Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, 1320 Videos, BangShift 1320, HISTORIC, RACING & ACTION, Videos

Pro Mod History Video: Watch Killer Action From The 1990 IHRA Fall Nationals At Bristol

This weekend the biggest names in pro modified drag racing will be at Thunder Valley, competing on the historic surface at Bristol Dragway for NHRA Wally. Back in 1990 the pro mod class was brand new...

Monster’s Ball: Semi Tractor Burnouts At The Great Lakes Big Rig Challenge

In 1991, my brother and I got the chance to ride with my father up to Montana in the Kenworth he was driving at the time. From the sleeper section of the cab, we got to see more states than we had...

A Look Inside: This 710ci Goodwin Hemi Has Neato Clear Valve Covers!

In so many ways, racing is about the details. When we’re on the topic of drag racing it’s doubly true. We all have our favorite classes and cars, but when you get a little bit below the...

Ride Along In A Thundering Saleen S7 R At The Spa Classic – 427ci Ford Small Block Power!

The Saleen S7 was one of the best supercars in the world for the period that it was built. Using advanced design techniques and engineering while deriving power from a tried and true 427ci Ford...

Bristol History: Watch Mickey Thompson and Danny Ongais Win The 1969 AHRA SpringNationals!

“…and I actually think that some day we’ll see a five second quarter mile at over 300mph.” Those are the last words spoken by Mickey Thompson in this amazing video which we...

It Got Real Quick: Watch This Insane Wreck From The 24 Hours of Lemons Race In New Jersey!

One of the things that budget car racing series like the 24 Hours of Lemons keeps really close tabs on is the safety equipment required in competition cars. Some people have issues with this because...

A Classic Kill: This Sleeper Video From Mexico Literally Never Gets Old

(By Greg Rourke) –¬†Everyone loves a good sleeper, except perhaps the guy in the other lane. Here we have a guy who’s happy to embarrass whatever supercar¬† is unlucky enough to choose...

Watch Bigfoot 1 Get Driven Harder Than We Have Ever Seen – Think The Front End Fails?

There’s always something interesting about watching an icon get used and used hard in motorsports. In this case we’re talking about Bigfoot 1, perhaps the coolest monster truck of all...

Oh No COPO: Jesse Alexandra’s Wild Ride After The Finish Line In Topeka Was Scary To Watch

If there is one thing that I tell aspiring announcers looking for advice it’s, “look out the window”. Seriously, the most basic advice you can give. Some guys gets all transfixed on...

Beech Ridge Spectator Drags: Semi-Civilized Lap Racing For The Delinquents Of Maine!

We return to Beech Ridge in Maine for their take on the Spectator Drags scene. If you are unfamiliar with how this system works, it’s a lap of a short asphalt oval with two cars racing in an...

Clench-Worthy: High-Quality Drivers Saving Their Hides In Sketchy Situations!

What is the difference between a good driver and a great driver? Some would argue for many things: personality, technical knowledge, focus and determination, the knowledge to know when to make a move...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Vehicle Would You Drive On A Rally?

Ever since I first learned what rally racing was, I’ve been enamored with the concept. Tarmac, dirt, snow, the surface didn’t matter…it was all about beating the clock over a set...

Wild Video: Here’s A Look Back At Gary Scelzi’s Insane NHRA Weeked In Topeka, Circa 1999

It’s been 20 years since Gary Scelzi’s insane weekend at Heartland Motorsports Park. This was truly one for the ages and a test of not just the grit of the team but the kindness of the...

Happy National Donut Day: Watch This Hot Rodded Big Rig Turn Slow Motion Smokey Circles

Hey, it’s National Donut Day! While this means that some of the more, ummm, motivated among us will be rip roaring to various bakeries and donuts shops for deals on their favorite flavor, it...