10 Fastest Rides of Drag Week 2015

October 3rd, 2015

Hot Rod Drag Week is a unique event in which competitors line up in heads up dig racing action on 5 different tracks during a 5-day period. At the end of the event the racer with the lowest drag week average (DWA) from the 5 days of racing wins the title of HOT ROD’S fastest street car in America. Oh yeah, to earn the street car title, one must drive their dragster to each event (1,000-miles total). The competition is grueling with many competitors choosing to pull small cargo trailers to accommodate their personal effects, tools, and spare parts. Check Read More

Twin Turbo Mazda RX-7 Turns 8.1-Second Quarter-Mile

October 1st, 2015

Despite evenings that involve pulling a small trailer across the Midwest (during Drag Week 2015), this Chevy powered 1990 Mazda RX-7 overcomes oil leaks and overheating problems to post some low eight-second times and a top speed of more than 180 mph. This bright green modified import is equipped with a Chevrolet big block engine bored out to around 460-cubic-inches. That seems pretty bodacious but this racer has added a pair of monstrous 75-millimeter turbochargers. The car seems a little sluggish coming out of the hole but it blazes through the trap like a champ. At 1,400hp, when this guy Read More

Street Racing Southern Style

September 29th, 2015

Come experience some southern hospitality in the A-T-L. Hot nights are in store and some even hotter street racing action. When the temperatures rise these southern boys (and girls) love to take to the streets in their souped up chariots and ice the competition. You have to see this collection of highly modified top-tier sports cars as they do battle for bragging rights down in Georgia. Roll racing rules apply – with 60 mph starts. First, there is a 650hp Porsche 911 going against a 650hp Nissan Gt-R. This is a closely contested race, then the Porsche tangles with a Read More

1500HP TT Dodge Dart Swinger Runs 7-Second Quarter-Mile

September 28th, 2015

Matt Blasco drove 28-hours from Canada (with a trailer in tow) to campaign this ’72 Swinger at the Lucas Oil Dragway, in Indianapolis, Indiana, during Drag Week 2015. His mom bought the Mopar for $150 and gave it to him when he was only 15-years young. It ain’t the prettiest thing on the track but it sure has some Camaros crying for mercy and some Mustangs running for cover. This bodacious Chrysler is running a 572-cubic-inch mill with Indy Predator Hemi cylinder heads and twin 91-millimeter turbochargers. It is detuned to 1,500hp during this event but has the capacity to Read More

Street Racing Breakup Camo Vette vs DriverMods Viper

September 25th, 2015

If you love street racing, then you’ve gotta see this video. It features an awesome sounding supercharged (centrifugal) Corvette in breakup camouflage. He is hooking up with the DriverMods Viper T/A and a red Corvette for a monumental evening of street racing. The Camo ‘Vette is equipped with a forged low compression motor with PRC cylinder heads and a ECS 1500 supercharger with a methanol injection. The transmission and rear differential have been upgraded, as well. Power is estimated at 800whp. We know the DriverMods Viper well. It has been tuned by Lund Racing, it has tons of aftermarket bolt-ons Read More

Twin Turbo 7-Second Camaro ZL1

September 23rd, 2015

You have likely heard of Larry Larson. Larry is the guy who campaigned the S-10 Pickup, during the Super Car Nationals 2014, dipping down into the 5s in the process. Well, he has turned his attention to a 2015 Camaro ZL1. Now, this bad Bowtie is winning classes and whipping as*es all over the mid-west. Under the hood, Larry has implanted a 540-cubic-inch billet aluminum big block CFE Racing engine with a Callie’s Magnum crankshaft, Oliver billet connecting rods, and Diamond 9:1 flat-top pistons. The cylinder heads are BMF with 405cc intake ports, 2.325 intake valves and 1.880 exhaust valves. Read More

700HP IMW Honda Civic Battles Supercars

September 15th, 2015

Check out this footage of the Innovative Motor Works Honda Civic going toe-to-toe with some exotic supercars. The business of the day is done as 65 mph roll racing. First, the “little import that could” lines up against a mighty 700hp Mustang Shelby GT500 and whips him handily. Next up is a turbocharged Toyota Supra, which is also narrowly dispatched. The Civic isn’t able to get a handle on the awesome sounding supercharged 775hp Corvette and gets beaten by a nose. Finally, an odd contest with a lame Huracan and a bad Bavarian wins easily. The Civic is outfitted with Read More

Taking it to the Streets – Turbocharged Spool Bus

September 8th, 2015

  Is it the Spool Bus or short bus? This thing has a school bus safety stop sign hanging from the driver’s door – to each his own, as “they” say. They also say, “It ain’t how you look, it’s what you got under the hood.” Under the hood of this brightly colored S10 Blazer is a fully built 5.7-liter LT1 (bored .030 over to 355-cubic-inches), high-performance cylinder heads, camshaft, and intake manifold, exhaust headers, and a massive 80mm turbocharger. It’s all bolted to a 4L80E transmission (from 3/4-ton truck). The SUV is estimated at 700hp. This mean fire-breathing machine Read More

Heartland Street Racing for Cash

September 4th, 2015

What’s better than some night time street racing? Well, that would be racing for cash prizes and good old fashioned Midwestern braggin’ rights. This video features some of the best heads-up street racing that you will ever see! The scene is set in the deserted streets of an industrial park. The hour is late and all of the familiar competitors (usual suspects) are on hand. Skinny is unloading his 1200hp Twin Turbocharged Fox Mustang off the trailer, there is a late model Cobra with a stock engine and cylinder heads and a 7875 turbo that claims 900hp, an 800hp turbocharged Read More

$20K Street Outlaw Drag Race

September 2nd, 2015

Check out The Grow, a Pontiac Le Mans with a pair of massive turbochargers. You might recognize Chief from Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws. Today he is campaigning the big Pontiac against some pretty stout competition in the Armageddon No Prep Invitational. That means no timers and no lights. He blows away the Murder Nova, the Mistress (also a Nova), Doc Monte, and John Doe on the way to the $20,000 grand prize. The Grow features a Butler Performance Kit that includes everything from the oil pan to the intake manifold and you can get it all for $12k. In this package Read More