Category Archive: 1320 Event Coverage, BangShift 1320, BangShift Galleries, Drag Races

2014 Winternationals Gallery: People and Pits Photos From The 2014 NHRA Winternationals

(Photos by Darr Hawthorne) – While the action at the drag races is always captured on the track, the story of any drag race is written in the pits. Like a great band that gains fame because of...

Bitchin’ Historic Drag Racing Photos From The Golden Age Of Action At Sanford, Maine

 (Photos from Sy Sidebotham Collection Via Bruce Wheeler) – (Editor’s note: Yesterday we ran an old drag racing movie from Sanford, Maine that was shot in the late 1950s. After seeing...

2014 NHRA Winternationals – Photos From The Explosive Opening Weekend Of The 2014 NHRA Season

(Words by Darr Hawthorne – Photos by Mike and Jeff Burghardt) – Love him or hate him, 16-time nitro funny car Champion John Force isn’t going anywhere, except down the dragstrip, 1,000...

Drag Week 2014: All The Dates, All The Tracks, All The Info You Want And Need – Photos From The Original 2005 Event HERE!

So the news broke on Saturday about what race tracks and what dates that Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week 2014 would be happening at and on. I happened to be in the car when that news came out traveling...

Rough Weekend For Tony and Cruz Pedregon At Pomona – Fire And Explosion Make For Expensive Outing

(Images from ESPN3 live stream) – It was an exciting and expensive weekend for both Cruz and Tony Pedregon as the brothers experienced some hairy mechanical failures during the freshly...

Rocket Revival: 2014 Looks Like The Year Hydrogen Peroxide Rockets Will Return To US Strips In Force

Maybe we can mark November of 2013 as the rough date that the revival of hydrogen peroxide rocket vehicles on drag strips began. It was in November that the noted French rocket motorcycle rider Eric...

Drag Art: A Fantastic High Definition Video Highlighting The Nitro Drivers Of Don Schumacher Racing

During the 2014 PRO Winter Warm Up, Chad and I weren’t the only two guys filming the action from above the track. A film crew from Oakley was there to gather footage for a series of upcoming...

Craigslist Find: This 1970 ‘Cuda Packs A Hemi, Cool Old Race Paint, And Some Giant Rear Slicks

Thanks to Chris Chenlo, we have this totally sweet ‘Cuda to show you that is currently for sale on Craigslist. The car has apparently been for sale for some time as we did some rooting around...

We Test Out The Brand New NHRA App! Live Timing From Anywhere In The World…And It’s Free!

(By Darr Hawthorne) – This weekend at the National Hot Rod Association Circle K Winternationals, NHRA officials released their latest version of a Fan App to run on iPhones and Android phones...

CLICK HERE To Watch The Wild Florida Street Outlaws Race LIVE Starting At 12PM Eastern

FYI – Due to impending rain all day tomorrow, the Florida Street Outlaws drag race will be held on Sunday rather than Saturday as planned. We are going to be bringing you all the action,...

Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week 2014 Schedule Announced

Hot Rod Magazine has announced the tracks for Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week 2014.  Now for the important stuff, the tracks! There has been rampant speculation on where the race would be held in 2014...

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...

The Island Nation Of Madagascar Has A Drag Strip And Some Pretty Fast Cars! (Video)

Most people hear the word Madagascar and probably think of the kid’s movie that shares the same name as the 4th largest island in the world. Located off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean,...

Buddy Holly + Fuel Altereds, Dragster, and Sportsman Cars Racing At Eagle Field = Another Nitro America Hit Video!

The Eagle Field Drags are an event we’ve been trying to get to for years now. The race is held on an old airfield and really is an affair that harks back to the days when the sport was about...