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

Ed Garlits Has Died: NHRA Southeastern Division Hall of Famer, National Event Winner, and Big Daddy’s Brother

There was more than one racer in the Garlits family. Ed Garlits, the younger brother of “Big Daddy” Don Garlits has passed away after a long battle with illness. Ed Garlits was a fearsome...

QuarantinePiece Theater: Watch The 1971 Movie Drag Racer – Campy Plot, But Every Hero and Boss Car Of The Era Is In It!

The world of drag racing cinema is not exactly loaded with Oscar wining performances of complex plot lines, but it is loaded with some bitchin’, easy watching films and this one, the 1971 movie...

Breaking: All United States Domestic Auto Makers To Close Plants – Manufacturing Grinds To Screeching Halt Due To Virus Spread Concens

In news that points to just how deeply the Coronavirus has disrupted life in America, all of the domestic auto manufacturing plants in the country have been closed. Ford, Chrysler, and General...

The Big Stop: This Episode Of The NHRA Insider Deals With The Stoppage Of The NHRA Season, History, More

This was a very interesting and strange episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast to make because of the topic matter. My guests are Bret Kepner and Tony Pedregon. I had Tony on to talk about being a racer...

Awesome Video: Ride In A V8 Powered, Wheelstanding, 4-Speed Valiant In Argentina!

There are great reminders out there that let us know what cool really is. In drag racing, cool really is being the dude at your local strip with the unique car that’s capable of jerking the...

Drag Racing Art: Nitro Ascension Is An Amazing Piece Of Drag Race Film Making By Jake Simmons

Story telling without the use of words is among the hardest things to do in the artistic world. It’s what paintings do, what jazz music does, and what the finest orchestral arrangements bring...

Drag Strip Action Photos: Top Gas and Exhibition Runs At The US60 Nationals In Kentucky!

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – So at these US60 Nationals events SAM and Top Gas have indexed ladders after time shots.  Top gas is for ANY pre-79 vehicle that doesn’t fit the loose...

Push It Back: Ninth Installment Of Billion-Dollar Fast and Furious Franchise Postponed 11 Months Due To Pandemic

(Words by Thomas Lohnes) – The Fast and the Furious is a franchise all car guys and girls know and love (well, at least KNOW – ed.). The first and third movies helped reignite the car...

QuarantinePiece Theater: Check Out Decade Of Thrills II – The Thunder Of The 80s – Evans and Prudhomme Call It

Let’s say you’re stuck at home like we are. No racing, kids have school cancelled, the restaurants have been all but closed down, and basically all else with them. What are you supposed...

Cool Video: Watch Don Garlits Attempt To Qualify For The 2002 NHRA Gatornationals In Swap Rat 34

This weekend’s 2020 NHRA Amalie Oil Gatornationals will be historic, we already know that. Why? Well unless your internet, radio, television, and homing pigeon are broken you know that the...

NHRA Insider: Darrell Gywnn and Greg Anderson Talk Gatornationals Glory Past And Present – Epic Stories!

Now THIS right here is the good stuff, kids. If you love NHRA drag racing and its history, you cannot afford to miss this conversation with Darrell Gwynn, the man who won the 1990 NHRA Gatornationals...

Watch The 1994 NHRA Gatornationals Here – Awesome Action, Epic Finals, Kalitta vs Kalitta and More

As we get ready for the 2020 running of the NHRA Gatornationals this weekend in Gainesville, Florida it’s always fun to look back into the history of one of drag racing’s greatest events....

Scream For Me: This Video Of Miniature Supercharged and Naturally Aspirated Conley Stinger V8 Engines Rules!

While we love tiny little engines around here, especially those that are hand whittled or designed in someone’s basement, we do understand that there’s more than one way to get your tiny...

Big Noise, Big Power: Watch The Bruder Brothers Make Hub Dyno Pulls With Their ProCharger Equipped X275 Mustang

This video is awesome. It is awesome because one of the most iconic cars in the history of small tire drag racing is featured. It is awesome because an absolutely roaring ProCharged small block Ford...