Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, 1320 Event Coverage, 1320 Gallery, BangShift 1320

Hemi Challenge At The Dutch Coverage: Pit and Action Photos From The Super Stock Hemi Challenge At Maple Grove

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – They are not the fastest cars in super stock. They are not the most complicated cars in super stock. They are not the loudest cars in super stock, but they are the...

Watch Don Fezell Make The Quickest Stock Eliminator Pass In History 8.50!

It was May of 2001 when the first nine second pass was made in stock eliminator. It was April of 2012 when Don Fezell punched his Cobra Jet into the eight second zone, smashing the eight second...

Wild Photos: Altered Wheelbase Wheelstand Sequences From The 2013 California Hot Rod Reunion

We’re getting pumped up for our LIVE streaming broadcast of the 2014 California Hot Rod Reunion from Bakersfield, California next weekend. To get you all up on the chip we decided to grab some...

BREAKING NEWS! Hot Rod Releases Proposed Drag Week Rules For 2015 And Beyond!

We all knew it was coming, and it’s now official as Freiburger released the new proposed set of rules for Hot Rod’s Drag Week. While it’s not finalized, this is a heads-up of what...

Race Coverage: The 2014 Nitro Nationals At Osage Tulsa Raceway Park – Funny Cars, Dragsters, Altereds, And More

(Words and photos by Brad Klaassen) – I’m sure all you fellow Bangshifter’s are familiar with Tulsa Raceway Park’s bi-annual Throwdown in T-Town eighth mile Pro Mod Races streamed live...

Not Over By A Long Shot: Andy Frost Vows Changes To Red Victor Three – No Plans To Walk Away From Street Legal Record Chase

When Larry Larson laid down a 6.16/219mph run at the tail end of Hot Rod Drag Week 2014, the internet went nuts. It went nuts crowning him the king and it went nuts reminding Andy Frost that he...

Bad News: Ohio’s Historic Kil-Kare Raceway Closes Abruptly – Track Claims “Restructuring” For 2015 Season

Talk about a month of highs and lows for the racers of Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia, Ohio. Back in September, the Kil-Kare team won its 6th NHRA bracket finals championship for division three and then...

Epic News: Noted Engine Builder And Super Stock Racer Charlie Westcott Jr. Buys Former Cunningham Ford Pro Stock Operation – Will Compete In 2015

There are certain people in the world who are simply motivated by opportunity and challenge. Charlie Westcott Jr is one of those people and the proof is in the recent announcement that Westcott...

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SHAKEDOWN AT THE SUMMIT STARTING 10AM TODAY EST!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SHAKEDOWN AT THE SUMMIT STARTING AT 11AM EASTERN SATURDAY     Ohhhhh this is gonna be good! BangShift will provide LIVE and FREE streaming coverage of the 2014...

Funny Car Great Frearless Fred Goeske Dead – From Funny Cars With Doors To Rockets, The Man Drove ‘Em All

They don’t build ’em like Fred Goeske anymore. His story of evolution in the sport of drag racing mirrors that of many from his era. He began tinkering with cars in his teens, spent time...

This Aerial Video Of The Construction Progress At Dragway 42 Is Awesome And Shows The Scope Of The Massive Project

We’ve been following the rebirth of Dragway 42 since the very beginning when it was announced that the Matcham family had purchased the facility and planned to “revamp” it. Well...

Pacific Raceways For Sale – Legendary Multi-Use Track That Opened In 1960 On The Market

We’ve reported on some racetracks for sale recently with places like Lancaster Speedway in New York but for sure the biggest and most famous track for sale on the market today is Pacific...

Fun Ford Weekend Maple Grove 2014 – Drag Action Photos And Results Here!

(Words and photos by Joe Grippo) – Maple Grove Raceway is tucked away in the rolling Pennsylvania hillside and boasts a long history of Ford-only drag racing having hosted the infamous Ford...

Justin Oney’s Drag Week 2014 Photo Journal – Day Three – Big Drama At Thunder Valley Raceway Park

(Photos by Justin Oney) –  Thunder Valley Raceway Park was the scene of a pivotal third day of Drag Week 2014. There was hot and heavy racing in every category, there were roughly 1,500 fans...