Category Archive: 1320 Drag News

Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week 2014 Schedule Announced

Hot Rod Magazine has announced the tracks for Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week 2014.  Now for the important stuff, the tracks! There has been rampant speculation on where the race would be held in 2014...

UPDATE: Capps Suffers Massive Explosion At NHRA Winternationals Qualifying VIDEO!

Minutes ago, Ron Capps completed a 4.01-second nitro funny car lap to grab the number two qualifying position at the 2014 NHRA Winternationals but for obvious reasons he was not all smiles in the...

The Island Nation Of Madagascar Has A Drag Strip And Some Pretty Fast Cars! (Video)

Most people hear the word Madagascar and probably think of the kid’s movie that shares the same name as the 4th largest island in the world. Located off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean,...

Buddy Holly + Fuel Altereds, Dragster, and Sportsman Cars Racing At Eagle Field = Another Nitro America Hit Video!

The Eagle Field Drags are an event we’ve been trying to get to for years now. The race is held on an old airfield and really is an affair that harks back to the days when the sport was about...

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...