Hot Rod Drag Week 2018 – The Quest Begins

September 12th, 2018

Greetings drag racing fans and fellow speed freaks from every walk of life! It’s time! Time for the 2018 Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week. This year, the most grueling drag race event in the world has been moved to the sunny south. Problem is that somebody forgot to tell Florence – Hurricane Florence that is. This year, the 1,000-mile event begins at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia with more than 400 street cars; ready to prove they have what it takes to make the lengthy trip and race on four drag strips in five days. After a full day of Read More

POV Ride Along – 750HP Cadillac CTS-V

September 7th, 2018

Hello drag racing fans. Get in, buckle up, and hold on. You are on-board what is being billed as the ultimate grocery-getter. It is a stock-motor 2009 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan and (as you are about to see) it is mind-numbing from the passenger seat. Under the hood is a stock (supercharged) 6.2-liter V8 with a set of LSA cylinder heads and ARP fasteners. The Lingenfelter supercharger has undergone an extensive porting process and both supercharger drive pullies have been upgraded (oversized). The car has been enhanced with a full accoutrement of bolt-ons (including a 102-millimeter throttle body) and tuned by Read More

All-Motor LS3 Swapped RX7 – Street Hits

August 30th, 2018

Alright street racing enthusiasts; who remembers cramming big V8 engines between the fenders of a tiny Chevy Vega, Opel, or Mustang II? Those were the days. We could build a 5.7-liter Chevrolet engine (four-bolt mains) that could hang with anything on the street (roll and dig). The Vega, Opel, and Mustang II have all gone away. That leaves us with the heavier Camaro/Trans Am, Mustang, W-Body, and G-Body. Luckily, these days we have access to better power-adders – at unbelievable prices – than we could’ve ever imagined in those days. Nevertheless, it would be great if a blue-collar guy could Read More

9-Second 1965 Chevy Impala

August 9th, 2018

Don’t overlook our brothers and sisters of speed and horsepower in the great pacific Northwest. Spokane County (Washington) Raceway and Street Car Takeover deliver with some of the maddest vehicles in the land battling it out in drag and roll racing action. Have a gander for yourself. Right out of the gate – we have some mad cap roll racing hits. These guys are wide open with lots of imports (as one might expect) and top speeds in the 160-mph zone. Then there’s the Pontiac that loses it entering the trap and goes all headlights-taillights-headlights-taillights but never hits either wall Read More

Cash and Carry Street Racing – $5200 Prize

August 3rd, 2018

Take a look at this top shelf street racing (drags) video. This one reminds me of home, even though I know it is filmed down in Mexico. A large group of the baddest and boldest street racers in the continental U.S. has gathered for this auspicious occasion to burn up fuel, apply some rubber to the pavement, and see who can claim bragging rights as king of Cash Days. Everyone is here. So, without further ado – run your car, not your mouth – as the man says. With everyone’s money turned in and darkness falling on this narrow strip Read More

Cardiac Cadillac – Low 9-Second CTS-V

July 30th, 2018

Making the transition from a 9-second quarter-mile car to a legitimate 8-second car can be aggravating if not downright frustrating. The most intricate details must be considered and, if you are not careful, the process will dominate your thoughts and cloud your judgement. Then again – if it were easy – everyone would be doing it. Most people who get into the drag racing game choose a coupe as their vehicle. This guy has selected a sedan as his weapon of choice and not just any sedan but the luxurious flagship of the GM lineup. The CTS-V Sedan is well Read More

Mustang Boss 302 vs. Vette Z06 – Street Hits

June 26th, 2018

What’s better than street racing on the wide open interstates (of Mexico)? Why, roll racing 3-wide down the interstate into the cool night air of course. Theses competitive drivers know how to get down where the rubber meets the road. Their cars have been purpose-built for roll racing and the pilots are ready to put it all on the line. All that’s left is to fuel up and roll out. Our first contest is a triple play between a 620hp Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, a 635hp Cadillac CTS-V sedan, and a 570hp turbocharged Pontiac Trans Am. ZL1 FTW! Next, we have Read More

World’s Fastest – 201 MPH – Integra

June 12th, 2018

While this clip features the World’s Fastest Acura Integra, it also showcases the best-of-the-best from TX2K18. There has been a ton of coverage for this event but there were so many amazing race cars on hand that it was unbelievable. First, the Acura; it is called Gringotegra, built and prepared by Extreme Turbo System (ETS) and English Racing. If these names sound familiar; it’s because their collaborative efforts have put them on the cutting edge in quarter-mile and half-mile racing in turbocharged cars (especially Nissan GT-Rs). In the front-wheel drive Gringotegra we find an inline four-cylinder engine. This differs greatly Read More

Dodge SRT Demon vs TT Camaro – Street Rolls

June 7th, 2018

Welcome to the long, hot summer racing fans and aficionados. The time is right for heating it up at the drag strip all weekend or chilling on the interstate (of Mexico, of course) for some high-powered roll racing. Tonight we will be taking it to the interstate and rolling out the thunder with one of the most interesting new cars to ever roll off the factory floor. The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is a supercharged race car that boasts the capacity to manufacture over 800hp. It’s also the first production car with the ability to “tote the front” coming Read More

Chris and Kayla – King and Queen of No Prep?

June 1st, 2018

Greetings racing enthusiasts and welcome to tiny I-29 Dragway in Pacific Junction, Iowa for Heads Up No Prep by The Shop Inc. Allow me to introduce to you a young power couple in the world of street and No Prep drag racing. They are Texas residents Chris Hamilton and Kayla Morton. You may recognize these two from Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws cable television show. Kayla previously drove a multi-colored Mustang but has moved into a new white pony car. Stunning is a word that comes to mind when you see this new car that is adorned in a shade of Read More

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