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

NHRA Insider Podcast: Listen To This Conversation With Pro Stock World Champion Crew Chief Rick Jones

What does it take to go from a guy who was day dreaming about making a living as a chassis builder while back-halving his own race car 40 years ago to being a four time pro stock world champion crew...

Having Fun In 1991: Wild Combos, Interesting Cars, And Laughs At The 1991 NHRA Mile High Nationals

The NHRA top alcohol dragster category is cool because you can run either an injected nitro burning engine or one that is supercharged on methanol. That wasn’t always the case. In fact there...

Unreal: Watch A Brand New Toyota GR Yaris Bash Into The 12s In Australia – Turbocharged THREE Cylinder

So if you have not heard of the Toyota GR Yaris, don’t feel bad. This is a car that is not sold in the United States (yet) and is one of those, “why don’t we get the cool stuff,...

Drag Racing Manifesto: It’s Time For Some Real Talk On Radial Tire Racing – A Critical Crossroads Has Been Reached

The world of drag racing is one where evolution and change are constant. One need look no further back than the origins of organized competition in the 1950s to see the sport’s rapid expansion, its...

Awesomely Weird Video: Watch This Swedish TV Coverage Of Funny Car At The 1980 Cajun Nationals With Jon Lundberg On The English Speaking Call!

We know that Swedes love their hot rods, love their racing, and certainly love anything that goes fast. This isn’t anything new, for sure. In fact we have this 40 year old footage from the 1980...

Silent Killers: This Video Shows How Things Like Fans, Too Much Oil, Water Pumps, and More Kill Horsepower

We all know the importance of cylinder heads, induction systems, camshaft selection, compression, and other major factors when it comes to making real horsepower out of your engine. Well, what about...

Nitro Time Machine: Watch Bob Gilbertson Collect An Awesome and Improbable Texas Funny Car Win!

The stock and trade of drag racing is surprise. The fact that it is a sport so heavy on momentary performance means that there are things that can happen in the blink of an eye that wouldn’t...

Don’t Forget That The Pro Torque F. U. 2020 Sale Is Still On! Save 10% Off Everything!

F You 2020, F you. That’s what so many people are thinking, and because of that the gang at ProTorque decided to embrace it. They’ve been offering 10% off of everything and have started...

Josh Hart Is Going Top Fuel Racing In 2021! Thanks For The Fun Top Alcohol, But It Is Time For Nitro!

2021 is going to be an interesting year for the NHRA Top Fuel ranks. For the last year or two we’ve seen some events without a full Top Fuel field, which has opened up the opportunities for...

The Coolest Toy Of 1972: Check Out This Vintage Ad For Hasbro Stick Shifters!

If you were a kid in 1972 and you loved cars, we’re guessing that you’d wear your parents out begging for this gem from Hasbro. Called “Stick Shifters” it was a drag racing...

NHRA Insider Podcast: Lyle Barnett The Newest Brawler In NHRA Pro Mod and The Pressure Cooker of Funny Car

Lyle Barnett joins Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider to talk about his path through the world of small tire drag racing and into the ranks of the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Series. On the...

Double Dyno Fun: Watch Two Engines Destined For Aussie Burnout Contest Action Get Dyno Tested, One Little Holden, One Frankenstein LS

When it comes to dyno testing, you never really know what you’re gonna get the first time your engine hits the pump. This video is cool because we get to see two engines both get dyno tested...

Here Comes Kong: Lizzy and Pay Musi Have Planned A Nitrous Assisted Assault On Pro Mod This Weekend In Florida

(Photo by Tony Morgan) – When it comes to drag racing competitors who have cut their teeth the hard way and come out better for it on the other side, Lizzy Musi  stands tall. A competitor of...

Nobody Wants To Thrash On The Truck: Check Out The Story Of Jerry Caminito At The 1990 California Nationals

It’s always awesome when underdog teams embark on some sort of awesome drag racing sojourn and try something they never have before. In 1990 that was Jerry Caminito’s story. The nitro...