Category Archive: Apex Racing News, BangShift APEX

Seriously?! NASCAR Apparently Set To Mandate Standard Air Gun For All Teams In 2018

According to well known NASCAR news website Jayski.com, the racing body is expected the mandate a spec air gun for all teams to use in the pits for changing tires. We totally understand why. This is...

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...

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...

Michelin GT Challenge Series at Virginia International Raceway – Awesome Cars, Awesome Track

(Photos by David Whealon) –  There’s something about sports car racing that we dig. The whole scene is pretty awesome and it all starts with the equipment. In this case we’re...

NCM Motorsports Park Has Announced Their Winter Racing Program: “King Of The Heap”! One Car, Four Drivers, One Thousand Dollar Budget!

We might still be a little bit early in looking towards winter, but for racing venues across the country, the time is now. Do you close up shop and say “Happy Holidays, see you in March!”...

IMSA VIR Action Coverage: Killer Sports Cars Tearing It Up At A Beautiful Course

(Words and photos by David Whealon) – Well we’re back to the rolling hills of the southern Virginia countryside at one of the most beautiful and award winning road racing courses in the USA,...

Big Spenders: Lawsuit Reveals That Farmers Was Spending About $660,000 Per Race For NASCAR Sponsorship

Lawsuits have a funny way of bringing interesting stuff to light. In this case a lawsuit has brought to light the sponsorship agreement between Farmers Insurance and Hendrick Motorsports,...

Do You Know How To Decode GM Body Designations? OPGI Has It Handled For You!

Lots of stuff in the gearhead world is based around numbers and letters, right? Whether we’re talking about engine sizes and families, different chassis or body types from manufacturers, or...

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...

So Long, V8 Utes, Hello, SuperUtes. Holden And Ford Utes Get Replaced With Four-Door Diesel Trucks For 2018

Brian’s article on the state of Supercar racing in Australia paints a dark picture, and that’s no shock: how do you support a home-grown racing series when the home teams were pretty much...

Trouble Down Under: Column Paints Stark Picture Of Aussie Supercar Series

What happens when a factory style racing series loses virtually all of its factories? That’s the question that the organizers of the V8 Supercars series (now the Supercars series) are asking...

This Is Bonneville: Rebuilding An Amazing Motorcycle In The Bed Of A Truck Sitting In Front Of A Motel 6 Hotel Room

(Photos by Bret Kepner) – It was a couple of years ago that we introduced the BangShift reader universe to Alp and Jalika. To me more specific we’re talking about Alp Sungurtekin and...

NASCAR To Introduce Composite Bodies In 2017 – Mandatory By 2019

NASCAR is going to look a little different under its skin. The racing sanctioning body has announced that it will allow composite bodies at three of its races in 2017 and by 2019 the composite bodies...

Chevrolet To Replace The SS With The Camaro ZL1 In NASCAR – Here’s The First Look At The New Race Car!

(Photos: General Motors) It had to happen…with the death of the Chevrolet SS sedan, a new body had to be chosen for the teams flying the Chevrolet flag in NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup...