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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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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!

Jun 4, 2020

Today, Luke & Kevin dial the (not so) Way Back Machine to 2010: Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress, the final season of Oprah, Don Prudhomme’s retirement, and bracket domination from John Labbous, Jr. and Gary Williams.

Jun 2, 2020

Luke gets to sit down with Kris Whitfield in this weeks storytime. 

May 22, 2020

We have a HUGE episode for your listening pleasure! Luke and Jed, discuss current moves to open areas of the country, are we headed for some normalcy? They discuss the Michael Jordan documentary, and finish up with an ever popular Top 5 segment about favorite famous track employees, that we all have run across around the country! 

May 15, 2020

Luke is back with Kevin McKenna for Way Back Wednesday.  This week, the duo looks back on the year of the Michael Phelps Olympics, David Tyree's helmet catch, Dan Fletcher's Competition Eliminator domination, Alan Johnson's split with DSR, and Scotty Richardson's WFC repeat: it's 2008 in the world of drag racing.

May 13, 2020

Jed has the opportunity to finish out our 2019 Championship Interview Series with NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Champion Jim Werre and NHRA Super Comp Champion Ray Ray Miller. Two great interviews with some really interesting guys. Both take us through their racing history and where they came from all the way up to outlining their championship runs! 

May 8, 2020

Justin Lamb, co-instructor on This is Bracket Racing Elite, gets to catch up with Dan Fletcher, in a pretty cool discussion/story time. There are some sketchy audio sections, due to a bad internet/zoom connection, I tried to edit most of it out. Enjoy!

May 8, 2020

Luke goes down memory lane this week, he and Kevin McKenna talk about 2007. Tune in to hear this weeks throw back Thursday!

May 6, 2020

This week, he welcomed NHRA Lead Announcer Brian Lohnes to tell Luke why he's wrong about his prediction that there wouldn't be a traditional NHRA national in 2020.  In addition to providing some optimism for the proposed NHRA season, Brian weighed in with thoughts about some on-track activity as tracks in some areas of the country begin to open up.  The duo closed with both grease monkey and nerdy bookworm fun as well - a little something for everyone!

May 1, 2020
On this week's Throwback Thursday, Luke and K-Mac take us back to the time of Kid Rock & Pamela Anderson, Talladega Nights, and "The Run" (Tony Schumacher).  That's right it's 2006 in the world of Sportsman Drag Racing!
 

 

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