FREE LIVE Streaming Video From The Western States Championship TODAY!

That’s right folks, we’ll be LIVE from the Western States Championship at Sacramento Raceway ALL WEEKEND thanks to support from West Coast Architectural Sheet Metal who will be our...

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Guest Editorial: There Are Two Guaranteed Million Dollar Bracket Races In 2020 – Time To Be Concerned?

(Words by The Unknown Bracket Racer) — EDITOR’S NOTE: We’ve got lots of smart friends in the drag racing industry with interesting and thought provoking opinions to share....

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The BTE World Footbrake Challenge Is LIVE! Footbrake Wheels Up Drag Racing

If you like good old fashioned no electronics drag racing, then the BTW World Footbrake Challenge is your jam for this weekend. Held at the world famous Bristol Dragway, the World Footbrake Challenge...

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Finnegan And David Get The Nova Back Up And Running. Or Do They? And Why Doesn’t It Have Doors?

Mike Finnegan and David Newbern both made it through Drag Week 2018 but not without hurting a lot of stuff. In fact, David’s 1971 Nova finished the week with a different engine than it started...

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Watch John Hale’s One Bad Texan Funny Car Get Wrapped. Man This Is A Lot Of Work!

John Hale’s One Bad Texan Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car has been one of the more popular in nostalgia drag racing over the past few years. We’ve been lucky enough to have John spotlight...

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$525,000 To Win Bracket Race! Watch LIVE Right Now!

Today’s SFG Promotions 500 is going to be worth $525,000 to the winner! That’s a whole hell of a lot of money. In fact, it is the kind of money that can change someone’s life...

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Cool Stuff To Do That You’ll Be Sorry You Missed: A Tribute To Gassers

This posting is at the last minute, but those of you in SoCal who have nothing to do on a Saturday morning now have something awesome to do on August 2, 2014. A Gathering of Gassers is set for...

More PDRA Pro Modified Action Photos From Virginia Motorsports Park – They Were Flying In VA!

(Photos by Benoit Pigeon) – It was a historic weekend for the PDRA in Virginia with a big car count of almost 200 competition vehicles (in all categories) and some great action across the...

AMAZING! Video From The Day That Don Garlits Broke 200mph At Island Dragway – August 2, 1964

50 years ago tomorrow, Don Garlits made the first recognized 200mph drag racing pass in NHRA history. The debate will rage forever as to whether or not The Greek did it earlier in Illinois, but what...

Saturday Night Nitro: Awesome Nitro Flames, Fast Funny Cars and Jets At Famoso Raceway In Bakersfield

(Words by Darr Hawthorne – Photos by Jeff & Mike Burghardt and Zak Hawthorne) Going into the third year, Saturday Night Nitro has evolved into an awesome event for west coast funny car...

Sportsman Action From The Pits And The Strip At The NHRA Sonoma Nationals

(Photos by Jeff and Mike Burghardt) – Last weekend, the NHRA tour visited one of the more scenic spots it sees all year long at Sonoma Raceway. The sportsman racing was awesome and thanks to...

Drag Week 2014: Meet Capone, A Turbocharged, LS Powered Sleeper 1953 Chevy With Daily Driver Domination On Its Mind

(Words by Scott Brown) – I found this car about two years ago in a storage unit in Austin. The old girl had been sitting for 10 plus years. After getting it to my shop, we looked the whole...

Pro Mod Action Gallery: PDRA Racing At Virginia Motorsports Park A Heap Load Of Pro Mods Showed Up

(Words and photos by Benoit Pigeon) – This past week end was the fifth event for the PDRA and to say the least, it was a major one. In the subdivided pro mod family, an astonishing 77 cars...

Help Us Find The Panic Mouse 1955 Chevy Drag Car! It Was Last Seen 20 Years Ago!

Our buddy Jay sent us the link to a Craigslist ad last night that was posted in search of the “Panic Mouse” 1955 Chevy Gasser. Apparently this car was last seen 20 years ago in the Lake...

Predictable Move: Hellcat Challenger 001 Off Assembly To Be Auctioned At Barrett-Jackson (Charity Gets Dough, So It Is All Good)

Remember back in the good old days…like 10 years ago when new cars would come out and arrive at the dealers to be driven off by happy new owners? Remember when THAT used to be the chain of...

Holy Smokes! This 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Pro Stocker Is Completely Unrestored, Exactly As it Was Raced, And For Sale

So I have basically turned this into “Stuff For Sale Sunday” at this point but frankly, these links keep coming to me and they contain cars and trucks that are so freaking cool I have...

Meltdown Drags 2014 Coverage: Our Last Blast Of Killer Photos From The Pits – What An Event!

(Photos by Greg Rourke and Bob Chiluk) – And we have finally come to the end of a literal week of coverage from the 2014 Meltdown Drags that were held at Byron Dragway in Illinois. We’ve...

Someone In England Has Built A Rolls Royce Turbine Powered Mini-Van – You Can Buy It, You Should Buy It

In this situation, there’s only one tactful and polite thing to do and that is to buy this Renault van with a Rolls Royce Viper turbine mounted in the back. The van is for sale in England, the...

Meltdown Drags 2014 Coverage: More Cool Iron And Thrash Photos From The Pits At Byron Dragway

(Photos by Bob Chiluk and Greg Rourke) – Our week of Meltdown Drags 2014 coverage continues with more photos from the pit scene at Byron Dragway in Illinois. We know of people who took a full...

Watch A Blindingly Quick And Highly Modified Kubota Tractor Beat The Pants Off A Modified Diesel Pickup At The Strip In Thailand

We’ve showed you more than one drag racing video from Thailand over the years here at BangShift and that’s because they have a vibrant scene there with all kinds of worked up stuff. From...