Category Archive: 1320 NHRA News

Auto Club Dragway In Fontana Is Re-Opening! Tracy Scott Fischle Named New Track Manager

We are so excited for the 2014 Drag Racing Season to be starting at Fontana’s Auto Club Dragway. We’ve been without this 1/4 mile dragstrip for what seems like forever due to a bunch of...

BangShift Exclusive: Mopar Currently Working On Dodge Dart Funny Car Body – Will Be Released In Little More Than A Month

We have learned from a trusted source that Mopar is in the finishing and final testing phases of an all new funny car body for their NHRA teams. This body will be a “Dodge Dart” based...

We Salute Malcolm Durham, Drag Racing’s First Black Superstar And #48 On NHRA’s Top 50 Driver’s List

February is Black History Month, which got us thinking about men and women of color who have had an impact in racing. The first name that came to our minds is a legend in the sport of drag racing,...

The Bad Swede: Meet Oldvo A 1958 Volvo Duett PV445 – Dare To Be Different!

(Words Roger Davis – Photos: Rourke and Chiluk) – You know who hot rods a 1958 Volvo Duett PV445? The same guy who builds a street legal, nine second Geo Metro powered by a worked up...

Gasser Gallery: Wheels Up, Tire Smoking Coolness From Tulsa Raceway Park

(Photots by Brad Klaassen) – The other day we showed you some cool old school style straight axle drag cars and BangShift photo contributor Brad Klaassen knew that he had something to add to...

eBay Find: A 1966 Ford Total Performance Drag Racing Press Kit That Any Ford Lover Would Kill To Own

Hey, this is pretty neat! We got tipped off to the sale of a 1966 Ford Total Performance drag racing press kit on eBay by a reader. The hilarious thing is that the kit is being sold by our very oen...

BangShift Exclusive Breaking News: Roland Leong Returns To Nitro Funny Cars!

(Words and Photos by Darr Hawthorne) BANGSHIFT EXCLUSIVE. “The Hawaiian” Roland Leong returns to Nitro Funny Car for the 2014 Season! After a couple of weekend phone calls, BangShift.com...

Insane Photo Sequence Re-Run: A Competiton Coupe Nearly Power Wheelies Over Backwards!

(Editor’s note: Today is “big game” Sunday and undoubtedly we’ll see some awesome performances. That made me think of the most awesome performance I have ever captured on a...

Want A Job In Drag Racing? NHRA’S Division 5 Is Hiring A Division Services Coordinator!

Love drag racing? Work you ass off at a local track and yearn for a shot to do it full time instead of just on the weekends? The NHRA’s Division V may have the opportunity that you are looking...

The Parting Shift: 347ci of Pissed Off Ford Small Block Assault Farmington Dragway

This kick ass in-car video of a 1986 Mustang drag car is just as appealing for the audio as it is for the visual aspects. Sure, you’ll see the car launch and the driver expertly run through the...

More Photos From The 2014 U.S. Street Nationals – Burnouts, Wheelies, And Blowers Oh My

If you missed yesterday’s race photos from the 2014 U.S. Street Nationals, you missed a lot. But don’t fret, we’ve got the link to those below for you to check out, along with all...

We’ve Got Great Action Photos Right Here From The 2014 U.S. Street Nationals In Bradenton

(Text and Photos by Benoit Pigeon) We haven’t even gotten out of the month of January and yet we’ve already crowned the Champions at the first race for Pro Modified in 2014. This past...

This BangShifter Is Building A 1962 Chevy II Altered Wheelbase A/FX Car In His Home Shop The Old Fashioned Way – Check It Out!

Jim Forbes is hardcore. The dude has an awesome blown big block 1955 Chevy that has run on multiple Drag Weeks, traveled tens of thousands of miles in normal driving, made more drag trip passes than...

Would You Pay $2.5-Million Dollars For The Last Grumpy’s Toy Pro Stocker?

That’s a question we have to confront you with in light of being tipped off to this Craigslist ad by BangShifter Scott Brown. The car you see in the lead photo and in the photos below is a 1983...