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

Cory Mac Is Back! Cory McClenathan to Return for NHRA Indy Double-Header with DSR

Another legend is coming back into the fold of NHRA drag racing at Indy! Cory McClenathan will be running both of the events as part of Don Schumacher Racing with sponsorship from Nordic Boats and...

Putting the Band Back Together: Crew Chief Doug Kuch Returning to Foley Lewis Racing

Here’s some good news for fans of NHRA top fuel drag racing. Doug Kuch has signed on to be the tuner of the Foley Lewis top fuel dragster campaigned by Doug Foley and his business partner Tim...

Tony Schumacher Returns To NHRA Top Fuel Drag Racing – Running Back to Back Indy Races With Global Electronic Technology Backing

The last time we saw Tony Schumacher at Indy, he was standing to my left with a suit and tie on. He’s finally going right back to where he belongs on July 11-12 and July 18-19 behind the wheel...

NHRA Insider Podcast: A Story of COVID-19 Survival and How One Hot Rodder Climbed Drag Racing’s Ranks

NHRA pro stock motorcycle veteran Steve Johnson and A/fuel dragster standout Garrett Bateman join Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast. Johnson tells the gut-wrenching, tragic,...

2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Schedule Announced – Back To Back July Indy Events Restart The Season

NHRA drag racing fans the world over were greeted with good news yesterday with the release of the newly revised 2020 NHRA Mello Yellowfins Drag Racing series schedule. This schedule had some...

Pro Stock In The Living Room: How Is Bruno Massel Getting Ready For His 2020 NHRA Pro Stock Debut? On A Neat Simulator!

In drag racing, reputation is everything. Being able to do the job is one facet of being a professional level competitior but being able to do it consistently is what moves you from good to great....

Greatness In ’93: This 1993 NHRA Today From The Drag Racing Hall Of Fame Induction Is Amazing

This is some really amazing video, not because of spectacular action but because of something better…people. The video you are about to see is an NHRA Today episode shot at the Drag Racing Hall...

Listen Up! Pro Stock, Piston Rings, Mullets, and Blow Overs On This Episode Of The NHRA Insider

Matt Hartford and Will Smith join the NHRA Insider this week, host Brian Lohnes talks about the newly revamped start date for NHRA in 2020 and there’s an audio look back at the “blow over...

NHRA Insider Podcast: Chatting With Champions – Great Conversations with Shawn Langdon and Luke Bogacki

It’s always fun to talk to people who are champions in a particular sport or dominant in a particular field. In drag racing, these are unique people who have channeled abilities and some of us...

Shop Closed? No Problem! Check Out The Home Machining Operation Of Nitro Wrench Donnie Bender

Donnie Bender is one of the guys that gets a lot of respect tin the nitro pits of NHRA drag racing. He has been around the sport a very long time, has worked for and tuned on some of the most famous...

Sportsman Drag Racing Fun: Watch the 1991 NHRA SportsNationals From Memphis, Alcohol Dragsters, Funny Cars, Competition Eliminator!

This is some fantastic video from the 1991 NHRA season and it is not fantastic because of fires, explosions, or mechanical disasters. It is spectacular because it’s the coverage from the 1991...

Working For A Living: What Do Top Fuel and Nitro Funny Car Crews When The NHRA’s On Hold? At Kalitta Motorsports, They Work!

Every team in motorsports is handling their respective downtime differently. The vast majority have drastically reduced staff, furloughed people, or in some cases totally parked their stuff. Racing...

On The Farm and In The Shop: Catching Up With Matt Hagan and Scott Palmer

As everyone and their brother has a different way that they are getting through this time of no racing it’s interesting to catch up with the people in the sport to see what they’re up to....

Shop Tour: Take A Stroll Through The Tucson Workshop Of The NHRA’s Alan Reinhart – Cars, Parts, and Cool Tools

One of the reasons that Alan Reinhart and I hit it off when I first went out on the NHRA tour is because we’re both really into cars. Not just drag racing, but cars in general. Alan’s...