Wednesday, February 29, 2012

CarSafe Continues As Official Extended Vehicle Service Provider Of The ADRL In 2012

O'FALLON, MO (February 28, 2012) – For the past two seasons, CarSafe and CarSafe Motorsports has been one of the most visible partners in the American Drag Racing League (ADRL).

With a standout motorsports team and a huge presence at each ADRL event, CarSafe has maintained a strong relationship with the world's premier eighth-mile drag racing league.

That partnership will continue for a third straight year.

On Tuesday, the ADRL announced that CarSafe will continue as the Official Extended Vehicle Service Provider for the third straight season.
In addition, CarSafe is the title sponsor for the first race on the 2012 ADRL Tour, CarSafe Dragpalooza VIII, which takes place March 30-31 at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston. The company will also serve as the presenting sponsor for the Gateway Drags IV presented by CarSafe in St. Louis, and the World Finals VIII presented by CarSafe in Dallas.

"We have more enthusiasm than ever. This year's schedule is very exciting and it will allow us to have even more exposure," CarSafe President Mark Eckman said.

"I think we will even have more productivity this year with the way we have things set up with the ADRL. This will help us get to the next level and become the premier company in what we do."

CarSafe is an agency that provides extended vehicle service agreements, which helps protect customers from unexpected repair bills.

CarSafe's multiple benefits include roadside assistance, towing and rental cars, and much more, and the growing company has quickly become one of the leaders in extended vehicle service agreements.
As part of each ADRL event the last two years, CarSafe has also provided tremendous interaction for fans with an autograph zone and a number of other interactive items.

In 2012, CarSafe will take it a step further with the "CarSafe Elite Hero Challenge," which will give one lucky driver the opportunity to win a grand prize of $10,000. Fans will be able to vote for their favorite driver at, and the driver who earns the most votes over the course of the highly-anticipated 2012 ADRL Tour will win the first CarSafe Elite Hero Challenge Trophy and the $10,000 prize.



Today's Drag Racing News

Motorsport: Drag Nats hit Taupo, but sticky track banned
New Zealand Herald
By Eric Thompson It would appear drag racing in New Zealand has the same problem motor racing and rally are experiencing - splits from the main sanctioning bodies. All drag racing used to be sanctioned by the New Zealand Drag Racing Association (NZDRA) ...
See all stories on this topic »
Need for speed
Fraser Coast Chronicle
He said drag racing was something to get his mind off work for a day or two. At Calder Park, he had eight passes before winning the final by .038 of a second from a Melbourne driver. It seems there is more to drag racing than power as the Benz Brothers ...
See all stories on this topic »
1993 Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR32) - Drag Me To Hell
Super Street Magazine
You see, at Street Special Garage Yawata, they're all about that gateway drug to the motorsports world: drag racing. In their shop, there are countless customer cars waiting to be prepped for straight-line duty; even Morita-san's personal project—a ...
See all stories on this topic »
Nitro Angel
Bakersfield Californian
It's a fragrance drag racing fans wear with pride. Certainly no one would think of nitro being angelic, other than nostalgia funny car owner Mike McCain. Looking for a new moniker for his car, the inspiration came from his wife at last year's March ...
See all stories on this topic »
Snow Drags get off to a good start
Iron County Reporter
The MASTERS Racing Circuit has two more Drag Races as a part of the organizations Mi-TRALE/Lac Vieux Desert Resort/Casino Drag Racing Series. Next one will be the Uphill Drags at Marquette Mountain on April 7. Then the following Saturday, April 14, ...
See all stories on this topic »

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


GLENDORA, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2012) – NHRA drivers Matt Hagan, Bob Tasca, Jack Beckman, Bob Vandergriff, Hillary Will, Leah Pruett and Cassie Simonton will team up with the Harlem Globetrotters when they visit Gainesville on March 7th, in advance of the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals presented by taking place at Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville, March 8-11.  

The drivers will be featured during the game, take part in a jersey swap with the Harlem Globetrotters and other exciting in game activities.  Fans attending the game also will be able to get an up-close look at seven-time Top Fuel world champ Tony Schumacher’s U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster, which will be on display as they enter the Stephen C. O’Connell Center prior to the game.  Fans in attendance at the event will also have the opportunity to win exclusive Top Eliminator Club tickets for Friday of the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals presented by

Today's Drag Racing News

News7 new results for "drag racing"
The Sparks Fly in Electric Car Drag Racing World
EV World
TAMPA, FLORIDA -- John Wayland, who runs the legendary "White Zombie," an electric drag-racing 1972 Datsun 1200 that can, and regularly does, smoke the top gun muscle cars, was pacing the stage at the EV Expo in Florida. Despite knowing the secret ...
See all stories on this topic »
Top 10 Things To Do At The March Meet
Father and son act: The March Meet always features drag racing legends as Grand Marshals. The custom continues as father and son drag racers Larry Dixon Sr. and Larry Dixon Jr. are the 2012 Grand Marshals. "The March Meet is about family," said Bowser, ...
See all stories on this topic »
Mac Tools announces multiyear primary sponsorship deal with Kalitta Motorsports
The partnership will begin at the 2012 Mac Tools US Nationals in Indianapolis and run through the remainder of the 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and continue through the 2013 and 2014 racing seasons. The company made the announcement this ...
See all stories on this topic »
McKernan Scores First Win, Lombardo Takes Funny Car
Megan McKernan scored the first win of her career in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series this past weekend at Firebird International Raceway. The Sierra Madre, Calif., racer defeated 2011 NHRA Northwest Division Champion Joey ...
See all stories on this topic »
Racing to the finish
Deccan Chronicle
He concludes by saying that drag-racing has been misunderstood by youngsters, "They need to get on tracks in Perambur and Coimbatore if they are really passionate. Racing on road doesn't qualify as racing," says the champion. Racing to the finish.
See all stories on this topic »

Deccan Chronicle
New Car, New Power for Sydnie Hyde in Quick 32 Sportsman Series
The Frank Hawley Drag Racing School graduate and former Junior Dragster driver is hoping for more positive results in 2012. The 272-inch long Spitzer chassis will be running the ERD (Engine Research & Development) engine without nitrous assist.
See all stories on this topic »
Corvette among things stolen recently
Cookeville Herald Citizen
A Seven Springs resident, who builds drag racing cars, found his $20000 1984 red Chevrolet Corvette hardtop convertible missing from his driveway earlier last week. The victim claimed that he bought the vehicle approximately two years ago and ...
See all stories on this topic »

Drag Racing The Caya Family Upstate NY - YouTube
This is Ida Son and Granddaughter and this is just some of the video i have of them i will be ...

Goodguys Racing PSCA Vegas PR

Meadors’ Runner-up Finish Sets the Stage for Exciting Goodguys Racing Season

Pleasanton, CA – From the minute Marc Meadors and the Goodguys Racing ’69 Camaro Pro Mod rolled off the trailer at last weekend’s PSCA Record Breaker Nationals at the Strip at The Strip @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway, it was quite clear who they had to beat; Mike Maggio and his “MagCo”1970 Camaro.

As the weekend event unfolded, Meadors and Maggio were nearly inseparable, qualifying #1 and #2 respectively in the Pro Street division. As eliminations progressed, the two inched towards each other on opposite sides of the elimination ladder, setting up a winner-take-all-final; a battle which Maggio ultimately won. But not by much as Meadors’ valiant and quicker 5.963 lost out to the winner’s 5.971 – the win coming from a red-lighting Meadors. “It could have been an epic final, but I left too soon said a disappointed Meadors.”

Both teams will be major players in this year’s West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association events which kick off May 25th & 26th at Rocky Mountain Raceway in Salt Lake City, Utah.  “We ran stout the entire Vegas weekend rolling off the trailer with a 5.964 @ 246 mph” Meadors said. “We battled through electrical issues and worked our tails off. All you can ask for is a shot at the win and if I had waited for the light, we would have taken it all. We’re happy but determined to win next time out.” Crew members Jason Bunker, Danny Miller and Billy Ferreira were proud of the years’ first outing stating “we have a real fast and very consistent race car we can win with.”

Monday, February 27, 2012

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Final Results from Firebird International Raceway


            CHANDLER, Ariz. – Megan McKernan scored the first win of her career in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series this past weekend at Firebird International Raceway.  The Sierra Madre, Calif., racer defeated 2011 NHRA Northwest Division Champion Joey Severance in the final with her best lap of the day at 5.371 seconds at 269.78 mph.  Severance clocked in at 5.486, 261.57.

            McKernan, driving the Jerry Darien owned Truck-Lite sponsored alcohol dragster, beat out Johnny Ahten, Santa Clarita, Calif., and Don St. Arnaud, Edmonton, Alb., CAN, in rounds one and two to advance to the final round.

            Napa Monte Carlo Top Alcohol Funny Car driver John Lombardo Jr. outran No. 1 qualifier Jay Payne in the funny car final round posting a 5.711 second, 257.58 mph pass to Payne’s 5.805, 252.19.  The 2011 NHRA Pacific Division Champion out of Brea, Calif., qualified No. 2 and defeated Mark Woznichak, Ontario, Calif., and Brian Hough, Junction City, Ore., to advance to the final.

Photos from Phoenix Lucas Oil event

John Lombardo (far lane) def. Jay Payne (near lane) in Top Alcohol Funny Car final

Megan McKernan (near lane) def. Joey severance (far lane) in Top Alcohol Dragster

Photos courtesy of Bob Johnson

Today's Drag Racing News

Fired-up hot-rod fans cram Cobo Center for Autorama at Cobo
Detroit Free Press
Photos by JARRAD HENDERSON/Detroit Free Press By Bill Laitner American Drag Racing League champion driver Dan Millen's Extreme 10.5 racing car got lots of attention from hot rod enthusiasts at Autorama on Saturday. Bill Hoffman tells his kids Taylor ...
See all stories on this topic »
Motorsport thunder: Sprint cars get airborne
Blacktown Sun
These events are open to all forms of drag racing vehicles and on any given Friday night you can see anything from 300mph nitro-burning top fuel dragsters all the way through to junior dragsters, which are driven by kids between the ages of eight and ...
See all stories on this topic »
New Kil-Kare owner holds town hall meet and greet
Dayton Daily News
The show — featuring a variety of asphalt, dirt, vintage and drag racing cars — is free to the public. For info on displaying a car, call Steve Stiefel at (937) 778-8280 or email him at DARF highlights photographers: DARF's ...
See all stories on this topic »

Drag Racing Granny | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Had my first trip to a drag racing meet today. I was completely blown away with the mix of people that were in attendance. This is a shot of a 60 year old ...
Video: The Evolution of Drag Racing & The '64 AHRA ...
Drag racing began to come of age in the 1960's as wide media broadcasts of the events began to appear. This was a transitional era when great strides in ...

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Today's Drag Racing News

Severn Man a Drag Racing Die-Hard
Severn resident Stephen Doyle has made frequent trips over the years to see drag racing events in Charlotte, NC, driving eight hours with his family to be alongside cars traveling upwards of 300 miles per hour. Doyle was the subject of a recent profile ...
See all stories on this topic »
Opposition follows drag strip plans for Havasu
Today's News-Herald
The newly forming Lake Havasu Drag Racing Association announced within the past two weeks that it was changing its focus from constructing the complex within a city-managed park on the southern end of town to city land near the airport on the northern ...
See all stories on this topic »

Wolf's Word: Views Of Professional Drag Racing From Atop The ...
In just the past 15-20 years, professional drag racing undergone a noticeable and not-so positive change. If a sport that's a business through and through is to ...
Drag Racing News Daily: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Final ...
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Final Results from Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville. HOOL WINS FUNNY CAR; ADCOCK DOUBLES AT LUCAS OIL ...

Saturday, February 25, 2012


PALM BEACH, Fla., (February 25, 2012) – Officials at Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR) have made it easy for Super Chevy Show participants and spectators to visit the 2012 season-opener March 23 – 25, 2012 with advance online ticketing and host hotel accommodations.

Car Show, Autocross, Swap Meet and Car Corral Super Chevy Show participants and spectators can purchase Full Event Admission in advance tickets online HERE.
Palm Beach International Raceway has partnered with the PGA National as the Official Resort and Spa for the Super Chevy Show with exclusive discounts for fans and participants. In addition, Preferred Hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn-Palm Beach Gardens will also feature lodging discounts for Super Chevy Show enthusiasts. For booking information, visit:

“This year, we’ve focused on giving Super Chevy Show enthusiasts not only an exciting 2012 season-opener with all the things that make the Super Chevy Show great, we’ve also zeroed-in on making planning as easy as possible for our fans to get a jumpstart on their weekend in Palm Beach,” said Jason Rittenberry, President, PBIR. “With advance online tickets and discounts through our host hotels, we have accomplished our goal in giving participants and spectators easy planning options.”

For more information on the Super Chevy Show in Palm Beach, visit or call (561) 622.1400.

About Super Chevy Show Series
Super Chevy Show is a 12-event North American series owned by the host tracks. The series showcases the best in car show, drag race, swap meet, car corral, in addition to autocross at selected events. The 2012 season kicks off in March at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Fla., and closes in October at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, N.C. The series will also visit the recently re-opened Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis, giving Chevy fans in the mid-west a destination event on the tour. The series will return to Memphis Intl. Raceway, in 2012, traditionally one of the largest shows on the circuit. Widely considered the best brand-specific event in the country, Super Chevy Show series information can be found at


Today's Drag Racing News

Curtis Beck to Debut New Pro Bike Entry in PBSS Drag Racing Series
... He may be a rookie in the Pro Bike & Sled Series presented by Wiseco Performance Products, and he may be starting out the season with a brand new machine, but Pro Bike rider Curtis Beck is far from a rookie when it comes to two-wheel drag racing.
See all stories on this topic »
Fans, Professional NHRA Drag Racers to Compete in Sonoma for Charity
Drag racing fans can go head-to-head against racers from the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series on the Infineon Raceway kart track at the 10th annual NHRA Tour de Charity. Infineon Raceway will host the charitable event on Saturday, March 24, ...
See all stories on this topic »
Alexander announces nine-race NHRA deal with Paul Smith Racing
Blake Alexander, a 23-year-old Funny Car driver from Smith Mountain Lake, Va., will compete at nine NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series events with Paul Smith Racing beginning with the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals presented by, ...
See all stories on this topic »
Loy's motor running in drag series
Warwick Daily News
WARWICK driver Andrew Loy will be a starter in the third annual Eighth Mile Drag Racing Series. JP Racing is the new sponsor of the regional series, which includes four rounds, the final one at the Warwick Dragway on November 10.
See all stories on this topic »
New Jersey African-American Chamber bestows honor on Brown
On a weekend when Antron Brown was winning his 32nd NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series national event in Phoenix, his father and brother were on the other side of the country accepting an award that meant as much to him as the Wally he received at ...
See all stories on this topic »
New Jersey African-American Chamber bestows honor on DSR's Top Fuel racer ...
Brown, who lives near Indianapolis with his wife, Billie Jo, and their three children has won 16 titles in drag racing's premier 325-mph Top Fuel Dragster category and before that he won 16 titles competing in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle.
See all stories on this topic »
£4m race park plans for former ICI site
Irvine Herald
A £4MILLION world-class drag racing and Motocross circuit is planned for the former ICI site at Irvine Harbour. Local company Irvine Bay Events are planning the development expected to attract up to 250000 visitors a year and create 150 jobs.
See all stories on this topic »
Hosting major racing series' events for first time makes Texas the Lone Car State
Austin American-Statesman
The US Grand Prix — at the new Circuit of the Americas course here in the Austin area — is the only F1 race in the United States, and helps make 2012 the biggest year yet for motorsports in the Lone Star State. There also are major NHRA drag-racing ...
See all stories on this topic »
Tracing Tracy Territory: The one race day at Tracy High
Tracy Press
And his wife, Mary, is also a motorsports fan, with several drag-racing victories. At the age of 70, Bill's still active in auto racing. Next week, he's heading for Phoenix to work in the pit crew of Ryan Philpott's NASCAR K and N Series racer.
See all stories on this topic »
SBVC basketball team stops Chaffey in game featuring three former Summit ...
Fontana Herald-News
And how's the drag racing going on Saturdays at the speedway? "Drag racing's fine," Talley said. "It seems we get more cars week in and week out. It's such a popular program we're excited to offer every week." AND IN RELATED AUTO RACING NEWS, ...
See all stories on this topic »

SNOW DRAG RACING IN THE NORTHEAST... - Forums - American ...
I was curious how big the demand is for snow drag racing in relationship to Maine area? I have read alot about this and am now curious enough to ask. Our ice ...
Don Garlits suffered a mild stroke on Sunday, a spokesperson for the Garlits family confirmed. He is already on the road to recovery and back at work.
Drag Racing Insurance
Drag Racing Insurance is necessary to protect your investment. To get the best rates you should check multiple, competing quotes. You can do this quickly and ...

Billy Meyer and Bob Post on Racin' & Rockin' February 27!

Click to see the photo! 
Racin' and Rockin': Billy Meyer and Bob Post on Racin' & Rockin' February 27! by Bill Pratt. Our guests will be legendary fuel funny car star and owner of the Texas Motorplex, Billy Meyer. And author of "Hi Performance" and curator of the Smithsonian who put Don Garlits and Bruce Larson's cars in front of millions of our fellow Americans -- Bob Post! Plus John Bockelman, in consultation with Bob Post, has selected a night of Bebop JAZZ for his musical picks! And then we'll play 'em all on our three hour musical after party!

Friday, February 24, 2012

How we see Drag Racing

Thanks to Don Ewald,

Today's Drag Racing News

Tiu notches 2nd straight drag-racing victory
Manila Standard Today
MULTI-TITLED champion Jonathan Tiu of JCT-Blanche Racing captured his second straight victory in the kickoff leg of the 2012 Philippine Drag Racing Championships at the Batangas Racing Circuit Drag Strip in Rosario, Batangas recently.
See all stories on this topic »
UD Flyer has need for speed on court, racetrack
Flyer News
MacKay is an avid drag racing fan. As a junior guard on the University of Dayton women's basketball team, MacKay is expected to push the ball to fit into head coach Jim Jabir's up-pace style. Off the floor, MacKay said she enjoys the thrill of even ...
See all stories on this topic »

Flyer News
Drag racer brings winning ride to Autorama
All the prepping will be done well before the start of the drag racing season in May. "Getting ready for the show puts us ahead of the game for the race season," said Beebe. "I won't be stressed out, I won't be up until 1 o'clock in the morning getting ...
See all stories on this topic »
Plan B gearing up for US fame
Caymanian Compass
The end of drag racing in the Cayman Islands has led many to consider options abroad. For drivers like Donald Francis, the next step is competing in the US. Francis, 22, is racing on National Hot Rod Association tracks this year.
See all stories on this topic »
Aranas burning midnight oil in preparation for Pro Stock Motorcycle season debut
by Kelly Wade The Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals presented by promises to be bursting with activity as the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series makes its first East Coast appearance of the year, and the event will be highlighted by ...
See all stories on this topic »
2012 NHRA: Don Schumacher Racing 'Countdown To 200' Begins, Fans Encouraged To ...
Since its inception in 1998, Don Schumacher Racing has earned 176 national event wins across the four professional categories - Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle - in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
See all stories on this topic »
World Champion Payne Looking for Safest Way Down Firebird Int'l Raceway
This weekend's event at FIR is now classified as a Regional race for Alcohol cars in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, rather than a divisional, but Payne's approach to the weekend is unchanged. "We've done all our normal maintenance and everything ...
See all stories on this topic »
Also in Entertainment
The Corkman
10.30 Time of Our Lives 11.30 ATP Tour Uncovered 12.00 America's Cup Uncovered 12.30-2.30 International Twenty20 Cricket 6.00 NHRA Drag Racing 7.00 Snowboard FIS World Cup Magazine 7.30 Premier League World 8.00 ESPN Press Pass 8.30 Sportscenter 9.00 ...
See all stories on this topic »
Lessons learned, Tim Wilkerson looking ahead
Radioactive Drag Racing News
Hence, his disappointment in the desert is now filed away and his focus is squarely on the future, despite the fact the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing tour is now in the midst of a two-week hiatus before returning to action in Gainesville, Fla., ...
See all stories on this topic »

PSCA Drag Racing with Team Modular Mustang Racing and Garrett ...
Garrett By Honeywell spent the day of eliminations with Team Modular Mustang Racing in Las ...
Today's Drag Racing News - Drag Racing News Daily
Drag racing's been center stage at the motor sports park that's operated for decades on an old, unused runway at Bremerton National Airport. Long-range plans ...
A true Drag Racing magazine. Full color drag racing photos with timely coverage of all drag racing National events. Published daily, with frequent updates.
Shock Talk: The Drag Racing Shock Absorber Top 10 Tips - Dragzine
We've attacked ten of the most commonly asked questions regarding shock absorbers in drag racing, from how to select and set them up to how you can extend ...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Nitro Harley star Turner brings new ride, big excitement into 2012 Nitro Jam season

NORWALK, Ohio (February 23, 2012) – He may not have won the championship in 2011, but Jay Turner has never felt better entering a season.

After finishing a close second to friend and longtime competitor Steve Dorn last season, Turner is determined to improve on his performance – and the performance of his entire Nitro Harley operation – and hopefully come away with the coveted Nitro Jam championship trophy using a few tricks up his sleeve.

"We had a great season last year, unfortunately it just wasn't enough," Turner said. "Steve had a great bike and pushed us really hard and while we had more wins last season, he was more consistent and that was the difference in the end. But we have a wild card that we plan on using this year that we can't wait to show the fans."

Jay Turner atop his 2011 steed

While Dorn may have taken the 2011 Nitro Harley championship in the class' first trip down the IHRA quarter-mile in several years, Turner holds the status as the veteran of the group with multiple wins dating back to the last time the IHRA hosted the nitromethane-fueled motorcycle class fulltime. And with another full year under his belt, Turner has high hopes that 2012 will be his year and looks forward to another spirited competition against Dorn and the rest of the Nitro Harley class beginning next month when he unveils his new ride that many are already labeling a game-changer in the class.

"We're pretty happy with it so far, but only time will tell what it can really do," Turner said. "This bike has all the right ingredients for greatness with Sam Wills of Racing Innovation as the designer, Red Harris of Rocket Management Systems as the developer and engineer, myself as the mechanic and most importantly Randal Andras of K&K Marine as the owner and backer of this whole project. This bike would have never come to life without Randal's trust in these guys and belief in this project."

Turner hit the track with the new bike, currently labeled "untamed and unnamed", at South Georgia Motorsports Park earlier this year and had two passes of 6.772, 214.96 and 6.683, 210.93 right out of the box. While there are still several bugs yet to be worked out, Turner is pleased with the new bike and looks forward to seeing it in action in less than a month.

Turner won six times in 2011, finishing second behind Steve Dorn

"We had a similar combination in a regular Top Fuel chassis, it just wasn't working. We were eating up rods and pistons every pass, so at one of our team meetings Randal said we should make it longer and wider – whatever it takes to make it go," Turner said. "So the very next day we were on the phone getting the project underway. We are all very excited to show this bike to the Nitro Jam fans and to see what they think after they get to watch it run down the track."

In addition to working on the new bike, Turner and his team have also been busy promoting the series. In early February Turner and the team traveled to Louisiana from their home in North Carolina to put the bike on display at the New Orleans Monster Jam during the Pit Party at the sellout Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Turner spent the weekend promoting the series and its return to Baton Rouge at the Mardi Gras Nitro Jam in May and also gave Monster Jam fans an up-close look at the world of nitro racing on two wheels.

"The weekend was a huge hit with the fans. We had a line as long as you could see with kids wanting to get their picture taken on the bikes," Turner said. "It was a lot of fun and there were a lot of people and they all seemed truly interested in Nitro Jam so hopefully that will translate into more fans throughout the year."

Turner and his team are looking ahead to big things in 2012 with a new bike and new attitude

After recording six wins last season, Turner hopes to up the ante in 2012 with his mysterious new bike which he will debut at the Arizona Nitro Jam March 23-24 in Tucson followed by a trip to Texas for the San Antonio Nitro Jam March 30-31. In addition to the big bike, Turner and the team will also be unveiling a miniature version for kids to enjoy during the FanFest Pit Party at all Nitro Jam events on the schedule.

Don't miss Turner and his state-of-the-art new Nitro Harley as the fastest machines on two wheels take to the track for the start of the 2012 Nitro Jam season next month. For more information on the 2012 Nitro Jam season, visit