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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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Feb 26, 2020

Luke received a really cool story from a bracket racer named James Wester, feeling the story really should be heard by all, we bring it to you in this weeks episode. Enjoy!  

Feb 19, 2020

Tune in for a really awesome show, a couple of great guys sit down with Jed, to discuss their stories. Vic, hailing from Oklahoma and Keith from New York, have vastly different stories and both are very interesting. 

Feb 12, 2020

Luke gets a chance to catch up with NHRA Super Pro National Champion Mikie Sturgill, listen in to hear Mikie's story. 

Feb 5, 2020

We take a break from our Championship Interview series, to bring you an NHRA Season preview. With the Winternationals coming up this weekend, Luke and National Dragster Editor, Kevin McKenna sit down to give their predictions and preview of the 2020 NHRA season. Tune in to hear their take! 

Jan 29, 2020

Listen in to hear Ryan Montford's road to the Sportsman. Jed leads Ryan through a recap of his history in the sport, and trip to Pomona. 

Jan 22, 2020

Luke and Jed set out on an insurmountable task, to try to identify some of the greatest accomplishments, greatest races, best appearing drivers....wait...yes you read that right! Tune in now to hear a truly entertaining episode! 

Jan 15, 2020

Continuing our Championship Interview series, this week brings us to NHRA Super Gas Champion, Jeremy Mason. Luke sits down with Jeremy for a discussion on his season, his trials, tribulations, and strategies. Tune in to this insightful interview with this years Super Gas Champ! 

Jan 9, 2020

Our first episode of 2020, begins the 2019 Championship Interview Series. We begin our coverage in the bottom bulb bracket racing arena, with NHRA Pro Champion, Chris Johnston, and IHRA Modified Champion Dustin Avondet. Both of these racers have awesome stories that came with their quest for the championship. Listen in as Jed sits down with both of these awesome racers.

Dec 18, 2019

Luke and Jed take this episode to review the 2019 season. They discuss the biggest stories of the year, and some of the best performances, as well as crowing the Overall 2019 BTE Who’s Hot.

Dec 11, 2019

The MAN, the MYTH, the LEGEND! We have Chet Dragon sitting down with Jed for a conversation that bridges Chet’s 40 years in the sport. Why he has chosen the weapon he has (6.30 buggy), and how he’s approached the sport over the last 4 decades.  

Dec 4, 2019

In this week’s episode, Luke provides us with the 2nd installment of our “regular guy” series of podcasts, where we highlight racers that may not be household names.  Mitchell provides an incredible perspective on racing, from his point of view.

 

Nov 27, 2019

Luke gets the chance to talk about the state of the sport among other things with Drag Racing Edge Magazine Editor, John Dibartolomeo.  

Nov 20, 2019

Luke and Jed highlight NHRA and IHRA Champions from top to bottom. The guys break down all of the awesome drama from Pomona. They even weigh in a little bit on some of the happenings in the professional ranks.  

Nov 13, 2019

This week Jed has the opportunity to sit down with “Slick” Rick Baehr. A great dive into Rick’s drag racing career. They discuss Rick’s racing history, accomplishments, with lots in between.

Nov 6, 2019

This week Luke sits down with very successful, yet maybe lesser known or talked about, racer Scotty Bodmer. Scotty has 11 track championships and  a $20k win at Atco to his credit. Tune in to hear his story.

Oct 30, 2019

This week, Luke and Jed discuss a lot of things that have went on in the last couple weeks, highlighting mainly The Million. They also discuss one racers performances that have come together to be an incredible season in this week’s BTE Who’s Hot.

Oct 23, 2019

Luke welcomes guest Kevin McKenna, senior editor of NHRA’s National Dragster. Together the two cover the NHRA points chases from top to bottom, they discuss which classes are up for grabs and who the contenders are. Tune in, as the season comes to a close with only three events on the schedule, things will be interesting in multiple classes.

Oct 16, 2019

Ever thought about who the Top 25 racers in sportsman drag racing of all time? Luke and Jed break down THEIR ideas of the Top 25. Be sure to tune in, some will agree, some will disagree, but at the very least it can drum up a discussion about those who have accomplished the most in our sport.

Oct 9, 2019

Jed sits down with Matt Dadas to discuss what has been an incredible season. They discuss the progression of the season, where it started and where its headed. Matt was able to describe what it was like to be the car owner for a momentous occasion as well as what it was like to be behind the wheel.

Oct 2, 2019

Luke gets a chance to sit down with Dragraceresults.com owner and co-founder of Collectortethers.com. With decades of racing experience, and an all-around industry presence. Luke gets to pick Scott’s brain on lots of topics including the status of big money bracket racing and where its headed.

Sep 25, 2019

Luke and Jed discuss all the happenings from the Fall Fling at Bristol Dragway. Offering up a recap of winners, as well as opinions on some of the more dramatic moments. An awesome story leads a NHRA Stock Eliminator racer to get the BTE Who’s Hot. Stay tuned all the way to the end for one of our more interesting endings to the show.

Sep 18, 2019

Jed sits down with Chris Gulitti for a cool look into the father son duo’s racing history, and future. A fixture on the big money bracket racing tour, Chris and his son Cory can be found in almost any corner of the country, chasing huge payouts, with an incredible amount of success. Tune in to hear Chris’s story!

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. 

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