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Our Bonneville Speed Week Coverage Starts Right Here With Photos From The Pits

Torrential rains on Thursday night delayed the start of the 71st running of Bonneville Speed Week as flooded pits, tracks, and return roads meant a dry out was in order. After assessing the...

2019 Mecum Harrisburg Coverage: The Incredible Todd Werner Collection – Race and Muscle Cars 1

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – Generally speaking, car collections are all pretty incredible. They tend to have themes or eras, or some sort of thread running through them to create some language...

Your Wildest Dreams: This 1978 Sales Video Is Pitching The Incredible Vince Granatelli Turbine Powered Corvette

This is AWESOME. In the 1970s Vince Granatelli dreamed up and worked with a load of people to create one of the most wild street going cars ever and certainly the most insane thing on the road in the...

Disaster Video: Incredible Footage Of The Yellow River Drag Strip Calamity Has Surfaced – 50 Years Ago, 11 Killed

50 years ago the worst disaster in drag racing occurred at a little known, little spoken about track about 40 miles outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Yellow River Drag Strip was like so many places in...

LIVE TONIGHT: Watch The US131 Northern Nationals – Quarter Mile Modern Top Fuel Drag Racing – WATCH HERE

Starting tonight at 6:30pm Eastern time BangShift.com will be LIVE from the US131 Northern Nationals in Martin, Michigan. This is one of the most unique and awesome match races in the country because...

Bonneville Speed Week 2019: Alphabet Soup – What Do All Those Class Designation Letters Mean, Anyway?!

(Editor’s note: Starting this coming weekend, BangShift’s coverage of SpeedWeek 2019 will commence! As we are always gathering new readers we run this story about how to decipher...

Bleep Show: The 1974 AHRA Winternationals, A Failed TV Pilot About Evel Knievel, and Sam Elliot Swearing – VIDEO

Sometimes bad TV is the best TV, right? When it comes to the history of television, there have been some really awful shows that made the air and some great ones that never saw the light of day. This...

Action Photos: 2019 Magic Dry NHRA Northwest Nationals – Pro Class Photo Coverage

(Photos by Mike Burghardt) – When old timer drag racing veterans talk about a race that just happened in pretty reverential terms you know it was a special deal. It’s one of those races...

First to 250: Watch The Pontiac Powered Boss Bird Nitro Funny Car Run 5.87/250mph at Norwalk!

Milestones in drag racing come in all forms. We have seen dragsters do stuff over the years, we have seen funny cars break speed records, but one of the things we have not seen a lot of in recent...

Watch NHRA Top Fuel Harley Rider Beau Layne Suffer A Horrendous Wreck and Walk Away

Beau Layne is one of the most seasoned, talented, and hardcore racers in the NHRA’s Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley-Davidson motorcycle class. His 2019 season is the best he has ever had with...

Watch John Force Race To His 150th Career NHRA National Event Win – The Greatest Career Of All Time

There are moments in time that the sport of drag racing can deliver which transcend the sport. John Force collecting his 150th career victory on the same day that his young teammate Austin Prock...

Street Car Super Nationals 6 Featuring Mid-West Pro Mod Series In St. Louis – LIVE Coverage Continues Friday!

It will be hot, it will be humid, and it will be wild. Mel Roth’s Street Car Super Nationals returns to World Wide Technologies Raceway in Madison, Illinois for a sixth throwdown and the...

Epic Engine: Keith Dorton Has Built An SB2 V8 Into A Killer V6 For Bonneville – This Video Shows You How He Did It

Keith Dorton and his Automotive Specialists company have created some of the most amazing, powerful, and creative engines that the Bonneville Salt Flats have seen over the last decades, but this year...

The Salt Beds Of Salduro: The History Of The First Speed Trials At Bonneville

(By Bret Kepner – SCTA Official and member of the Society Of Land Speed Historians) –  (Editor’s note:  We’re going to run there entire series of the Salt Beds of Salduro...