Category Archive: 1320 NHRA News, BangShift Galleries, DRAG RACES, Drag Races, Event Coverage

Event Coverage: NHRA Full Throttle Spring Nationals…500+ Photos of Wheels Up Action!

It’s Spring in Texas and that means the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series is in full swing at Houston Raceway Park, where the 2012 NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Spring Nationals is tearing...

NHRA Pro Stock Sneak Peek Photo: Greg Anderson’s New Camaro is Almost Ready

Check it out folks, Greg Anderson’s new Camaro NHRA Pro Stocker is almost ready for it’s debut! Well, not quite, but it looks almost ready according the photo we have! RJ Race Cars is...

Traxxas Race Day: Kids get in FREE at NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at ZMax, RC Funny Cars, and More

Traxxas,The Fastest Name in Radio Control, not only has the baddest RC cars on earth, but has stepped up in a big way as the title sponsor on Courtney Force’s Fuel Funny Car and has a killer...

Ron Capps Gets a New Crew Chief: Rahn Tobler to turn the screws after restructuring at Don Schumacher Racing.

BROWNSBURG, Ind. – Rahn Tobler has been named crew chief for the NAPA AUTO PARTS Funny Car of Ron Capps effective immediately, team owner Don Schumacher announced Wednesday. Tim Richards...

Massey, Anderson, and Force Claim NHRA Winternationals Titles – See All of Our Coverage Here!

The 2012 NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals are complete and three familiar names have found their way into the winner’s circle this year. In Top Fuel, Spencer Massey fended off...

Traxxas Sponsorship Brings Back $100,000 Top Fuel and Funny Car Shootouts!

While we were working the annual MPMC show here in Los Angeles, just down the road in Glendora, the NHRA was dropping a huge news bomb and for once in recent memory, it was good news! It turns out...

Chad and Brian’s 2012 NHRA Top Fuel Predictions

The off-season between Del Worsham’s 2011 NHRA Top Fuel Championship win and 2012 pre-season testing has been a crazy one.  The face of Top Fuel has changed quite a bit over the last several...

Car Feature: Renteria Brothers’ 2,000-Horsepower, 6-second, 4-door, ’65 Plymouth Valiant

Normally you would consider a four-door 1965 Plymouth Valiant to be a family car, but normal doesn’t begin to describe the Renteria Brothers or their bitchin’ ’65 Valiant race car....

Car Feature: Jim Sartori’s 10-Second, Aluminum FE Powered 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe

If the guys bootleggin’ moonshine back in the day got their mitts on Jim Sartori’s 1940 Ford, they never would have been caught. Thanks to power from an all-aluminum, 485ci Ford FE motor...

Best of BangShift 2010: Up Close and Personal With Carl Tasca’s 2010 Mustang Cobra Jet

When we heard that 2010 Cobra Jet #27 (of 50) was at Tube Chassis Designz for the installation of a parachute, we dropped everything and headed over to check out the car. The 2010 edition of the...

Car Feature Re-Run: 10-second, Pump Gas, Big-Block Chevy Powered 1970 Buick Skylark

Throw your nitrous away and leave your turbo at the door. Tom Spinella’s 1970 Buick, powered by a 489ci big-block Chevy, cruises at 65 mph and nearly runs 9s on 93 octane straight out of the...

300 Photos from the 2010 LA Roadsters fathers Day Show

It was a big weekend for retro events! In the East there was the National Hot Rod Reunion, and our West was the 46th Annual L.A. Roadsters Fathers Day show at Fairplex in Pomona, California. The L.A....

Video and Feature Story: Larry Larson’s 6-Second Drag Week Nova Cruising the Vegas Strip

Last week we brought you video of Larry Larson’s incredible, Hot Rod Drag Week winning 1966 Nova running its first ever 6-second pass at the The Strip in Las Vegas, which is amazing for a...