Category Archive: 1320 Event Coverage, 1320 Gallery, BangShift 1320, BangShift Galleries

Action Gallery: The TS Performance Diesel Drags, Beech Bend Raceway – Crazy, Sideways, Smoking Diesel Action

(Words and photos by Bryan McTaggart) – Question: What has enough torque to slow the Earth’s rotation, enough smoke to justify suspicion of an oil derrick fire, and enough turbine noise to...

Watch Steve Matusek Handle A No Parachute Situation In A Pro Mod Like A Boss

There are few things more hairy than seeing a very fast drag race car head through the timing traps and then not seeing the parachutes blossom. While some tracks are longer than others, you know that...

Tommy Johnson Jr Suffers A Boomer Of A Funny Car Explosion At Englishtown

Tommy Johnson Jr. suffered a pretty nasty explosion while driving the Make A Wish funny car at the Toyota NHRA Summernationals yesterday. The car was on what seemed to be a nice, clean run when it...

The Parting Shift: Powershifting Second Gear From Third Gear Is Not Good

Thus far we’ve showcased guys really getting it done with manual transmissions with our Parting Shift items. Today we take an ominous turn into the world of fail. See that tach needle buried...

Friday BOOM: Here’s A Massive Nitrous Explosion From The 2009 Shakedown At E-Town

This is Jeff Rodgers’ Executioner Pro Mod at the 2009 Shakedown at E-Town in Englishtown, New Jersey and at that race the car suffered one of the more massive nitrous pops we have ever...

Craigslist Find: Is This 383 Chevy Powered, 1984 Pontiac T1000 Worth $4,000?

BangShifter Chris Cabe gets the credit for finding this mean spirited little car for sale on Craigslist and sharing it with us. The mean machine is a 1984 Pontiac T1000 which packs a 383 Chevy small...

Watch Tim Arfons Make A Run In His Front Engine Turbine Dragster – Now With The Devil’s Cigarette Lighter Fire Show

We’ve showed you video of Tim Arfons’ awesome recreation of the Green Monster front engine turbine dragster that he debuted last year before but this is the first one we have seen in 2014...

Last Blast Of Stock And Super Stock Coolness From The Maple Grove NHRA Division One LODRS Race

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – Funnily enough, depending on the time of the day that you are looking at this blog item, I may actually be announcing the very cars you see in this gallery at the NHRA...

2014 Throwdown In T-Town – More Gassers, Pro Mods, Motorcycles, Action Galore

(Photos by Brad Klaassen) – Yesterday we showed you a ton of awesome photos from the 2014 Throwdown in T-Town Spring edition. We’re back with more photos today and this gallery is...

Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit Hits Ohio’s Quaker City Dragway – Classic Funny Car Action Photos!

(Photos by Bob & Ginger Snyder -Words by Dennis Salzwimmer and Bob Snyder) -This year the Great Lakes Nostalgia Funny Car Circuit brought their Funny Car Nationals to Quaker City Motorsports Park...

This Video Of A V8 Powered Golf Cart Makes Us Really Want A V8 Powered Golf Cart

Let’s be honest here, V8 swaps make everything better. From the biggest of barges to the littlest of Golf Carts, adding a small block bullet under the hood of your slow car is the way to go. We...

More Sweet Stock and Super Stock Action From The NHRA Division One Meet At Maple Grove Raceway

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – We’re back with another great gallery from “The Grove” as the kids are calling it these days. Word on the street is that stock and super stock were a...

More Action Photos From Central Illinois Dragway – Cool Cars, Huge Wheelies, Big Fun

(Photos by Greg Rourke) – Yesterday we showed you Greg Rourke’s first batch of fine photos from a cool race track known as Central Illinois Dragway which is located in Havana, Illinois....

Watch A Small Tire Mustang Suffer A Top End Crash So Titanic It Obliterates A Concrete Wall – Amazingly, The Driver Lives

Charles Wickam sent us the tip on this video which is one of the few crash videos that literally shocked us when we watched it. There’s nothing graphic or gory about this video but when you see...