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

Rupert, Maroney and Waddle Win At IHRA’s Return To The Rock

(Photos and words by IHRA)  – The new and improved International Hot Rod Association, after a Florida rainout came back to setting world records, stunning upset winners and a showdown for the...

Top Fuel Motorcycle Racing Legend Russ Collins Has Died: Multi-Engine Nitro Bikes, World Record Setter, Innovator

Russ Collins, the great Top Fuel Motorcycle racer, sometimes Top Fuel Dragster racer and survivor of a couple horrendous wrecks during his long and storied career, has died. Collins was a great...

Pat Van Racing’s Tom Armitage Gives Us The Tech And Specs Behind The Team’s 10-second Mini-Slingshot Dragster – This Rules

After running the video of Team Pat Van Racing’s miniature, motorcycle powered slingshot running down into the 10-second zone at England’s York Raceway, we reached out to Tom and asked...

FireAde Joins With Gray Motorsports Pro Stock Camaro Driver Shane Gray

We get a lot of Press Releases landing into the email In-box, but this rendering of Shane Gray’s sleek Jerry Haas-built Chevy Camaro caught our eye.  The new FireAde Camaro will debut at the...

Book Review: Liam Garritty’s Saturday Forever Drag Racing Photo Book And Bonus March Meet Photos

As a child growing up at Fremont Drag Strip, the romanticism of drag cars of all kinds was huge to my little mind. Thinking back to those days makes you feel like the Funny Cars and Top Fuel...

Video: Don Garlits Talks About His First Visit To The Track With The SR-37 Electric Dragster And Why He Believes In The Project

Don Garlits’ recent success in the seat of Swamp Rat 37 is well known around here as we’ve been following the project since we first head about it. While the team did not eclipse 200mph...

Matt Frost’s Drag Week Nova Project Looks And Sounds Like Serious Business – Will It Be Done In Time?

Self described Drag Week fanatic Matt Frost dropped us a quick note and a few photos of the project he is building for Drag Week 2014. The car is a late first generation Chevy Nova and the story of...

Drag Week Reader Build: This Boosted, Coyote Powered Mercury Capri Makes 900hp At The Tire And Eats Clutches

The Mercury Capri is a Fox-body that lots of people seem to either forget about or write off. Yes, the looks weren’t quite as good as the Fox-body Mustang, but there are less of them around,...

Sad News: “Clay” Jones, Vice-President Of Beech Bend Raceway Passes At Age 42

Exceptionally sad news to report today as Darren “Clay” Jones, the son of Beech Bend Raceway Park owner Dallas Jones, vice-president of the track and the amusement park, and all around...

Sunoco To Become Official Fuel Of NHRA In 2015

  In what was undoubtedly a surprise to VP Race Fuels, the current Official Fuel Supplier of the NHRA, the Glendora-based sanctioning body, announced a ten-year deal for Sunoco to become an...

Radial Revenge Tour Tulsa Raceway Park – Small Tire Warfare In Oklahoma

(Words and photos by Brad Klaassen) – The popularity of small radial shod drag cars is spreading across the nation like green grass sprouting in the Spring and that’s no exception here in the...

Our Last Blast Of Ford Drag Perfection From The 2014 FE Race And Reunion – Until Next Year!

Well, this is officially it. We’re through all of the awesome photos that Joe Grippo sent us from the 2014 FE Race and Reunion which was held about a week ago at Beaver Springs Dragway in...

Watch Don Garlits Make Runs In The SR-37 Electric Dragster From All Angles

As we have been reporting, Don Garlits and the SR-37 Quest team have been active over the last few days making test passes for the first time just days ago. While the team did not clip 200mph yet,...

More Sweet, Sweet FE Photos From The 2014 FE Race And Reunion – Beaver Springs, Dragway

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – We’re almost out of Joe Grippo photos from the 2014 FE Race and Reunion at Beaver Springs Dragway and that’s a shame because we have loved picking through...