Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, BangShift 1320

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...

UPDATE: Capps Suffers Massive Explosion At NHRA Winternationals Qualifying VIDEO!

Minutes ago, Ron Capps completed a 4.01-second nitro funny car lap to grab the number two qualifying position at the 2014 NHRA Winternationals but for obvious reasons he was not all smiles in the...

We Salute Malcolm Durham, Drag Racing’s First Black Superstar And #48 On NHRA’s Top 50 Driver’s List

February is Black History Month, which got us thinking about men and women of color who have had an impact in racing. The first name that came to our minds is a legend in the sport of drag racing,...

Want A Job In Drag Racing? NHRA’S Division 5 Is Hiring A Division Services Coordinator!

Love drag racing? Work you ass off at a local track and yearn for a shot to do it full time instead of just on the weekends? The NHRA’s Division V may have the opportunity that you are looking...

Huge News: Dragway 42 Hires Aaron Polburn In Consulting Role As Consultant Of Stuff – Cue Madness!

Well, holy smokes! Dawn Mazi-Hovsepian was the first to alert us to the fact that Ohio’s Dragway 42 has hired Aaron Polburn in a consulting role to work with the track in doing stuff like...

Two Time AHRA Pro Stock Champion Ken Dondero Has Died – Noted Driver For Grumpy Jenkins

UPDATE: Our friend Dave Wallace Jr. knew Ken Dondero, and sent out an email to all of his friends that included Ken’s obituary and words written by Dave himself. After reading the words written...

Top Secret Drag Tech: Toyota Racing Racing Has An Interesting New Device For Measuring Track Grip!

The photo below was taken yesterday on the starting line of Palm Beach International Raceway and it shows an interesting device that was being used, maybe for the first time in public, by the fellow...