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

He’s Back: Shawn Langdon Will Wheel Connie Kalitta Tuned DHL Top Fuel Dragster In 2020 NHRA Action

The speculation has been out there for a couple of months but we need speculate no more as Kalitta Motorsports has announced their driver lineup for 2020. Shawn Langdon who has been driving the...

Tom Bailey Destroys Street Car Record – 5.773/259.66 – Bring On 260-mph!

Know what Tom Bailey did after running 5.77/259.66 in the quarter mile at Bradenton Motorsports Park? He drove down the street in the same car to snag lunch for he and Steve Morris. Bailey has taken...

Watch This Pontiac Wheelie Into The Fog At Lights Out 9 – Craziness!

We are just a few weeks away from Lights Out 11 and it always makes me start to think about my memories from some of the previous events I have done in this incredible series. Lights Out 9 was a...

The Dragster Jerry Darien Won The 1981 Winternationals And March Meet In Is For Sale – Awesome Car!

If you are in the market for a cool, old dragster boy do we have a good find for you! This machine was built in 1976 and was raced by the legendary Jerry Darien, a guy who has had a near 50 year...

Reliability Guaranteed! Mark Williams Warranties Gears Against Breakage For 2 Years With 11″ Rear End!

If we didn’t know Mark Williams or understand the products that the company which bears his name produces we would think that the guy was a complete lunatic for placing a two year warranty on...

In Car Collection: This Video Is Awesome In-Car Runs From All Different Styles Of Drag Racing, Radial, Pro Mod, Eighth and Quarter Mile!

Now this is one of the coolest drag racing videos we have seen in a LOOOONG time. What you are about to watch is a compilation of in-car videos from some of the most awesome, hair-raising, record...

NHRA Insider Podcast: The ON Season – Stevie Fast, Justin Ashely, and Bobby Bennett Talk Shop!

It’s all about perspective, right? It doesn’t matter what you’re talking about in life, perspective is what shapes our view of the world and everyone has a slightly different one....

Jason Line Announces Retirement From NHRA Pro Stock Driving At End Of 2020 Season – Will Have Dedicated Engine Development Role At KB Racing

He’s big, he’s strong, he’s whip smart, and after 2020 he’s going to be settled into the role he is most comfortable with in the world, building engines full time. Yes Jason...

The EPA Is Actively Attacking The High Performance Aftermarket – WE NEED THE RPM ACT – IMPORTANT

Just in case you think that the active and continued support that BangShift gives SEMA and very specifically The RPM Act is some sort of a waste of time, understand that at this moment, the United...

Treasure Trove: This Collection Of Donovan 417 Heads, Blocks, And Assorted Parts Is A Steal (and Amazing!)

It’s funny how fickle racing tends to be. One day you’re Ed Donovan, a visionary who created the first true aftermarket drag racing engine in the early 1970s. Up until Donovan came out...

Rack ‘Em Up: Chris Alston’s Chassisworks Line Of Nitrous Bottle Racks Are Safe, Convenient, and Made In The USA

The most dangerous words in the English language when it comes to manufacturing, hot rodding, or anything to do with engineering is, “that’s the way we’ve always done it.”...

Miss Maverick: This Petrolicious Piece About A Street/Strip 1973 Maverick Is As Good As It Gets

We love the work that Petrolicious puts into their features on cars and people. We run many of them here because they are beautifully done, insightful, and they really are some of the best examples...

Want To Become A Carburetor Guru? Learn From The Guys That Build Them! Holley Announces New Holley Carburetor 101 Classes

Everyone seems to have EFI the brain in recent years, and we understand and love them for it, but carburetors are still way more plentiful in the hot rod and racing world and we still get asked about...

Fame And Terror At 200mph: This 1964 Sports Illustrated Profile Of Don Garlits Is Incredible

(Photo and excerpt from Sports Illustrated) – As a guy who like to read, there are few things out there that spin my crank harder than checking our old features in Sports Illustrated their...