Category Archive: Apex Racing News, BangShift APEX, BangShift News

Brains Over Bucks: Remembering Mickey Nickos One of Open Wheel Racing’s Greatest Modern Engine Builders

(Image from Nickos family archive) – It is so rare when we run across people brilliant enough in racing to overcome massive financial shortcomings with the power of their own ability, which is...

Gripper: Meet The Holden Monaro That Just Took The First Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge In Australia!

If there is an individual whose calendar I did not envy, it was Jimi Day’s. The dude has been running strong for a while now, with his starting point being the SEMA show. From there he worked...

Bedlam: The Insane Story Of The Bog At The 1974 US Grand Prix

(Lead photo credit: Fox Sports) – Emerson Fittipaldi finished fourth at the 1974 US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International Raceway. By doing so he managed to collect a Formula One...

Dead: Americas Rallycross Championship, After Just Two Seasons

“After consultation with a wide group of stakeholders and interested parties, IMG has taken the difficult decision to not extend the Americas Rallycross Championship beyond the 2019...

Great Read: Reports Pin Cost Of Modern F1 Engine Development At $1.4 Billion!

Drag racing fans, NASCAR fans, and even dirt track fans to come level like to complain about how expensive stuff is and how racing is hurting because of it. Well, F1 hears those arguments and then...

Louis “Sonny” Meyer Jr Has Died At Age 89 – Brilliant Indy Mechanic and Crew Chief – 15 Race Winning Engines

(Photos: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum) – There are few things more difficult in life than trying to live up to a legendary last name in the same industry where it was forged. Louis...

The Inside Line: Here’s An Awesome Look At The Nuts, Bolts, and Inner Workings Of Roger Penske Buying IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The news is STILL rattling off the walls here at the 2019 SEMA show. When it was announced on Monday morning that Roger Penske had purchased IndyCar AND the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the racing...

Gearhead History! Killer Ads and Cool Stuff From The Pages of Motor Life Magazine Circa 1960-62

So one of the things I have been enraptured with during the winter so far has been this massive collection of old magazines that I was fortunate enough to receive as a gift from the Kuntz family of...

Old Marshmallow Foot: The Story of A Journalist, Mickey Thompson, And Setting Records In A Mustang On The Salt

There’s a funny thing that happens to journalists around race cars. They suddenly think they are race car drivers. Most are not. Patrick Bedard, Jerry Titus, and a small number notwithstanding,...

From 1954-1966 Nassau, Bahamas Was The Scene Of One Of The World’s Coolest Racing Events – Nassau Speed Weeks (W/Video)

For better or worse, racing has been and always will be a money game. From the construction of the cars, the promotion of the races, and the sponsorship of both, cash is the real fuel and propels...

IMSA At Virginia International Raceway: More Great Sports Cars, Pony Cars, and Exotics Hauling The Mail

(Photos by David Whealon) – We were searching around our electronic desk for something recently and got a reminder that we had a bunch of killer road racing photos that David Whealon shot at...

Our Texas Formula Drift Action Photos End Here: Check Out All Our Photos Right Here!

(Photos by Cole Reynolds) Check out all our great drifting photos from Formula D in the Lonestar State! Drifting is one of those motorsport events that can be really polarizing, but whether you say...

Old School Cool Video: This 1974 Film From Perfect Circle Piston Rings Showcases Indy, Manufacturing, Lloyd Ruby

This is a gem of a video. Made by the Perfect Circle Piston Ring Company in 1974 it takes us through the world of manufacturing rings from conception to actual quality control tasing. It also takes...

California Bill To Amend 2018 Exhaust Noise Law Signed Into Law By Governor Gavin Newsom! Fix It Tickets Are Back And We Love It!

This just in! Our friends at SEMA just sent out word that the incredibly strict enforcement regulations recently imposed for loud exhaust in the State of California have been change in our favor! Or...