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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Milan Dragway Dropped by IHRA, Now Sanctioned by NHRA

Milan Dragway, which was jettisoned last week by the IHRA for as yet undisclosed reasons, has signed a sanctioning agreement with the NHRA and will now abide by its rules and regulations. If you are...

Scorpion Performance May Buy Crane Cams

Thanks to BigBlockRanger on our message boards, it’s been brought to our attention that News-JournalOnline.com is reporting that Scorpion Performance is negotiating to buy the remnants of Crane...

Check It Out: ClunkBucket.com

Mike Bumbeck is our friend. More importantly though, Mike Bumbeck is a crazy person with a new website we want you to check out. Bumbeck is a talented writer, lover of the nostalgia drags, freelancer...

Book Review: John Force: The Straight Story of Drag Racing’s 300-MPH Superstar

When we first cracked the cover of this book, John Force: The Straight Story of Drag Racing’s 300-mph Superstar by Erik Arneson, we admittedly had low expectations because frankly, John Force...

Tata Nano: Tiny $2,000 Car to See Indian Roads by July

The little Tata Nano, a new car that will retail for less than $2,000 brand new, is set to cruise Indian roads in July according to a story by Reuters. Parent company Tata has been struggling as of...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: Attention in the Pits!

Attention in the pits! Drag Racing Hall of Fame announcer (and BangShift.com forum member) Jon Lundberg is credited with making that phrase standard operating procedure for every drag racing...

Barnstormin’: Smog Motors in the Mist

I and the “intrepid companion,” my two year old son Tom, have had a couple well documented adventures since he’s been able to walk around and make noises resembling words. Car...

Some Impact! Brand Driving Suits No Longer NHRA Approved

There has been an announcement made by the NHRA that it will no longer accept certain Impact Racing Products drivers suits due to safety concerns. Apparently the suits in question do not meet the...

eBay Pick of the Week: 1972 Pantera

DeTomaso Panteras hold a cool spot in the gearhead pantheon of coolness. They are a great marriage of sleek Italian styling and good old American brute force. There are several of them currently for...

Monday Time Killer: Pontiac Heaven

Steve Barcak is a self-described Pontiac extremist and his website certainly lives up that claim. This is truly a slice of internet heaven for fans of GM’s “excitement” brand, even...

Shocker! IHRA Drops Sanction of Two Former National Event Facilities

The IHRA has announced, albeit quietly, that it has dropped the sanction of two facilities where national events had been held. San Antonio Raceway and Milan Dragway are no longer IHRA sanctioned...

It Came From the Fab Shop: The Speculative Disc-Brake Shield

(By Loren Krussow) – Many people are familiar with the term “spec house.” When a home builder has extra time or capacity they may, without an order on the books, speculatively construct a...

Racepak for the Masses!

It’s pretty safe to say that the most widely known data acquisition hardware and software in the world of drag racing is Racepack. Hell, Dale Armstrong was one of the founding fathers of the...

CraigsList Pick of the Week: Big-Ass Texas Suburban

We’re headed deep into the heart of Texas this week for a massive Chevy Suburban mud bogger. Long story short, it’s a 1987 Suburban 4×4 sitting on 2.5-ton Rockwell axles front and...