Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, BangShift 1320

Drag Week Reader Build: This Boosted, Coyote Powered Mercury Capri Makes 900hp At The Tire And Eats Clutches

The Mercury Capri is a Fox-body that lots of people seem to either forget about or write off. Yes, the looks weren’t quite as good as the Fox-body Mustang, but there are less of them around,...

Sad News: “Clay” Jones, Vice-President Of Beech Bend Raceway Passes At Age 42

Exceptionally sad news to report today as Darren “Clay” Jones, the son of Beech Bend Raceway Park owner Dallas Jones, vice-president of the track and the amusement park, and all around...

Sunoco To Become Official Fuel Of NHRA In 2015

  In what was undoubtedly a surprise to VP Race Fuels, the current Official Fuel Supplier of the NHRA, the Glendora-based sanctioning body, announced a ten-year deal for Sunoco to become an...

Radial Revenge Tour Tulsa Raceway Park – Small Tire Warfare In Oklahoma

(Words and photos by Brad Klaassen) – The popularity of small radial shod drag cars is spreading across the nation like green grass sprouting in the Spring and that’s no exception here in the...

Our Last Blast Of Ford Drag Perfection From The 2014 FE Race And Reunion – Until Next Year!

Well, this is officially it. We’re through all of the awesome photos that Joe Grippo sent us from the 2014 FE Race and Reunion which was held about a week ago at Beaver Springs Dragway in...

Watch Don Garlits Make Runs In The SR-37 Electric Dragster From All Angles

As we have been reporting, Don Garlits and the SR-37 Quest team have been active over the last few days making test passes for the first time just days ago. While the team did not clip 200mph yet,...

More Sweet, Sweet FE Photos From The 2014 FE Race And Reunion – Beaver Springs, Dragway

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – We’re almost out of Joe Grippo photos from the 2014 FE Race and Reunion at Beaver Springs Dragway and that’s a shame because we have loved picking through...

High School Drags With 16X Champ John Force At Auto Club Dragway

Jeff Burghardt photo   Local drag racing is evolving.  For much of the last two decades your local track survived on hundreds of Super category racers and bracket programs.  They all need cash...

Garlits Falls Short Of 200 On First Day of Testing – Second Session Should Yield Double Century Runs

A couple of days ago Don Garlits and and the SR-37 Questn team descended on Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida to attempt to break the 200mph (quarter mile) barrier in an all electric, battery...

Reader Drag Week Whips – How About A 1954 Chevy And A 1974 Opel Manta To Sum Up Daily Driver?

Here are two cars that will be part of the near 130 car field in the Daily Driver class at Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week 2014. They are wildly different and pretty much sum up the coolness that is daily...

UPDATE Breaking News: Garlits Attempting To Break 200 MPH Barrier On Batteries RIGHT NOW!

Update 3:30pm Eastern Time: On the third run with the dragster the power shut off unexpectedly at half track. The crew says that early numbers show that it would have easily been a 200 mph run, but a...

BangShifter Creates Drag Week “Scholarship” And Awards It To First Time Competitor – This Is Super Cool

In one of the coolest things to come out of the BangShift forums since their inception in 2008, multi-time Drag Week racer Kerby Suhre decided that since he wasn’t going to be able to make the...

Doorslammer Gallery: Pro Modifieds At The 2014 NHRA O’Reilly Spring Nationals

(Photos By Charles Wickam) – Yesterday I told you how awesome the Pro Modified class was at the 2014 NHRA O’Reilly Spring Nationals and today we’re showing you through the great...

Race Gallery: The 2014 FE Race And Reunion At Beaver Springs Dragway – Some Of The Coolest FE Powered Cars In The Country Showed Up

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – Joe Grippo has been on fire this spring, traveling all over the place and hitting more events than we have hit ourselves this year. From his trip down to the Carolinas...