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Author Archive: Darr Hawthorne

NHRA Motorsports Museum Twilight Cruise Features Willys Round-Up!

October’s Twilight Cruise at the Pomona Fairplex-based NHRA Motorsports Museum featured a salute the classic gasser and street machine; the Willys – in their yearly Willys Round-Up.   The...

Daniels Wins Fourth U.S. Nationals Mopar HEMI Challenge In A Row!

(Photos by Mike Burghardt) – The hugely popular Mopar HEMI Challenge at the U.S. Nationals continued again this year with 16 of the drag racing’s best period SS/AH Hemi Darts and Cuda’s,...

Billy Morris Wild Top End Ride In “Problem Child” Camaro at Spokane!

(Video by Darr Hawthorne) Billy “the Kid” Morris is in his second season driving a nitro funny car in the NHRA Heritage Series and United Nitro Funny Cars events. He was voted Legends of Nitro...

Jeff Arend, Mendy Fry, Dan Hix & Jeremy Hanger Take Nightfire Nationals Titles!

(Photos by Kim Fowler, Sandra Alberti and Darr Hawthorne) – The 48thPepsi Nightfire Nationals, held at Firebird Raceway, has an incredible history, but the New family, track owners don’t rest...

Jeff Arend & Mendy Fry Qualify #1 – Both Nitro Racers Victorious At NHRA Holley Hot Rod Reunion!

(Photos by Lou Hart) – The 17th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion came to an exciting conclusion Saturday as champions were crowned and winning racecars headed to the Winners Circle  ...

The Little Drag Strip That Does It – Barona’s Nitro Night 3!

(Photos by Peter Leibig) – Barona Drag Strip’s Nitro Night 3 has become a much awaited for event at the track in the hills north of San Diego. It’s an eighth mile carved out of the...

Summertime At The OPGI Car Show Series – We’ve got the Chevys!

(Photos by Roger Rohrdanz) – Summer is here in Southern California and if you cannot find a dozen car shows, autocross, drag races, sprint car races or short track late models, you’re not looking...

24th Toyotafest – Welcoming Any Generation Of Toyota, Lexus & Scions!

There’s an interest group or car club that’ll cover just about any vehicle, truck or bike – Import or Domestic. The growing interest in restoring Japanese cars spawned Motor Trend TV show;...

Ryan Hodgson’s Pacemaker Wins UNFC Nitro Season Opener At Tucson Dragway Reunion!

(Photos by Bob and Ginger Snyder) – The United Nitro Funny Car Championship series, presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports held the first round of their five-race series over the weekend as...

Four Times The Power At Vegas Four-Wides As Mike Salinas Wins First – Huge Gallery Of Photos!

  (Photos by Jeff and Mike Burghardt) – Mike Salinas picked up his first career NHRA win Sunday at the 20th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas...

Drag Coverage: Middendorf Gets First Win At Funny Car Chaos In Denton, Texas! – ACTION PHOTOS HERE!

(Photos by Bob Snyder) – Funny Car Chaos started off the 2019 season over the weekend in Denton, Texas with a couple dozen funny cars with vintage bodies, late model bodies and some who...

Final Gallery Of Fuel Cars From The 50th Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals!

The landmark 2019 50th Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals provided a wealth of great photography from the event, this a the final photo gallery with some cool shots from BANGShift.com contributor Sandra...

Chrysler Spring Festival of LX With Modern Mopar Muscle And Shine!

The 14th Mopar Spring Festival of LX gathered at historic Pomona Raceway over the weekend, bringing together owners of modern Dodge and Chrysler vehicles. In addition to the stately Chrysler 300 and...

35th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals – Epic Sportsman Gallery!

(Photos by Jeff and Mike Burghardt) – The past weekend was filed with weather delays at the 35th annual Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park,...