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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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Jan 15, 2021

Folks, we have a very entertaining episode on tap for today. Luke and Jed discuss a series of Facebook posts made by Bug McCarty, and give them some analysis. The show takes a fun turn in the second half, with the guys ranking the top 5....errr or 7, active sportsman cars they would love to drive. 

Tip: Hang in for todays shoutouts...its worth it! 

Jan 8, 2021

Luke and Jed are back for the new year! After a few weeks off, Luke and Jed recap a few of the recent races including the SFG Christmas Bash at Bradenton and the New Years Nationals at Palm Beach International Raceway. After that the guys go down the ever popular "Top 25" list path. This is the 2021 pre-season top 25. Tune in to hear where your favorites land on the list! 

Dec 11, 2020

Jed sits down with Charlie Lockhart in a really interesting discussion, ranging from Charlie's start in racing, to his favorite pizza topping! Charlie gets to weigh in on a lot of subjects, like what does footbraking need more of...and of course what does it need less of. Tune in for an awesome conversation! 

Dec 4, 2020

Luke gets the opportunity to sit down with Jeff Serra to talk about his unbelievable season, specifically his monumental win at Memphis in October. Jeff talks about the trials and tribulations of the Great American Guaranteed Million and how his season has played out. 

Dec 3, 2020

Luke Bogacki and Justin Lamb recorded their live This is Bracket Racing Elite webinar from 12/1/2020. 
This is Bracket Racing Elite open enrollment ends Friday 12/4! 

Nov 25, 2020

This weeks episode, one of the most fun of the year, has become affectionately known as "The Poddy's" (our "awards" show). Luke and Jed will break down all the happenings from 2020 and hand out their "awards", ok so we don't actually have any awards to hand out...but it makes for really great podcast content! Tune in to hear this years "Best Appearing Driver" and the GOAT...or goat were according to Luke and Jed! 

Nov 20, 2020

Here at the Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast with Luke and Jed, we really have a favorite time of year, and thats "interview season", while no racing is happening in most of the country, we begin catching up with racers, and their stories. We kick this years interviews off with Thomas Gall, originator of GallstarTV, a bracket racing youtube channel (5:55). Luke gets to delve into Gall's background, how the channel came to fruitition and where its heading in the future. A really interesting episode be sure to tune in! 

GallstarTV

Nov 13, 2020

As the season comes to an end across most of the U.S. Luke and Jed do a complete NHRA National Sportsman Champion break down (9:47). They clean up some loose ends on the big money bracket scene (1:04:10) and round out the show with some random tidbits mostly concerning 2021 events (1:27:00). Tune in for an especially thorough breakdown of the NHRA season conclusion. 

BTE

TIBR Elite

Nov 6, 2020

Luke leads off by honoring the NHRA Summit E.T. World Champions, and breaking down the remaining NHRA Lucas Oil points chases in Stock, Top Dragster, and Super Gas. Jed sits down with recent Million Dollar Race Winner Kevin Brannon (18:32) to discuss the biggest win of his illustrious career, and how it seemed overshadowed to some extent by the bizarre end-of-race sequence that he and Gary Williams will never forget. The inaugural ThisIsBracketRacing Driver Series has reached its conclusion, crowning Lane Cavar (Top Bulb) and Kip Poole (Bottom Bulb) as 2020 champions! Ashley Thompson closes the show (1:27:12) in a conversation with Poole in which they recap his title season and his racing background. This episode is brought to you by This is Bracket Racing Elite and BTE.

Oct 30, 2020

Huge show on tap! The guys deep, deep, DEEEP, into the OG million, it's winner, and crazy last couple rounds. They analyze the event from every possible angle. They also revisit their prior predictions, were any correct? 

Oct 23, 2020

Luke is joined by NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor Kevin McKenna to recap NHRA points to this point and look at possible scenarios going forward with 5 events points eligible events remaining. As the OG million is underway as this episode goes live, Luke and Kevin discuss it's history and make some predictions. 

Oct 16, 2020

Episode 200 is here! Luke and Jed recap the SDPC Race Shop Great American Guaranteed Million. Lots of million talk, accompanied by some NHRA results and of course some of the outstanding performances. 

Oct 8, 2020

Luke and Jed get together to re-cap the Fall Fling and Spring Fling Million. They also discuss some NHRA division finals results from D7. Finally they preview the GABR Million as both will be attending/competing. 

Sep 25, 2020

Luke and Jed discuss results from Div. 1, 3, and 5 Division Finals. The big elephant in the room though, is the upcoming historical run of big money races. The guys make some BOLD predictions! Tune in to hear their take! 

Sep 18, 2020

In this weeks episode, Luke catches up with Gary Williams, they discuss his latest $100k victory and talk about the upcoming massive money trail. Rounding out the episode, TIBR's Ashley Thompson, gives an update on the TIBR Driver Series, and interviews current Top bulb points leader Lane Cavar. 

Sep 11, 2020

Starting off Luke and Jed recap the two biggest stories from the Labor Day weekend, NHRA at Indy, and of course the history making BTE $100k Footbrake race at Bristol. The train begins to come off the rails in the second half, in a very entertaining Top 5, where they ACTUALLY cover the Top 5 trunk lid sayings (our apologies for not covering that a few episodes ago, when we said we would. Tune in for an incredibly entertaining episode. 

Sep 4, 2020

Luke catches up with Kevin McKenna previewing "The Big Go". In a very strange year for NHRA....and well everything, Indy will be very interesting. To round out the show Ashley Thompson from This is Bracket Racing Elite, joins Luke to further discuss The Driver Series, that is hitting limited tracks this season in its debut. Tune in to hear about the awesome series! 

Aug 28, 2020

Jed is joined in this weeks episode by perennial footbrake stand out and Loose Rocker co-promoter, Michael Beard. With this episodes predominant focus on footbrake racing, Michael discusses his latest Lil' Footbrake Triple 10's results and stand out performances. Jed transitions to preview the history making inaugural BTE $100k. The guys discuss footbrake history and the significance of the upcoming race. 

Aug 21, 2020

Luke and Jed discussed ten stories that we think will dominate the Sportsman Drag Racing discussion as we wind down 2020. In addition, they roll out another popular "Top 5" segment... This week: Our top five "post-race messages." These are mostly from a previous era: sayings on the back of race cars meant to bid a defeated opponent well (example: "Game Over"). As always, you can listen and subscribe wherever you normally access your favorite podcasts:

Aug 14, 2020

Luke gets the chance to catch up with Renegade Race Fuels founder Toby Baptiste. Toby's story is very inspirational and we are sure you will enjoy it. Towards the end of the show, Ashley Thompson from This is Bracket Racing Elite, joins Luke to roll out the new Drivers Series, which is sure to be a big hit. Listen in for more details! 

Aug 7, 2020

Luke and Jed are back together this week. The guys discuss (not for the first time) the future of our sport, where things are going, and how they will get there. In the second half of the show, they got into some fun stuff, this weeks Top 5 list. For this week, top 5 racing songs! Great episode on tap!

Jul 31, 2020

We are going Luke-less this week. Producer Mark joins Jed to help out a little bit with co-hosting. They cover some of the limited racing that happened last weekend, including a pretty good showing for our own producer Mark at the Cars Protection Plus Top bulb 660. The real star of the show however was James Kunkel, who pulled off an incredible feat, doubling up in Super Comp at the double divisional in Topeka, KS. Tune in to find out why his accomplishment was extraordinarily special. 

Jul 24, 2020

In this weeks episode Luke and Jed recap some of the last weeks racing, but most importantly this weeks TOP 5 LIST! Top 5 "excuses" for not going racing, very entertaining. 

Jul 20, 2020

Kevin McKenna joins Luke once again for this week's "Way Back Wednesday" Bonus episode. Together, they take a deep dive into 30+ years of the prestigious Moroso 5-Day!

Jul 17, 2020

Luke gets to sit down with Willie Burnett, a very entertaining episode with wide ranging topics of conversation. From state of bracket racing talk, to state of the world talk!  

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