interview series, Luke and Jed take some time to catch up with some of the happenings over the winter. The guys talk about some big money races that are coming up in 2019 all over the country, as well as some of the other news from the racing world.

Jan 23, 2019

2018 NHRA Top Sportsman Champion Ronnie Proctor has won just about everything that one can win in a Top Sportsman car. A Ford guy through and through, Ronnie currently is running a Jerry Haas built Mustang in the 6 second zone at 200+ MPH. Ronnie gets the opportunity to tell his story on this weeks episode.

Jan 16, 2019

2018 IHRA Top Summit Super Series Champion Dale Scates, 25, East Texas resident travelled to Memphis to compete for his National Championship. Dale has been racing since he was 10 years old, starting in a Jr dragster at Pine Valley, and hasn’t taken a break since. Listen to his story, winning his championship in a borrowed car after finding a bad lifter in his own!

Jan 9, 2019

2018 NHRA Top Dragster Champion Paul Nero, a perennial top finisher in Top Dragster joins us in this installment of our championship coverage. Paul has multiple national event wins in multiple classes, has qualified for the NHRA All-Stars, and also competes in big money bracket races. Paul, an Oregon resident, finds himself behind the windshield putting in a lot of travel time to reach races all over the country with his closest national event over 4 hours from home and others being 17-21 hours from home or more!

Jan 2, 2019

2018 NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle champion John Markham is a 49-year-old from Bowling Green, KY, and has a storied history drag racing motorcycles. John has 10 National Championships in various motorcycle racing associations and over 30 national wins Listen as John details his championship season with Jed.

Dec 27, 2018

This week’s champion guest, Frank Aragona is a perennial top 10 Competition Eliminator National points finisher. He has stood at the top twice now, once in 2007 and of course this season. Nearly a dozen national event wins to his credit, Frank has seen a lot of success in Competition Eliminator, but has also dabbled in nearly all of the NHRA sportsman categories with success. Frank is a huge proponent for Competition Eliminator and you can hear the true passion in his words about the class! 

Dec 19, 2018

Kyla is 14 yrs old Jr Dragster racer from Wisconsin Rapids, WI She’s a freshman At Lincoln High school in Wisconsin Rapids. WI where she’s a High Honor Roll student. She started racing when she was 10 & won her first race the following year. She won two races & was X number points Champion this year at Great Lakes Dragaway, which led her to be invited to Memphis for World Finals. There she was runner up in the gambler race & then won the World Finals. Outside of racing, Kyla enjoys dancing. Which she’s been doing since the age of 3. She’s in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, & modern. She’s also won 2 scholarships for her dancing.

Dec 12, 2018

Devin Isenhower is just 21 years old, our youngest 2018 NHRA Sportsman Champ.  Devin competes not only in his championship winning Camaro bodied Roadster SG machine, but also an American Race Cars dragster in the 8.90 category.  Not only did Devin win the  2018 Super Gas national title, he also finished 10th in Super Comp points.  In addition to his world championship, Devin won the Division 3 Super Gas championship (for a second consecutive season) in 2018.  

Dec 8, 2018

In this BONUS episode, Luke and Kevin Brannon discuss racing strategy, philosophy, and execution (at both ends of the track).  Luke and KB are the lead instructors within ThisIsBracketRacing ELITE, an exclusive online membership community.  Within the group, they hold regular live chats in which they discuss topics and field a variety of questions presented by group members.  This bonus episode is essentially a public version of that; and a bit of a glimpse inside ThisIsBracketRacing ELITE.

Dec 5, 2018

2018 IHRA Modified Champion Toby Daniels, 44, from Barbourville Kentucky began his drag racing journey tagging along to the track with family. Going to the track with his father and brother got Toby hooked on drag racing, just like so many of us.  After battling some nerves in the first few rounds, Toby tells Jed about his trip to the final, and the people that helped make it possible!

Nov 28, 2018

Justin Lamb recently won his 5th NHRA World Championship, which puts him in rare air within the sportsman drag racing community.  His 2018 Super Stock crown, in addition to his 5th title total, was his 3rd in Super Stock and his third in the last two calendar years.  In 2017, Justin became just the 3rd driver in NHRA history (joining Scotty Richardson and Jeff Strickland) to win two championships in the same season when he won the Super Stock and Stock titles.  In 2018, he came painfully close to duplicating the feat.  Justin won the Super Stock title for a second consecutive season.

Nov 21, 2018

In today’s episode, the guys sit down with Nelson Belot (Bee-Lot) to discuss how he not only won the long distance award at the NHRA Finals, but also took the Summit Pro National Championship back home to Massachusetts.  Kenny Underwood is back at it, padding his phenomenal win total with a pair of scores down south; and the long awaited, highly anticipated return of Racer Confidential!

Nov 15, 2018

In this week's show, the guys discuss David Rampy's 100th NHRA National Event victory, the 2018 class of NHRA Summit Series champions, and that wild finish to the NHRA Super Comp title chase. Plus regular and semi-regular features: BTE Who's Hot, #RacingAnswers, and of course, shoutouts for days!

Nov 7, 2018

In this week’s episode, lead (only) Sportsman Drag Racing correspondent J.J. Pennington shares his Top 10 from October!  In addition, Luke and Jed recap the drama in Las Vegas that culminated in 6 of the 7 NHRA sportsman world champions being crowned.  They also previewed the upcoming Summit Series World Championships in Pomona and break down the action from the World Series of Bracket Racing in Georgia.

Oct 31, 2018

Luke and Jed discuss SFG’s stance on Excessive Braking, along with a seemingly bizarre ruling from NHRA.  Plus, Million Dollar Race Promoter Randy Folk joined the show to clarify some of the details of this year’s Million and to provide his unique perspective on the decisions he was faced with at the event; both this season and in years past.  Plus: BTE Who’s Hot, event results from across the country, nerdy NHRA championship breakdowns, and of course, shoutouts for days!

Oct 25, 2018

Kenny Underwood became just the second two-time Million Dollar Race Winner.  Randell Reid nearly went Verdi on ‘em.  Scotty Richardson came close to getting the one win that has eluded him.  And none of that was the biggest story of the Million.  You know what was.  Luke & Jed talked about all that and more.  Guests for this show include BOTH the Million Dollar Race winner Kenny Underwood, and runner-up: 17-year-old Cory Gulitti.  One long episode to recap one crazy weekend in Montgomery.  You gotta hear this.

Oct 17, 2018

On the eve of the 23rd annual Mickey Thompson Million, the guys welcome the only 2-time winner of the Million, Gary Williams to the show.  GW rehashes his glorious triumphs from 2004 and 2007, how they changed his life, and some thoughts on the Million in general.  Gary, Luke, and Jed all weigh in on predictions for the winner and the car count at this year’s Million.  In addition, the guys break down the NHRA title chase following an exciting weekend in Charlotte, and recap a handful of big buck bracket events leading into the Million Dollar Race.

Oct 10, 2018

In this week’s show, the guys break down coast to coast action from a busy weekend.  Highlights include David Rampy’s quest to reach 100 national event wins, a slew of young guns with huge performances, breakdown and insight on a few unsubstantiated rumors, and of course the monthly edition of JJ’s Top Ten!

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