Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, BangShift 1320

The Cars, The Classes, And The Drivers You NEED To Know For The 2014 March Meet This Weekend!

(Words by Darr Hawthorne – Photos as credited) – (Editor’s note: This weekend it is GO TIME for the greatest nostalgia drag race known to man, the Bakersfield March Meet....

DeJoria, Brown, and Johnson Win NHRA Wallys In Phoenix. Plus We Have All The Sportsman Stuff!

(Words by Darr Hawthorne. Photos by Bob Snyder, Jeff Burghardt, and Alexis DeJoria Racing) Alexis DeJoria raced to her first career Funny Car victory Sunday at the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals...

Electric Swamp Rat 37 Nearing Race Trim – Garlits And Team Shooting For First 200mph Electric Quarter Mile

We’re not usually hot on electric cars as they just aren’t really our jam around here, but one that Don Garlits is involved with, required the use of Bad Hadman to build its chassis, and...

Watch Kevin Mullins 4.11 Run On 315 Drag Radials! 4,000hp Twin Turbo Hemi!

First off WARNING – THERE IS SOME STRONG LANGUAGE AND SWEARING AT THE END OF THIS VIDEO — IF THIS IS A PROBLEM, STOP IT IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOU WATCH THE RUN.  This is the most incredible...

BangShift Exclusive: The Auto Club Fontana Pro Mod Noise Test – We Were There – Did They Pass? (Gallery)

(Words and photos by Darr Hawthorne) – As we get down to the first NHRA Street Legal event this weekend at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, Wednesday’s test session to determine which racecars...

We Have Photos From The Auto Club Dragway In Fontana Grand Reopening Party: Racing Starts This Weekend!

(Words by Darr Hawthorne and Chad Reynolds, Photos by Darr Hawthorne) It’s not often that we can report of the resurrection of a drag strip, especially in Southern California where track after...

Ford Fans Rejoice! A Blown Coyote Super Stocker To Kill ‘Em All Is Being Built In Michigan Right Now!

(By Bret Kepner) –  One year ago, Watson Racing teamed with veteran Chris Holbrook to produce the quickest and fastest production car in drag racing history. In the team’s first event,...

Open House At Auto Club Dragway Fontana TOMORROW! No Racing But Lots Of Fun Planned

Drag racing’s feel good story of the winter has been the progress at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, California to complete a sound wall project and re-open as the only quarter mile strip in the...

The 2014 March Meet Is Coming – We’re Planning On Being There And YOU Should Be, Too!

March means a couple of things here at BangShift but most importantly it means that the greatest nostalgia drag race in the world, the Bakersfield March Meet will be happening and 2014 is no...

Drag Week 2014: All The Dates, All The Tracks, All The Info You Want And Need – Photos From The Original 2005 Event HERE!

So the news broke on Saturday about what race tracks and what dates that Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week 2014 would be happening at and on. I happened to be in the car when that news came out traveling...

Rough Weekend For Tony and Cruz Pedregon At Pomona – Fire And Explosion Make For Expensive Outing

(Images from ESPN3 live stream) – It was an exciting and expensive weekend for both Cruz and Tony Pedregon as the brothers experienced some hairy mechanical failures during the freshly...

Rocket Revival: 2014 Looks Like The Year Hydrogen Peroxide Rockets Will Return To US Strips In Force

Maybe we can mark November of 2013 as the rough date that the revival of hydrogen peroxide rocket vehicles on drag strips began. It was in November that the noted French rocket motorcycle rider Eric...

We Test Out The Brand New NHRA App! Live Timing From Anywhere In The World…And It’s Free!

(By Darr Hawthorne) – This weekend at the National Hot Rod Association Circle K Winternationals, NHRA officials released their latest version of a Fan App to run on iPhones and Android phones...

Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week 2014 Schedule Announced

Hot Rod Magazine has announced the tracks for Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week 2014.  Now for the important stuff, the tracks! There has been rampant speculation on where the race would be held in 2014...