Episode 144, in which we blast 1/8th of a mile with Elyse McKinnon

Yellow … yellow … yellow … GREEN!

Drag racing is over so fast it’s sometimes hard to know what really happened, but that’s something Elyse McKinnon has gotten used to. She regularly races her highly modified BMW S 1000 RR on drag tracks all over the country, relying on not just her experience and skill, but her dedicated team of supporters. Find out how and why she does this thanks to our guest hosts Shawn Thomas and Louise Powers.

Elyse getting ready to tear down the track.

You can connect with Elyse on the McKinnon Motorsports website, or follow her exploits on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.


In the news, we look at the continuing hot market for both new and used motorcycles—except maybe for Harley-Davidson—and Harley’s new X 400, the culmination of their partnership with Hero Motocorp in India. Speaking of India, we take a look at what’s going on with Ola Electric.

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