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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 ...
 
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This weeks episode is dedicated solely to our friend Kyle Seipel, throughout this episode you will hear from some of Kyles close friends that were willing to give up some of their favorite stories involving Kyle. Some of the stories are recent, some are from Kyle's younger days, but surely these stories will be a pleasure to listen to for anyone th…
 
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!
 
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…
 
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…
 
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.…
 
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!
 
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…
 
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.…
 
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…
 
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.…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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, …
 
Luke continues the winter interview series with 2020 NHRA Stock Eliminator Champion, Jody Lang. After a pair of points runner up finishes and a slew of top 10's Jody finally was able to seal the deal in 2020. Luke gets to talk about Jody's championship run in this weeks episode! Be sure to tune in.
 
Folks, we have a very entertaining episode on tap for today. Luke and Jed discuss a series of Facebook posts made by Bug McCarty, and give them some analysis. The show takes a fun turn in the second half, with the guys ranking the top 5....errr or 7, active sportsman cars they would love to drive. Tip: Hang in for todays shoutouts...its worth it!…
 
Luke and Jed are back for the new year! After a few weeks off, Luke and Jed recap a few of the recent races including the SFG Christmas Bash at Bradenton and the New Years Nationals at Palm Beach International Raceway. After that the guys go down the ever popular "Top 25" list path. This is the 2021 pre-season top 25. Tune in to hear where your fav…
 
Jed sits down with Charlie Lockhart in a really interesting discussion, ranging from Charlie's start in racing, to his favorite pizza topping! Charlie gets to weigh in on a lot of subjects, like what does footbraking need more of...and of course what does it need less of. Tune in for an awesome conversation!…
 
This weeks episode, one of the most fun of the year, has become affectionately known as "The Poddy's" (our "awards" show). Luke and Jed will break down all the happenings from 2020 and hand out their "awards", ok so we don't actually have any awards to hand out...but it makes for really great podcast content! Tune in to hear this years "Best Appear…
 
Here at the Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast with Luke and Jed, we really have a favorite time of year, and thats "interview season", while no racing is happening in most of the country, we begin catching up with racers, and their stories. We kick this years interviews off with Thomas Gall, originator of GallstarTV, a bracket racing youtube channel (5…
 
As the season comes to an end across most of the U.S. Luke and Jed do a complete NHRA National Sportsman Champion break down (9:47). They clean up some loose ends on the big money bracket scene (1:04:10) and round out the show with some random tidbits mostly concerning 2021 events (1:27:00). Tune in for an especially thorough breakdown of the NHRA …
 
Luke leads off by honoring the NHRA Summit E.T. World Champions, and breaking down the remaining NHRA Lucas Oil points chases in Stock, Top Dragster, and Super Gas. Jed sits down with recent Million Dollar Race Winner Kevin Brannon (18:32) to discuss the biggest win of his illustrious career, and how it seemed overshadowed to some extent by the biz…
 
Luke is joined by NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor Kevin McKenna to recap NHRA points to this point and look at possible scenarios going forward with 5 events points eligible events remaining. As the OG million is underway as this episode goes live, Luke and Kevin discuss it's history and make some predictions.…
 
Starting off Luke and Jed recap the two biggest stories from the Labor Day weekend, NHRA at Indy, and of course the history making BTE $100k Footbrake race at Bristol. The train begins to come off the rails in the second half, in a very entertaining Top 5, where they ACTUALLY cover the Top 5 trunk lid sayings (our apologies for not covering that a …
 
Luke catches up with Kevin McKenna previewing "The Big Go". In a very strange year for NHRA....and well everything, Indy will be very interesting. To round out the show Ashley Thompson from This is Bracket Racing Elite, joins Luke to further discuss The Driver Series, that is hitting limited tracks this season in its debut. Tune in to hear about th…
 
Jed is joined in this weeks episode by perennial footbrake stand out and Loose Rocker co-promoter, Michael Beard. With this episodes predominant focus on footbrake racing, Michael discusses his latest Lil' Footbrake Triple 10's results and stand out performances. Jed transitions to preview the history making inaugural BTE $100k. The guys discuss fo…
 
Luke and Jed discussed ten stories that we think will dominate the Sportsman Drag Racing discussion as we wind down 2020. In addition, they roll out another popular "Top 5" segment... This week: Our top five "post-race messages." These are mostly from a previous era: sayings on the back of race cars meant to bid a defeated opponent well (example: "…
 
Luke gets the chance to catch up with Renegade Race Fuels founder Toby Baptiste. Toby's story is very inspirational and we are sure you will enjoy it. Towards the end of the show, Ashley Thompson from This is Bracket Racing Elite, joins Luke to roll out the new Drivers Series, which is sure to be a big hit. Listen in for more details!…
 
Luke and Jed are back together this week. The guys discuss (not for the first time) the future of our sport, where things are going, and how they will get there. In the second half of the show, they got into some fun stuff, this weeks Top 5 list. For this week, top 5 racing songs! Great episode on tap!…
 
We are going Luke-less this week. Producer Mark joins Jed to help out a little bit with co-hosting. They cover some of the limited racing that happened last weekend, including a pretty good showing for our own producer Mark at the Cars Protection Plus Top bulb 660. The real star of the show however was James Kunkel, who pulled off an incredible fea…
 
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