Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, BangShift 1320

CLICK HERE To Watch Our REPLAY Of The 2014 Bakersfield March Meet!

Thanks to the management of Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California and our great sponsors, BangShift will return to The Patch in just a couple of weeks to live broadcast the 2014 Bakersfield March...

Sammy Miller’s Restored Spirit Of ’76 Rocket Funny Car To Make Public Debut At Detroit Autorama This Weekend – Awesome

Michigander Steve Atwell has had possession of the world’s first hydrogen peroxide rocket car at his shop for a couple of years and after hearing that he was getting to work on restoring the...

Click Here For The 2014 March Meet Event Schedule

Here is the full event schedule for the 2014 Bakersfield March Meet held at Famoso Raceway. This schedule tells you who is running when and on what days. It lays out the qualifying and eliminations...

Odds Makers: We Handicap The Top 26 Contenders For March Meet 2014 Nitro Glory – Are We Right, Wrong, Clueless or All Three?

(Words and photos: Darr Hawthorne) – As the nitro funny car class continues to grow and grow, any one of the following owners and drivers could make it the 2014 March Meet Winners Circle at...

The Cars, The Classes, And The Drivers You NEED To Know For The 2014 March Meet This Weekend!

(Words by Darr Hawthorne – Photos as credited) – (Editor’s note: This weekend it is GO TIME for the greatest nostalgia drag race known to man, the Bakersfield March Meet....

Gallery: Never Before Published 1960s Drag Photos From Great Lakes, Cordova, More!

(Photos by Darwin Busch) – Yesterday, photographer Brent Busch sent me a note and invited me to look at a bunch of photos that his dad took in the late 1960s at places like Grat Lakes...

Video Of 88-Year Old Jack McClure Testing His Rocket Go Kart Emerges – The Hero Rides Again!

On a lonely and deserted road somewhere in Florida history was made recently when Captain Jack McClure sat it, staged, and fired the hydrogen peroxide rocket engine that powers his legendary go kart...

Gas-Tastic Video: This Promo Video For The Nostalgia AA/Gassers Group Is All Thunder, Smoke, And Action

As we told you last week, there are a ton of cool things happening in the sport of drag racing, especially if you dig the old stuff. From the explosion in popularity of nostalgia drag racing in...

Friday KABOOM: Watch An A/Fuel Dragster Blow Up Like There’s A Nuclear Device Inside The Engine

I’m thinking of starting a new recurring Friday blog item called simply, “Friday KABOOM”. Not to go too in-depth with you here, but these would largely consist of videos featuring...

eBay Find: This Early 1950s Drag Car Made From A 1948 Crosley Is Absolutely Awesome – Time Capsule!

Canadian BangShifter Dave Pelissier gets full credit for finding and sending us this startlingly cool 1948 Crosley that was made into a drag race car in the early 1950s. The top of the car was lopped...

Retro Gallery: A Look At The Incredible 2013 March Meet Funny Car Field….Bigger This Year? Maybe

Perhaps the single greatest thing that attending the March Meet affords you is the opportunity to scoff at a drag racing old timer bragging on the old days about seeing 32-funny cars at old timey...

Retro Gallery: A Collection Of Wheels Up, Burnout, And Action Photos From The 2013 March Meet — T-Minus One Week!

That’s right, kids! In less than one week BangShift will be LIVE and streaming the action from the 2014 Bakersfield March Meet at Famoso Raceway as we have for several years thanks to the...

Quick Tech: How MSD’s TurboLuie Ran 8.22 At 169 In His Street Driven Mustang! And There’s More In It!

When Erik and the gang at MSD sent me the link to video of Luis Gutierrez’s 8.22 at 169 mph pass in his street driven Fox Body Mustang, I was impressed. Like a lot of good drag radial cars,...

DeJoria, Brown, and Johnson Win NHRA Wallys In Phoenix. Plus We Have All The Sportsman Stuff!

(Words by Darr Hawthorne. Photos by Bob Snyder, Jeff Burghardt, and Alexis DeJoria Racing) Alexis DeJoria raced to her first career Funny Car victory Sunday at the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals...