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

Drag Racers Stepping Up: DSR/DSM Partner with Stratasys to Aid in the Fight of COVID-19 Pandemic

The saying “we’re all in this together” hits home when the people we know who aren’t in the medical industry are stepping up to aid the fight against the dreaded COVID-19...

In Memoriam: Carol “Bunny” Burkett

Over fifty years of racing that kicked off in 1965. 1986 IHRA Funny Car World Champion. NHRA Division Champion. Super Stock Hall of Fame. East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame. Little Guys Nationals...

NHRA Releases Revised 2020 Schedule – Major Changes, Countdown Format Off, Old-School Points Chase Starts In June

The NHRA has released a revised schedule for the remainder of the 2020 Mello Mello Drag Racing Series tour and it is one that includes some significant changes. Interrupted by the COVID-19 virus...

Listen Up: The Mafia Killer Who Loved Funny Cars – The Incredible Full Story Of Broadway Freddie DeName

I like telling stories and I like telling them with some depth. That’s why I have been messing around with a new podcast series to tell the stories of racing history and automotive curiosity...

The Big Stop: This Episode Of The NHRA Insider Deals With The Stoppage Of The NHRA Season, History, More

This was a very interesting and strange episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast to make because of the topic matter. My guests are Bret Kepner and Tony Pedregon. I had Tony on to talk about being a racer...

Cool Video: Watch Don Garlits Attempt To Qualify For The 2002 NHRA Gatornationals In Swap Rat 34

This weekend’s 2020 NHRA Amalie Oil Gatornationals will be historic, we already know that. Why? Well unless your internet, radio, television, and homing pigeon are broken you know that the...

Watch Chuck Etchells Suffer A Massive Funny Car Fire At The 1994 NHRA Gatornationals – Drives It Like A Boss!

The late Chuck Etchells was a hardcore funny car racer. The dude scraped his way up the ladder and by the time his career peaked he was battling it out with the best racers in the world. Every hard...

NHRA Insider: Darrell Gywnn and Greg Anderson Talk Gatornationals Glory Past And Present – Epic Stories!

Now THIS right here is the good stuff, kids. If you love NHRA drag racing and its history, you cannot afford to miss this conversation with Darrell Gwynn, the man who won the 1990 NHRA Gatornationals...

NHRA Insider Podcast: The Gator Hunters! Coughlin, Matusek, and Alky Funny Car Champ Talk Shop!

This week’s edition of the NHRA Insider was fun to make! Having a chat with the likes of Jeg Coughlin, Steve Matusek, and alky funny car dominator Sean Bellemeur is always a good time,...

Listen Up: Fresh Episode Of The NHRA Insider Podcast Featuring Erica Enders and Jack Beckman – Straight Line Scholars

The NHRA season is officially cooking with two races in the books and there are a handful of drivers that are cooking right there along with it. Erica Enders and Jack Beckman are two of them. Why?...

Deep Stage Episode 2: Hot Takes, Controversy, and More Unflinching Truth Inside The NHRA Drag Racing World

We’re back with a second episode of the NHRA’s new internet chat show, “Deep Stage” this is an honest and unflinching look at the world of drag racing from the inside out....

Listen Up: Doug Kalitta, Ron Capps, and Mike Galimi On The NHRA Insider Podcast! Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Drag Radial Preaching

We’re back with the NHRA Insider podcast and this time we have Doug Kalitta, Ron Capps, and Mike Galimi. This is a wide ranging discussion that includes the titanic driving performance of Doug...

Old School Chassis Tech: This Video From 30 Years Ago Shows The Al Swindahl Bolt Together Top Fuel Chassis

There are names in drag racing that have had massive impact. We all know the Don Garlits’ of the world, we all know the Bob Glidden types of the world but what about the guys who made the cars...

Top Fuel Comeback: Doug Foley Set To Compete At This Weekend’s Arizona Nationals – Back After 10 Years

One of the neatest things about the 2020 drag racing season is the large number of debuts, returns, and re-emergences of many familiar names in the pro drag racing game. Doug Foley is one of those...