Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, 1320 Videos, BangShift 1320

Best of 2018: COLOR Video From Alton Dragway Circa 1961 is Amazing – The Cars, The Starting System, More

Now this is a jaw dropper. I know that we’re going heavy on the old Illinois drag racing stuff but there’s a reason. I’ll be in Chicago this coming weekend for the 2018 NHRA...

Best of 2018: Ride With Bobby Marriott In The Shockwave AA/FA As It Blows Up, Knocks Him Out And Whacks The Wall – Driver OK

When we’re talking about the craziest cars that you will ever see on a drag strip, you can keep your radial cars, you can keep your pro mods, you can park your top fuelers, because there has...

Best of 2018: Bradenton Motorsports Park SOLD: Young New Operator With History At Track and Commitment To Keep It Fresh

In news that is big time stuff through the drag racing world, BangShift learned that Alan Chervitz has sold his operating stake in Bradenton Motorsports Park, a track that he has been the primary...

Best of 2018: The Story Of How Drag Racing Ended Up With 7-Second Factory Built Cars

(Photos by RacePagesDigital.com) – In my estimation, history will be made this weekend when a racer in the NMCA Factory Super Car class dips their toe into the 7-second zone for the first time...

Best of 2018: Watch This Pontiac Wheelie Into The Fog At Lights Out 9

One of the things that I’ll always remember Lights Out 9 for was the way the fog came in. It was like a light switch. One moment it was clear and pretty nice and the next it was pea soup so...

Best of 2018: Watch This Time Lapse Of Santa Pod’s Complete Concrete Resurfacing Job

I have often professed my love of Santa Pod Raceway, the famed English drag strip that I have never actually been to. It’s been the site of some great history and it serves as the European...

2018 Memory: Frank Soldridge’s Massive Crash From The $101k To Win Sweet 16 Last Night

It was a pass that should have been reason for celebration. Allen, Kentucky’s Frank Soldridge had blasted through the traps with a 3.84-second elapsed time and a 203mph speed putting him in the...

Best of 2018: Watch The Six Quickest Radial Tire Cars on Planet Earth Make Their Historic Rips

There’s nothing like being at a drag strip when all of the elements of potential performance come together. When the cars are tuned up, when mother nature provides the perfect air and...

Best of 2018: Somebody Please Get This 1985 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Racer Back On The Track!

We love the freaks here at BangShift! Ok, maybe it’s more that I personally love the freaks, but one look at this 1985 Cadillac Coupe de Ville and you should at least understand why I’m...

Listen To These Old Diamond P Sports Music Beds And Smile Like Us!

So about a week ago I wandered into a YouTube channel that had virtually every awesome music bed from the old American Sports Cavalcade and Diamond P Sports days of television greatness in it....

Best of 2018: The Lights Out 9 Crash The Whole World Has Been Talking About

DJ McCain and Jeffrey Schlein had one of the most memorable runs at Light Out 9. Unfortunately those memories were caused by some crazy carnage. McCain in a Datsun known as Bowser went into an insane...

Best of 2018: Watch Mark Woorduff Make A 4,300hp Hub Dyno Pull At Hyperaktive Performance Solutions

Now THIS Is a dyno video. You are about to see Mark Woodruff make a 4,300hp hub dyno pull at Joe Oplawski’s Hyperaktive Performance Solutions shop in Illinois. These guys put a big Manline hub...

Still Needing A Christmas Gift Idea? Legends Of Nitro Have Two 2019 Calendars To Choose From!

It’s two days until Christmas…have you gotten your shopping done yet? For your sanity, we hope you have. Online shopping might be getting bigger and bigger but there are still plenty of...

2018 US60 Dragway Nostalgia Nationals Photo Coverage: Historic Cars, Historic Track, Huge Fun!

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – Now that I am caught up with newer events I am finishing up items from before my cancer treatment up to just after surgery (late June).  I didn’t do any...