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Fast By Gast Spring Nationals Photos April 27-28 2013/MIROCK

Fast By Gast Spring Nationals Photos April 27-28 2013/MIROCK

| April 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Random photos from the 2013 MIROCK Superbike Series Fast By Gast Shop Spring Nationals at Maryland International Raceway held April 27-28 2013.

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Tonglet loses primary sponsor Nitro Fish,future uncertain

Tonglet loses primary sponsor Nitro Fish,future uncertain

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

2010 NHRA Pro Sotck Motorcycle Champion and the youngest rider ever to win the championship L.E. Tonglet was dropped by his primary sponsor Nitro Fish. After a meeting following the NHRA Tire Kingdom Gatornationals team owner Gary Tonglet and LE – Koretsky went in a different direction. Koretsky released this in a statement, “Let me […]

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LE Tonglet “can’t wait” to begin NHRA 2012 season

LE Tonglet “can’t wait” to begin NHRA 2012 season

| March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Gainesville, pre-race: LE Tonglet, the 2010 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion, will be decked out in his familiar Nitro Fish Racing Gear when the two-wheel series makes its 2012debut at the Tire Kingdome NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., March 9-11. That is one of eight races currently on team owner Gary Tonglet’s tentative schedule. […]

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Tonglet to try for a repeat victory at Texas AAA Fall Nats/NHRA

Tonglet to try for a repeat victory at Texas AAA Fall Nats/NHRA

| September 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dallas, pre-race: If LE Tonglet’s goal of repeating as NHRA’s Full Throttle Series Pro Stock Motorcycle champion is to be fulfilled, he can ill afford another race like the playoff opener last Sunday. A broken motor from the Nitro Fish/Coffman Tank Trucks Suzuki GSXR has been sent for repairs and should be back in place […]

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Rookie Savoie ready to race at zMAX Dragway/NHRA

Rookie Savoie ready to race at zMAX Dragway/NHRA

| September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Jerry Savoie and his White Alligator racing team continues to look forward with there sights set on O’Reilly Auto Part Nationals at Z Max Dragway in Charlotte North Carolina. It takes more then multiple mechanical problems to phase Savoie. “We are pretty excited after all the trouble we had in Indy and to go as […]

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Arana Sr. says ‘Run Forrest, Run’/NHRA zMax Dragway

Arana Sr. says ‘Run Forrest, Run’/NHRA zMax Dragway

| September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Charlotte, pre-race: Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Sr. posed for pictures in victory lane at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in the last NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle race. But the time for celebrating his son Hector Arana Jr.’s first victory is over. Now it’s time for dad to win again. […]

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Underdahl gets to play in the sandbox at zmax Dragway

Underdahl gets to play in the sandbox at zmax Dragway

| September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Charlotte, pre-race: When 2010’s NHRA Countdown to the Championship began, Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Jim Underdahl was competing for 11th place.  Since NHRA only takes the top 10 in points from the regular season, Underdahl sat outside the sandbox and did not get a shot at the championship. 2011 is another story.  The first race […]

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Fresh off Indy win, Arana Jr. wants more from Charlotte/zMax Dragway

Fresh off Indy win, Arana Jr. wants more from Charlotte/zMax Dragway

| September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Charlotte, pre-race: Lucas Oil Buell rider Hector Arana Jr. is riding high after his first NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle victory, earned on Labor Day weekend at the biggest race of the year, the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals. So what can he do for an encore? “Win another one,” Arana Jr. said without hesitation. Arana Jr. […]

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Stoffer stays steady heading into zMAX Dragway as playoffs begin/NGRA

Stoffer stays steady heading into zMAX Dragway as playoffs begin/NGRA

| September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Charlotte, pre-race: GEICO pro Karen Stoffer has spent enough time leading the Full Throttle championship points this season to know she likes the view from the top. Although in her typical understated way, she refuses to look beyond the next round of Pro Stock Motorcycle racing, which begins Friday with two rounds of qualifying at […]

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Tonglet looking forward to start of Countdown/zMAX Dragway

Tonglet looking forward to start of Countdown/zMAX Dragway

| September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Charlotte, pre-race: At this time last year, LE Tonglet was a virtually unknown Pro Stock Motorcycle rider who earned the No. 7 starting position for NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Six races later, his amazing performance would be categorized as unbelievable because the rookie won four of the six races, was runner-up once and […]

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Audio Interview: Tonglet claims victory at Sonoma Fram Autolite Nationals/NHRA

Audio Interview: Tonglet claims victory at Sonoma Fram Autolite Nationals/NHRA

| August 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

  With the regular season winding down, reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle champion LE Tonglet looked every bit like a solid title contender again Sunday when he defeated Michael Phillips to win the FRAM/Autolite Nationals at Infineon Raceway. It was his third victory in three 2011 Full Throttle finals this year and his eighth in 10 […]

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Smith fights her way to the semi’s in Sonoma Fram Autolite Nats/NHRA

Smith fights her way to the semi’s in Sonoma Fram Autolite Nats/NHRA

| August 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

  Angie Smith redeemed herself this weekend in Sonoma. After not qualifying for her first race of the season last time out in Denver, Smith and her team tested and dug deep to get their Buell running strong. After making numerous great passes in qualifying throughout the weekend, Smith qualified herself in the fifth position […]

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Tonglet hopes to continue winning ways in Denver

Tonglet hopes to continue winning ways in Denver

| July 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Denver, pre-race: In six Pro Stock Motorcycle races this season, LE Tonglet has visited the emotional heights of victory twice and the depths of not qualifying for a NHRA Full Throttle Series event for the first time. This weekend, the reigning PSM champion has high hopes of continuing his winning ways 5,860 feet above sea […]

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Angie Smith cuts a perfect light but fails to take win

Angie Smith cuts a perfect light but fails to take win

| May 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Sunday: Angie Smith and her Coffman Tank Trucks Buell headed to the 31st annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals in Commerce, Georgia this weekend. Smith went in with hopes of breaking her way back into the top-10 in points. Smith qualified in the number 13th spot by the time Sunday had rolled around. […]

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Arana Jr. makes progress at NHRA Southern Nationals

Arana Jr. makes progress at NHRA Southern Nationals

| May 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

Atlanta, Sunday: After qualifying in the top half of Pro Stock Motorcycle Hector Arana Jr. easily passed his first round test before stumbling in the second round. Arana Jr. and his Lucas Oil Buell beat Steve Johnson with a 6.973 second pass at 188.44 mph to Johnson’s 7.008 at 189.39 mph. In the second round, […]

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Stoffer assumes championship lead with runner-up result/Southern Nats

Stoffer assumes championship lead with runner-up result/Southern Nats

| May 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, Sunday: Karen Stoffer and the GEICO Suzuki finished runner-up for the second time this year and left Sunday’s 31st annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals with the Pro Stock Motorcycle championship points lead. “The team is just jelling really well,” Stoffer said. “We overcame a lot of adversity and got a visit from […]

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Tonglet dominates NHRA Southern Nationals PSM/Audio Interview

Tonglet dominates NHRA Southern Nationals PSM/Audio Interview

| May 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

  Atlanta, Sunday: LE Tonglet served up a reminder Sunday of just how well he performed during his drive to last season’s NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship when he cruised to the Southern Nationals victory at Atlanta Dragway. Basically, he was on top of his game Saturday when he grabbed the No. 1 starting berth […]

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NHRA Southern Nationals Pro Stock Motorcycle Finals. LE Tonglet Takes It!

NHRA Southern Nationals Pro Stock Motorcycle Finals. LE Tonglet Takes It!

| May 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

WEEKEND NHRA RACE COVERAGE FROM DRAGBIKE LIVE STAFF REPORTER Commerce, GA – It has been said a picture is worth a thousand words. So for those of you who do not like to read this will be right up your alley. Here is the entire race with photos taken in the staging lanes before each […]

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Pro Stock Motorcycle “Made in Detroit”/Daniel Brothers Racing

Pro Stock Motorcycle “Made in Detroit”/Daniel Brothers Racing

| May 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

WEEKEND NHRA RACE COVERAGE FROM DRAGBIKE LIVE STAFF REPORTER Commerce, GA – Do we make anything in Detroit anymore? The Daniel brothers do. Odolph Daniels and his brothers built a Pro Stock Motorcycle using as many Detroit, MI based companies they could. With the exception of their Falicon Crank and their MTC cylinders the rest […]

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NHRA PSM Saturday/Karen Stoffer 1st… Psych! LE Tonglet takes it away

NHRA PSM Saturday/Karen Stoffer 1st… Psych! LE Tonglet takes it away

| May 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

WEEKEND NHRA RACE COVERAGE FROM DRAGBIKE LIVE STAFF REPORTER Commerce, GA – Getting to the track 3 hours before PSM qualifying I thought I would go watch the Sportsman cars by the tower. When I arrived I saw none other than Rick Stewart the official starter for the NHRA sitting on the curbed divider under the tower between […]

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NHRA Southern Nationals PSM Friday Qualifying report/Krawiec is 1st

NHRA Southern Nationals PSM Friday Qualifying report/Krawiec is 1st

| May 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

WEEKEND NHRA RACE COVERAGE FROM DRAGBIKE LIVE STAFF REPORTER   Commerce, GA – It was great to see 25 bikes show up to qualify in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Friday. There were 14 Buells, 9 Suzuki’s and 2 V-Rods, all ready to take a shot at getting into the top 16 to make that  run for […]

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Underdahl works to control effects of humidity at Summitt NHRA Southern Nationals

Underdahl works to control effects of humidity at Summitt NHRA Southern Nationals

| May 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, pre-race: When a meteorologist talks about humidity, he is usually referring to the amount of water vapor in the air and how that makes us feel. When NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Jim Underdahl talks about it, however, he is referring to the density of the air, the number of grains of water, and […]

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Angie Smith ready to step it up at Atlanta

Angie Smith ready to step it up at Atlanta

| May 13, 2011 | 1 Comment

Atlanta, pre-race: Angie Smith and her Coffman Tank Trucks Buell head to the Atlanta Dragway this weekend wanting to pop back into the top-10 in points. Smith, who sits just 19 points out of the NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock Motorcycle top 10, wants to prove her worth in Atlanta. “I am so ready for […]

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GT Tonglet ready for first at Southern Nationals NHRA race since 2006

GT Tonglet ready for first at Southern Nationals NHRA race since 2006

| May 13, 2011 | 1 Comment

Atlanta, pre-race: GT Tonglet watched his new Nitro Fish Pro Stock Motorcycle being built piece by piece from his dad Gary’s design, and now he “can’t wait to get to Atlanta and go racing,” he said. He will be aboard the prototype motorcycle when he returns to action Friday in his first race since 2006. […]

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Tonglet geared up for rebound for NHRA Southern Nationals in Commerce

Tonglet geared up for rebound for NHRA Southern Nationals in Commerce

| May 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Atlanta, pre-race: Ask any Full Throttle Drag Racing Series driver about the sport’s capricious nature and the response is likely to be: There are too many things that can go wrong. Ten cent parts malfunction as well as those worth hundreds and thousands of dollars, and they sometimes combine to produce crowd-gasping explosions. Few, however, […]

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