Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, 1320 Spotlight

Peak Antifreeze To Sponsor John Force’s Funny Car For 2015 And Beyond

That’s right folks. It was announced this afternoon that John Force will carry the Peak Antifreeze and Bluedef Diesel Exhaust Fluid brands on his funny car for 2015 and beyond. In addition,...

BREAKING NEWS: Captain Jack McClure Will Race His Famous Rocket Go Kart In Two Weeks At Motec Word Finals In Florida

WOW! About six months ago, Captain Jack McClure contacted us and said that he was close in getting permission to run his famed hydrogen peroxide rocket kart at a drag strip here in the USA for the...

I-40 Dragway Is For Sale! Buy Your Own Strip In Tennessee For $850,000

(Photos by Tommy Lee Byrd) – If I hadn’t recently misplaced about a million dollars I’d be making the first offer on Crossville, Tennessee’s I-40 Dragway. The track has been...

BREAKING NEWS: Dave Connolly To Drive Top Fuel For Bob Vandergriff Racing in 2015 On NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Tour

The rumors have have been swirling for months have apparently been true as it has been officially announced by Bob Vandergriff Racing that Dave Connolly and Larry Dixon will be the team’s two...

Powerhouse: We Tour The Legendary Jan-Cen Racing Engines Shop Where Big Horsepower And Pro Mod Championships Are Made

(Words and photos by Mike Brooks and Jose Ferrer) – First, a little background. I’ve been contributing to Bangshift since 2012 along with fellow Bangshifter, Jose Ferrer. We both grew up and...

Kontinentals Drag Of The Drag Race Coverage: Old Hot Rods, The Coolest Junior Dragster Ever, And Big Fun In Texas

(Photos by Bob Paxton) – Here’s our second and final collection of photos from the awesome Kontinentals Car Club Day of the Drag Race event which was held at the eternally cool Little...

2014 California Hot Rod Reunion: Doorslammers and Nothing But Doorslammers At Famoso

If all anyone wanted to do at the drag strip was to get to the finish line in the most consistent and efficient way possible, the world would be awash with dragsters and that would be a boring world....

2014 California Hot Rod Reunion: More Funny Car Photos From Famoso Raceway – Nothing But Flops!

Dan Horan was the victor in the funny car category at the 2014 California Hot Rod Reunion and he also locked up the NHRA Heritage Series Championship with his victory, closing the deal that he could...

Raymond Beadle Has Died – All Time Drag Racing Great Was Phenomenal Driver, Visionary Promoter, Loved The World Over

We hate writing these. Funny car giant Raymond Beadle has died. We had been hearing that Beadle was having some medical issues and were hoping for the best but it seems as though that will not be the...

Check Out These Awesome Hot Rods And Historic Race Cars From The Famed Famoso Grove At The CHRR

While the action on the track is hot and heavy at Bakersfield each year during the California Hot Rod Reunion, it is only part of the show. Note that this event is specifically called a...

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL OF OUR 2014 CALIFORNIA HOT ROD REUNION PHOTOS

IF YOU WANT TO WATCH THE CALIFORNIA HOT ROD REUNION STREAMING BROADCAST CLICK HERE    Well the 2014 NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion has already provided some awesome action and it ain’t...

Relive The Incredible Winged Express “Passing” Burnout From The 2010 California Hot Rod Reunion HERE – Video

Of all the great things we have caught on film over the year at Famoso Raceway over the years on our live broadcasts, the footage you see below ranks pretty darned near close to the top. Why?...

More Action Photos From The Hemi Challenge At The 43rd Dutch Classic – Elephants Marching At Maple Grove

(Words and photos by Joe Grippo) – Maple Grove Raceway for the 43rd time hosted the Pennsylvania Dutch Classic, part of the NHRA Division 1 National Open Series and for the last several years...

Drag Gallery: The Atlanta $10,000 Nostalgia Race is Packed with Cool Drag Racing Heritage

(Words and photos by Tommy Lee Byrd) – Last week, we shared a gallery of photos from Tommy Lee Byrd, as he ventured to a historic drag strip in Georgia. This week, it’s another Georgia drag...