Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, BangShift 1320

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...

David Vantine Runner Ups At Valdosta – Top Fuel Racer Met Legend And Career Mentor McBride In Finals – Killer Video Inside!

There are moments in ever racer’s career that bring both joy and trepidation. It was a big deal for David Vantine to make the final round at the ManCup World Finals a couple of weeks back. It...

Lizzy Musi Unveils New Pro Nitrous 2015 Dodge Dart – Stretched Pro Stock Body Could Be Most Aero In Class

Big news from the Carolinas today as it has been announced that Lizzy Musi will be competing next year in a brand new race car. The Jerry Bickel built machine will sport a modified version of the...

The Legendary Emergency West Dually, Crew Cab, Twin Engine Chevy Wheelstander Is Coming Back! (Video)

One of the coolest wheelstanders to ever wow drag strip crowds is coming back to life due to the hard work and diligence of the original owner/driver’s son. That’s right, the...

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE REPLAY: Street Car Super Nationals 2014 Sunday Eliminations and Monday’s Final Rounds!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE REPLAY OF SUNDAY AND MONDAY AT THE 2014 STREET CAR SUPER NATIONALS CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL OF OUR AWESOME ACTION PHOTOS That’s right folks, BangShift.com will be LIVE from...

VIDEO: First In The 5’s! Larry Larson Runs 5 Seconds In A Street Car…Errr Truck!

It’s official! Larry Larson runs 5 seconds! He just ran 5.950 at 244.43. We have become the quickest and fastest street legal vehicle for the third time this week, and is the first in the...

Reason #8: “Never Count Out Larry Larson” We Unveil Larry Larson’s Potentially 5-Second Barrier Smashing Street Legal S10

  (Editor’s note: Because this weekend is the “reintroduction” party for Larry Larson’s S-10 to the world and maybe a sort of introduction party to the rest of the...

BangShift Question Of The Day: How Quick And Fast Will Larry Larson Go At This Weekend’s PSCA Street Car Super Nationals?

Starting just before 4:00 PM Pacific time this afternoon, we’ll be flipping our cameras on and bringing you the first of four days of coverage from the annual Pacific Street Car...

2000 IHRA Alcohol Funny Car Champion, President Of S&W Race Cars, And Race Promoter Scott Weney Passes

(Photos – S&W Racecars) – We’re heartbroken to report that Scott Weney, the president of S&W Race Cars has died. Scott was taken from Bradenton Motorsports Park in...

Big Finish: NHRA Crowns World Champs At Epic 50th World Finals – Razor Tight Racing Right Down To The Wire

(Words – Darr Hawthorne & NHRA/Photos Jeff and Mike Burghardt) – Driving prowess with incredible reaction times and top performance in a shortened season made the ingredients...

PDRA Coverage: Great Drag Action And Pit Photos From The 2014 PDRA Finals At Virginia Motorsports Park

(Photos by David Whealon) – Since we have been talking about the end of the NHRA season, the end of the SCTA season, and ignoring the end of the NASCAR season today we thought it was only...