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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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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!

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.

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