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2016 NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl: Sunday, Sunday, Sunday Action From Route 66 Raceway!

Energy drink and breakfast sandwich in hand, we got out of the rental car and geared up for the final day of the NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl at Route 66 Raceway in Illinois. First thing that came across my...

ECTA Ohio Mile Coverage: So Many Combos and So Many Ways To Go Fast! Here Are Some Great Ones

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – Remember this – land speed racing is still one of the most pure forms of motorsport because there is no money in it.  There is no check at the end of...

Monster Mopar Coverage: Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park Was Filled With Chrysler Power!

(Words and photos by Jacob Marshall) – Frequent Bangshifters will know that while I embrace any hunk of metal that burns gas and spins tires, my heart truly lies with Mopars. As a result, this...

2016 NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl Gallery: More Photos From The Great Show In Joliet!

As the day progressed and the drama wound down, the racing at the 2016 NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl just kept moving like a machine. For such a large group of racers, it was highly impressive to see how few...

FIA Drag Racing Coverage: Action Photos And Pit Shots From The Main Event At Santa Pod!

(Words and photos by Dennis Vos) – The official start of the 2016 FIA Drag race championship happened during the last weekend of May and was for one time not plagued with the typical...

Ohio Mile Coverage: From 150mph Station Wagons To 120mph Crosleys We Caught It all

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – The white, Canadian Pontiac Strato Chief wagon ran itself right past the 150 mark to a 151.4mph best.  We dig the classics and Steve Robey’s ’55 is...

Drag Race Coverage: The Paradise Drag Strip Summer Show and Go Was A Blast

(Photos by Tommy Lee Byrd) – Some of the most entertaining and satisfying days you will ever spend at a drag strip are at events like the recently held Summer Show and Go at Calhoun,...

2016 NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl Gallery: The Second Round Of Saturday Action!

After the frustration of dealing with the uncooperative weather on Friday night, we were hoping that Saturday’s racing action at Route 66 Raceway would go smoothly. It didn’t go as well...

2016 NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl Gallery: Saturday Shots From The Battle In Illinois!

We are live right now from Route 66 Raceway! As the cars are running down the track, Lohnes is hanging out in the announcer’s booth working his magic on the mic, Chad is working the camera for...

2016 NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl Gallery: More Action From Route 66 Raceway!

We are on the ground and in full-on work mode at Route 66 Raceway in Illinois for the 2016 NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl. While the surprisingly sizable audience was listening to the dulcet tones of Brian...

2016 NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl: Friday Action From Route 66 Raceway!

How big of a deal is the 2016 NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl event here at Route 66 Raceway here in Northern Illinois? Not only do we have Lohnes on the mic announcing the action, we have Chad working the live...

Street Car Shootout At Brainerd Optimist Dragway – Coverage Of The Strip And The Cruise

(Photos by Tommy Lee Byrd) – Tommy Lee Byrd has been killing it lately with tons of great photos from places like Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip in Georgia. His latest dispatch came to us in the...

ECTA June Coverage: More Cool Cars, Trucks, and Hot Rods From The Ohio Mile!

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – In the 1st article from this event we posted the top speeds for nearly everything in the photo gallery.  I will attempt to keep this up, but can’t...

ECTA Ohio Mile Coverage! Cars, Trucks, and Bikes Ripping Down The Mile Under The Ohio Sun

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – The June ECTA meet was full.  Tons of runs, lots of spectators, and a bucket-load of racers came out for what was suspected could be the last Ohio Mile...