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Are you a sportsman drag racer or fan? This is the podcast you've been looking for! Within The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast w/ Luke & Jed, hosts Luke Bogacki & Jared Pennington discuss the latest happenings and debate hot topics within the sport of drag racing. In addition to their own commentary, they host weekly guests that include some of the rock stars of our sport. From NHRA to IHRA, from local weekly bracket competition to the richest and most prestigious events in the nation: The Spo ...
 
The DragChamp Show is a weekly bench racing style conversation with the biggest names in sportsman drag racing. You'll hear from NHRA Lucas Oil series racers, big money bracket racers, local bracket racers, and some of the top names in sportsman drag racing. The DragChamp Show covers NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series classes like Super Stock and Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster, Top Bulb and Bottom Bulb bracket racing, Box and No Box classes, and ...
 
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Luke and Jed cover racing from all over, among that coverage Luke goes mini-nerd out on some really close NHRA points battles that are shaping up. The Eastern Conference Finals had some great performances, as well as some various big money racing around the country. Tune in for a great show!
 
Jennifer Folk of the Million Dollar Drag Race fame and Dave Connolly are our guests on the DragChamp Show this week. We got into a mix of big dollar bracket racing and Pro Stock racing as we discussed Dave's racing career and running the Million with Jennifer. We kicked off the show diving into Dave's career driving and tuning the Factory Hot Rods …
 
Luke and Jed are together this week after what was a very successful weekend for both. Jed, after another very successful WFC, recaps some of the results and stories from his weekend. Luke, fresh off a Super Gas divisional win at Summit Motorsports Park, discusses some of the results and stories from the NHRA side. They also discuss the SFG 500k po…
 
The Peep Show, Peeps Pennington is our guest this week on the DragChamp Show podcast. The Texas based big money bracket racer was an entertaining interview as we peppered him with questions and he kept us laughing throughout the show. Of course we discussed the history of the unique and rare Pennington roadsters, the challenges of running a used ca…
 
This week, we assembled two episodes, Episode 71 and Episode 124. Kyle Seipel was a guest on both of those episodes, 71 alongside his friend and business partner Peter Biondo, and in 124 he was by himself. As Luke mentions in his intro, sometimes these are hard to listen to, but its still Kyles voice, and the stories will still bring a smile to you…
 
NHRA sportsman great Dan Fletcher is our guest on the DragChamp podcast this week. Dan, the third winningest racer in NHRA history, was a great interview as he didn't hold back. He shared his opinions on NHRA racing, social media, bracket racing, racing for a living and more. The 3x world champion spoke on how his points chasing days are over, told…
 
Luke and Jed come together to start the episode for a couple minutes to honor Kyle Seipel. Luke then catches up with our return guest Kevin McKenna, Sr. Editor of NHRA National Dragster, to review the NHRA season as we find ourselves mid-season in lots of exciting points battles. Tune in now to hear their take on this seasons progress.…
 
Bottom Bulb superstar Slick Rick Baehr joins the DragChamp Show this week! Baehr, the DragChamp May Racer of the Month, talked about the history of his beloved Camaro, how he wadded it up a time or two, why he likes Bottom Bulb racing, and how he doesn't like racing without his family. We quizzed him on his days of racing Super Stock and the time w…
 
Luke and Jed are back together this week, they cover some NHRA highlights from around the US, as well as a few big money races in Indiana, Virginia, and South Carolina. Then we make an attempt at making a few racers really happy and the rest of the country mad at us! Tune in to find out why!
 
After taking a few weeks off, the guys are back and they have a special guest for you. David Wright of the famous Double00ShitShow Facebook page joins the guys for a fun conversation. David and Jake are just getting back from Jake's Bernie Mann Memorial race and they gave us all the dirty details such as Nick Hastings mud hogging adventure, riding …
 
Luke catches up with some of the past weeks racing, and then gets to sit down with long time NHRA standout Rock Haas. They discuss Rock's "Rocking Super Class Shootout", and the advent of these races that are are occuring with NHRA type competition without being under the NHRA umbrella. In the second part of the show Luke catches up with TIBR Drive…
 
The guys enjoyed their vacation last week so much, they decided to take another week off. To keep you entertained, we have a encore episode of our interview with sportsman racing great Luke Bogacki. Luke, co-host of the popular Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast with Luke and Jed, kept us entertained with stories of racing for a living and running the w…
 
The team is taking a vacation this week but we've got you covered with an encore episode of one of the funniest podcasts we've recorded. Chad Axford overshared from the very beginning of the episode and kept oversharing throughout. We got some great stories out of him including a bathroom accident after eating at the Aria in Vegas, ex-girl friend s…
 
Luke and Jed spend a fair amount of time recapping the Dream Team Shootout as well as results from Holly Springs, and other large races around the country. Luke discusses some of the red hot sportsman drivers to keep an eye out for. Finally Jed finishes us off with a #manscaped ad, that is most definitely worth listening to.…
 
The driver of the Jelly Bean Chevette, Brandon Umberger, is our guest this week on the DragChamp Show. With Jake and Ryan both out of pocket, Gary Don took the lead and interviewed one of the best bottom bulb racers on the West Coast and arguably in the country. Umberger, from Grand Junction, Colorado, was a great interview and the two covered topi…
 
Luke and Jed are back together this week. They go into a lengthy discussion about the reign on big money racing that Nick Hastings currently holds on the sport, as well as comparisons and opinions on the "greatest ever" discussion. Luke discusses early season NHRA success, and results. As always some entertaining #manscaped reads and general racing…
 
This week on the DragChamp Show, Shane Sweigart of Competitive Suspension fame joins the show. The self-proclaimed nerd was a great interview. While we did get into the details of shocks and suspensions, we learned so much about him and his company. Since Jake and Shane are such good friends, it was fun listening to them banter back and forth. In a…
 
Jed gets to sit down with up and coming promoter, among many other things, Paige Hamlin. Paige discusses her start in the sport from a very young age, she talks about how she has gotten into the different aspects of the sport in which she participates today. A woman of many talents, this is a great interview, be sure to tune in.…
 
Holden Laris, the head honcho behind Laris Motorsports Insurance, is our guest this week on the DragChamp Show. On the show we cover the ins and outs of racecar and trailer insurance. Where you're covered, where you're not, how much it costs, what sets Laris apart from other insurers, and why you should go with Laris. In addition to insurance, we d…
 
At just 28 years of age, Tyler Crossnoe is a man of many titles: he is the Vice President at Virginia Motorsports Park, the Director of the PDRA, and the proprietor of the Outlaw Street Car Reunion. Tyler joins Luke to discuss the role of the promoter in today's world of bracket racing, the state of our sport, and its future. In their multi-faceted…
 
Stuart Olinde and his alter ego Poo Poo Pasquali join the DragChamp Show this week for some down home Cajun fun. Olinde, who is internet famous for his hilarious Poo Poo videos, recently made some noise on the track as well. Stuart ran himself in the No-Box final at the CP Racing 2-for-1 on the Bayou race. We sat down for an entertaining conversati…
 
Would today's most prominent bracket racers have been more successful or less successful in a previous era? What skill set has the biggest impact on success in today's big dollar bracket world, and how has it changed? Jed and I discuss and debate these topics on this week's podcast. In addition, we share some thoughts on the recent major announceme…
 
Scott Woody Woodruff, the man behind the JEGS brand and race team, is our guest this week on the DragChamp Show podcast. Woody, a childhood friend of Jeggie, has been a major part of the JEGS team for decades. He's so close to the family they call him Uncle Woody. In our conversation we learn about the work he puts in to keep the JEGS name in front…
 
Lump Self is our guest this week on the DragChamp Show podcast. Lump is the owner/operator of the newly re-opened I-30 Dragway just east of Dallas. He also owns Self Motorsports which builds racing engines for sportsman racers across the country. Lump is better known for his Competition Eliminator, Pro Stock Truck, and Pro Stock talents but more re…
 
Bill Bader Jr. of Summit Motorsports Park fame along with his son Evan Bader are our guest this week on the DragChamp Show. The Bader family operates Summit Motorsports Park which is the premier racing facility in the country. We had a great conversation on their recent 18-month hiatus due to COVID, the secret to running a top notch facility, and w…
 
Luke sits down with the winningest driver in NHRA Sportsman Drag Racing history, Dan Fletcher. Their wide-ranging discussion includes Fletch's perspective on how much the sport (and his spot within it) has changed over the last 25+ years, the Fletcher family racing legacy, his biggest triumphs, and his future plans. In addition, Ashley Thompson pro…
 
Sheldon Gecker, 2X NHRA Super Gas World Champ and driver of the legendary King Kong Mopar's, joins the show this week to talk Mopar's, racing for a living, Super Gas racing , and so much more. In this episode we dig into the difference in winnings and expenses in the old days versus today. Sheldon described some of the advantages he had years ago w…
 
An action packed episode that surely won't disappoint. Luke and Jed discuss Spring Fling million happenings, they get to talk to the big winner, Bo Butner about his awesome day! Then of course, an update on the "Best Race Car Name Final Four" Be sure to tune in, we have awesome content coming from all angles this week!…
 
The Dilly, Dylan Mudd joins the DragChamp Show podcast this week. Just days removed from a huge week at the Spring Fling Million in Vegas, Dylan gives us the skinny on how he crewed Bo Butner to the Million victory and Randi Lyn Shipp to a $30K final last week. If you know Dilly, then you know he's got some great stories to share and a lot of cuss …
 
The guys recap the high points of a really busy early spring bracket and NHRA season. Highlighting stand out winners and performances. The real fun comes in the second half of the show. Returning after a COVID hiatus, the March Madness bracket with a drag racing flare. Drag Car names! Its too good to miss folks, be sure to tune in! www.thisisbracke…
 
The Baby Faced Assassin, Gage Burch is our guest this week on the DragChamp Show! Gage is one of the toughest and most accomplished racers in the country and he's only 21 years old. The original winner of the SFG $525K told us that he hates Top Bulb racing! During our conversation we found out that Tim Butler is his kryptonite, that he'll never sel…
 
The Delaware Destroyer Danny Bastianelli is our guest this week on the DragChamp Show. This was a fun podcast since Danny is full of laughs and stories. We started on the chip with Danny telling his jail story. We quickly moved into numerous other topics including his fast small block Ford powered dragster, highlights of his career, more stories, g…
 
Clay Millican joins Luke to preview a portion, (Comp, S/Stock, Stock, TD, and TS) of the NHRA upcoming season. Recapping last years champion, and pick some contenders for the upcoming season. They make some bold predictions, discuss new happenings, and make some insider picks. Tune in Clay always brings a great energy, and has really kept his finge…
 
Racer, promoter, and the newest owner of Montgomery Motorsports Park Ben Willis joins the show this week. In this episode we discuss his recent purchase of the famed drag racing facility along with the upgrades he has planned. Ben has a great vision of returning MMP, now called Capital City Motorsports Park, to its former glory. On tap this season …
 
Luke and Jed are back together with ACTUAL racing results and stories to talk about! Starting off with the Southern Big Buck Nationals (Baton Rouge), moving on to West Coast Bracket Racing's huge event at Tuscon, and then onto the Top Bulb 150 at Gulfport. A couple of NHRA events with the Baby Gators and Belle Rose, and finishing off with some resu…
 
This week's show is all about the 2021 racing season. We open the show talking with Luke Bogacki and Ashley Thompson about their 2021 ThisIsBracketRacing.com The Driver Series which allows local bracket racers to compete at their home track for a $10,000 National Championship. Ashley gave us the scoop on The Driver Series which is now entering it's…
 
For our 1 year anniversary episode, we bring you one of the greatest sportsman racers to every compete, Edmond Richardson. AKA the King, Edmond is listed in the NHRA's Top 50 Drivers of all time. He's a 46 time NHRA national event champion, a 5 time World Champion, and has doubled at a national event on 5 different occasions. In this episode, Edmon…
 
After a week of fighting record cold temps in Texas and constant power outages, we finally sat down with Bryson Scruggs for a little bench racing session. His good friend two-seater Doug Foley Jr. was a surprise call-in guest which added to the good times. Bryson, the 22 year old nephew of bracket racing legend Jason Lynch, shared the good times of…
 
In this weeks interview, Jed goes without Luke to have a great sit down discussion with John DiBartolomeo. Topics range from John's history in the sport, to big money racing's effect on local tracks. Jed and John are all over the board in this wide ranging conversation. Be sure to tune in! www.thisisbracketracing.com/podcast…
 
On the heels of last episode's discussion about the financial aspect of sportsman racing, Luke sits down with Wes Buck. Buck, best known as the founder and editorial director at Drag Illustrated made a huge splash in 2020 as the promoter of the World Doorslammer Nationals. He discusses the motivation and the challenges that go into promoting an eve…
 
Former NHRA Stock Eliminator World Champ and current drag race instructor Lee Zane is our guest this week on the DragChamp Show. We had a great conversation about Lee's adventures while racing across the country. Lee shared a number of stories including how he got started in racing, racing with Jim Harrington, driving a Pro Stocker, holding 8 tenth…
 
May have taken the official plunge off the rails with this episode, after many trips seemingly off the rails, I think we found the limits this time! Luke and Jed have a really in depth and interesting conversation, "Can you actually race for a living?" As awesome as that segment is, it doesn't hold a candle for what was to follow. Sportsman racer, …
 
BoyBaby Chris Jones joins the DragChamp Show this week with his cousin Bobo Marshall tagging along for some good times. Chris and Bobo are some of the most talented bracket racers in Arkansas and we had an awesome time hearing their stories. They told several traveling stories about people failing asleep while driving, their interesting trip throug…
 
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