Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, 1320 Event Coverage, 1320 Gallery, BangShift 1320

TX2K17: Photos From The Pits Of A Packed Royal Purple Raceway in Texas

(Photos by Jacob Marshall) – The latest running of the famed TX2K series, the aptly named TX2K17 was held last weekend in Baytown, Texas at Royal Purple Raceway and the place was filled with...

Watch The Really Close Call That Stevie Fast and Sidnei Frigo Had At The Gatornationals

There were a few close calls during the J&A Service Pro Mod class last weekend during the 2017 Amalie Oil Gatornationals but thankfully no overt wreckage was recorded. The craziest of them all...

Happy 3/22! Today’s The Day We Celebrate The Little 322ci Buick Nailhead V8 Engine

The little Buick 322ci engine was the first  in a line of engines that Buick introduced during the 1953 model year. The Fireball V8 had many of the same design features that were seen in other...

Watch This (Claimed) Stock Rebuild L78 396 Engine Make A Dyno Pull – Guess What It Made For Power?

The L78 was Chevrolet’s big power engine for a few of the most pivotal years of the muscle car era. Between 1966 and 1969, the L78 was the engine you optioned if you wanted the baddest...

Watch NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Andie Rawlings Hang Onto Her Bike After Making Wall Contact

NHRA Pro Stock motorcycle racer Andie Rawlings was happy to be getting a top end interview for the TV show on Friday at the event but the circumstances were not what they were looking for. Rawlings,...

This Turbo Ford-Powered Jeep Doesn’t Have Wheelie Bars, Does Have Grunt, And Hustles Without A Roof!

There is precedent for seeing a killer Jeep on a dragstrip…just off-hand, we come up with the Holy Toledo Jeepster and LSX Willys, for examples. But that doesn’t mean that they are common...

Hilarious: Watch This Aussie Drag Racing Fan Experience Top Fuel For The First Time – Video

There’s nothing like seeing a top fuel car in person for the first time as the Aussie drag racing fan in the videos below found out. In 2015 NHRA ran a program called #BaptsimbyNitro and what...

Drag Video: Autofest 2000 Highlights – The Greatest Financial Calamity In Drag Racing History Caught On Tape

It was supposed to be the event to end all events. The drag race to end all drag races. The race promoter and the track officials at Palm Beach International Raceway (Then Moroso Raceway) girded...

Money No Object: This 1987 Pontiac Firebird Has Us Thinking Bad Thoughts!

There is only one reason why this 1987 Pontiac Firebird caught my eye, and it goes straight to childhood. I had a toy car when I was little…I remember that it was a third-gen Firebird body, it...

Before Bonneville: More Intense, Fun, and Interesting Images From Ormond Beach 1905-1910

We’re back with another installment of Before Bonneville, a look at the world of land speed trials held on Florida’s Ormond beach for years before someone ever thought to turn a wheel on...

First AWD and First GT-R In The Sixes! AMS Performance’s Alpha G Nissan GT-R Kills It At TX2K17!

6.937@196.27 MPH, with the engine not playing along once it hit fifth gear. The achievement that Diamonds By Wire Racing and AMS Performance earned at TX2K17 has been a long time coming, not just for...

Watch Allen Johnson Suffer an Insane Pro Stock Wreck At The 1999 Gatornationals – He Walked Away (somehow)

NHRA Pro Stock is one of those classes where not much happens…until it does. In this case the guy the stuff was happening to was pro stock racer Allen Johnson and the devilish aerodynamics of...

Happy 3/18 – Let’s Celebrate The Chrysler 318, The 318 Poly, and One Other 318ci Mill You May Not Think About

Ah yes, 3/18 the day we look back at the venerable 318ci Chrysler small block, the 318ci Chrysler Polyspheric, and a diesel engine that is not necessarily known for its displacement but more for the...

Watch This Turbo Corvair Powered Sand Dragster Make Wheels Up, Sub 3-Second Runs While Throwing Rooster Tails

We have showed you hot rodded Corvair engines previously running on the dyno and in hot street cars but this may be the wildest application of GM flat six power we have seen anywhere. Using an older...