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

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...

Fast Friends: Krista Baldwin Inks Raybestos Powertrain and McLeod Racing For US Nationals

Krista Baldwin is a third generation drag racer and a stout one at that. Her grandfather is Chris Karamesines, her dad is the late Bobby Baldwin, and she has exhibited the family genes in the seat of...

NHRA Rookie Of The Year Contender Flyin’ Ryan Oehler Lands Sponsor For US Nationals And Championship Run

We always love good news around here and when a talented young racer lands a sponsor that will allow him or her to attack the championship run that comes during the latter part of a drag racing...

Blake Alexander, Robert Hight, Jeg Coughlin Jr & LE Tonglet Win Pro Classes at Sonoma Sell Out!

(Photos by Jeff and Mike Burghardt) – This year has brought new interest, new winners and new professional teams into the NHRA Mello Yello Series. There have been some subtle changes, but...

NEWB: We Sent Tony Sestito To His First NHRA National Event With No Direction And A Camera – Here’s His Report

As you’ve probably seen by now, the NHRA brought their rolling tour of mega horsepower to New England Dragway in Epping, NH for the New England Nationals last weekend. It was an action-packed...

Worsham Parking His Family Funny Car – Will Return At Sonoma NHRA Mello Yello Event!

Drag racing or any motorsport has so many ingredients – the main one is money.  If you or your family doesn’t have couple of million dollars to drop on a competitive Professional fuel...

Brittany Force Released From Hospital • Will Continue To Recuperate At Home.

(Photos by John Force Racing and Jeff Burghardt) Thankfully, reigning Top Fuel world champion Brittany Force was released from the hospital Monday after a precautionary overnight stay. She shows no...

2018 NHRA Winternationals Sportsman Drag Racing Action Photos – Wheels Up Fun In Super Stock!

(Photos by Wes Allison) – The high flying super stockers were out in force at the 2018 NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, California. The conditions were stout all weekend long so that meant big...

Doug Kalitta, Matt Hagen, Bo Butner & Doug Vancil With Season-Opening Pomona Pro Wins!

(Photography by Jeff and Mike Burghardt) The kick-off of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series concluded Sunday at the 58th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by...