3500HP Stingray Runs 4.11 @ 188.91 mph

May 6th, 2015

It ain’t everyday that you see a 2014 Corvette Stingray chopped up and laid-out on a tube chassis. This 10.5 Outlaw Class dragster features factory body panels everywhere except the front end, which is a one-piece unit molded from fiberglass (with working headlamps, no less). It underwent its maiden voyage at last weekend’s Strange Engineering Outlaw Street Car Shootout at the Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, Maryland. This video includes an interview with driver Chuck Ulsch. He explains that the engine manufactures approximately 3,500-horsepower. This is accomplished using an Anderson Engineering Hemi racing engine topped with a C-Rotor rotary Read More

Ultra Street Coverage Sub 5-Second 1/8-Mile

May 5th, 2015

Take a look at this video that features tons of early/late model matchups (as well as lots of GM/Ford matchups) in some close heads-up racing. There is even an early/late model GTO battle at the onset. The footage was obtained during last weekend’s Street Car Shootout at the Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, Maryland. The class is Ultra Street and the cars are outstanding. Ronnie Rhodes is on hand in his small block powered (with nitrous) ’68 Camaro. When the afternoon sun gets hot, he lays down a 4.95 @ 141.89 mph, and it appears that he will outclass Read More

Late Model Chevrolet ZL1 Camaro vs. Modified Foxbody Mustang

May 1st, 2015

This Foxbody Mustang is certainly not stock. That is evident by the monstrous “lick” that it is hitting in the staging area. This little Mustang sounds awesome and I, for one, expected it to put away the late model Camaro (which appears to be stock). Not so fast, friend! The Camaro is outfitted with the high-performance ZL1 package. It posts a 12.32-second pass at 115.44 mph, with stock rubber on the rear. The Foxbody driver comes out of the gate slowly and the Camaro eats him alive, despite having some traction issues at the start. The ZL1 is equipped with Read More

Dodge Challenger Hellcat vs. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

April 30th, 2015

This video clip captures the elusive Hellcat taking on a much less powerful opponent in the Corvette Stingray. With 707-horsepower “right out of the box” the Hellcat is about all that one could hope for from a production vehicle. The Stingray is underpowered by SRT8 standards but it offers a greater degree of performance handling, a lower center of gravity, and a lighter gross vehicle weight. Sure enough, the lighter and more nimble Stingray gets the hole shot on the big Hemi powered Dodge and holds its own nearly to the eighth-mile marker. Unfortunately for those of us who are Read More

Big Baller Mustang is Back

April 29th, 2015

After a catastrophic crash last year in Oklahoma City, the Big Baller Mustang is back and better than ever. Big Baller and the Big Baller Coupe 3.0 showed up at Redemption 3 a No Prep Event in Kennendale, Texas. The Big Baller Crew picked up a project car immediately after the 2014 tragedy and had it race ready by the spring of 2015. This 1991 Ford Mustang is well equipped with an all-aluminum 380 c.i.d. Morgan and Son’s Racing engine force fed using a Procharger F2 turbocharger. Properly tuned this combination is good for 38-pounds of boost and approximately 1600 Read More

Tesla S P85D Drag Racing Dos and Don’ts

April 28th, 2015

This video guide to coming out on top at the track is intended specifically for owners of the American-made Tesla S P85D. It is made by a Tesla owner who has seen some level of success at the drag strip, as you will see when this instructional becomes a “show-and-tell” project. Turbocharged Mustangs and supercharged Camaros beware; this full-electric all-wheel drive sedan has been known to embarrass opponents on race day. Allow me to set the stage: A sunny afternoon at Piedmont Dragway in Julian, North Carolina. A ground pounding turbocharged late-model Mustang rolls out amid smoke and lights. He Read More

From the Dyno to the Dragstrip: 1100-HP Mustang Cobra

April 27th, 2015

Check out this awesome looking blue flamed 2003 Mustang Cobra. The Las Vegas based Voodoo Racing Mustang dominated the street car class and put a spell on me during this month’s TX2K15 down in Houston, Texas. If the paint job resembles a lightning strike, then what is under the hood certainly provides the thunder; the 4.6-liter V8 has factory four-valve cylinder heads, it is sans the Eaton roots type blower, and a 94-millimeter turbocharger now forces air into the intake. The owner/operator of this quick pony car estimated horsepower near 1300 but today’s dyno results flagged only 1100-horsepower. Nonetheless, it Read More

Hellcat e85 Conversion Increased Horsepower Reduced Emissions

April 22nd, 2015

Everyone knows that the 2015 Dodge Hellcat is built for speed and performance with a factory horsepower rating of 707 (at the crankshaft). What you may not know is this: Serious Horsepower (SHP) out of Houston, Texas, is in the business of making high-performance machines (such as the Hellcat) produce even more horsepower while running on cleaner e85 fuel. In this video, the factory Hellcat posted 672 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque (at the rear wheels) burning 93-octane fuel. After the car was expertly modified by SHP, using HP Tuners 2.25 Software, a Kenne Bell Boost-a-Pump, and upgraded fuel Read More

BMW M5 Vs. Dodge Charger Hellcat

April 17th, 2015

What would happen if a luxury sedan like an E39 (1998-2003) BMW 5-Series went up against the almighty 707-horsepower Dodge Charger Hellcat in a rolling drag race? That depends upon whether or not the BMW is an M-Sport with a lighter turbocharged 3.2-liter six-cylinder engine from a M3 Coupe. I am not sure what kind of tuning was necessary to push the M5 past the Hellcat in terms of performance horsepower output. Whatever modifications have been performed on this opulent European four-door, they prove more than adequate to dispense of this Mopar, in short order. I would like to see this Read More

Outlaw Street Car Reunion 2 Memphis Madness

April 16th, 2015

The Outlaw Street Car Reunion 2 X275 Eliminations from the Memphis International Raceway yielded this awesome clip that includes representatives of virtually every domestic auto manufacturer in head-to-head action. Instead of the Outlaw Street Car Reunion, this looks more like the Mustang Fox Body reunion. There must have been 20-high quality Fox bodies in attendance at this 1/8-mile event. Of course, there are also some fast moving Chevrolets from various eras, as well. There is even a fantastic looking Burnt Orange Mopar in the form of a late model retro-Challenger. It posts a 4.67-second pass at 155.79 mph. Most of Read More

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