NHRA Has a New Series – Pingel Top Fuel Motorcycle - Engine Builder Magazine

NHRA Has a New Series – Pingel Top Fuel Motorcycle

Top Fuel Motorcycles will officially compete for championship points at four NHRA Mission Food National Events in 2024.

According to a story seen on Cycle Drag, written by Jack Kropela, Top Fuel Motorcycle racing will be returning to NHRA, not just on an exhibition basis, but competing for Wallys and prize money, with the addition of Pingel Enterprise as a class sponsor. Top Fuel Motorcycles will compete at four NHRA Mission Food national events in 2024.

Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine appeared on the NHRA tour in 2022 as an exhibition act after more than a 20-year hiatus for the nitro, four-cylinder bikes from the NHRA. In 2023, the number of exhibition motorcycles increased from two to four. Now, thanks to Wayne and Donna Pingel, the NHRA Top Fuel Motorcycles have officially earned the status of a full race class.

According to Cycle Drag’s story, the race will be open to any Top Fuel Motorcycle or supercharged Nitro Harley with the proper safety modifications. The class will have purse money, championship points will be awarded, and a class champion will be crowned at the end of the season with Wally trophies given out. The final rounds will be covered on the NHRA Fox Sports broadcasts.

The 2024 NHRA Top Fuel Motorcycle schedule:
Chicago – May 17-19 – Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, IL
Virginia – June 21-23 – Virginia Motorsports Park, Dinwiddie, VA
Brainerd – Aug 15-18 – Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, MN
Charlotte – Sep 20 – 22 – ZMax Dragway, Concord, NC

You May Also Like

Four Pikes Peak Legends to Earn Hall of Fame Status

Ari Vatanen, Beck Bechtelheimer, Clint Vahsholtz and Ted Foltz will be inducted into the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Museum Hall of Fame on June 20th in Colorado Springs.

The Pikes Peak Hill Climb Museum Hall of Fame is pleased to announce four outstanding inductees for 2024, Ari Vatanen, Beck Bechtelheimer, Clint Vahsholtz and Ted Foltz. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on June 20th in Colorado Springs.

Founded in 1997, the PPIHC Hall of Fame is committed to honoring and preserving the achievements of individuals and/or organizations who have left an indelible mark on the Race to the Clouds – whether they are competitors, organizers, officials, members of the press or volunteers. Anyone who shares a passion for speed and competition, in addition to a great respect for Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, and plays a role as an ambassador for this famous race is eligible for a Hall of Fame nomination. A new group of inductees is welcomed every other year.

Race Winning Brands Names VP of Transmission Business

Race Winning Brands (RWB), a manufacturer of high-performance components based in Mentor, OH, has appointed Craig Stark as vice president of the transmission business unit. Stark joins the RWB team effective immediately and has experience in spearheading growth in the automotive manufacturing, distribution, and service sectors, including time as vice president of aftermarket sales at

Liberty Media Acquires MotoGP

The sale is worth $4.5 billion, according to the series.

Porsche Motorsport to Launch USAC-Sanctioned Endurance Series

Each round will feature a category for the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car and a class for the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport.

Moser Engineering Acquires GearFX From Holley

Moser Engineering, a provider of aftermarket driveline products, has acquired GearFX Driveline and its assets from Holley Performance Brands. GearFX assets and production will relocate to Moser Engineering’s facilities in Portland, IN. Related Articles – Fight Against ICE Bans Continue Amid New Emission Laws – McLaren Racing’s Zak Brown Signs Extended Contract – Formula 1

Other Posts

King Bearings Adds Two to its US Sales Team

King Bearings welcomes Steven Washington as director of aftermarket sales and Shane Turner as regional sales manager.

BendPak Founder Don Henthorn Has Passed Away

Henthorn grew BendPak from a small machine shop to a global leader in car lifts and garage equipment.

Lucas Oil Promotes Three Executives to Drive Growth and Development

New roles reflect ongoing strategy to enhance operational efficiency, drive domestic and global sales and expand strategic growth initiatives.

Holley Appoints Two New VPs to Accelerate Growth

Automotive industry experts Charlie Taylor and Will Robbins join Holley Performance Brands to lead digital strategy and consumer product strategy, respectively.