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Quarantine Piece Theater: 1960’s Drag Racing Film Is The Coolest! Indy, Pomona, Bee Line

Kalitta vs Garlits at the US Nationals, Ohio Geoge Montgomery vs Stone, Woods, and Cook, coverage of loads of class eliminations, the biggest races of the year in 1964 and early 1965 covered in...

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No Blower, No Problem: The 475hp 2020 SRT Durango Is An All-Wheel-Drive Family Truckster And Entertainment Center

A few short weeks ago I told you about the fun I had spending a week with a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. It’s the big daddy of high performance SUVs in the world today and it’s...

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QuarantinePiece Theater: BURNOUT – This 1979 Drag Racing Movie Is So Awful It Rules

I have to sincerely thank champion NHRA top alcohol dragster crew chief Adam Rhodes for the tip to a movie that I had never heard of let alone seen. The name of the movie is Burnout and it was...

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Stop Your Whining!!! Do Burnouts At Home While Your Stuck Waiting Out The Virus And Send In Video! Finnegan Did!

DISCLAIMER: We are not legal experts, do this at your own risk. Crash your junk in your driveway doing burnouts? On you. Get the cops called and have to try not to get arrested? On you. Get fined for...

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NHRA Releases Revised 2020 Schedule – Major Changes, Countdown Format Off, Old-School Points Chase Starts In June

The NHRA has released a revised schedule for the remainder of the 2020 Mello Mello Drag Racing Series tour and it is one that includes some significant changes. Interrupted by the COVID-19 virus...

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Watch AA Fuel Altereds At The March Meet Right Here! Eliminations Action Was Awesome!

If you don’t know who won the March Meet AA Fuel Altered class then we don’t want to spoil it for you, but we will say that we are very excited about it because he’s one of our...

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Milan Dragway Dropped by IHRA, Now Sanctioned by NHRA

Milan Dragway, which was jettisoned last week by the IHRA for as yet undisclosed reasons, has signed a sanctioning agreement with the NHRA and will now abide by its rules and regulations. If you are...

Scorpion Performance May Buy Crane Cams

Thanks to BigBlockRanger on our message boards, it’s been brought to our attention that News-JournalOnline.com is reporting that Scorpion Performance is negotiating to buy the remnants of Crane...

Check It Out: ClunkBucket.com

Mike Bumbeck is our friend. More importantly though, Mike Bumbeck is a crazy person with a new website we want you to check out. Bumbeck is a talented writer, lover of the nostalgia drags, freelancer...

Book Review: John Force: The Straight Story of Drag Racing’s 300-MPH Superstar

When we first cracked the cover of this book, John Force: The Straight Story of Drag Racing’s 300-mph Superstar by Erik Arneson, we admittedly had low expectations because frankly, John Force...

Tata Nano: Tiny $2,000 Car to See Indian Roads by July

The little Tata Nano, a new car that will retail for less than $2,000 brand new, is set to cruise Indian roads in July according to a story by Reuters. Parent company Tata has been struggling as of...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: Attention in the Pits!

Attention in the pits! Drag Racing Hall of Fame announcer (and BangShift.com forum member) Jon Lundberg is credited with making that phrase standard operating procedure for every drag racing...

Barnstormin’: Smog Motors in the Mist

I and the “intrepid companion,” my two year old son Tom, have had a couple well documented adventures since he’s been able to walk around and make noises resembling words. Car...

Some Impact! Brand Driving Suits No Longer NHRA Approved

There has been an announcement made by the NHRA that it will no longer accept certain Impact Racing Products drivers suits due to safety concerns. Apparently the suits in question do not meet the...

eBay Pick of the Week: 1972 Pantera

DeTomaso Panteras hold a cool spot in the gearhead pantheon of coolness. They are a great marriage of sleek Italian styling and good old American brute force. There are several of them currently for...

Monday Time Killer: Pontiac Heaven

Steve Barcak is a self-described Pontiac extremist and his website certainly lives up that claim. This is truly a slice of internet heaven for fans of GM’s “excitement” brand, even...

Shocker! IHRA Drops Sanction of Two Former National Event Facilities

The IHRA has announced, albeit quietly, that it has dropped the sanction of two facilities where national events had been held. San Antonio Raceway and Milan Dragway are no longer IHRA sanctioned...

It Came From the Fab Shop: The Speculative Disc-Brake Shield

(By Loren Krussow) – Many people are familiar with the term “spec house.” When a home builder has extra time or capacity they may, without an order on the books, speculatively construct a...

Racepak for the Masses!

It’s pretty safe to say that the most widely known data acquisition hardware and software in the world of drag racing is Racepack. Hell, Dale Armstrong was one of the founding fathers of the...

CraigsList Pick of the Week: Big-Ass Texas Suburban

We’re headed deep into the heart of Texas this week for a massive Chevy Suburban mud bogger. Long story short, it’s a 1987 Suburban 4×4 sitting on 2.5-ton Rockwell axles front and...