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Date: 22nd May 16
Headline: Top Fuel Bike at Summer Nationals 2016

Following discussions with the SPRC committee it has been decided that they will run Top Fuel bike at the Summer Nationals this year, based on the prize fund of a maximum of a 4 bike field.

The prize money will be funded by the SPRC and the support of Kath Taylor who has kindly decided to help the prize fund.

Please ensure that any TFB racers who are wishing to compete at the Summer Nationals know about this. SPRC understand that this is a lesser amount of funding than standard (should there be more than 5 bikes) but unfortunately all they can offer at this time. If this is successful it may continue for future Summer National events and at the full funding. Thanks to all concerned in making this happen.


Date: 22nd May 16
Headline: Top Fuel Bike at Summer Nationals 2016

Following discussions with the SPRC committee it has been decided that they will run Top Fuel bike at the Summer Nationals this year, based on the prize fund of a maximum of a 4 bike field.

The prize money will be funded by the SPRC and the support of Kath Taylor who has kindly decided to help the prize fund.

Please ensure that any TFB racers who are wishing to compete at the Summer Nationals know about this. SPRC understand that this is a lesser amount of funding than standard (should there be more than 5 bikes) but unfortunately all they can offer at this time. If this is successful it may continue for future Summer National events and at the full funding. Thanks to all concerned in making this happen.


Date: 25th December 15
Headline: Happy Christmas to all our readers!



Date: 25th December 15
Headline: Nitro HD for sale



Specs on the bike:V-Twin 45 degree side-by-side Overkill 160 cuin. (approx. 2680 cc.)with 5" stroke, 4.50" bore, 8,25" rods, Romine RR45 cams.
Shumaker/Roland 2 valve cyl. heads
Hawaya dual throttle bodies
Dyna 4000 Super-Pro+Arc ignition
Magnesium front wheel
Nissin brakes
upside-down forks
PM 14" bead-lock side-drive rear wheel with M/T 31.0 x 14.0 x 15 tyre
90" wheelbase
all carbon-fibre bodywork
Bentec 2-speed transmission with multi-stage clutch
highgear shaft available
Racepack V300SD data logger with dash
starter-cart and wheelie-bar included.

This is a very nice and reliable bike that can run mid to low 7 sec. runs if tuned and ridden the right way and I might have some good ideas to get the bike into the 6's.

Pictures and more info available upon request, just send me a mail or give me a call.

I sell the bike at a reasonable price of € 20.000 (euro) or £15.000 (Sterling)

Please contact: Job Heezen - the Netherlands
phone: +31 481 373853 (central European business hours)
mail: jheezen1@hotmail.com

Date: 25th December 15
Headline: McKinney Celebrates 5th PXM Championship

Hamersville, Ohio—Eric McKinney celebrated his second straight Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) championship at the organization’s lavish 2015 banquet, held in conjunction with the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) expo in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.



It’s the 5th Pro Extreme Motorcycle (PXM) championship (2 PDRA, 2 ADRL, 1 AMA/Dragbike) for the 30 year-old Ohio racer and his McKinney Motorsports team, but this one was more of a struggle than the previous titles.

“We come off last year pretty good,” said McKinney. “The first two races this year were great.” And indeed they were, with Eric winning both and running PDRA’s first 3-second, eighth mile, motorcycle pass.

“Then Ashley (teammate, tuner, and first-ever 3 second PXM pilot Ashley Owens) tried a few things with the Firestorm (nitrous controller) box and we got sidetracked. We got behind, and with the kind of surface that the Traction Twins (brothers Cale and Cody Crispe) put down here at the PDRA, you can’t test anywhere else and get results you can use. Track prep is a black art, like mixing nitrous and gasoline, and no one does it better than the Twins.”

At the same time that the McKinney team got side-tracked, the rest of the field caught up quick. “Ashley warned us they’d all catch us and Virginia showed it,” said McKinney. “It was bound to come, but it was like a balloon popped. We’d worked so hard to build an advantage and it was just gone.”

But the competitive spirit at the family junkyard in Hamersville is ignited and Eric vows they’ll be back tougher than ever in 2016. “The competition’s back and we’ve gotta work hard. My bike is four seasons old, probably has 300 passes on it, and it’s tired. After Rockingham, we found a tube under the seat rail that was broke. The wheelie bar broke at Maryland. We fixed all that and it’s not been as quick ever since. But it still goes straight. I’d make a quarter mile pass on it right now!”

McKinney’s bike has fallen off pretty drastically from a best of 1.01 in the crucial first 60 feet. By contrast, Owens’ team bike has had a best of .994. “He’s consistent 1.01 all the time,” McKinney said about Owens’ longer wheelbase machine. “His bike was supposed to be 2 inches longer, but it’s actually closer to an inch and a half.

“We’ve got a third bike that’s almost finished, so we’re planning to definitely go back to what we’re doing—defending the championship streak and try and go faster. A 3 second pass will not be out of the norm anymore next year, I promise you.”

Watch scenes from the PDRA banquet and McKinney’s acceptance speech here:

Eric McKinney thanked the PDRA http://www.pdra660.com , Drag965, and the whole McKinney Motorsports team, including owner Scott McKinney, Ashley Owens, Steve McKinney, Debbie McKinney, Eric’s girlfriend Ashley, Fast By Gast http://www.fastbygast.com , Schnitz Racing http://store.schnitzracing.com , ProFab https://profabperformance.com/jm/ , Simpson Race Products http://simpsonraceproducts.com , McKinney Motorsports https://www.facebook.com/eric.mckinney.35?fref=ts&ref=br_tf , Vance&Hines http://www.vanceandhines.com , McKinney Farm, Eatmyink http://eatmyink.com/ and John Trutnau.

Contact McKinney Motorsports: mckinneymotorsports06@yahoo.com dsautosales@frontier.com

for media inquiries: Tim Hailey timhailey@eatmyink.com

This report was prepared by Tim Hailey. Enjoy everything there is to read, see and watch about motorcycle drag racing and more at www.eatmyink.com

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