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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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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!

Mar 28, 2019

Jed sits down to talk with Brian Hendrickson, Brian speaks about his start in racing, some of the trials and tribulations of getting his car to Pomona. He also highlights the challenge and pressure of winning the E.T. finals, and then the days in Pomona, not to mention has some incredible “Rapid Fire” question answers!

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!

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