Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, BangShift 1320, BangShift News

Drag Racing Legend Bob Bartel Passes – Opened Cordova, Founded World Series of Drag Racing, Huge influence On Sport’s Direction

(Bret Kepner) – Robert J. “Bob” Bartel will forever be known by some as the man who built Quad City Drag Strip in the tiny hamlet of Cordova, Illinois. To others, he was the creator of...

NHRA Time Machine: Watch The 1988 NHRA Fallnationals From Phoenix – A Duel In The Desert

This weekend, the NHRA tour returns to Wildhorse Pass Motorsports Park outside of Phoenix, Arizona for the NHRA Arizona Nationals. This race is always a good one and with a historically cool forecast...

IHRA Announces Summit Sportsman Spectacular Race Schedule – Big Bucks, Double Race Weekends, More

While the IHRA may be out of the professional drag racing business, they are very much still in the sportsman drag racing business and the release of the finalized Summit Sportsman Spectacular...

Five Minutes Of Mayhem: Here’s a Lights Out 9 Footage Reel That’s Non-Stop Action, Carnage, and Craziness

Nope, no one flew. I mean, the cars flew in the figurative sense at Lights Out 9 but not in the literal sense as they have in years past. That being said, it isn’t to discount the fact that...

Update: Major Progress Being Made At Santa Pod – Entire Surface Being Replaced With Concrete – Many Tracks Upgrading

There’s a simple theory of economics that depends on the crane business. See, when people are building or renting cranes it means that there’s investment being made. That could be in high...

Radial Tires To The Front: Lights Out 9 Photo Coverage From The Staging Lanes And The Pits

(Photos by the Author) – It is the most arduous, weird, wild, awesome, and out of control drag race that I attend every year. There are so many people and so many cars wedged into South...

Watch Lights Out 9 LIVE Right Here – MotorManiaTv Broadcast Continues At 10am Today!

It’s baaaaaack! That’s right, this is the spot that you’ll be watching from to see the most insane, fast, wild, and weird drag race of them all. Lights Out 9 kicks off tonight at...

Rocky Mountain Race Week 2018 Registration Starts Today! Join The Coolest Drag Racing Road Trip On Earth!

We’ve done Drag Week, Rocky Mountain Race Week, Power Tour, and a jillion other road trips so many times we can’t count how many times we’ve been across this wonderful land behind...

2018 NHRA Winternationals Photo Coverage: More Stock and Super Stock Wheelie Action To Enjoy

(Photos by Wes Allison) – It is kind of ironic that one of the biggest NHRA events of the year is followed by the biggest small tire drag race in the world with Lights Out 9. Why is it ironic?...

Watch JR Pines Epic Bumper Dragging Round Win At Lights Out 8 – Lights Out 9 Continues Today

Today in Valdosta, Georgia Lights Out 9 No Escape continues. After a day of relatively tame testing yesterday teams will hammer the throttle and try to better their setups before starting qualifying...

2018 NHRA Winternationals: A Guest Gallery From The Talented Burghardt Boys!

(Photos by Mike and Jeff Burghardt) – Photography is an interesting thing, right? I mean, most of us have the ability to aim a device at something and “make” a picture but...

2018 NHRA Winternationals Super Stock Action Photos: From Cobra Jets To Olds Calais We’ve Got Them!

(Photos by Wes Allison) – You know that you’re on the west coast when you are announcing super stock and the vaunted letters SS/VX come up on the screen. That means Super Stock...

Bucks Up: Holley EFI Puts Up Big Money In Creation Of Factory Super Car Holley EFI 7-Second Club – Who Will Do It First?

Well this should be good! Holley has stepped up and created the Holley EFI 7-second club for NMCA Factory Super Car racers. The club will consist of the first 5-drivers to break the 7-second mark in...

Watch Ron Clark Suffer A Massive Wreck In Bugzilla That Kicked Off Lights Out 8

The first pair at Lights Out 8 on Wednesday night was set to be a fun one. A tandem of cars that summarize the reason so many people love this style of drag racing. A VW Bug with a blown small block...