Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, BangShift 1320

These 1960s Race Car Classified Ads From The Back Of National Dragster Will Make You Smile AND Cry – Awesome Stuff

I have a pretty decent collection of old drag racing books, magazines, and newspapers. It gets bolstered every now and again by my friend Mike Williams who provides me with “treasures”...

Speed Week LIVE Audio Feed Link Here – Listen To All The Action and Keep Up With The Stories

We’re late on the trigger with this one but there’s a live audio feed of the announcers at Speed Week. You can listen to it by clicking the link below. This is absolutely the best way to...

Video: No Belts, No Helmets, No Fenders, No Hood, No Windshield, No Stinkin’ Rules In Tijuana Drag Racing

 Tijuana, Mexico is known as a crazy place for a multitude of reasons but we never expected the drag strip to be one of them. We were tipped off to this video by Brett Kepner and it shows what could...

Watch Paul Romine Make The First 5-Second Front Engine Dragster Pass Ever 20 Years Ago –

The other day, the below video got posted to the Nitronic Research Facebook group and it was pretty great to watch. Because of the fact it has been 20 years since this happened and because of the...

Bad News: Three People Were Killed In A Shooting At Great Lakes Dragaway On Sunday

We take no pleasure in relaying news like this from a drag strip. Three people were killed in a shooting at Great Lakes Dragaway on Sunday. The historic track in Union Grove, Wisconsin was hosting an...

The Scoop! Danny Thompson Hammers Streamliner To 435mph! All Saturday Record Qualifiers Here

Here’s The Scoop! This is the place where we’ll post all of the cars that qualified to make a record run at the Bonneville Salt flats each day during Speed Week. There were 10 cars that...

Unveiled: Jeff Lutz’s “The ’57” Chevrolet – It’s One Wicked Mother!

Here’s a fun story: a couple of days ago I got to see the wrong end of the security team at Beech Bend. I had made plans to be down there to shoot photos of the Rustic Nail & Co. Dodge on...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: A Mustang Driver That Wields The Shift Handle Like A Weapon

This video rules because it is a nine second run with a stick box done the old fashioned way. This dude powershifts the absolute wee out of this car enroute to a 9.25/143mpg blast. The ‘Stang...

Bad News: Irwindale’s Dead And The Last Date of Racing Has Been Announced

So as good as it was to see the news about Onondaga Dragway reopening we have to deliver the crummy news that the Irwindale Events Center has been given its death warrant. January 31, 2018 will be...

Great News: Onondaga Dragway Is Set To Reopen After Four Years Of Dormancy!

Here’s some good news from the world of drag racing. Onondaga Dragway, the historic drag plant that served as the career starting point for legendary announcer Jon Lundberg and was a place that...

Big News! Doug Chandler, Husband Of Late Terry Chandler Extends Infinite Hero and Make A Wish Deals Through 2020

Big NHRA news was released by Don Schumacher Racing yesterday with the announcement that Doug Chandler, husband of the late Terry Chandler has extended the Make-A-Wish and Infinite Hero “giving...

Take A Video Tour Of The Scrappers Top Fuel Team’s Pit Area – The Most Insane Top Fuel Pit In Drag Racing History

If you are a fan of NHRA top fuel racing you have undoubtedly heard the name Mike Salinas in 2017. The owner of the “Scrappers” racing team, Salinas has entered the top fuel area in a big...

Wow! Byron Dragway Seeking New Ownership – Historic Track Home Of Many Great Events

The house that Ron Leek built is seeking new ownership. Byron Dragway in Byron, Illinois is on the market. The track has been open for more than half a century and has been a hotbed of innovation and...

2017 Meltdown Drags Coverage: We Just Cannot Stop Ourselves – More Photos!

(Words and photos by Bad Brad Klaassen) – So, if you’ve been following along, you’ve read about and seen what an amazing time is to be had by anyone that attends the Meltdown Drags just...