Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, BangShift 1320

The Inside Scoop on the Greatest Gearhead Publicity Stunt Ever – Top Fuel Versus Nitro Funny Tug Of War!

(Editor’s Note: This story originally ran way back in 2009. We’re re-running it now because it is great stuff and deserves to be shown to a far bigger audience!) This is honestly...

This 1980s IHRA Factory Modified Video Pays Tribute To A Bad Ass And Short Lived Class

Sometimes people think that drag racers fall out of the sky. People with piles of money that just magically appear with a car to compete in. Those people are morons. Everyone who has ever done a damn...

Road Trip! Shawn Ellington And The Murder Nova Crew Road Trip To Cash Days With Daddy Dave, Fireball, Chuck, And More!

Racing is awesome, and we all have cool memories from being at the races, but the roadtrips, testing, and thrashing are where most of the great stories of any racer’s adventures come from. I...

Killer Vintage Match Race and High Performance Ads From 1960s Drag Mags

We dove back into the BangShift east coast office archives to dig up some cool ads and match race announcements from 1960s drag mags like Drag News and other small regional publications. We have a...

Old School Norwalk Video: Watch Eddie Harris Suffer A Bad Pro Mod Wreck At The IHRA World Nationals

The IHRA get credit for debuting the category during their 1990 season after flirting with it by running top sportsman quick eight shootouts during previous years. The new heads-up eliminator was as...

This 1980s Interview With Keith Black and Don Prudhomme Is Pretty Neat – Great History

If you were wondering who the coolest person on Earth was recently, wonder no more. It is Don Prudhomme. The man is the epitome of cool. He’s got dough, he knows everyone, he was one of the...

Historic Drag Racing Film: Awesomeness, Craziness, and Badness From Fremont In The 1960s and 1970s

This right here is some GOLD. If you love old drag racing footage you’ll be on the edge of your seat for the 10:00 duration of this video. Why? You are going to see famous cars, wild runs, guys...

Not Done Yet: NHRA Source Claims Series Could See Up To Eight Races Following US Nationals

Apparently enough was enough. With a large amount of speculation swirling around the internet driven by apparently baseless rumors, someone decided to talk. BangShift (as well as other media outlets)...

Tony Schumacher Returns To NHRA Drag Racing For Six Races Starting At Denso Spark Plugs US Nationals

Tony Schumacher will have an interesting role to play in the majority of the rest of the NHRA season as Don Schumacher Racing has announced that Tony will be back in the seat for six races starting...

Listen Up: TJ Zizzo and Angelle Sampey Are This Week’s Guests On The NHRA Insider Podcast – Honest, Cool, Inside Stories!

TJ Zizzo and Angelle Sampey join Brian Lohnes on the NHRA Insider Podcast to talk about their careers, recent successes, and how the long and winding road of drag racing has taken them to places both...

Bonneville Speed Week 2020 Photo Coverage: Images From Sunday Morning On The Salt – Speed and Beauty!

The Bonneville Salt Flats have been challenging the smartest, bravest, and most innovative hot rodders the world has to offer for more than 100 year now. Since the initial speed runs were made on the...

Drag Weekend 500 Is Coming – Register Now! Byron Dragway to Rock Falls Raceway and Back In September!

If you are a drag racer in the Illinois area that has always wanted to participate in an endurance drag racing event, here’s your chance! After Drag Week 2020 got whacked, people have stepped...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: Watch Todd Oden Launch His 1958 Chevy At 10,000 RPM!

If you did not already love the Southeast Gasser Association than this video will lock it down for you.You are about to take a ride with Todd Oden who is racing his 1958 Chevrolet called Double XX in...

2,300hp Strong: Steve Morris Dyno Tests and Explains His Latest Engine Building Adventure – Turbocharged Lamborghini V10s

Steve Morris Racing Engines is a company that has long been known by many BangShifters for any number of awesome reasons. The guy has been Tom Bailey’s horsepower supplier forever, his engines...