Jeff Serra and Nick Hastings...heard those names? Nah...us either. On this weeks show, Luke and Jed cover the last few weeks big stories and interesting happenings, which include two of the most consistent HUGE money winners of all time. Tickets are being punched to the NHRA E.T. World Finals as well, with Divisions finishing up their E.T. Finals, we begin to detail those racers heading to Vegas. Tune in for a huge show!
Huge episode this week, Luke and Jed have a ton to talk about this week. A ton of racing over the Labor Day weekend at Indy, Norwalk, Division 6 E.T. Finals, and of course Bristol. They recap the highlights from all of those events. They also throw in some "bad beats" that were just heart breaking. Tune in for a jam packed show!
Luke is joined by National Dragster senior editor Kevin McKenna to preview the annual JEGS All-Stars, held in conjunction with this weekend’s NHRA U.S. Nationals (for a complete list of All-Stars participants, check out Kevin’s column on NHRA.com: https://www.nhra.com/news/2021/jegs-allstars-preview-introduction-talent-heavy-indy-fields). Following that spirited conversation, Ashley Thompson joins the show to provide an update on the ThisIsBracketRacing.com/driverseries standings as racers from across the continent head into the home stretch in search of $10,000+ top prizes in both the Top Bulb & Bottom Bulb categories.
Luke and Jed are back together this week, leading off with an impressive run from the young Kentucky native, Garret Griffith. With the BTE Labor Day $250k and the Summer Door Car Shootout, coming up very soon, the guys talk about those races and the hardships and upsides that come from promoting races. The second half of the show is NHRA heavy with highlights from the divisional and national scene.
Jed gets to take the reins this week and sit down with Hazlehurst, Georgias own Caraline and Tripp McCarty. Tune in to find out the behind the scenes story. They discuss their day to day, who's best racing, bike wrecks and more. Oh and they'll let us know why they are sitting in a truck in the Hazlehurst, GA Tractor Supply parking lot!
Luke welcomes big dollar bracket racing extraordinaire, and now perhaps the youngest race track owner in the industry: Gleason Raceway Park's own Christopher Northup. Funny Car Chris tells us how a kid from the big city of Boise, Idaho came to own a small race track in rural Gleason, TN, and details their HUGE opening night (last weekend, their spectator count exceeded the town's population)! Chris shares his vision for the race track, where bracket racing fits in, and much more...
The guys return from vacation with a lot of great racing to talk about from all over the country. Some repeat names among the top tier bracket races, Jeff Serra staying hot and Doug Foley Jr. winning huge money! NHRA in Pomona, Topeka, and Sonoma ramps up points chases! Tune in to hear Luke and Jed's take on the past weeks events!
This weeks episode is dedicated solely to our friend Kyle Seipel, throughout this episode you will hear from some of Kyles close friends that were willing to give up some of their favorite stories involving Kyle. Some of the stories are recent, some are from Kyle's younger days, but surely these stories will be a pleasure to listen to for anyone that knew of kyle, be it personally or through his racing adventures.
Luke and Jed cover racing from all over, among that coverage Luke goes mini-nerd out on some really close NHRA points battles that are shaping up. The Eastern Conference Finals had some great performances, as well as some various big money racing around the country. Tune in for a great show!
Jed was finally able to convince Adam Davis to come on the show, and it did not disappoint! You'll get to hear a lot about his mentality going into a round, what he does during the week, and lots of other cool AD behind the scenes info. Tune in to hear the little heard from Adam Davis!
Luke and Jed are together this week after what was a very successful weekend for both. Jed, after another very successful WFC, recaps some of the results and stories from his weekend. Luke, fresh off a Super Gas divisional win at Summit Motorsports Park, discusses some of the results and stories from the NHRA side. They also discuss the SFG 500k postponement. Tune in for another entertaining show!
This week, we assembled two episodes, Episode 71 and Episode 124. Kyle Seipel was a guest on both of those episodes, 71 alongside his friend and business partner Peter Biondo, and in 124 he was by himself. As Luke mentions in his intro, sometimes these are hard to listen to, but its still Kyles voice, and the stories will still bring a smile to your face.
Luke and Jed come together to start the episode for a couple minutes to honor Kyle Seipel. Luke then catches up with our return guest Kevin McKenna, Sr. Editor of NHRA National Dragster, to review the NHRA season as we find ourselves mid-season in lots of exciting points battles. Tune in now to hear their take on this seasons progress.
Luke and Jed are back together this week, they cover some NHRA highlights from around the US, as well as a few big money races in Indiana, Virginia, and South Carolina. Then we make an attempt at making a few racers really happy and the rest of the country mad at us! Tune in to find out why!
Luke catches up with some of the past weeks racing, and then gets to sit down with long time NHRA standout Rock Haas. They discuss Rock's "Rocking Super Class Shootout", and the advent of these races that are are occuring with NHRA type competition without being under the NHRA umbrella. In the second part of the show Luke catches up with TIBR Driver Series brainchild Ashley Thompson and discusses the series progress, and some big news.
On this weeks episode, we go Luke-less, Jed has the opportunity to talk with Don Oneal. Racing takes a bit of a backseat in this episode to the much more impactful, inspiring, and touching story of the life Don and Diane Oneal lived together.
Luke and Jed spend a fair amount of time recapping the Dream Team Shootout as well as results from Holly Springs, and other large races around the country. Luke discusses some of the red hot sportsman drivers to keep an eye out for. Finally Jed finishes us off with a #manscaped ad, that is most definitely worth listening to.
Luke and Jed are back together this week. They go into a lengthy discussion about the reign on big money racing that Nick Hastings currently holds on the sport, as well as comparisons and opinions on the "greatest ever" discussion. Luke discusses early season NHRA success, and results. As always some entertaining #manscaped reads and general racing discussion from the past few weeks.
Jed gets to sit down with up and coming promoter, among many other things, Paige Hamlin. Paige discusses her start in the sport from a very young age, she talks about how she has gotten into the different aspects of the sport in which she participates today. A woman of many talents, this is a great interview, be sure to tune in.
At just 28 years of age, Tyler Crossnoe is a man of many titles: he is the Vice President at Virginia Motorsports Park, the Director of the PDRA, and the proprietor of the Outlaw Street Car Reunion. Tyler joins Luke to discuss the role of the promoter in today's world of bracket racing, the state of our sport, and its future. In their multi-faceted conversation the two touch on the history of big dollar bracket racing, the biggest challenge facing tracks promoting their own bracket events in 2021, and the stresses that go along with track management (that we'd never even consider as racers).
Would today's most prominent bracket racers have been more successful or less successful in a previous era? What skill set has the biggest impact on success in today's big dollar bracket world, and how has it changed? Jed and I discuss and debate these topics on this week's podcast. In addition, we share some thoughts on the recent major announcements from the two richest events on the 2021 calendar. Listen on ThisIsBracketRacing or wherever you typically find podcasts: Apple Podcasts, Podbean, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
Jed gets the opportunity to sit down with two of the biggest winners of the 2021 season, the SFG $500k winner Todd Arnold and the Loose Rocker $75k winner Soggy Dunn. Both have incredibly unique stories, and it was really interesting to hear how their weekends played out.
Luke and Jed cover some results and happenings from the Houston LODRS, London, KY, VMP, SFG500 (mid-race at recording time), and the Class Racer Revival. The guys finish off with a big product partnership, and of course finish off the "Race Car Names" bracket.
Luke sits down with the winningest driver in NHRA Sportsman Drag Racing history, Dan Fletcher. Their wide-ranging discussion includes Fletch's perspective on how much the sport (and his spot within it) has changed over the last 25+ years, the Fletcher family racing legacy, his biggest triumphs, and his future plans. In addition, Ashley Thompson provides a brief update on the 2021 ThisIsBracketRacing Driver Series (racers at Greer Dragway and Beech Bend Raceway begin earning points this weekend).
An action packed episode that surely won't disappoint. Luke and Jed discuss Spring Fling million happenings, they get to talk to the big winner, Bo Butner about his awesome day! Then of course, an update on the "Best Race Car Name Final Four" Be sure to tune in, we have awesome content coming from all angles this week!