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FREE LIVE STREAMING DRAG RACING! We Go LIVE From The Southwest Showdown In Tucson Thursday Afternoon!

That’s right folks, we’re super excited to bring you our FIRST live streaming video broadcast of 2021 starting this Thursday afternoon from Tucson Dragway, home of the Southwest Shootout....

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Lone Star Throwdown 2021 Photos Just Keep Coming! Nothing But Custom Trucks In This Batch!

Lone Star Throwdown photos baby! We’ve got tons more to share this week and today’s batch is a mix of nothing but late model custom trucks of all kinds. Fords, Dodge, Toyota, Chevrolet,...

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Finnegan Shares 5 Must-Do Hacks For Building Headers At Home, So Watch!

Building headers at home is fun! Okay, so you’ve probably not heard that statement very often when talking about building headers, but the truth is that there are tips and tricks that can...

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Lights Out 12 Action Photo Coverage: Wheels Up, Header Flaming Images From The Baddest Radial Race On Earth

Oh yes, it’s Lights Out 12 week here at South Georgia Motorsports Park and that means the baddest small tire cars in the country have all converged on this fabled drag strip just north of the...

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Listen Up: Too Fat To Fly – The Incredible Story Of How Big Rig Super Speedway Racing Started In America Circa 1979

In 1979 a promoter from Tennessee put on the first ever big rig super speedway race and it caused a national panic. The government, the trucking industry, the Teamsters, tire companies, and sponsors...

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Ever Want To Know What Goes Into Building A 410 Sprint Car Engine? World Of Outlaws Power Starts Here!

410 Sprint Car engines are pretty bad ass bullets that make more than 900 horsepower, naturally aspirated, on methanol. When you bolt one into a car that weighs just 1,400 lbs, you can imagine that...

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Bastards! Thief Steals ’69 Mustang; Crashes with Owner Hanging Out Window

We realize that this has been a downer of a news day, but hey, that’s how the cookie crumbles sometimes. This is the most depressing story we have read for quite some time. If you’ve ever...

Honda Creates Program to Support Grassroots Racing Efforts of Customers

We sure as hell wish we could be reporting this news was coming from a domestic manufacturer, but we’re guessing with the whole governmemt control thing, racing is looked upon with a stink eye....

Lohnes’ Pic of the Week: 880ci on the Garage Floor

I hate heat waves. We’re locked into a miserable one here in New England currently. Temps over 90 degrees and humidity to match, it’s like we’re in bayou country. The flipside of...

Chrysler Archives Raided; GM’s Historical Documents at Risk of Destruction?

TheTruthAboutCars.com published an editorial recently that nearly drove us to tears. Apparently Chrysler has forsaken a large portion of its historical archive, to the point of allowing employees to...

Site of the Week: National Sand Drag News

Sand drag racing is an interesting deal. The equipment runs, like in asphalt racing, from stockers right up to blown nitro-burning dragsters. They throw rooster tails that could bury buildings if...

NY Times Editorial: Muscle Cars are Bad

In case you didn’t realize, the whole car hobby thing that we all know and love is kind of under attack. Nothing has weenie car haters all wound up more than the fact that all three domestic...

NASCAR Claims to Have Multiple Witnesses Against Mayfield; Court Date Set for Trial

The Charlotte Observer is reporting that NASCAR lawyers filed court papers stating that they have multiple witnesses available to testify that Jeremy Mayfield used meth on many occasions and...

Good Read: Racer Documents Red Tape in Dealing With Insurance From on Track Injuries

Steve Iverson is a life long drag racer who had the unfortunate luck to suffer a serious wreck (our illustrative photo does not depict thie wreck) during an NHRA event at Pacific Raceways in...

The Eastwood Company Launches New Brand of Hard Parts

The Eastwood Company is normally known for its restoration products, paint and body stuff, and tools that are hard to find. Now it is ready to move to the next level and start supplying its own brand...

Lutz Goes Out on Vacation Swinging at Ad Agencies

Bob Lutz has made his presence known in a major way in the marketing department and with GM’s myriad advertising agencies. Apparently at a meeting on July 14th, Lutz panned the recent work of...

Barnstormin’: Rooting for Mayfield or Against NASCAR?

Following every breaking tid-bit on the Jeremy Mayfield vs. NASCAR case, with the sanctioning body accusing the driver of meth use, has gotten me thinking about the whole situation and the way people...

Garlits Prepares to Kick Ass Again

Don Garlits is making a comeback of sorts. He’s got his Drag Pack Challenger finished and ready to go, according to a report on Ocala.com. After racing one of the cars at their debut last year...

NASCAR Claims Mayfield Lied To Court

The Associated Press has reported that NASCAR has filed documents with the U.S District Court accusing Jeremy Mayfield of lying to that court. This is the strongest offensive move NASCAR has made...

Wrecked 1969 Camaro! Kid Borrows Dad’s Keys, Does a 400-Foot Burnout, and Plows Trees

Let’s say your dad has a hot 1969 Camaro Pro Touring car and you’re a red-blooded American kid. Your parents go out for the evening and you decide to have a little fun. One kid in New...