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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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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!  

Jul 10, 2020

Luke & Jed recap the richest event in drag racing history, the SFG 1.1 Million and even catch up with racings latest millionaire: Steve Sisko! In addition, Jed looks back on the biggest World Footbrake Challenge in the event's illustrious 14-year history. They also hit on the California Gold Rush, look ahead to the resumption of the NHRA Mello Yello tour this weekend, and speculate on the future of the sports' premier series.

 

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Jul 3, 2020

On this weeks episode Jed previews the WFC with guest co-host Ryan Gleghorn, then the guys interview, perennial  stand out Jamie Holston following his $15k win. 

Jul 2, 2020

Luke and Kevin McKenna are back with Way Back Wednesday, circa 2004!

Jul 2, 2020

This week, Luke and Kevin McKenna dial the Way Back Machine back 17 years to 2003: Greg Anderson's first Pro Stock Championship, John Labbous's career defining Million, Steve Bartman, and the release of iTunes!

Jun 26, 2020

Luke gets the opportunity to sit down with Jeff Miles. Tune in to hear their conversation! 

Jun 19, 2020

Luke & Jed lead off with a summary of the Galot Spring Fling and news from the first huge weekend of big dollar bracket racing in the pandemic-delayed season.  They spend a lot of the show detailing a strange and alarming situation from the Derby City $50k before touching on weekend results and stories from the C.P. Promotions $50k event in Texas, the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular at Dragway 42, and the NHRA Division 6 event in Seattle.  Then the duo closed with what has become a fun staple: their individual “Top 5.” This week’s Top 5: our favorite racer nicknames!

Jun 18, 2020

Kevin McKenna joins Luke once again to throw it back to 2002! They discuss all the news that is (was) news in and around the sport of drag racing from 18 years past!

Jun 15, 2020

In this edition of "Throwback Thursday," Luke and Kevin McKenna revisit 2001.  Obviously the dominating story of the year came on September 11.  The duo discusses where they were on that fateful day, the impacts on their lives, and (on a more trivial scale) the effect of 9/11 on the sport of drag racing.  As usual, they break down the biggest stories in the year of sportsman racing: from the NHRA professional ranks, to the Lucas Oil Series, the IHRA and big dollar bracket action.

Jun 12, 2020

A little different episode on tap for this weeks regular episode. Luke goes solo on this one! Jed's "on assignment" at the Spring Fling at Galot, so Luke took the reigns to discuss the happenings in the world of sportsman drag racing. Luke gets the chance to delve into some hot button topics, cheating devices..again, "performance enhancing drugs" and of course some results from the past week. Tune in for an awesome show! 

Jun 8, 2020

Luke gets the chance to sit down with Henry Roberson. Henry has made a name for himself with his Facebook Live videos racing on the west coast! Tune in for an awesome interview! 

Jun 5, 2020

Luke opens this week’s episode with a brief, heartfelt monologue on the sad and troubling times in our country… Then he and Jed completely flip the script for one of the more humorous and enjoyable episodes we’ve had in a while.  On the docket: some (gasp) actual race coverage from the SFG event in Iowa! Also, big news from NHRA and Summit Raceway Park. Then, the good stuff…  The guys dive deep into their latest top 5 breakdown: the best race car names in history.  Follow that with an impromptu trivia time, and and epic list of shoutouts... Let’s just say that it’s worth sticking around 'til the end!

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