Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, 1320 Spotlight

UPDATE Breaking News: Garlits Attempting To Break 200 MPH Barrier On Batteries RIGHT NOW!

Update 3:30pm Eastern Time: On the third run with the dragster the power shut off unexpectedly at half track. The crew says that early numbers show that it would have easily been a 200 mph run, but a...

BangShifter Creates Drag Week “Scholarship” And Awards It To First Time Competitor – This Is Super Cool

In one of the coolest things to come out of the BangShift forums since their inception in 2008, multi-time Drag Week racer Kerby Suhre decided that since he wasn’t going to be able to make the...

Doorslammer Gallery: Pro Modifieds At The 2014 NHRA O’Reilly Spring Nationals

(Photos By Charles Wickam) – Yesterday I told you how awesome the Pro Modified class was at the 2014 NHRA O’Reilly Spring Nationals and today we’re showing you through the great...

Race Gallery: The 2014 FE Race And Reunion At Beaver Springs Dragway – Some Of The Coolest FE Powered Cars In The Country Showed Up

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – Joe Grippo has been on fire this spring, traveling all over the place and hitting more events than we have hit ourselves this year. From his trip down to the Carolinas...

Kris Krabill Wins Nitro Funny Car at 44th Annual Ignitor

Words and Photos by Darr Hawthorne It was a difficult weekend for racers and spectators at the 44th annual Ignitor at Firebird Raceway near Boise, Idaho.  Fans of the oldest professional racing...

2014 NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Spring Nationals – Alcohol Funny Car and Top Alcohol Dragster Gallery and Results

(Photos by Charles Wickam) – Californian Shane Westerfield and Kansas racer Randy Meyer took home the hardware in the Top Alcohol Funny Car and Top Alcohol Dragster classes respectively at the...

Wow! Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week 2014 Sells Out In Eight Minutes – Craziness

As vividly as I know that I am sitting here writing this, I can remember a conversation had over dinner in 2005 at a hotel in the Martin, Michigan area. That conversation was held on the last night...

Jiffy-tite’s Duane LaFleur Is Race Ready For 2014: More Horsepower And More Races!

While most of the companies in the aftermarket have employees that are enthusiasts, or racers, it’s not quite as common to have the head honcho, like Duane LaFleur, out there racing himself....

Hot Rod Drag Week 2014 Registration SOLD OUT IN 11 MINUTES!

Update: SOLD OUT. It only took 11 minutes to fill the 260 spots this morning. That means lots of folks are going to be trying to get on the waiting list. To put your name on the list, email Hot Rod...

Go Time: Garlits To Begin Full Power Testing Of Battery Powered Swamp Rat-37 Next Week – 200 Here We Come!

We heard a rumor the other day that Swamp Rat-37, the hellacious looking, battery powered dragster that has been in the works for a couple of year now was complete and ready to take its first couple...

Management Shake Up At Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park In Arizona –

Arizona Auto Scene is reporting that the Gila River Indian Community has abruptly cancelled the contract of Copper Train Management, the group that was overseeing the operation of the facility and...

27 NHRA Pro Mods Are Heading For Houston This Weekend! Huge Field Of Heavy Hitters

NHRA’s goal is always to get 20-something cars in each of the Pro Classes at an NHRA National Event. Years ago that was no problem whatsoever, but in recent years it has not been uncommon for...

Famed Drag Racer Kenny Safford Dies – Career Marked With Strong Performances In Well Known Cars

There was a time in the sport of drag racing that drivers mattered more than they do now. Don’t get all weird on us here and think that we’re taking a pot shot at today’s modern...

Radial Resurrection: Index Racers Dial It In At Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip

(Words and Photos by Tommy Lee Byrd) – Yesterday we posted a gallery of photos from the Radial Resurrection event at Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip, showcasing the incredible turnout of Drag...