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

PRI 2018: HUGE Drag News – Paul Lee Is Back In Nitro Funny Car, Jim Oberhofer To Tune, Part Of New Super Team

They call themselves the Straight-line Strategy Group and yesterday at the 2018 PRI Show they dropped some massive news on the world of NHRA drag racing. The group which includes Scott Gardner, Doug...

PRI 2018: Steve Matusek Joins Elite Motorsports To Drive Turbocharged Pro Mod Mustang In 2019

(Photos by Erica Enders Racing Instagram) – It has been a highly eventful week of drag racing news so far at the 2018 PRI Show. Concentrating on the pro modified side of things, there was a...

The Ultra-Competitive A/Factory Experiment Class From The California Hot Rod Reunion!

(Peter Liebig Photography) – The recent California Hot Rod Reunion attracts a broad collection of hot rods and racecars, with one class of classic cars that always attracts a unique bunch....

Pritchett, Capps, Coughlin Jr. & Smith #1 Qualifiers At NHRA Pomona World Finals!

(Photos by Jeff and Mike Burghardt) –Leah Pritchett in Top Fuel, Ron Capps’ Funny Car, Jeg Coughlin Jr. in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle were No. 1 qualifiers in their...

Prichett Top Fuel 3.649 ET, Johnson Jr, Coughlin Jr, & Smith Are Friday Qualifying Leaders At Pomona NHRA World Finals!

(Mike Burghardt photos) – Friday at Pomona Raceway had near perfect weather with an awesome track and the Top Fuel class took advantage of it with epic qualifying at the the season-ending 54th...

Mike Janis Grabs First NHRA Pro Mod Championship As Sidnei Frigo Wins Vegas Finals!

(Photos by Mike Burghardt) – Mike Janis won his first E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service world championship at the season ending event during the NHRA...

Photo Collection: The Sportsman Spotlight And Action Photos From Las Vegas’ NHRA Toyota Nationals!

(Photos by Mike Burghardt) – The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, in conjunction with the NHRA Toyota Nationals, held the next to the last event in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series of...

27th NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion Crowns Event & Series Champions!

  (Photos by Dyan Lover and Darr Hawthorne) – Last weekend’s 27th California Hot Rod Reunion finished up competition at Auto Club Famoso Raceway, crowning not only event winners but also...

Leah Pritchett Wins 2018 NHRA SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown World Championship In Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak

As the NHRA season winds across the country to its eventual close in Pomona, California class championships are being decided in many of the various forms of competition that the organization...

Jim Oberhofer released from Kalitta Motorsports – Veteran Crew Chief Departs Team With 5 Races Remaining In NHRA Season

In news that has taken the NHRA drag racing world by surprise, veteran Kalitta Motorsports crew chief Jim Oberhofer has been released from the team effective immediately. The crew chief role will be...

HEMI® Challenge At Indy – The Super Stock/AH Cars Deliver!

(Photos by Mike Burghardt) – The U.S. Nationals is the World’s biggest drag race and the photo galleries are starting to roll in.  Here’s the first, the NHRA Dodge HEMI Challenge event at...

Salinas, Todd, Gray, And Krawiec On The Top Spots At The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals So Far!

The Big Go, NHRA’s most prestigious and coveted event is underway in Indianapolis and all eyes are on qualifying for the NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. A win here is career making,...

Daniels Makes History By Winning The NHRA Dodge HEMI Challenge For The Third Year In A Row!

August 31, 2018, Brownsburg, Indiana – Jimmy Daniels wrote his name in the NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge record books, defeating No. 1 qualifier Gary Wolkwitz in the final round to become the first...

Wolkwitz Takes NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge Pole At U.S. Nationals, Daniels qualifies No. 2!

(Words and Photos Courtesy of MOPAR.com) – Gary Wolkwitz raced his vintage Super Stock 1968 Dodge Dart to the top spot during qualifying for the NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge, the popular...