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The FTI Summer Shootout Big Money Bracket Race Is LIVE Right Here!

SFG Promotions presents the FTI Summer Shootout from US131 in Michigan. This is the 6th race in this big money bracket race series and all the action is going on live throughout the weekend....

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2018 NHRA New England Nationals Action Photo Coverage: Wheels Up And Hauling At The Old Track In Epping

(Photos by Dave Nutting) – It was the most attended drag race in the 52 year history of New England Dragway and the fans on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday got one heck of a show. From wheels up...

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Watch All Three of Travis Pastrana’s Las Vegas Jumps With Replays Right Here – He Did It!

It was pretty wild to watch. Travis Pastrana, decked out in identical leathers to his iconic hero Evel Knievel completed a series of three jumps in Las Vegas last night that were done as tributes to...

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STOLEN: Help Find This Racer’s Entire Setup…Car, Truck And Trailer All Disappeared!

We hate thieves with a passion we can’t properly express here due to our self-censorship. There is nothing that will rip the bottom out of your stomach faster than finding out that the gear you...

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Riding With Alex Taylor… Rocky Mountain Race Week Part Two!

Alex Taylor’s new series Riding With Alex Taylor is just the kind of thing we like to see from her. This chick is cool as hell for a lot of reasons, but seeing her tuning, driving, laughing,...

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The BTE World Footbrake Challenge Is LIVE Right Here!

If you are tired of electronics racing, and just want to watch some good old fashioned Footbrake drag racing, then this is your jam! This is the 12th running of the World Footbrake Challenge,...

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Good Salt and Three Tracks for 2009 Bonneville Speed Week

Word broke late yesterday on the Southern California Timing Association web site that the surface condition at the Bonneville Salt Flats is perfect for racing and ready to be prepped. The better news...

Video of the Week: Home Brewed Enginuity

Yeah, we know it’s really spelled “ingenuity,” but here at BangShift.com we are coining a new phrase. Enginuity refers to the creative utilization of automotive parts in the pursuit...

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Lohnes’ Pic of the Week: Rear-Engine ’40 Ford

This one certainly shocked us. It’s yet another find from Lead East 2008 and it qualifies very high up on the crazy scale. The Deluxe grille and classic look of the 1939 and 1940 Fords are...

Cash For Clunkers: Ready or Not It’s Here

We’ve moaned and complained about it. We’ve picked it apart and shown it’s fatal flaws, but Cash for Clunkers is here and the manufacturers are getting ready for it. We like the...

Site of the Week: How to Become a Dirt Racing Hero

This week’s pick is DriveonDirt.com, the homepage for the dirt track driving school of the same name. We’ve always had a secret attraction to the world of dirt oval racing. It’s...

Awesome Coverage From Goodguys Columbus Show by Air Ride

Our friends at AirRide are back at it with some awesome photo and video coverage of the recent Goodguys show in Columbus, Ohio. There were more than 6,500 people registered for the mega-show and even...

Carnage of the Week: Massively Destructive Turbine Engine Test

For this installment of Carnage of the Week we’re entering the world of aviation. This is video of a “blade off test” that simulates what happens when a fan blade breaks off and...

Is the Caprice Coming? Lutz Hedges His Bets; Bloggers Say It Is

Ever since Bob Lutz intimated that the Pontiac G8 would be saved and sold as a new Chevy Caprice, there has been smiles around all corners of the BangShift.com universe. Rear wheel drive, V8, good...

The Jensen Rule: IHRA Modifies Rules to Allow Andy Jensen’s Turbo Small-Block Camaro Pro Mod

It’s not only rare, it may be a drag racing first. The IHRA has made a change to its Pro Modified class rules and has dropped the weight minimum to 2,300 pounds for turbocharged small-block...

Mayfield “Randomly” Tested Again, Results Pending for Days

Driver Jeremy Mayfield was apparently subjected to the least random random drug test of all time by NASCAR last Monday, according to the Associated Press. The results have not been made public as of...

Ford Bumps Production Again; Is the Worst Over?

Ford seems to be making a habit recently of announcing production increases. This time it plans on adding another 25,000 units to the slate in the third quarter of 2009. With Ford seeing very strong...

Book Review: Old School Customs: Top Traditional Custom Car Builders by Alan Mayes

This week’s book review delves deep into the world of traditional hot rods, and more specifically into the details about the most popular builders of these cars today. We’ll admit to...

PETA Wants Weinermobile Buried: We Say Pass the Spotted Owl Burgers

The Kris News Network got us this frustrating tip. PETA, otherwise known as fringe idiots who are hell bent on wrecking the fun of normal people everywhere has seized on the recent passing of Oscar...

Attila the Jav: Quick Bore Check

A couple weeks back we tore our AMC 360 project motor down to the block in anticipation of its trip to the machine shop where magic will be performed and the true seeds of horespower will be sown. In...