Category Archive: 1320 Event Coverage, BangShift 1320, BangShift Galleries, BangShift News

44th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor Opener For Nitro Funny Cars

Words and Photos by Darr Hawthorne The 44th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor Opener is the oldest professional racing event in the Pacific Northwest presented and kicks off a killer season at Firebird...

Radial Resurrection: Index Racers Dial It In At Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip

(Words and Photos by Tommy Lee Byrd) – Yesterday we posted a gallery of photos from the Radial Resurrection event at Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip, showcasing the incredible turnout of Drag...

Radial Resurrection: Bringing Outlaw Drag Racing Back to its Roots – Wild Eighth-Mile Drag Radial Action

(Words and photos by Tommy Lee Byrd) – Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip—some say it is the birthplace of outlaw street car racing in the Southeast. In the ‘90s and 2000’s, it was a hotbed...

Action Gallery: The Tennessee Take Over At I-40 Dragway – Southern Grudge Race Madness (Video, too!)

(Words and photos by Tommy Lee Byrd) – Part three of Tommy Lee Byrd’s car guy weekend wrapped up with a bit of eighthmile drag racing at I-40 Dragway in Crossville, Tennessee. The track has...

Pro Mod Action – Extreme Outlaw Pro Modifieds Take Over Virginia Motorsports Park!

(Words and photos by Benoit Pigeon) – Powerful weekend in Virginia at VA Motorsports Park for the first EOPM race of the year.  The event on Saturday April 12, was a special one as Stuart...

Outlaw Fuel Altered Association Photos – More Action From North Star Dragway In Texas

(Photos by Brad Klaassen) – Last weekend the Outlaw Fuel Altered Association and the Southwest Heritage Racing Association held an awesome early season event at North Star Dragway in Texas. The...

Action Gallery: Painless Performance Outlaw Fuel Altereds And SHRA Racing From North Star Dragway

(WORDS AND PHOTOS BY BRAD KLAASSEN) – So, what do you do the first weekend in April if you live in the south? Well, if that state is Texas, you go drag racing. And that’s just what happened...

IHRA San Antonio 2014 – More Nitro Soaked Photos From The Drags!

(Photos by Bob Snyder) – We have to thank Bob Snyder for this latest batch of photos from the 2014 IHRA Nitro Jam at San Antonio Raceway in Texas. Although it has been a few years since...

Summer Fun: Doug Gregory Looks Back At His Adventure To And Time At The Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion

(Words and Photos by Doug Gregory) – I’ll leave my bias out of this one because when it comes to nostalgia racing….I can’t come up with something I don’t like. 2013 was our second...

BangShift Race Report: Revitalized IHRA Nitro Jam Roars To Life In Tucson, Arizona – Results, Photos, Inside Scoop HERE!

(Words by Darr Hawthorne and IHRA PR Photos by Bob Snyder and Darr Hawthorne) -I can’t remember the last time I attended an event under the sanction of the International Hot Rod Association, it...

Gallery: The 2014 Northeast Rod And Custom Show – Pennsylvanian Hot Rodders Come Out In Force!

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – For the fourth year in a row the Northeast Rod and Custom car show happened outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and like years past, the convention center was jam...

March Meet Highlight Reel: “Bad” Brad Klaassen’s Favorite Photos Of People, The Pits, And Racecars!

(Photos by Brad Klaassen) – More March Meet stuff you say? Hey, it is still March so we’re good. BangShift contributor Brad Klaassen sent us his highlight reel of photos from the 2014...

Action Gallery: The Beaver Springs FE Race And Reunion! Full Info On the 2014 Event HERE!

BELOW YOU’LL FIND A LINK TO THE 2013 PHOTOS BUT BEFORE YOU HIT THAT — CLICK HERE FOR THE 2014 EVENT INFO!  Legends Dick Brannan and Hubert Platt will be at the event and last...

2014 Winternationals Gallery: People and Pits Photos From The 2014 NHRA Winternationals

(Photos by Darr Hawthorne) – While the action at the drag races is always captured on the track, the story of any drag race is written in the pits. Like a great band that gains fame because of...