Dunigan Racing http://www.duniganracing.com Pro Street Motorcycle Mon, 22 Feb 2016 23:00:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.11 Dunigan Racing Season Recap http://www.duniganracing.com/dunigan-racing-season-recap/ Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:00:07 +0000 http://www.duniganracing.com/?p=555 2015 was another fun year for the Dunigan Racing Team ad we are already gearing up for 2016! Thanks to all our sponsors and fans that continue to support us!

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Dunigan and McBride Talk about GoFundMe on Current Sports http://www.duniganracing.com/dunigan-and-mcbride-talk-about-gofundme-on-current-sports/ Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:00:35 +0000 http://www.duniganracing.com/?p=553 The Larry and Jason Show

Due to the outstanding support of the Motorcycle Drag Racing Community, Larry McBride and Jason Dunigan have been invited to talk on the Current Sports radio show. Tomorrow at approximately 1:30pm eastern time Larry and Jason will talk with show host, Al Martin,  about their crowdfunding effort and how the motorcycle drag racing community is family.

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Click here to listen live or check out the show later in the archive files!

Current Sports with Al Martin
The sports you care about from all over mid-Michigan. Going beyond the Xs and Os each and every weekday. Call In to join on-air discussion 1pm-2pm (eastern) weekdays on WKAR AM 870 toll free: 877 952-7870

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Larry ‘Spiderman’ McBride

 

Larry ‘Spiderman’ McBride GoFund Me Account

Headlining the prestigious IDBL US Nationals at Atco, NJ for the second year in a row is without a doubt the Top Fuel match race between Larry “Spiderman” McBride and Dave Vantine.  These two are fan favorites no matter where they race and they continue to impress time and time again.

Looking to electrify the crowd of fans during Sunday’s match race the two took to the track for their first match race.  After the tire smoking burnouts were completed and the stage bulbs were lit the crowd witnessed a off/on throttle fest as both riders struggled to hookup their 1500hp machines.  As Larry battled his machine to the finish line a massive explosion erupted and flames went everywhere.  The 14 time top-fuel champion remained calm and safely managed to stop his bike amid all of the fire and debri.

The track safety crews quickly responded and immediately put the fire out and attended to McBrides aid.  Larry was able to safely walk to the ambulance under his own power, however due to some of the potential burns a life flight was called in to quickly transport him to the best burn unit in the area.

The motorcycle drag racing community is known as one big family and before McBride was even released from the hospital racers were already coming together to help our sports great ambassador. Dunigan Racing, DME Racing and Jason Miller of IDBL are starting a GoFundMe account to help Larry with his medical and racing expenses. They will be kicking off the account with a $3,000 donation. We are asking the racing community to come together as they so often do to not only help out a fellow racer, but help out the biggest star and icon this sport has, Larry “Spiderman” McBride.

The Vantine Nitro Sports Team also donated $1,000.00 to Larry at the track!

Click on the goFundme button to donate to the Larry ‘Spiderman’ McBride

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Dunigan Heds to U.S. Nationals Hopeful http://www.duniganracing.com/dunigan-heds-to-u-s-nationals-hopeful/ Thu, 17 Sep 2015 12:52:19 +0000 http://www.duniganracing.com/?p=551 The DME Racing Team experienced an unusual outcome during the 46th Annual Orient Express U.S. Nationals IDBL race. But then again, the whole weekend’s race was an unusual event. The IDBL staff once again proved why they are at the top of their game as intermittent showers threatened the event on both full days of racing. With almost 700 entries the staff worked tirelessly (seriously, sleep was at a premium) to get all the racing finished.

Saturday’s first qualifier went off without a hitch at the scheduled 1pm time slot and was the first of many surprises of the weekend. Gladstone and Angela ripped off almost identical 7.05 passes to qualify 3rd & 4th, while Dunigan fought wheelies early on to land in the 8th spot.

As the sun came up on Sunday morning everyone readied themselves for a long day and the final qualifier that was coming up quick. Taking advantage of the cool morning conditions, team boss Dimey Eddinger gave Andy Sawyer the go ahead to turn the bikes up. The results were Jason Dunigan who was able to improve upon his qualifying position and time with a much more controllable 7.19.

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First round of Pro Street eliminations certainly kept the saga going. Joey took a first round bye to start things off for DME and then Jason Dunigan pulled off a season best 7.025 pass to win first round over Tony Ficher. The excitement was evident after Dunigan’s pass; however that was quickly squashed with the unfortunate first round exit of teammate Terrence as he battled issues down the track.

With no time to spare the team quickly went back to work to prepare for the second round of eliminations. The constantly changing weather conditions were proving to be quite a headache for head tuner Sawyer, but the “brain trust” got together and devised a plan for round two. Out the gate they experienced a nail biter as Joey was able to overcome a starting line disadvantage and drive around Richard Gadson in round two. Facing red hot Ehren Litten (who had recorded several 6 second passes over the weekend) Jason Dunigan knew the team would have to step up to the plate and told them to “go for it”. The tune up was there and had the bike not lost traction early on in the run it would have been a very close race. As usual Dunigan was still in high spirits and is eagerly looking forward to the final IDBL event.

This crazy, wild, roller coaster of a weekend was one the team will certainly not forget anytime soon. From the new records by both Joey and Terrance to the season best for Jason the team really came together on this particular weekend.

 

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Dunigan Dashed at Rockingham http://www.duniganracing.com/dunigan-dashed-at-rockingham/ Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:46:50 +0000 http://www.duniganracing.com/?p=549 DME Racing Wins at Sponsored Event

The August Manufacturers Cup race has been circled on Team DME’s calendar all year…. After all, as the title sponsor for the third stop of the Man Cup tour it went without saying that the team hoped to have an outstanding weekend.  It would also be a very big weekend for DME as it would be the first time all year they have had 5 official bikes entered in competition.

Saturday’s first qualifying session got underway as the heat of the August sun started heating up the track.  In what has seemingly become a trend (great for Team DME but not so great for their competitors) ace rider Joey Gladstone found himself sitting in the familiar number one spot after the first qualifier in Pro Street with a stout 6.90 at 207mph.  It wasn’t all smooth sailing though, as teammates Terrence Angela and Jason Dunigan had less than ideal first qualifiers with Terrence fighting traction issues and Jason not being able to take the tree under power.

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Second round came up and it was almost a mirror image of the first round.  Jason Dunigan was able to make it down the track despite multiple wheelies to run a mid seven second pass while Terrence spun on the hit.  Fro the third qualifier Dunigan made some small improvements to move up a few spots for the Sunday ladder.

The team worked late into Saturday night to make sure all five bikes were locked and loaded for Sunday eliminations.  They continued to work with Jason and his bike during the Saturday night grudge session and after a 7.15 pass they were ready to go for first round. The weekend had been up and down to this point and they hoped to shake off everything and put on a show for all the fans during eliminations.

The team brought their A game on Sunday and all three riders quickly dispatched of their competitors during the first round of Pro Street action.

Thoughts of the “perfect” weekend were dashed in second round as Dunigan was unable to combat Rodney Willifords quickest pass of the round.

Team DME will continue to push the envelope and improve all three of their combinations and look forward to the final push of the 2015 season.

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Dunigan Racing Signs with IDBL http://www.duniganracing.com/dunigan-racing-signs-with-idbl/ Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:53:43 +0000 http://www.duniganracing.com/?p=484 Dunigan Racing has signed on as a proud sponsor of the famous $24,000 3rd annual Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale that will take place at the DME Racing Fall Nationals on October 2-4, 2015 at MDIR.

This class will draw in the largest field of Pro Street bikes ever competing for a huge cash purse of $10,000 to win and paying the Top 50 riders! There will also be a “B” class, “C” class, and a “D” class for Pro Street racers that do not qualify for the Top 16. This class will draw in over 40+ Pro Street racers from all over the country and abroad. Do not miss this spectacular class and witness records fall in this epic Orient Express Pro Street event.

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The Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale is presented by the following sponsors: Orient Express, DME Racing, Dunigan Racing, Brock’s Performance, Williford Racing, APE, Penske, Mickey Thompson Tires, MTC, Wossner Pistons & Rods, CP Pistons – Carrillo, Worldwide Bearings, DAS Performance, Procharger, Eastside Performance, Grady’s Graphics, HDFR, Mace Motorsports, HTP Performance, Vance & Hines, McIntosh Machine, Yoyodyne, Shinko Tires, AMS-2000, JRI Shocks, Precision Turbo, Scotts Performance Products, RCC Turbo, and The Design Studio.

For more information about Dunigan Racing, visit their website at www.duniganracing.com

Remember… Support Those That Support Your Sport!

The next event for the Mickey Thompson Tires IDBL Series will be the 18th annual Pingel Spring Nationals at Maryland International Raceway on April 24-26, 2015.


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Jason Dungian Not Backing down at the MIROCK Spring Nationals http://www.duniganracing.com/jason-dungian-not-backing-down-at-the-mirock-spring-nationals/ Sat, 03 May 2014 13:56:05 +0000 http://www.duniganracing.com/?p=490 After coming off a 6 sec high at the Manufactures Cup, Jason Dunigan was eager to get to the MIROCK Spring Nationals to keep the momentum going. While he was not expecting to go a 6 off the trailer, he also wasn’t expecting to struggle through qualifying. Jason on his DME Racing powered Pro Street bike ran a 7.13 in the first round of qualifying but then was plagued with an mechanic problem that cost him the remaining two rounds of qualifying.

The entire DME team rallied around Jason’s bike after the third qualifier to find the problem. Twenty minutes before first round of eliminations you could hear Jason’s ‘Baconator’ come back to life, and the team dispersed from under the DME tent to head to first round of eliminations. First round of eliminations Jason was paired with the HTP bike ridden by Danny Cox. “I am always ready for the pass when I roll in the beams, but I will admit I get anxiety of the anticipation of the pass when I know the bikes is being finicky. I have faith in my DME team and I knew the bike would perform, but these bikes can be so temperamental that you just never know what could happen.” said Jason.

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Well his beast cam alive and Jason did what he always does, he cut a good light and made a solid pass throwing up a 7.017 on the board to take the win over a struggling Danny Cox. The entire DME team took first round wins and Jason was feeling more confident for the second round against Rodney Williford. “Rodney is not a racer you take lightly, we went over the bike after that round and I was prepared to make sure I would give him a good run.” Again Jason cut a light on his opponent and took the win with 7.036 over Rodney’s 7.067.

With three of the DME racers taking wins in the round two, Jason was paired up with teammate Terence Angela. Before the semi-final you could see Terence working on Jason’s bike and Jason working on Terence’s bike and them both laughing before the round. But once the bikes come out under the tent, they both put their game faces on and their ready to challenge each other. With Jason and Terence both running close numbers during eliminations, it was really anyone’s race at that point. Jason cut a light against Terence but clutch issues would keep Jason out of the final round as Terence took the win with a 7.028.

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“Losing is never what I want, but I had a great weekend, we are getting the bike closer, we are half a tenth away from where we can be. I am looking forward to the next race and and keeping this momentum going. I would just like to thank my Dad, Daddio and the entire DME Racing crew. It is such a great feeling to know you are working with a group of guys that can make it happen even when our backs are against the wall. The entire team works hard, and when we struggle, we always seem to be able to work even harder to make the next pass happen. I am fortunate to be with a team that not only works hard at the track but also know how to have fun and make the weekends enjoyable no matter what our outcome is.”

EVENT STATS

SEMI FINALS

W. TERENCE ANGELA / .083 / 7.028 / 210.44
L. JASON DUNIGAN / .059 / 7.903 / 123.94

ROUND 2

W. JASON DUNIGAN / .060 / 7.036 / 209.04
L. RODNEY WILLIFORD / .097 / 7.067 / 195.99

ROUND 1

W. JASON DUNIGAN / .060 / 7.017 / 208.46
L. DANNY COX / .089 / 17.652 / 40.94

QUALIFYING

6. JASON Dunigan / 7.139 / 201.55 / 201.55

Look for Jason and the DME Racing crew this weekend at the MIROCK Fast by Gast Summer Nationals at Maryland International Raceway May 30-June 1, 2014

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Dunigan Racing Dives into the Sixes http://www.duniganracing.com/dunigan-racing-dives-into-the-sixes/ Sat, 03 May 2014 13:55:16 +0000 http://www.duniganracing.com/?p=488 On April 13th at the Manufactures Cup, Jason Dunigan and the DME crew fulfilled a goal that eluded them in 2013. Jason Duingan, one of the ‘big boys’ of Pro Street made it into the 6 second zone.

In the first round of competition on Sunday, Jason was paired with his good friend Frankie Stotz on his Honda powered Pro Street. While Jason took the tree on Frankie and ran the fastest pass of his life, 6.977 at 213.23, his pass was overshadowed by Frankie throwing down a 6.908. As the crowd cheered for Frankie, it took a few seconds for everyone to realize what Jason had just accomplished. Once the realization set in, it was absolute celebration by everyone in the lanes, not only was it a side-by-side 6 second pass, it was the personal best for both riders.

 

 

Frankie and I had a great first round, were really good friends and even better competitors . When we left the starting line it was a race of inches that Frankie won. We pulled of the track and begin to laugh and talk about the run…….we knew it was fast.” said Jason. “Then Ryan Schnitz came around the corner and said that we went side by side sixes, then we got really excited. It felt really good to finally get that monkey off my back. People told me I wouldn’t get it done. Dimey and Andy at DME Racing have set the bar in Pro Street and I honestly couldn’t be happier to be a part of their team. This whole year my focus is to be a better more consistent rider on race day. One round at Rockingham 7.08 and now Valdosta 6.97. I feel like I’m headed in the right direction. Hopefully , 6.90’s consecutively is what’s next for me.”

Look for Jason and the DME Racing crew this weekend at the MIROCK Fast by Gast Spring Nationals at Maryland International Raceway April 25-27, 2014

Check out the Orient Express Pro Street G.O.A.T List to see where Jason has landed the 8th spot!

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New Addition to Dunigan Racing http://www.duniganracing.com/new-addition-to-dunigan-racing/ Fri, 07 Feb 2014 13:54:06 +0000 http://www.duniganracing.com/?p=486 Brady James Dunigan

The Dunigan Family is excited to welcome their newest racer, Brady James.
Brady was born on January 24th at 6 lbs. 9 oz and healthy as can be!

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2013 March Test Session http://www.duniganracing.com/2013-march-test-session/ Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:28:09 +0000 http://www.duniganracing.com/?p=302 Dunigan Racing 13_0325_087 13_0325_086 13_0325_085 13_0325_084 Dunigan Racing 13_0325_079 13_0325_078 13_0325_076 13_0325_074 13_0325_071 13_0325_070 13_0325_067 13_0325_064 13_0325_063 13_0325_061 13_0325_059 13_0325_058 13_0325_057 13_0325_056 13_0325_047 13_0325_045 13_0325_040 13_0325_036 13_0325_034 13_0325_033 13_0325_031 13_0325_028 13_0325_024 13_0325_011 13_0325_010 13_0325_002

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