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Episode 116: Hot Rod Rodney Finchum

The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast w/ Luke & Jed

Release Date: 02/14/2019

Story Time with Kris Whitfield show art Story Time with Kris Whitfield

The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast w/ Luke & Jed

Luke gets to sit down with Kris Whitfield in this weeks storytime. 

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180: Normalcy, Michael Jordan and Famous Track Employees! show art 180: Normalcy, Michael Jordan and Famous Track Employees!

The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast w/ Luke & Jed

We have a HUGE episode for your listening pleasure! Luke and Jed, discuss current moves to open areas of the country, are we headed for some normalcy? They discuss the Michael Jordan documentary, and finish up with an ever popular Top 5 segment about favorite famous track employees, that we all have run across around the country! 

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Way Back Wednesday to 2008  show art Way Back Wednesday to 2008

The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast w/ Luke & Jed

Luke is back with Kevin McKenna for Way Back Wednesday.  This week, the duo looks back on the year of the Michael Phelps Olympics, David Tyree's helmet catch, Dan Fletcher's Competition Eliminator domination, Alan Johnson's split with DSR, and Scotty Richardson's WFC repeat: it's 2008 in the world of drag racing.

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179: 2019 Champions-Sportsman Motorcycle Jim Werre and Super Comp Champion Ray Ray Miller show art 179: 2019 Champions-Sportsman Motorcycle Jim Werre and Super Comp Champion Ray Ray Miller

The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast w/ Luke & Jed

Jed has the opportunity to finish out our 2019 Championship Interview Series with NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Champion Jim Werre and NHRA Super Comp Champion Ray Ray Miller. Two great interviews with some really interesting guys. Both take us through their racing history and where they came from all the way up to outlining their championship runs! 

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Dan Fletcher Story Time with Justin Lamb show art Dan Fletcher Story Time with Justin Lamb

The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast w/ Luke & Jed

Justin Lamb, co-instructor on This is Bracket Racing Elite, gets to catch up with Dan Fletcher, in a pretty cool discussion/story time. There are some sketchy audio sections, due to a bad internet/zoom connection, I tried to edit most of it out. Enjoy!

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TBT 2007 show art TBT 2007

The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast w/ Luke & Jed

Luke goes down memory lane this week, he and Kevin McKenna talk about 2007. Tune in to hear this weeks throw back Thursday!

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178: Brian Lohnes on the revised NHRA national event schedule and more show art 178: Brian Lohnes on the revised NHRA national event schedule and more

The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast w/ Luke & Jed

This week, he welcomed NHRA Lead Announcer Brian Lohnes to tell Luke why he's wrong about his prediction that there wouldn't be a traditional NHRA national in 2020.  In addition to providing some optimism for the proposed NHRA season, Brian weighed in with thoughts about some on-track activity as tracks in some areas of the country begin to open up.  The duo closed with both grease monkey and nerdy bookworm fun as well - a little something for everyone!

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Throw back Thursday-2006 With Luke and Kevin McKenna show art Throw back Thursday-2006 With Luke and Kevin McKenna

The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast w/ Luke & Jed

On this week's Throwback Thursday, Luke and K-Mac take us back to the time of Kid Rock & Pamela Anderson, Talladega Nights, and "The Run" (Tony Schumacher).  That's right it's 2006 in the world of Sportsman Drag Racing!

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177: Where do we stand?  show art 177: Where do we stand?

The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast w/ Luke & Jed

Luke and Jed are back together this week. Discussing topics ranging from what races are happening, what races are postponed, when are they happening? Then they moved into a fun topic, with all of the Netflix documentary watching going on during these times, the guys discuss which racers they'd love to see a documentary on. They even called in producer Mark to weigh in! 

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Throwback Thursday to 2005 w/ Kevin McKenna show art Throwback Thursday to 2005 w/ Kevin McKenna

The Sportsman Drag Racing Podcast w/ Luke & Jed

Throwback Thursday! The premise is simple: each week we'll select a year from at least a decade ago; and discuss the sportsman drag racing events, stories, and standout performers... As if it happened yesterday. This episode's feature: 2005! Luke is joined by National Dragster staffer and drag racing historian Kevin McKenna for this look back on one of the more memorable seasons in sportsman drag racing history.

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This week we cover some ACTUAL racing! For the first time in a few months, there were a few races to catch up with, Luke and Jed discuss the NHRA Winternationals, The Division 2 race in Orlando, as well as some bracket racing from Belle Rose, LA. Getting to what you all really want however, Hot Rod Rodney Finchum joins us for a nice long interview full of great stories and hucklebuckin!