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Category Archive: BangShift Galleries, DRAG RACES, Event Coverage

Hot Rod Drag Week 2009 Day 2 Results are In

Right now it’s the end of Day 2 at Hot Rod Drag Week, sponsored by Gear Vendors. This is the week-long event with drag racing every day, and the cars have to drive on the street from track to...

Michigan Track Sets Crappy Record

Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan, has set a new track record. For rainouts. The track is suffering its worst year (in terms of weather) in its nearly six-decade existence. Adding pressure is the...

Video: ZZ572 Powered Jeep CJ

This Jeep is in Denmark…we think. Where ever it is, we want it. V8 powered CJ Jeeps have a certain air of coolness about them, but one packing a GM Performance Parts ZZ572 crate motor with...

Canadian Street Racing Law Deemed Unconstitutional

A Canadian street racing law that deemed anyone driving 50 kph above the posted speed limit as “street racing” has been deemed unconstitutional by an Ontario judge. The ruling came on the...

New Zealand Grandmother Has a Bitchin’ Hot Rod

This is some kind of cool. A New Zealand grandmother, and former drag racer, has recently been cruising her killer blown-Hemi-powered 1934 Ford hot rod around the streets of Lincoln, New Zealand....

The Dodge Caliber SRT-4 is Dead

Chrysler’s lone exciting small car is dead, according to a report from AutoWeek. No specifics were given on why the car was knocked out of the lineup, but if they’re killing this one, we...

Free Download of the New Mopar Performance Catalog

Mopar Performance has released a new catalog with lots of the old V8 parts still in place and with many all-new parts for the modern cars. It is free to download here at the Mopar web site. Also,...

Live Streaming Video from Hot Rod Drag Week 2009

Hot Rod Magazine’s fifth annual Drag Week is off and running with competitors heading to US 131 Dragway in Martin, Michigan for action today, Tuesday, September 15. Hot Rod is providing a live...

Video: Monday Racing at Hot Rod Drag Week 2009

Our last installment of coverage for Monday’s first day of competition at Hot Rod Drag Week 2009 comes from BangShift.com forum member seanm, who put together a video of racing that includes...

Drag Week 2009 Coverage from FordFE.com and Jay Brown

Jay Brown has been running Drag Week since the very first year. He is a fan of the Ford FE engine and usually runs them. This time, he has a stack-injected SOHC motor in the running in a ’64...

First Videos from Drag Week 2009; Tires Strapped to the Roof!

Captain Insano hits the road! This video comes from Hot Rod Drag Week racer Glen Sheeley in the Daily Driver class. There’s some good video of him racing his 11.80-second 2006 Corvette, but...

Hot Rod Releases Results from Monday at Drag Week 2009

The racing for Monday, September 14 at Muncie, Indiana, has ended and all the racers who have cars still running are on the road to Martin, Michigan. Hot Rod magazine has just released the standings...

Event Coverage: Hot Rod Drag Week 2009, Day 1, Muncie, Indiana

BangShift.com is here all week long at Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week Event, sponsored by Gear Vendors. This is the race where cars run five drag strips in five days, and all the competitors are...

IHRA Considers Revising Red-Light Foul Rule for 2010

Here’s one that should set the message boards aflutter. While working on the announcing deck of the Amalie Oil IHRA North American Nationals last weekend, we overheard top-level IHRA officials...