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

Event Photos: Lions Drag Strip 40th Reunion At The NHRA Motorsports Museum

Last year the NHRA Wally Parks Motorsports Museum put on a panel discussion and event that marked the 39th year since the closing of famed Lions Dragstrip near Long Beach California. With 2012 being...

BS Barn Find Gallery: The Fortman and Kerr ’32 Ford – Winner At 1954 World Series of Drag Racing

(Words and Photos by Bob Chiluk) – Ok , we have all heard the stories  before. We heard of a guy, who knows a guy,that saw a guy, that knew this guy’s next door neighbors’ best...

SEMA 2012 Featurette: Don “The Snake” Prudhomme’s 1970 Hot Wheels ‘Cuda Funny Car

Of all the cars and trucks that filled the nearly one million square foot Las Vegas Convention Center last week during SEMA, the most historically significant race cars is this one. Don...

Classic Footage Of “Diesel Louie” Kenworth Wheelstander At Work!

We love wheel standers. We love big rigs. Wheelstanding big rig? Don’t worry, we will have someone check on Lohnes to make sure he is alright. What you’re looking at is...

Drag Gallery: Test and Tune Action Photos from New England Dragway

(Photos by Dave Nutting) – As promised, we’re whipping you around the world today. From California to Australia to Illinois, and now to New Hampshire’s New England Dragway. We were...

Event Coverage: NHRA Full Throttle Spring Nationals…500+ Photos of Wheels Up Action!

It’s Spring in Texas and that means the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series is in full swing at Houston Raceway Park, where the 2012 NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Spring Nationals is tearing...

NHRA Pro Stock Sneak Peek Photo: Greg Anderson’s New Camaro is Almost Ready

Check it out folks, Greg Anderson’s new Camaro NHRA Pro Stocker is almost ready for it’s debut! Well, not quite, but it looks almost ready according the photo we have! RJ Race Cars is...

Traxxas Race Day: Kids get in FREE at NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at ZMax, RC Funny Cars, and More

Traxxas,The Fastest Name in Radio Control, not only has the baddest RC cars on earth, but has stepped up in a big way as the title sponsor on Courtney Force’s Fuel Funny Car and has a killer...

Ron Capps Gets a New Crew Chief: Rahn Tobler to turn the screws after restructuring at Don Schumacher Racing.

BROWNSBURG, Ind. – Rahn Tobler has been named crew chief for the NAPA AUTO PARTS Funny Car of Ron Capps effective immediately, team owner Don Schumacher announced Wednesday. Tim Richards...

Massey, Anderson, and Force Claim NHRA Winternationals Titles – See All of Our Coverage Here!

The 2012 NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals are complete and three familiar names have found their way into the winner’s circle this year. In Top Fuel, Spencer Massey fended off...

Traxxas Sponsorship Brings Back $100,000 Top Fuel and Funny Car Shootouts!

While we were working the annual MPMC show here in Los Angeles, just down the road in Glendora, the NHRA was dropping a huge news bomb and for once in recent memory, it was good news! It turns out...

Chad and Brian’s 2012 NHRA Top Fuel Predictions

The off-season between Del Worsham’s 2011 NHRA Top Fuel Championship win and 2012 pre-season testing has been a crazy one.  The face of Top Fuel has changed quite a bit over the last several...

Car Feature: Renteria Brothers’ 2,000-Horsepower, 6-second, 4-door, ’65 Plymouth Valiant

Normally you would consider a four-door 1965 Plymouth Valiant to be a family car, but normal doesn’t begin to describe the Renteria Brothers or their bitchin’ ’65 Valiant race car....

Car Feature: Jim Sartori’s 10-Second, Aluminum FE Powered 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe

If the guys bootleggin’ moonshine back in the day got their mitts on Jim Sartori’s 1940 Ford, they never would have been caught. Thanks to power from an all-aluminum, 485ci Ford FE motor...