Category Archive: 1320 Drag News

UPDATE: Capps Suffers Massive Explosion At NHRA Winternationals Qualifying VIDEO!

Minutes ago, Ron Capps completed a 4.01-second nitro funny car lap to grab the number two qualifying position at the 2014 NHRA Winternationals but for obvious reasons he was not all smiles in the...

We Salute Malcolm Durham, Drag Racing’s First Black Superstar And #48 On NHRA’s Top 50 Driver’s List

February is Black History Month, which got us thinking about men and women of color who have had an impact in racing. The first name that came to our minds is a legend in the sport of drag racing,...

Want A Job In Drag Racing? NHRA’S Division 5 Is Hiring A Division Services Coordinator!

Love drag racing? Work you ass off at a local track and yearn for a shot to do it full time instead of just on the weekends? The NHRA’s Division V may have the opportunity that you are looking...

Huge News: Dragway 42 Hires Aaron Polburn In Consulting Role As Consultant Of Stuff – Cue Madness!

Well, holy smokes! Dawn Mazi-Hovsepian was the first to alert us to the fact that Ohio’s Dragway 42 has hired Aaron Polburn in a consulting role to work with the track in doing stuff like...

Two Time AHRA Pro Stock Champion Ken Dondero Has Died – Noted Driver For Grumpy Jenkins

UPDATE: Our friend Dave Wallace Jr. knew Ken Dondero, and sent out an email to all of his friends that included Ken’s obituary and words written by Dave himself. After reading the words written...

Top Secret Drag Tech: Toyota Racing Racing Has An Interesting New Device For Measuring Track Grip!

The photo below was taken yesterday on the starting line of Palm Beach International Raceway and it shows an interesting device that was being used, maybe for the first time in public, by the fellow...

Photos: Coverage From Tulsa Raceway Park’s Mickey Thompson Shootout Series

(Photos Brad Klaasen) This past weekend’s Mickey Thompson Shootout Series at Tulsa Raceway Park was huge, and yet it was only a third of the racing going on! Yep, it was a triple header weekend...

Boise-Bakersfield Blitz Funny Car Series Round 2: Dan Horan Jr. Still Owns The Points Lead

“Words and Photos by Darr Hawthorne” BOISE-BAKERSFIELD BLITZ: SECOND RACE IN SERIES, HORAN JR. REMAINS TOP POINTS EARNER POMONA, Calif. – Prolong(r) Super Lubricants continues to...

Event Gallery: Gasser Greatness From Knoxville Dragway’s Gasser Shootout

Gassers rule. Solid axles, nose high stance, wild names, and crazy drivers. That’s what gassers are all about, and thanks to RevFoto we’ve got some cool shots from the recent Knoxville...

Drag Gallery: Maple Grove Mega Mopar Action Weekend — All Strip Action All The Time!

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – This is our final dispatch of bitchin’ Joe Grippo photos from the 2013 Mega ¬†Mopar Action weekend at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pennsylvania. No car show or...

Gallery: Mega Mopar Action Weekend 2013 Maple Grove – Car Show And Strip Action!

(Words and Photos by Joe Grippo) – The Mega Mopar Action Series returned to Maple Grove Raceway for its third annual visit to the venerable Pennsylvania race facility. And it was a good one....

Bonus Photos From The Holley National Hot Rod Reunion At Beech Bend

BangShift.com is proud to announce that we have another new contributor! The gang from RevFoto are diehard carjunkies just like us and asked if they might be able to share their photos with our...

Gallery: The 2013 NHRA New England Nationals – One Last Blast Of Photos From The Track, Pits, and Roof!

(Photos by RichardPasley.com) – We have to thank Richard Pasley of Richard Pasley Photography for sending us some fantastic photos from the 2013 Uni-Select Auto Parts NHRA New England Nationals...

NHRA Coverage: Uni-Select Auto Parts New England Nationals — SUNDAY RESULTS

It is go time for the inaugural Uni-Select NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway in Epping, New Hampshire this weekend and BangShift is here. Not only are our stickers slatered on cars...