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

Hot Take: Kye Kelly Selling All Of His Stuff And John Gaydosh’s Departure From NHRA Pro Stock Are Ironically Linked

(Submitted by Frank Welsh) – Editor’s note: Reader Frank Welsh sent us this well crafted editorial with a look at the recent announcement that Kye Kelly is selling all of his stuff and...

PDRA Drag Wars Coverage From GALOT Motorsports Park: Doors Were Slammed And Horsepower Was Wrought

(Photos by David Whealon) – There are lots of people out there on social media who love to complain about drag racing. They beat the same, tired, idiotic drum that the sport peaked decades ago...

2018 PDRA Drag Wars Coverage: GALOT Motorsports Park Was Packed With The Fastest Doorslammers On Earth

(Photos by David Whealon) – The 2018 PDRA Drag Wars event is in the books and we have some fantastic photo coverage from the race to dazzle you with today. David Whealon was at GALOT...

Jim Oberhofer released from Kalitta Motorsports – Veteran Crew Chief Departs Team With 5 Races Remaining In NHRA Season

In news that has taken the NHRA drag racing world by surprise, veteran Kalitta Motorsports crew chief Jim Oberhofer has been released from the team effective immediately. The crew chief role will be...

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...

Watch The Insane Norm Wilding Funny Car Crash From The 1995 NHRA Gatornationals

When we look at the funny cars of today versus the funny cars of twenty years ago, the first thing that people notice is the shape. It isn’t like the cars of the 1990s were showroom stock...

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

There’s only one first. Because of the fact it has been 20-something years since this happened and because of the fact that Bret Kepner was on the mic and he shares some of the inside...

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...

50th Cobra Jet Reunion: The History, The Cars, The Horsepower, and The People Were At Norwalk

(Photos by Joe Grippo) –  More photos of cool and historic Cobra Jet powered Fords from the massive 50th Cobra Jet Reunion a couple of weeks ago. Joe Grippo was in his glory both racing his...

Watch Hot Rod Drag Week Here: 2018 Live Streaming Coverage Starting From Atlanta Today

It is that time of the year again, time to tune in and watch some of the most interesting, weird, wild, and fast street legal cars in the world compete at four tracks in five days and pound pavement...

Thirteen Years After: Photos, Personal Memories, And Botched Coverage Of Drag Week 2005 – How That Event Led To BangShift Existing

Some mistakes you can never escape and this is one of them. For whatever reason, while I was on the road covering Hot Rod Drag Week in 2005 for CompetitonPlus.com, I got hung up on the idea that...

Quaint Old Video: This Look Back At The 2006 Pump Gas Drags Seems Appropriate Today

As you are reading this, Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week 2018 has kicked off and more than 400 of the most awesome and fast street cars from all over the world are at Atlanta Dragway. Before Drag Week...

Street Car Super Nationals Las Vegas To Run 4-Wide In November LIVE On BANGshift!

While at this year’s Spring Fling Million dollar bracket race in Las Vegas, at the newly 4-wide converted race track, we talked about just how cool it would be to run a race on the 4 lanes with...

Retro Pro Mod Video: Watch The Pro Modified Action From The 2004 US Nationals – Loads Of Fun Action!

Last weekend at Indy the E3 Spark Plugs pro mod category provided some of the most incredible action of the entire event. There were upsets, there were notable non-qualifiers, and there were loads of...