Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, BangShift 1320

Funny Car Legend Pat Minick Has Died – Famed Driver Of The Chi-Town Hustler

In what will likely be a continuing theme in 2017, we’re sad to announce the passing of a true drag racing legend. Pat Minick, the original driver of the Chi-Town Hustler and a fine man has...

Second 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon Teaser Video Reveals Weight Loss – 200lbs Worth?

Dodge has released the second in a promised multi-week campaign of teaser videos leading up to the public debut of the 2018 Challenger Demon at the New York Auto Show in April. This beastly car has...

“Stevie Fast” Jackson Entered To Compete In NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Series For 2017 – Huge!

In what could be the biggest news of the NHRA off season and certainly the biggest news in the world of the J&A Service Pro Mod Series, “Stevie Fast” Jackson has committed to running...

Crazy Video: Watch The Terrifying Ken Cruz Stuck Throttle Crash From The 2014 US Street Nationals

I’m about ready to chew through a leather strap I am so ready for racing season to get started. Yeah, the nostalgia guys and girls got cranking last weekend in Phoenix but the door slammer...

BANGshift To Provide First Time LIVE Streaming Video Coverage Of The Coffeyville Street Drags In 2017

When Justin and the guys from the Coffeyville Street Drags reached out to us and said they wanted to know if we might be interested in coming to cover the Coffeyville Street Drags in 2017, our...

Take A Tour Of The New 22,000 sq/ft, $10-Million Don Schumacher Racing Machine Shop

We’re a long, long way from the days of TV Tommy Ivo assembling his top fuel dragster in the garage attached to his house, aren’t we? This video will show what it takes to run at the...

Strip Trip: We Visit A Quarter Mile Drag Strip On The Island Of Aruba – Raceway Park Palo Marga

Recently, my wife Kerri and I spent a few days in Aruba with some friends of ours for a little R&R before race season gets cranked up and I become a ghost at the house. The island is an amazing...

The Nitro Road Tour Continues: Nostalgia A/Fuel Adventure Part 2

(Words and photos by Brad Klaassen) – You ramble across the open road, race car in tow praying for a good trip with no breakdowns or blowouts thinking about what waits once you finally reach...

Keith Berry To List Entire Racing Operation For Sale -Famed Corvette Right Down To The Firesuit

(Photo credit: Steve Baur/Fastest Street Car Magazine) – In news that the drag racing world did not see coming on Tuesday, Keith Berry has announced that his entire racing operation is for...

Ride Along IN The Awesome Boss Bird Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car As It Runs 6.02 With Pontiac Power!

The nostalgia nitro funny car world is interesting. For as many teams as there are on the west coast trying to run 5.50s with all of their killer parts, there are teams dotted across the country...

2017 Okie Nitro Tour: Follow Along With The Grand Prix Racing Nostalgia A/Fuel Team

(Words and photos by Brad Klaassen) – Many drag racing fans go to an event and see all the on track excitement and think, man that’s really cool. I want to do that too! Little do they...

Maxton Memories: A BangShifter Remembers His First Trip To The Former Home Of The ECTA In Maxton, North Carolina

(Words by Jake Nicolas) – I’ll never remember exactly how I found out about the Maxton Mile. It could have been from a local drag racing regular at the auto parts store, or from my boss...

Ride Along With Larry Larson And His Wife Sherry As They Make A Run In The Nova Down Under

This video has plenty of stuff you are used to seeing. Larry Larson in the driver’s seat, those familiar Lenco levers coming through the floor, and a jungle gym of tubing behind his head. There...

Craig Breedlove Suing Museum Of Science and Industry For Alleged Damage To Original Spirit Of America – $395,000 Worth!

Craig Breedlove and his historic, land speed record busting Spirit Of America are back in the news again but for very different reasons than you may expect. Breedlove is suing the Museum of Science...