Square-Nose Chevy C10 Dominates Cash Days

August 17th, 2017

Greetings race fans and welcome to the Midwest Slow Car Cash Days. This is an event for competitors with 800hp or less. Please say hello to our feature truck. It is a gutted, tubbed, and caged Chevrolet C10 pickup with a small block engine and a nitrous injection. While there is nothing fancy about this C10, with its matte military themed paint scheme and standard steel wheels, it is consistent and quick coming out of the hole. The first contest in this single elimination event pits a great looking Nova SS against the C10. The pickup hooks up well and Read More

Street Digs – APR VW Golf R Slaughters

August 16th, 2017

You gotta’ love it when the underdog pulls out the victory against all odds. That is the feeling I get watching this Volkswagen Golf R as it lines up against the likes of the mighty Cadillac CTS-V and some top shelf Bavarian monsters. The VW Golf R is an all-out performance version of the popular Golf GTi. It rolls off the assembly line with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that is capable of producing 292hp. The R package yields sport tuned suspension, all-wheel drive, 18-inch wheels, and optional 6-speed automatic transmission with launch control. With APR turbocharger upgrades, you Read More

The Kitchen LS RX7 Tames the Track

August 7th, 2017

Once upon a time… some drag strip clowns told Brandi Sharp (she is extra sharp – by the way) to “get back in the kitchen”. Well, Brandi liked that idea so much that she brought her kitchen to the track and now she whips their tails with it. As you have already figured out – Brandi’s kitchen is an LS (6.0-liter) powered Mazda RX7. The engine has forged connecting rods and pistons and a large shot (300hp) of nitrous. The little coupe is making around 700hp and Brandi really knows how to use it. Brandi is a competitive No-Prep racer Read More

Track Rolls & Digs – 1,400HP Turbo Mustang

July 31st, 2017

Greetings racing fans – this video brings you two kinds of fun! The feature car – a late-model Mustang – is built for street racing but moving onto the drag strip eliminates the stress of being on the lookout for John Law and possibly crashing into a minivan full of civilians. It’s a good alternative when available. Street Car Takeover in Denver offers racers a chance to get in some roll racing and dig racing. If you can believe it; this couple is out at the track on the day before their blessed nuptials. Oh well, the couple that plays Read More

Nissan GT-R vs. Audi R8 V10 Plus

July 28th, 2017

This is an all-out drag race between two of the premier sports cars in production, right now. Both cars feature powerful engines and all-wheel drivetrains but only one can emerge victorious in this matchup. So, which one will it be? Will the Japanese win the day or will the Germans make them rue the day? Let’s check it out. The 2016 Nissan GT-R Black Edition uses a smaller engine than the Audi but adds forced air induction. It is a 3.8-liter twin turbocharged mill that is mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. One of the features that makes this Read More

A New Kind of Hybrid – 2JZ 240sx

July 28th, 2017

Greetings drag racing fans! Allow me to introduce a new type of hybrid propulsion system to you all. This is not your average, so-so, hum-drum gasoline over electric hybrid; it is a Nissan over Toyota, with a healthy dose of turbocharged/nitrous. The owner calls it a V8 Killer. Never mind the backyard paint job – this Nissan finds a way to consistently get down the track with very little tire slip, despite being rear-wheel drive. The inline 6-cylinder Toyota 2JZ is professionally built and is being force fed by a massive 7675 Precision turbocharger (45-pounds of boost). It has a Read More

World Record K-Series Civic

July 27th, 2017

Nobody, down in my neck of the woods, is expecting to see a hatchback Honda running eights, much less dipping into the low eights at nearly 180 mph. Steve Oliveira and the crew at CLM Motorsports, Inc. have built themselves a monster of an all-wheel drive K-Series Civic Hatchback that ran 8-second E.T.s all weekend before setting a new World Record quarter-mile elapsed time and top-speed. The high-water mark was a best E.T. of 8.1-seconds @ 179 mph. That’s impressive – regardless of your cylinder count. Aside from the awesome chrome illusion paint job, this Civic is rocking a massive Read More

Underdog Nova No-Prep

July 25th, 2017

Proving that more is not always better, this 400 cubic-inch small block powered Nova tore up the track and the competition during the New Edge Automotive and Detailing (NEAD) No-Prep Throwdown at the Eddyville Raceway in Oskaloosa, IA. Competing in the Small Tire Class and the Big Tire Class, this Chevy launched out of the hole and into the finals (of both classes) despite having a stock small block engine with a cast iron intake (single-carb) and only one kit (fogger plate) of nitrous. No-Prep drag racing presents its own peculiar list of challenges to every racer daring enough to Read More

Old Smokey – 1200WHP 1947 Ford Pickup

July 24th, 2017

Meet Scott Birdsell. Scott pulled this 1949 Ford Pickup out of the woods after finding it on Craigslist and shelling out $225 of his hard earned dollars. The truck had been immobile for decades and had developed the unique mixture of patina and paint scheme that you see before you today. Scott simply sprayed a little silicone on the body and left it at that. Oh, he also threw in a full tubular racing chassis, a heavily built 5.9-liter Cummins turbo-diesel engine, and a compound (twin) turbocharger setup with a complex network of air-to-air and air-to-water intercoolers. As if that Read More

Lightweight Tesla Tames the Street

July 21st, 2017

It has taken many years for me to realize that, when it comes to street (and No-Prep) racing, consistency is the key. Right now, there is not a mass produced vehicle that brings a better balance of power and consistency than the all-electric Tesla P100D. First of all; the words lightweight and Tesla may be a misrepresentation. You see, the P100D weighs in at a skosh less than 2.5-tons in factory trim. Our feature car has undergone a certain degree of weight reduction but still tips the scales at a rotund 4,500-pounds. The lithium-ion powered motors on each end of Read More

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