The 11-time Top Fuel champion and world record holder, Larry “Spiderman” McBride, is like a kid counting down the days till Christmas.
The Spiderman can’t wait to unveil what is sure to be a gift for the ages – a brand new, state-of-the-art Top Fuel motorcycle. McBride loves his current motorcycle dearly, but is beyond excited at the performance potential of a more modern machine. He has been racing his current ride since 1994 and propelled the marvel of engineering to a best E.T. of 5.74 and a top speed of 248 mph. Read More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 11, 2013) – Saturday night’s AMA Pro Flat Track presented by J&P Cycles Grand National Championship Main Event displayed an old-fashioned dogfight between Sammy Halbert (Graham, Wash.) and Brad Baker. Two of the sport’s finest riders went neck and neck for the majority of the race and it was Halbert who pulled away with five laps remaining to clinch his first victory of the young season.
“It was just an awesome race,” said an ecstatic Halbert. “Coming off my knee surgery, it’s been a long road of rehab. I’m still not quite 100% healthy but my bike certainly was 100% perfect tonight. I want to say thanks to the California crowd who came out and supported me. It’s always fun racing in this state. My team and I really got a good win here and it’s definitely something to build off of.” Read More
Kibblewhite Offers Performance Valvetrain Components For Harley-Davidson® Flathead Motors
Pacifica, California (June 18, 2012) - Kibblewhite Precision Machining Inc., the worldwide leader in high performance valvetrain components, now offers forged Black Diamond® values and guides for Harley-Davidson® Flathead motors model years 1930-1973 through their global dealer network. The high tolerance, machined valves are the ideal choice for Flathead motors with limited top end oil circulation. The KPMI Flathead guides are manufactured with a proprietary cast iron blend and machined perfectly to match the performance needs of these motor types. To learn more about the Kibblewhite valves and guides for Flathead motors go to www.kpmivalvetrain.com. Read More
What a long, strange trip it's been...6540 miles over the course of 18 days.
We had been in preparation for this Daytona trip since the end of the last season. I knew going into my rookie season as an expert that we had to prepare two Grand National quality bikes for the Singles program.
I was previously on a team where they supplied race ready bikes and all I had to do was show up and meet the team at the track. I had found myself having to completely build two bikes from the ground up all at in a short amount of time.
We worked on the bikes and my van until the minute I had to leave. Once on the road I headed straight to Savannah, Georgia to Oglethorpe Speedway. It was a long 44-hour drive. The Bonneville Performance, Factory Triumph Race team met me two days prior the actual race event to test and tune on the Triumphs and to continue making the adjustments to help me feel comfortable on the bikes. This was only my second time on the bikes. Read More
Unmasking Spiderman – The Tale of Larry McBride - CycleDrag.com Newport News, Virginia is like many small American cities. Fairly quiet, unassuming, full of hardworking people trying to get by. We’re known for the Newport News Shipyard as well as being home to many military families. There isn’t much past ordinary. Nothing to make us stand out from the crowd. But what you may not know is that, in the heart of this typical city, lies the headquarters of one of the world’s fastest men. A man who has broken more records than bones. A man who, even in his fame, is more down to earth than most. This man is world champion drag racer, Larry McBride.. Read More
While the battle went to Wiles, the war fell to Woody Kyle Racing/Fredericktown Yamaha’s Sammy Halbert, who’s solid fifth-place finish from the second row and its 14 attendant points were enough to earn him the AMA Pro Racing Harley-Davidson Insurance Grand National Expert Singles Championship. “I was able to work up to fifth,” said Halbert, “and that gave me top-five finishes in all the Singles races. Along with three wins, it was enough to give me the title.” Johnson finished just five points back in the Expert Singles championship, 175 to Halbert’s 180.
Halbert’s lead in the overall combined championship increased to eight over Jared Mees (Lucas Oil/National Cycle/Rogers Lake Racing)... Read More...
If there was one race on the AMA Grand National Championship schedule that Sammy Halbert had circled, it was the Castle Rock TT. Halbert wanted desperately to win his home race and last night he did just that, the Fredericktown Yamaha rider turning in a near perfect night as AMA racing returned to the Northwest.
Halbert beat his rival in the AMA Grand National Championship, Jared Mees, by 2.142 seconds in the National after earlier beating Mees in the points-paying Dash For Cash and Halbert now holds a 10-point lead in the championship over Mees, 251-241, after gaining six points on the night. Jake Johnson, sixth at Castle Rock, is third with 231 points. Last night's win was Halbert's fourth of the season 13-race-old season.
Rookie Brad Baker finished third last night on his Magor League Moto-backed Honda, the Washington rider ending up just .6 of a second behind Mees.
Henry Wiles, in his second race back from knee surgery, finished fourth ahead of semi-retired Washington legend Joe Kopp.
Johnson was sixth with Kenny Coolbeth, Chris Carr, Scooter Vernon and Robert Pearson rounding out the top 10.
Here are all the winners results for the 2011 AMD World Championship Of Bike Building in the FreeStyle, Modified Harley, Production Manufacturer and Custom Classes. Kibblewhite Precision Machining would like to congratulate all the winners and contestants from this year's contest!
The Dime City “Four Hundred” - 1975 Honda CB400F Super Sport – Cafe Racer TV
Eric Bostrom’s Review: After riding the little cafe 400 Honda, I’m fairly certain this has to be one of the coolest motors ever built. The extra beans from the Yosh kit installed by the Dime City crew no doubt accentuated this sensation. But that’s exactly what this bike is to ride, a sensation. Read More...
Eric Gorr, author, inventor, engineer and owner of Forward Motion is known for his technical writings on late model 4-stroke dirt bikes, in print and on the net. He has written for Dirt Rider (USA), Performance Bike (UK), MX Sport (ESP) and Australian Dirt Bike (AUS). In 2005, Dirt Rider magazine featured Eric's cylinder head repair and top end rebuild series. As a moderator at DirtRider.Net, he counseled owners of thumpers on engine rebuilding and tuning issues. In 2006, the CRF PERFORMANCE HANDBOOK was published by Motorbooks and received rave reviews in motorcycle magazines like Racer X.