Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, BangShift 1320

Great News: Vandalized Samoa Drag Strip In California Raises Funds To Fix Damage Done By Vandals With Help From Their Friends

We’re happy to report that Samoa Drag Strip in Eureka, California which was attacked and damaged by vandals in the fall will reopen for 2015 and serve the racing community in the Eureka area....

John Hale Named As Driver For Jim Dunn Racing In 2014, Will Compete At All 24 NHRA Events – Nostalgia Pilot Hits Big Stage

(Brad Klaassen photo) Nostalgia funny car racing standout and part time NHRA Mello Yellow series driver John Hale has been named the new driver for Jim Dunn Racing and will pilot the team’s...

Breaking News: Al-Anabi Racing Funding Terminated For All USA Racing Teams – From Top Fuel On Down

(Charles Wickam Photo) Wow! Rumors of a potential cut in funding for Al-Anabi Racing teams have persisted for a short time but we’re not sure anyone saw this announcement coming. The word on...

Hellcat Challenger Runs 12s At Nearly 120mph In 9,000ft Of Air And Internet Shows How Dumb It Collectively Is

The Mopar Mile High Nationals is one of the best known, best attended, and most fun events on the NHRA national event trail. Mopar is heavily involved with the production of the deal and hosts big...

Know Your Volatile Race Fuels: A Look At The Happily Violent Nitromethane Molecule

It is the liquid that’s killed more engine parts, singed more fire suits, and caused the most havoc of any single substance in drag racing history. It is an indispensable fuel in the modeling...

Actual Two Lane Blacktop 1955 Chevy Movie Car To Hit Block At Barrett Jackson Scottsdale 2015

How’s this for a scoop? One of the actual 1955 Chevys used in the making of the gearhead cult movie hit Two Lane Blacktop will hit the auction block in Scottsdale come January at the giant...

Best Of 2014: Apple Pulls Drag Racing App From Its Store, Apparently Does Not Know Difference Between Street Racing and Drag Racing – More Will Vanish

Stuff like this really makes us cringe. Mark Bright is the creator and owner of Drag Log, a smart phone application that drag racers can use to log their runs, document what tracks they have been to,...

John Robison’s Cummins Diesel Altered Shows That Innovation Is Long From Dead In Drag Racing – NHRA Diesel Showdown In Works?

(Photos by Brad Klaassen) – You’ve heard the cat calls because we sure have. People yelling from on high that there’s no innovation left in drag racing and that the sport is become...

Watch Mark Taliaferro Suffer One Of The Worst Top Alcohol Dragster Wrecks We’ve Ever Seen – He Walked Away!

(Editor’s note: Mike English was on the call in Seattle when Mark Taliaferro suffered a horrendous wreck in his alky dragster. As we’re looking back at 2014, this moment of the NHRA...

Final Hot Rod Drag Week Rules Announced: Some Good, Some Bad, All Right Here

As all regular BangShifters know, Drag Week is near and dear to our hearts here at BnagShift.com, so there was no way we were going to miss Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week Rules Announcement at...

Jaime Sarte, Innovative And Prolific 1970s Funny Car Chassis Builder Has Passed At Age 72 – Built Some Of The Quickest Cars Of His Era

(Lead photo credit: American Nitro FB page) – We were informed last night of the passing, at age 72 of Jaime Sarte who was an innovative, popular, and well known drag racing chassis builder in...

Matt Hagan Makes Quickest Unofficial Funny Car Pass In History – 3.954?! Time Slip Inside

(Photos: Matt Hagan’s Twitter feed) – Sure it was only a test hit but what a test hit it was! The duo of driver Matt Hagan and crew chief Dickie Venables, along with their hard working...

…..And Then There Were Three – Andy Frost Releases Plans For His Red Victor And His Hopes To Grab The Record Back

It has been a watershed year in the world of the “World’s quickest” street legal car battle with Larry and Chad’s wild S10 creation running roughshod over the existing records...

Nostalgia Silly Season News: Ronnie Swearingen Signs On With Nelson Racing – Will Tune California Hustler In 2015

Fresh off a championship effort and years of consistent success with Dan Horan Jr.,  noted crew chief Ronnie Swearingen has been announced as the guy turning the screws on the California Hustler...