Category Archive: 1320 Cars Without Doors Feature, 1320 Drag News, 1320 Spotlight, BangShift 1320

Classic Match Race Funny Cars Continue For 2016!

Two Classic Match Race nitro funny cars will continue together for 2016… with new Sponsors and Drivers. Things are always moving with Rocky Pirrone & Al Liebmann with the Frantic Ford...

Team Kalitta Adds Rob Flynn To Awesome Crew Chief Stable!

Words by Cody Poor/Kalitta Motorsports Coming off the team’s highly lucrative 2015 season, Team Kalitta takes a step to ensure that success continues. Effective immediately, Rob Flynn has returned...

BangShift Pocket Drag Biography: The Freight Train Top Gas Twin Engine Dragster – A Nearly Unstoppable Force!

Top Gas dragsters are largely forgotten today, which is really too bad. Born of the NHRA’s ban on nitromethane that lasted from 1957-1963, Top Gas dragsters really started as weak-suck little...

What A Weekend! More Action Photos From The 2015 PSCA Street Car Super Nationals!

We’re still trying to figure out what day it is and where we are after a long and exciting weekend in Las Vegas at the 2015 PSCA Street Car Super Nationals. This thing delivers every year....

IHRA World Finals Features Nitro Jam at Memphis International Raceway, Watch It Live!

Words by IHRA Communications Photos courtesy of IHRA and Darr Hawthorne   The Summit Racing Equipment World Finals featuring Nitro Jam takes place this weekend at Memphis International Raceway...

Lee, Dunlap And Generalao Win Good Vibrations Saturday Night Nitro!

Words by Darr Hawthorne Photos by Mike & Jeff Burghardt and Rob Gibson   The final of two Good Vibrations Saturday Night Nitro events finished over the weekend at Auto Club Famoso Raceway...

2015 U.S. Nationals Extra: Super/Comp Racer Sadie Floyd Makes National Event Debut

Words and photos by WinLight Communications   Sadie Floyd has never been one to simply sit back and watch. This week at NHRA’s 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the...

Feature Car: Paul Stefansky’s “Super Stang” Mustang Funny Car

Normally, when you walk around inside the oval track at Beech Bend during the Holley Hot Rod Reunion, you will see pits set up, vendor trucks set up, and a group of historic race cars around the...

Rapid Fire: A Former Sand Dragger Go 8s At The Strip And Sniff 200 On The Salt With a Poncho ‘Banger!

Roger Manson’s Rapid Fire is so BangShift approved we can hardly stand it. This car started life as a sand dragger, was bought by Roger who then put it on the drag strip, got it to go 8.70s...

Feature: The Bannister Dragster, A 1950s Rail That Oozes Killer Hot Rod History

  (Words and Photos by Mike Bradford) –  Before the days of mega  speed shops, CNC machines and computers, if you wanted to build a fast car, the main source for goodies would be a local...

John Robison’s Cummins Diesel Altered Shows That Innovation Is Long From Dead In Drag Racing – NHRA Diesel Showdown In Works?

(Photos by Brad Klaassen) – You’ve heard the cat calls because we sure have. People yelling from on high that there’s no innovation left in drag racing and that the sport is become...

PRI 2014: The Boss Bird 1971 Pontiac Trans-Am Funny Car. 3,000hp Nitro Pontiac Engine, Beswick History, And A Cloyes Double Roller Timing Chain?!

We’re weird. We know that we’re weird and we kind of embrace that fact. If you have been around here for very long you know that. The guys in the Cloyes Performance booth have what could...

Mini-Feature: The Steve Korney Stone-Woods-Cooke 1969 Corvette Blown Gasser

Before there were pro mods, before there were X275 cars, before anyone knew or cared what a 10.5 tire was there were gassers. All the stuff that you will see this weekend on our live broadcast of the...

Toyota Just Figured Out How To Build A Proper Funny Car Out Of Their Camry-This Thing Is Killer!

Toyota actually called this car the Camry Sleeper, and it takes clanking brass ones to roll into SEMA with a silver Toyota Camry into the show, call it a “sleeper”, and actually pull it...