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The Racetrack At 57 Gunnville Rd. – A History Of Lancaster Dragway And Why It Needs To Be Saved

(Words by  Rob Kozak – Photos Rob Kozak Collection) - Originally a 1/2 mile dirt oval, the race track at 57 Gunnville Rd. in Lancaster, New York opened its doors on May 30, 1959.  What is...

Racing A Fiat 500 Around An Indoor Go Kart Track Looks Like More Fun Than We Can Describe

K1 Speed is a large, multi-state chain of indoor go karting facilities that guys like us love to hang out at. There’s few things more entertaining in the winter than escaping for an afternoon...

Super Stock In Slow Motion: Three Minutes Of Wheels Up Launches In Slow Mo – Interesting Video!

Fun fact for you to know and share. Drag racing announcers usually fight about certain categories to be on the microphone for. Super stock happens to be right up close to the top of that list. Why?...

Rally At The Ridge Car Show: Burnouts, Exotics, Pro Street, Cruising And More – New Photos From The Show

(Photos by Mike Brooks) - Yesterday we showed you the first batch of photos Mike Brooks shot at the Rally at the Ridge car show and today we bring you the second load. This was one heck of a show in...

The Results Are In! See Who Won The Myriad Of Events At The 2014 Holley LS Fest – Drags, Autocross, Dyno, Car Show, More!

One of the events I look forward to working each year now is the Holley LS Fest at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Having attended this shindig for a few years now, it has been really...

See The Nasty V. Gaines Pro Stock Wreck At zMax Through The Amazing Lens Of Mark Rebilas

(Photos by Mark Rebilas) - Yesterday we showed you the video of V. Gaines suffering one of the worst wrecks in recent Pro Stock history. The car got loose at the top end of the track, got into the...

Drag Week 2014: Justin Oney’s Photo Diary – Day One Registration At Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park

(Photos by Justin Oney/1Y Automotive Photography) - Justin Oney was on Drag Week with our pal Rick Gurrero of Rick’s Tanks fame and through the week he blasted a ton of spectacular photos...

Hellcat Might Be Severely Underrated And More Mopar Rumors

Before I begin, let me first lead in with a caveat: Most of this is rumor and speculation. However, rumor and speculation have two benefits: it creates discussion and input, and the pressure of...

This 1957 Newsreel Clip Of The 500-Mile USCA Stock Car Race At Trenton, New Jersey Has Fantastic Footage – The Cars Rule

By 1957 the idea of a 500-mile stock cars race was not exactly a new one as the first 500-miler had been contested back in 1950 but they were still a relative rarity and one being held in New Jersey...

This Six Foot Long Land Speed Car Is A Piece Of Art Constructed Totally Of Cast Off Junk – Incredible

Thanks to BangShift reader Elky Guy we have this incredible piece of automotive art to show you. Built from junk, spare parts, and stuff laying around, the item is being listed as a “Speed...

Off-Roading Greatness: The Upper Damnation Trail In Harlan, Kentucky

Summer is starting to slip away to Fall, and it’s a great time to go out to the woods. But what is there to do in the woods? For starters, there’s off-roading. Temperatures are cooler,...

Australian Burnout Failure: Valiant Effort, Indeed

Australian burnout rules are simple: High revs, lots of smoke, and don’t let up until you or your car is done. Unfortunately for Mike Roycroft, the owner of this Valiant, the car decided it had...

Forgotten Concept: 1970 AMC AMX/3

American Motors never had a really decent budget to work with. Parts were shared, engines were limited, and if the company didn’t make it they sourced it from other manufacturers. But AMC did...

Watch Two Gentlemen Have A Spirited Disagreement At The Conclusion Of A Spectator Drags Race

Spectator drags at circle track events are the motorized equivalent of an organized bar fight. The combatants are never evenly matched, they are normally lacking the skills to make the thing...