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Episode 103: Rambo hits the century mark & Super Comp battles to the finish

In this week's show, the guys discuss David Rampy's 100th NHRA National Event victory, the 2018 class of NHRA Summit Series champions, and that wild finish to the NHRA Super Comp title chase. Plus regular and semi-regular features: BTE Who's Hot, #RacingAnswers, and of course, shoutouts for days!


Episode 102: NHRA Champions Crowned, JJ’s Top 10

In this week’s episode, lead (only) Sportsman Drag Racing correspondent J.J. Pennington shares his Top 10 from October! In addition, Luke and Jed recap the drama in Las Vegas that culminated in 6 of the 7 NHRA sportsman world champions being crowned. They also previewed the upcoming Summit Series World Championships in Pomona and break down the action from the World Series of Bracket Racing in Georgia.


Episode 101: More Excessive Braking Discussion and NHRA Title Talk

Luke and Jed discuss SFG’s stance on Excessive Braking, along with a seemingly bizarre ruling from NHRA. Plus, Million Dollar Race Promoter Randy Folk joined the show to clarify some of the details of this year’s Million and to provide his unique perspective on the decisions he was faced with at the event; both this season and in years past. Plus: BTE Who’s Hot, event results from across the country, nerdy NHRA championship breakdowns, and of course, shoutouts for days!


Episode 100: One Bizarre Million

Kenny Underwood became just the second two-time Million Dollar Race Winner. Randell Reid nearly went Verdi on ‘em. Scotty Richardson came close to getting the one win that has eluded him. And none of that was the biggest story of the Million. You know what was. Luke & Jed talked about all that and more. Guests for this show include BOTH the Million Dollar Race winner Kenny Underwood, and runner-up: 17-year-old Cory Gulitti. One long episode to recap one crazy weekend in Montgomery. You...


Episode 099: Million Dollar Preview

On the eve of the 23rd annual Mickey Thompson Million, the guys welcome the only 2-time winner of the Million, Gary Williams to the show. GW rehashes his glorious triumphs from 2004 and 2007, how they changed his life, and some thoughts on the Million in general. Gary, Luke, and Jed all weigh in on predictions for the winner and the car count at this year’s Million. In addition, the guys break down the NHRA title chase following an exciting weekend in Charlotte, and recap a handful of big...


Episode 098: It’s a Young Man’s Game… And NHRA unrest

In this week’s show, the guys break down coast to coast action from a busy weekend. Highlights include David Rampy’s quest to reach 100 national event wins, a slew of young guns with huge performances, breakdown and insight on a few unsubstantiated rumors, and of course the monthly edition of JJ’s Top Ten!


Episode 097: Jake Howard Rules the World; NHRA Titles Still Anyone’s Guess

In this episode, Luke & Jed discuss Jake Howard’s incredible run: all he does is win E.T. Finals (that’s 5 in 3 years, and 3 in 3 weeks for those keeping score at home). Luke took a deeper dive into the NHRA national points chase in Super Stock, Super Comp, and Top Sportsman to break down the championship contenders and their odds. The guys closed the show with a couple of listener e-mails that depict some unique and thought provoking situations (re-runs, points implications, gifted rounds,...


Episode 096: Rocky Pintavalle is the People’s Hero & NHRA Gets Slippery in St. Louis

Luke & Jed sit down with the man of the hour, Rocky Pintavalle. In case you haven’t heard, Rocky had an incredible season… last weekend! Pintavalle drove his 3-speed equipped back-half Mopar to wins in both the $15,000 opener and the $50,000 main event at the Fall Fling. The guys recapped everything Fall Fling, including the big ($500,000) announcement for next year’s event. NHRA got slippery in St. Louis, so the guys did their best to rehash that drama and recap a busy weekend of sportsman...


Episode 095: Bracket Finals Domination

Luke and Jed did their best to recap an incredible weekend of racing from across the country. Jake Howard and Mikie Sturgill headlined a weekend chalk full of E.T. Finals action with rare doubles. Cory Gulitti and Andy Schmall showed out in big dollar bracket competition. We’ve got new national points leaders in two NHRA categories. Lots to talk about - plus potentially the most memorable Luke rant/tangent to date. That and more on one long episode of the Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast!


Episode 094: Patriot Day Special & Zach Schlumpf from “Dialed In w/ Jake & Zach”

In this episode, Luke & Jed get “Dialed In” with Zach Schlumpf, co-host of a new racing podcast titled “Dialed In with Jake & Zach. In addition, they recapped a fairly light weekend of racing action highlighted by a pair of NHRA divisional events, and previewed a big weekend of bracket finals action on the horizon. Jed, Luke and Producer Mark also weighed in with memories from September 11, seventeen years later.


Episode 093: Devin Isenhower, JJ’s Top Ten, and all things Big GO!

In this episode, the guys caught up with recent NHRA U.S. National Super Gas champion (and current Super Gas points leader) Devin Isenhower to recap the biggest win of his young career. That leads their in-depth coverage of the Big Go, and some of the stories of note from the fabled event. Lead (only) Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast correspondent JJ Pennington provided his Top 10 for the month of August, and the guys closed the show with a pair of epic Racer Confidential stories.


Episode 092: The year of the bottom bulber continues!

In this episode, the guys dissect the NHRA points chase following a big weekend of divisional action. Did you hear that the Top Dragster bump in Bowling Green was 6.342?!?! That’s not a typo: 6.343 DID NOT get in! Jed and Luke discuss and get deeper into the 32 vs. 48 car Top Dragser/Top Sportsman debate. Plus they recapped a busy weekend of bracket action from coast to coast that featured another pair of bottom bulb racers scoring big wins in Top Bulb/Combo events. All that plus the usual...


Episode 091: Nick Duty’s Big Win & JR Lobner’s Big Month

In this episode, the guys catch up with Nick Duty fresh off of his big win at the Windmill Nationals. They discuss his emotional triumph, his life as a track operator who gets to race every once in awhile, and the year of the Chevette. The NHRA points picture got a little bit clearer after a big weekend of events across the country; and some pockets got a little fatter following a number of big dollar bracket events from coast to coast.


Episode 090: A half dozen BTE “Who’s Hot” Candidates & the introduction of “Racer Confidential”

In this episode, Luke & Jed start off talking about ducks, pylons, and kamikaze racers before smoothly transitioning into the week that was in sportsman drag racing - and it was a big one! They highlight results from the SFG event at Dragway 42, along with the Nightfire Nationals in Boise, ID and big bracket action from Virginia, South Carolina, and Illinois. Plus they recap the lone NHRA event of the weekend and the points implications attached to it. The guys closed the show with the...


Episode 089: World Super Pro Challenge Recap & JJ’s Top 10

This episode of the podcast is jam packed with guest appearances from our lead (only) correspondent, JJ Pennington (JJ’s Top 10) and recently crowned World Super Pro Challenge $50,000 winner Chris Stine. Also: Are we understating the accomplishments (and greatness) of Justin Lamb? The weekend brought a memorable father-son final round (and nearly two) And it’s the year of the No Box racer and the No Split Final!


Episode 088: NHRA Talk with a touch of Drama

In this NHRA heavy episode of the Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast, Luke gets all nerdy talking numbers and details in the NHRA sportsman title chase. The guys get deeper into the 32 vs. 48 car field debate for the NHRA Top Dragster and Top Sportsman classes. And the guys introduce a new (to the show) sponsor with a cameo appearance from Chance Lykens of BTE Performance. They close this week’s show where they opened last week’s episode: on the topic of some nasty turns in the “drama”...


Episode 087: Big Bucks Drama & Jed’s Redemption

Facebook drama within the big buck bracket community, Jed’s redemption tour at the JEGS Summer Door Car Shootout, and the NHRA sportsman world championship picture (and our podcast pick ‘em contest) is a little bit more in focus. The guys discuss these topics and more in Episode 87!


Episode 086: 2 Big Bucks at Michigan, & our NHRA dismissals make us pay!

In this episode, Luke & Jed rehash the action from the SFG Summer Shootout at US 131 as well as NHRA action from Division 3 and 6, and assorted big dollar bracket events across the country. Two former world champions that the guys dropped from their team last week showed out over the weekend and forced them to rethink those decisions… Luke previews the upcoming JEGS Summer Door Car Shootout, and they close the show with a popular #RacingAnswers topic: dealing with the first round (or final...


Episode 085: 2018 NHRA Re-Draft!

National Dragster Senior Editor Kevin McKenna joined Luke & Jed for this week’s show, as the trio performed their mid-season re-draft of Sportsman champions. That closed an episode that led off with Jed’s World Footbrake Challenge Recap, as well as insights from Luke’s weekend at the Firecracker Bracket Nationals in Byron, IL. In addition, they touched on results from the Tenn-Tuck series, and NHRA national and divisional action. Jed was tired and slurring his words... Luke shouted out half...


Episode 084: Happy Birthday America!

This episode features our monthly segment from the best 12-year-old announcer and podcast personality in the land, JJ Pennington: JJ’s Top Ten. In addition, the guys discuss the holiday weekend events, introduce a new Siebert Performance Who’s Hot, and close with some final thoughts on the constantly changing landscape of big dollar bracket racing in 2018.