10/14/16 - Ficher Catches IDBL’s Battle Royale    

MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland (October 3, 2016) – Tony Ficher was in the final of the very first Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale—the Mickey Thompson Performance Tires International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL)’s $10,000-to-win race for the world’s quickest streetbikes...



 
   
  10/3/16 - Pro Street Battle Royale Time at IDBL
 
 

MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland (October 3, 2016) – The Mickey Thompson Performance Tires International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL) polishes off its 2016 season with the DME Fall Nationals at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) on October 8-9, 2016...



 
     
  09/13/16 - Gladstone, Lee Double at Hot Maryland
 
 

MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland (September 13, 2016) – The Mickey Thompson Performance Tires International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL) raced for the first time ever at its home base of Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) during the month of September, but the weather was pure July-August...



 
     
  09/1/16 - Ah, September in Maryland for IDBL
 
 

MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland (September 1, 2016) – The Mickey Thompson Performance Tires International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL) races for the first time ever at its home base of Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) during the beautiful month of September. The inaugural MetalScorpio East Coast Nationals scream down the Budd’s Creek quarter mile September 9-11...



 
     
  08/2/16 - IDBL’s Bike Fest Hotter Than Usual
 
 

MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland (July 26, 2016) – The Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League’s™ (IDBL) WPGC Bike Fest is always known for it’s good times and stirring performances in the summer heat at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR). With everything from DC’s hottest live music, custom bikes, motorcycle clubs...



 
     
  07/26/16 - WPGC Bike Fest Ready to Rock MDIR
 
 

MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland (July 26, 2016) –The nation’s biggest motorcycle drag racing and culture event has one-upped its game. The always mega-huge WPGC Bike Fest will feature ear-splitting, eye-burning nitro bikes in full-on competition for the first time—not just a match race...



 
     
  06/28/16 - Mickey Thompson Performance Tires International Drag Bike League race coverage report
 
 

MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland (June 28, 2016) – Two of the Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL)’s most active sportsman racers were the big news of the MTC Engineering Summer Nationals on June 24-26 at Maryland International Raceway...



 
     
  06/17/16 - Mickey Thompson Performance Tires International Drag Bike League pre-race report
 
 

MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland (June 17, 2016) – After a disappointing rainout in May, the Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL) returns to action with the MTC Engineering Summer Nationals on June 24-26. And Maryland International Raceway’s new smooth, black asphalt back half...



 
     
  05/25/16 - MetalScorpio Named IDBL’s Inaugural East Coast Nationals Event Title Sponsor
 
 

MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland (May 25, 2016) – The Mickey Thompson Performance Tires International Drag Bike League ™ (IDBL) proudly announces MetalScorpio as the official event title sponsor...



 
     
  05/19/16 - Inaugural Dragbike.com All-Star Shootout is a GO
 
 

MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland (May 19, 2016) – The second Mickey Thompson Performance Tires International Drag Bike League (IDBL) event of the season will continue as planned on May 20 – 22, 2016...



 
     
  05/16/16 - Record-Breaking IDBL Show Back on Fresh Asphalt
 
 

MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland (May 16, 2016) – As if the record-breaking tarmac at Maryland International Raceway™ (MDIR) wasn’t good enough, IRG Sports + Entertainment (IRGSE) has replaced the 16 year old asphalt portions of the track since the Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL) ran there just this...



 
     
  05/3/16 - IDBL Top Fuel Shootout Dedicated to Legendary Elmer Trett
 
 

MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland (May 3, 2016) – The Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League (IDBL) is poised to do something it has never done before when it hosts an exhilarating, ground-pounding Top Fuel Import and Harley Shootout...



 
     
  05/2/16 - The 2016 IDBL Season off to a Record Setting Start
 
 

JUPITER, Florida/NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 2, 2016) – The Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League (IDBL) is poised to move to the next level by doing something it has never done before by hosting a can't-miss, exhilarating, full-field Top Fuel Motorcycle exhibition race...



 
     
  04/27/16 - IDBL Busts Open with Pro Street Records
 
 

JUPITER, Florida/NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 27, 2016) – The finest two-wheel racing surface and most organized staff are a given when the Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL) brings the world’s largest motorcycle drag racing series...



 
     
  04/22/16 - Jack Korpela joins the executive team to lead the premiere motorcycle series
 
 

JUPITER, Florida/NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 22, 2016) – IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRGSE) announced the appointment of Jack Korpela as president and general manager of the Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League (IDBL) today...



 
     
  04/21/16 - IDBL Launching Hard into 2016
 
 

MECHANICSVILLE, MARYLAND (April 19, 2016) – The world’s largest motorcycle drag racing series kicks off its 2016 season April 22-24 at Maryland International Raceway™ (MDIR) with the Pingel Spring Nationals—opener of the Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League™ (IDBL)...



 
     
  03/18/16 - MetalScorpio Named IDBL Associate Sponsor
 
 

MECHANICSVILLE, MARYLAND (March 17, 2016) – The International Drag Bike League ™ (IDBL) proudly announces MetalScorpio as the newest associate sponsor for the 2016 IDBL season...



 
       
  02/23/16 - 2016 IDBL season kicks off in two months
 
 

NEW YORK, NY (February 23, 2016) – Updated 2016 schedule; future growth plans for 2017 – The nation’s largest motorcycle drag racing series, International Drag Bike League (IDBL), kicks off its 2016 season in two short months at Maryland International Raceway (MDIR) on April 22 - 24...



 
     
  01/29/16 - 2016 IDBL Rulebook Released
 
 

The 2016 IDBL Rulebook has been posted for all classes! Everything in BLACK TYPE is the same as the 2015 rules, and anything in BLUE TYPE has been edited for 2016 rules. This will make it easier for racers to locate any changes to the 2016 rules if any changes have been made to your class...



 
     
  10/21/15 - IDBL Battle Royale to Angela, Championships to Many
 
 

The two-week delay—caused by Hurricane Joaquin—of the Mickey Thompson Tires International Drag Bike League’s 23rd annual DME Racing Fall Nationals and Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale, may have dropped Maryland International Raceway’s temperatures to bone-chilling, but the pre-Halloween on-track action was blood curdling hot.

It was no surprise that DME’s Terence Angela made the Battle Royale final on his glittering, turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa...

 
     
  10/21/15 - IDBL Records Updated
 
 

Joey Gladstone, Richard Gadson, and Terence Angela set new Orient Express Racing​ Pro Street Records with the IDBL​!

Anibal Merced​ and Rickey Gadson set new DME Racing​ Real Street records with the IDBL​!


 
     
  10/21/15 - IDBL Championship Points Updated
 
 

The 2015 IDBL Championship Points for Professional and Sportsman classes have been updated at link below. Please review and calculate your own points. In case of a discrepancy, you must email or fax a letter within 15 days after the points are posted. Send letter to Jason Miller, by email at jmiller@racemdir.com or fax to 301-884-9878. If email of fax notification is not received within 15 days after the points are posted, then point will stand as they are.

 
     
  10/18/15 - Race Results: 23rd annual DME Racing Fall Nationals
 
 

Click link below to view complete IDBL Race Results for the 23rd annual DME Racing Fall Nationals that was held at Maryland Int'l Raceway on October 16-18, 2015. 793 motorcycle drag racers attended this event and complete Race Results are found at link below...


 
     
  09/28/15 - Championships and Battle Royale Share IDBL Spotlight
 
 

The Mickey Thompson Tires International Drag Bike League returns home to Maryland International Raceway on October 16-18th to wrap up its 2015 season with what promises to be it’s largest racer participation event of the year—the 23rd annual DME Racing Fall Nationals and Orient Express Pro Street Battle Royale. Season ending championship fights share billing with MDIR’s annual $10,000-to-win Pro Street all-star race and a new twist on IDBL’s Top Fuel match race series...

 
     
  09/26/15 - IDBL Tournament of Champions Ladders
 
 

The Shinko Tires Pro E.T. Tournament of Champions race and the Brock’s Performance Street E.T. Tournament of Champions race will both be placed on a ladder. First round eliminations of the T.O.C. will start at 6pm on Saturday Night, October 3rd at Maryland International Raceway during the 23rd annual DME Racing Fall Nationals. The winners of Shinko Tires Pro E.T. and Brock’s Performance Street E.T. on October 3rd & 4th will go into the 2016 T.O.C. race...

 
     
  09/25/15 - DME Racing Real Street Rulebook Revised
 
 

DME Racing Real Street Rule Revision. Effective Immediately for DME Racing Fall Nationals. 235 lbs. & Up weight row added to chart for nitrous bikes & liter bikes. Click link below to review.




 
     
  09/22/15 - Turner vs Vantine Match Race at IDBL
 
 

Top Fuel Harley rider and current IHRA Nitro Harley points leader; Jay “The Bulldog” Turner of North Carolina is stepping in to fill Larry “The Spiderman” Mc Bride’s shoes and match race against Dave Vantine at the 23rd Annual IDBL Fall Nationals at Maryland International Raceway on Oct 3rd & 4th. Turner and Vantine will have a match race on Saturday at 4pm and 7pm, and at 1pm and 4pm on Sunday...


 
     
  09/16/15 - IDBL Championship Points Updated
 
 

The 2015 IDBL Championship Points for Professional and Sportsman classes have been updated at link below. Please review and calculate your own points. In case of a discrepancy, you must email or fax a letter within 15 days after the points are posted. Send letter to Jason Miller, by email at jmiller@racemdir.com or fax to 301-884-9878. If email of fax notification is not received within 15 days after the points are posted, then point will stand as they are.


 
     
  09/16/15 - IDBL Records Updated
 
 

Ehren Litten​ and Terence Angela​ set new Orient Express Racing​ Pro Street Records with the IDBL​!

Joseph Gladstone​, Anibal Merced​, and Tom Federici​ set new DME Racing​ Real Street records after "Real Street Record Reset" because of rule revisions with the IDBL...


 
     
  09/16/15 - IDBL Weathers Atco Drama
 
 

Plagues of rain and fire—along with hordes of high-horsepower motorcycles yearning to be freed—could not deter the Mickey Thompson Tires International Drag Bike League from completing the 46th annual Orient Express Motorcycle U.S. Nationals at New Jersey’s historic and bike-friendly Atco Dragway on September 11-13. Combine two nights of racing ‘til 1:00 am with Atco’s party atmosphere and East Coast attitude, and you have an event that none will ever forget...

 
     
  09/15/15 - Race Results: 46th annual Orient Express Motorcycle U.S. Nationals
 
 

Click link below to view complete IDBL Race Results for the 46th annual Orient Express Motorcycle U.S. Nationals that was held at Atco Dragway on September 11-13, 2015. 695 motorcycle drag racers attended this event and complete Race Results are found at link below...


 
     
  09/04/15 - IDBL Takes its Show to Atco
 
 

The world’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—the Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League—follows up the monster WPGC Bike Fest event by hitting the road to New Jersey’s historic and bike-friendly Atco Dragway for the 46th annual Orient Express Motorcycle U.S. Nationals on September 11-13. This is the longest running motorcycle drag race in the world, and with IDBL President/Promoter Jason Miller and his IDBL staff—teamed up with the Atco Dragway staff—handling the event, you know it will be done up right...

 
     
  08/28/15 - DME Racing Real Street Rulebook Revised
 
 

The DME Racing Real Street rulebook has been revised to maintain parity in competition. We have revised the rider minimum weight tables, and adjusted the wheelbase to certain combinations to bring the front runners in the class in line with the rest of the class. Click the link below to view the 2015 IDBL Rulebook for revisions. Good luck to all participants for the remainder of 2015...


 
     
  08/05/15 - Raceworks.com DVD Videos of 15th annual WPGC Bike Fest
 
 

Click link below to view the Raceworks.com DVD Video Selection for the 15th annual WPGC Bike Fest that was held at Maryland International Raceway on July 24-26, 2015.




 
     
  07/30/15 - IDBL’s WPGC Bike Fest Blows Up BIG
 
 

Maryland International Raceway’s 15th annual WPGC Bike Fest on July 24-26 blew all previous iterations of this always-big event right out of the water. It was Bike Fest on steroids as the world’s largest motorcycle drag racing series—the Mickey Thompson International Drag Bike League—held its biggest event ever. With nearly 900 racing entries and 8000 spectators, this Super Bowl of motorcycle culture went way beyond expectations...