Category Archive: 1320 Drag News

Rocket Revival: 2014 Looks Like The Year Hydrogen Peroxide Rockets Will Return To US Strips In Force

Maybe we can mark November of 2013 as the rough date that the revival of hydrogen peroxide rocket vehicles on drag strips began. It was in November that the noted French rocket motorcycle rider Eric...

Drag Art: A Fantastic High Definition Video Highlighting The Nitro Drivers Of Don Schumacher Racing

During the 2014 PRO Winter Warm Up, Chad and I weren’t the only two guys filming the action from above the track. A film crew from Oakley was there to gather footage for a series of upcoming...

Craigslist Find: This 1970 ‘Cuda Packs A Hemi, Cool Old Race Paint, And Some Giant Rear Slicks

Thanks to Chris Chenlo, we have this totally sweet ‘Cuda to show you that is currently for sale on Craigslist. The car has apparently been for sale for some time as we did some rooting around...

We Test Out The Brand New NHRA App! Live Timing From Anywhere In The World…And It’s Free!

(By Darr Hawthorne) – This weekend at the National Hot Rod Association Circle K Winternationals, NHRA officials released their latest version of a Fan App to run on iPhones and Android phones...

CLICK HERE To Watch The Wild Florida Street Outlaws Race LIVE Starting At 12PM Eastern

FYI – Due to impending rain all day tomorrow, the Florida Street Outlaws drag race will be held on Sunday rather than Saturday as planned. We are going to be bringing you all the action,...

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...