Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, 1320 Event Coverage

WATCH DRAG RACING: SPRING FLING LAS VEGAS LIVE AT 7:45 AM PACIFIC!! — The Big Finish!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE 2015 SPRING FLING!   REMINDER: The Spring Fling Las Vegas Starts Wednesday folks, right here at BangShift.com! And Wednesday’s race is worth $50,000! Yeah, fifty...

John Force Back In Form At NHRA Las Vegas Nationals

Photos by Mike Burghardt – Words by NHRA Media Department John Force, the winningest driver in NHRA history, claimed his 142nd Funny Car victory and jumped from No. 13 to No. 6 in NHRA points...

Changed! 2015 Hot Rod Drag Week Registration Is Saturday May 2nd Be Ready Or Be Left Out!

At 9:00AM Pacific Time on Saturday May 2nd, Hot Rod will post the registration link on their website and the electronic gold rush will take place again to fill the 350 open spots that the magazine...

McIntire Wins IHRA Nitro Jam – Sets Records In Bradenton

Photos by Chris Simmons – Courtesy of IHRA There were five class winners at the IHRA Nitro Jam Southern Nationals Presented By Crower over the weekend at Bradenton Motorsports Park, but Mike...

Holman’s Chevy Fuel Altered Takes WFA Win at SIR

(Photos by Bob Snyder) – IHRA’s Southwestern International Raceway in Tucson hosted the Western Fuel Altereds at the Old Tucson Dragway Reunion over the past weekend. All of the altereds ran...

All Hot Rod Drag Week 2015 Tracks Announced – Gateway Motorsports Park, Indy, Great Lakes Dragaway and Cordovas Round It Out!

After months of waiting, fingernail gnawing, and speculation, Hot Rod Drag Week 2015 tracks have been announced and this looks like it will be a wild Midwestern adventure through some of the coolest...

CONQUEST: A Inside Look At The Incredible Performance Of Jonnie Lindberg And An Interview With The Man Himself

How big a deal was it when Jonnie Lindberg destroyed alcohol funny car performance marks that had stood for four years? His triumph was played on the national news in Sweden and covered in the...

House Shopping? Jeg Coughlin Jr’s Ohio Pad Is For Sale – Just Bring $4.99 Million With You

If there were ever a pro drag racer edition of the now defunct MTV show “Cribs” we’re thinking that Jeg Coughlin Jr. would have owned it…hands down. An Ohio news station is...

NMCA West Drag Race Coverage: The Season Opener At Fontana Was A Wheels Up Affair!

This collection of photos from the 2015 NMCA West season opener at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, California proves that virtually every car in the place was hooking hard enough to pull the front end...

NMCA West Street Car Nationals Race Coverage – We Were In Fontana For The Season Opener

It was a great weekend in Fontana, California at Auto Club Dragway recently when the NMCA West series held their season opener and drew some of the hottest door slammers on the west coast out to the...

Ever Wondered What New Zealand’s Home Version Of The US Nationals Looks Like? This Great Race Report Will Tell You

(Photo credit: Drag News Australia) – We love shining the light in places where you may not be expecting us to and in this case the spotlight is aimed at the racers and fans who attended the...

Big News: NASCAR To Reenter Sport Of Drag Racing – National Series Planned For 2016

It has been about 50 years since NASCAR abandoned their burgeoning drag racing division in 1967 and stepped clearly away from the sport but reports from inside the halls of the company indicate that...

Father And Son English Drag Racers Sentenced To Decades In Prison For Leading Drug Smuggling Operation

This is the second time that Graham Ellis’s name has appeared on the front page of BangShift and sadly, neither time has it been in celebration of good news. The first time was due to a massive...

Irwindale Speedway Likely To Be Demolished To Make Room For An Outlet Mall

California speed freaks, got some bad news for you. Irwindale Speedway is all but condemned to be razed and repurposed as an outlet mall. City officials and Irwindale Outlet Partners, LLC will meet...