9,000 RPM Rotary Powered Mazda Belches Flames

August 27th, 2015

It seems that every time you see a Mazda RX7 racing on the streets these days, there is a Chevrolet LS engine under the hood. Despite the rugged reliability of the 1.3-liter rotary power plant, most racers opt for the added cubic inches of a V8. Honestly, I would be tempted to do the same. So, it is sort of refreshing (and rare) when you run across an RX7 that sports the original (albeit radically modified) rotary engine. This little import features a ball bearing T6 turbocharger (turned way down). It is making 700hp and it is yet to be Read More

Dyno Testing a Blown Methanol Monster

August 26th, 2015

Everyone knows that the guys at Nelson Racing Engines (NRE) are pushing the envelope to the very edge with regards to maximum performance. This video shows you just how far these professionals are willing to go to extrapolate every ounce of horsepower from the last cubic inch of their popular handcrafted, custom built crate motors. Running a dynamometer is a risky proposition, even when the engine is bolted into a chassis, but when you are talking about testing loose supercharged engines anything can happen. Now add in copious amounts of a volatile and highly combustible fuel known as methanol-alcohol and Read More

TTT ’69 Chevy C10 Duramax Runs an 8.62 1/4-Mile @ 161.25MPH

August 21st, 2015

If you want to race in the Pro Street Class of the National Hot Rod Diesel Association (NHRDA), then you are going to need to make some pretty prolific modifications to any stock vehicle. This heirloom 1969 C10 pickup (the bed is from a 1995 model) has certainly undergone just such a mutation: the cab and cockpit are primarily stock, as they were when Brett Deutsch’s (the current owner) grandpa turned it over to him at the tender age of 15. Brett wrestled his way through an assortment of small block Chevy power plants (including a supercharged 383-stroker) before he Read More

Blown Bowtie Beamer Drag Racing

August 20th, 2015

So, you like things a little abnormal? You having pains for something strange? This Chevrolet powered BMW should be good for what ails you. You will be hard pressed to find another European sports coupe that is “hitting a lick” like this. Check out all the fun, as this well heeled Beamer gets better and better as the day wears on and turns the best times of the day in the cool temps that darkness brings to the New Mexico night. There is a 355-cubic-inch Chevrolet V8 crammed under that hood, with a huge roots-style supercharger mounted on top. Power Read More

Street Envy – 750hp TT Green Camaro

August 18th, 2015

Check out this fantastic looking emerald green fifth-generation Camaro. This thing will have you green with envy – street envy, that is. A Hellion twin turbo kit with an AMS 2000 boost controller, a Psycho performance tuner, a camshaft upgrade, and a 3600 RPM stall converter are among the highlighted modifications on this bad Bowtie. The engine is a stock 6.2-liter. The Camaro makes short work of the first two competitors; a souped-up TT Infiniti G35 and a 685hp supercharged Ford Lightning F150 pickup. The final matchup proved to be a bit more of a challenge, though. The 750hp Mitsubishi Read More

3700HP Street Showdown – Lambo, GT-R, and Corvette

August 17th, 2015

This video brings you three big-boy street cars locked in a heads-up roll racing extravaganza. It comes to you from just “south of the border”, where anything goes (as far as street racing is concerned). The old saying goes, “What happens in Vegas – Stays in Vegas” but what happens south of the border – shows up on DragTimes.com This ménage a trois of street racing consists of a TT Lamborghini Gallardo; skillfully and expertly prepared by the Lambo specialists at Underground Racing. It is producing a maximum of 1,500hp. Next up is the little Nissan that could. Affectionately known Read More

Colorado Cash Days – Insane Street Racing

August 12th, 2015

Fourteen of the baddest street machines in the West have gathered at an undisclosed location in the Colorado night. Each of these teams has plans to take someone else’s cash, eat their cookies, and claim bragging rights as king of the Colorado streets. All-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, and rear-wheel drive – old cars, new cars, and even trucks will do battle to see who can claim the number-one spot in the 2015 edition of Colorado Cash Days. The highlights of this feature video include a 800hp 1969 Camaro, a beautiful red Chevy Nova with a 400-cubic-inch engine and an 80mm Read More

Airstrip Assault Supercar Showdown

August 11th, 2015

This skilled videographer has managed to capture some very competitive head-to-head roll racing on a closed airstrip. There are representations from many of the big exotic manufacturers – Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, and McLaren. The domestic bad boys showed up, too. There are Dodge Vipers and Challengers, Chevrolet Camaros and Corvettes, Cadillac CTS-Vs, and a scarce few Ford Mustangs. The imports include some Nissan GT-Rs and Toyota Supras (it’s alright to assume they are turbocharged). There is even an old ice cream truck and a 700+hp Volkswagen Golf. These lucky competitors line up at one end of the airstrip and start Read More

Street Stampede Import vs. Domestic

August 10th, 2015

This epic battle between two potent street machines is reported to have been a long-time in the making. This time the racing is of the “dig” variety, making strategy even more important. While this is indeed a battle between import and domestic, it could also be classified as a contest between a classic sports car and a modern supercar. It is one that involves an older Fox Body Mustang and a late-model Nissan GT-R. Both these competitors have radically modified their proverbial steeds. The Fox Body has a built, balanced, and blueprinted small block Chevy with a healthy assist from Read More

Three-and-a-Half-Ton Ram 1500 Eats Sports Cars

August 7th, 2015

Nick Eklund’s 7,000-pound Ram 1500 pickup is dressed to kill, in a set of Hoosier drag slicks with four-doors and a 2-inch lowering kit. This monster is all about eating up the competition with a side of asphalt. As you can see in this clip, this Ram is quick out of the hole and it blasts through the trap. All of that power and torque comes from a 5.9-liter Cummins Turbo diesel with a stock block, a Hamilton camshaft, Manley pushrods, an Innovative Diesel Tune, and a Fire Funk S366 turbocharger mated to a Ryan Wilson 480 transmission and a Read More

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