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Author Archive: Darr Hawthorne

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,...

Weather Clears For Hot Action At NHRA Arizona Nationals!

(Photos by Bob Snyder, Video courtesy NHRA Communications) – Dodging torrential rains and freezing temperatures, the second event of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series concluded...

Improving Weather For 35th Annual NHRA Arizona Nationals Eliminations!

(Photos by Sandra Alberti and Bob Snyder) – Weather is improving for eliminations for the 35th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. The 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag...

Cold And Wet Weather Welcomes NHRA Arizona Nationals Racers!

(Photos by Big Bob Snyder, Sandra Alberti, Jeff and Mike Burghardt) – More cold, freezing temperatures met the Professional classes at the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals at...

Setting Up The 35th Annual NHRA Arizona Nationals – Before Burning Nitro!

NHRA’s 2019 Mello Yello drag racing season began a couple of weeks ago with the Pomona Winternationals where Doug Kalitta, Robert Hight and Bo Butner grabbed the Wallys for their efforts in the PRO...

Kalitta, Hight And Butner Start The NHRA Mello Mello Season With Wins At Winternationals!

(Photos by Mike & Jeff Burghardt and Sandra Alberti) – It was a long weekend and a Monday to complete the season-opening 59th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented...

Sunday Washout At 59th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals – Monday Eliminations At Pomona!

(Photos by Mike Burghardt) – Sunday was mostly a washout at the 59th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, but for the first six pair of Top Fuel Dragsters who managed to complete their first round...

59th Winternationals Bonus – #1 Nitro Qualifiers Real Interview!

Saturday evening at Auto Club Pomona Raceway is a relief for drag racers after four competitive rounds of qualifying over two days for the 59th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by...

NHRA Winternationals Friday Pro Gallery Action – Right Here!

(Photos by Jeff and Mike Burghardt) – NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series kicked off 2019 with two qualifying rounds on Friday, with defending Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence...