KC Cash Days – Street Digs

December 1st, 2016

Big tire versus small tire – cars versus pickups – Fords, Chevys, Mopars, and imports all lining up in head-to-head no prep street racing action. It’s a wild time on the Kansas City street racing scene. A private landowner has opened up his own personal drag strip to all comers and a tremendous contingent of top-tier competitors has turned out to win a fat stack of cash in single elimination, run-whatcha-brung, dig racing. Small tire guys are always whining about big tire guys whipping them. Big tire guys cry because setting their cars up costs more than the small tire Read More

Tesla P90D Street Racing – Roll and Dig Domination

November 30th, 2016

A few years ago, I would never have dreamed that the terms “electric car” and “street racing” would be used in the same sentence. These days, the Porsche 918 is the king of the hill when it comes to hybrid cars (and cars in general, I guess) but when you talk about full on EV power, the name Tesla seems to remain at the forefront. We’ve all grown accustomed to seeing Tesla P90D sedans, dragging the four-wheeled competition in Ludicrous mode, particularly in dig races. Now, with improved top-end capability, this driver is ready to take on modified street bikes Read More

Mad About Street Racing – Import vs. Domestic

November 29th, 2016

The time tested rivalry between imports and domestics rages violently on the streets of Mexico. This video brings us a bevy of radically modified street cars (and a couple of high-performance street bikes) gathering to compete in a contest of intellect, guts, and speed. You guessed it – it’s roll racing with multiple Go Pro setups providing tons of camera angles to make it feel like you are in the passenger seat. There’s a (1,100hp) Mustang Shelby GT500, with a 4.6-liter Whipple supercharger, that I have been anxiously waiting to see in competition rolling out against Lil’ Red; a DSM Read More

Fast Track Fox Body – 7-Second Quarter-Mile

November 22nd, 2016

Fast Track Performance in Louisville, Kentucky has this Fox Body Mustang on the fast track to the winner’s circle and some serious cash prizes. While the combination of lightweight Mustang body and turbocharged LS based engine is not the most beloved among the Ford purists; it is quickly becoming one of the most popular paths to success in amateur drag racing. Mustang bodies are plentiful, so they can be purchased for cheap. The LS engine platform is extremely durable and capable of producing massive amounts of horsepower. Forced air induction devices are selling at all time low prices. Throw all Read More

7-Second Mazda RX7

November 19th, 2016

We all know that guys named Bacon are famous for getting footloose but Len Bacon took it to a whole different level during the Haltech World Cup Finals. His RX7 got hooked up coming out of the hole and showed the belly of the car to the whole wide world. Despite the wheel stands, Len and friends finished the weekend with a best 1/4-mile pass of 7.98-seconds @ 174 mph. That is even more impressive when you consider that the car is still running the factory independent rear suspension. As you can see, it takes a talented driver to get Read More

Import vs Domestic World Cup – 2400HP Supra

November 16th, 2016

Greetings race fans and welcome to Maryland for the Haltech Import vs. Domestic World Cup. Today we are in for a treat as domestic and import dragsters battle it out for bragging rights and big bucks in single elimination, head-to-head, drag racing action. The feature car of this video is owned by Accelerated Performance. This is a firm which has chosen to remain loyal to their import creed even while those around them beef up their imports with bigger LS based engines. This methanol fueled 1994 Supra is cutting lights and rolling through the 1320 in lickety-split fashion with an Read More

Texas Grim Reaper at Outlaw Armageddon

November 16th, 2016

At an event called Outlaw Armageddon, one might think that a car named the Texas Grim Reaper would have the home track advantage. Well, advantage or not, one look at this murderer’s row of a field and I can tell that making it through the first round – let alone through the final round – is going to be a major undertaking. Regardless of the competition, Steve Wiley and his Texas Grim Reaper team didn’t show up at Thunder Valley Raceway Park (in Noble, Oklahoma) to play tidily-winks. They are only interested in marbles – all the marbles that is – Read More

Five-Second Twin Turbo Fox Body

November 13th, 2016

It’s raining fives! You don’t want to miss this video depiction of the Fiscus/Klugger TT Mustang becoming the first radial tire equipped car to dip into 5-second territory (5.92-seconds @ 249 mph) in the 1/4-mile. As if that wasn’t good enough, the Fiscus/Klugger Team continued to rain down 5-second passes (in the 240+ mph range) throughout the weekend on the way to stealing the show and taking home the $20,000 in prize money at the Haltech World Cup Finals. This Fox Body Mustang weighs in at a svelte 3,100-pounds and is well heeled with a pair of Precision 94-millimeter turbochargers Read More

Crazy Twin Turbo LS Powered Lexus IS300

November 10th, 2016

Like most drag racing fans, the prospect of a big engine in a really small and lightweight car is intriguing to me. It all began for me way back when with a built (four-bolt mains of course) small block Chevy engine in a Chevrolet Vega, nicknamed “Cherry Bomb” because it exploded through the 1320. Unfortunately, those Vegas are getting pretty difficult to find at a reasonable price. The good news is that lightweight import shells are out there and they’re a dime a dozen. If you have some mechanical aptitude and a few fabrication (cutting and welding) skills, you can Read More

Mopar Madness

November 9th, 2016

When you hear the word “madness’ you may tend to associate it with insanity but in this instance, I want you to relate it to anger. Why? Because Mopar fanatics get staggering mad when they look between the fenders of this late model Dodge Challenger and find a big old Chevrolet engine producing the ponies. That’s right HEMI-heads; this 2-ton behemoth is propelled by a 427 cubic-inch LSX engine that is being force fed copious amounts of air by a Precision 106-millimeter turbocharger. Shifting duties are being handled by a TH400 automatic transmission. This car was running consistent 8-second 1/4-mile Read More

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