Classic Camaro Packs Giant TT Punch

April 25th, 2017

The only thing better than a great looking classic Chevrolet Camaro is a great looking classic Camaro that is capable of running some consistent low E.T.s in the 1/8-mile. This car fills that bill. Seriously, this car hooks up as proficiently and consistently as any car I have ever seen – straight out of the hole and right down the track like it’s on a rail. It is truly a credit to the tuner and the entire crew. The only complaints we heard were from little kids. It seems that every time the Camaro made a pass, all the air Read More

Evo X World Record Quarter-Mile

April 22nd, 2017

Hello drag racing fans and speed aficionados of every variety. Join me in congratulating Extreme Turbo Systems (ETS) and English Racing as they (once again) shatter the world record 1/4-mile with a pass of 8.48-seconds @ 164.1 mph. The crew had the little sedan running in the 8.5-second range the entire event (TX2K17) and finally hit the right spot for a blow out pass in the latter stages. It seemed like Lucas English was pulling his hair out at the laptop trying to find the perfect tune. Lucas is no stranger to world records and he came through in the clutch. Read More

World Record Eighth-Mile – 1969 Dodge Dart

April 19th, 2017

It has been said that you just can’t keep a good man down. Lyle Barnett is a living example of that. After being badly burned while campaigning his Corvette during Lights Out 6 (2015), Lyle was back in the saddle for Lights Out 8. What took place there will be forever etched in the annals of drag racing history. Some might ask why Lyle would ever get back into a race car. Those people wouldn’t understand that inside him beats the heart of a drag racer. After a long recovery, Lyle climbed behind the wheel of Jason Digby’s 1969 Dodge Read More

3-Wide Street Dig and Roll from Mexico

April 12th, 2017

This is how they do it south of the border – down (Nuevo) Mexico way. One could call this clip “Street Racing at its Best”. There are cars from all over the globe; Acura, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Diamond Star Motors (DSM), Ford, Honda (rear-engine, 500hp?!), Nissan, and Subaru are all well represented here. Rolls The evening begins with a pair of supercharged C6 ‘Vettes locking horns in roll racing action. This turns out to be one of the closest races of the night. Next up, you have a couple of roll passes that feature a herd of the baddest Ford Read More

840HP Dodge Demon – Test Hit

April 12th, 2017

Fiat Chrysler America (FCA) is set to raise the bar even higher in the area of high-performance stock production vehicles. The official announcement of the impending 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has sports car enthusiasts foaming at the mouth in anticipation of its release. The Demon will be the first performance machine ever offered with drag radials and the most powerful mass production vehicle ever made in the U.S. Not to be confused with the 707hp Hellcat, Dodge SRT has totally redesigned the propulsion system in the Demon and added a few new and innovative twists that should be thought Read More

2JZ Powered S10 Pickup Runs Sixes

April 10th, 2017

At Lights Out 8, down in South Georgia, there was certainly no shortage of S10 pickups . S10 pickup carcasses are everywhere, so it’s relatively easy to pick up a pickup and throw in an LS small block or even a big block and put down a pretty decent pass on the street or strip. Well, the owner of the truck featured in this video chose a slightly different path. Maybe there were no LS engines available in his neck of the woods, perhaps he is a V8-hater, or peradventure that he was going for a lightweight theme – I Read More

1500HP 2JZ Corolla – GT-R Killer

April 7th, 2017

How bad has this got to suck? First, you pay over $100k for a high-performance Nissan GT-R, dump a bunch more cash in it to make it even faster, then carry it out to the drag strip. All sounds great so far, huh? So, you’re having a pretty good day, then you line up against an eighties Toyota Corolla Hatch. I mean the ‘Yota looks alright with its backyard graphics and big tires but you got this from start to finish, right? Wrong! The Toyota takes the hole shot from you and gaps your behind by several lengths! Ouch! What Read More

Twin Turbo Corvette – 212 MPH in Eighth-Mile

April 4th, 2017

How about some good old drag racing action, on radial tires, and an 1/8-mile drag strip? That’s three of the things this video yields. You also get the see Mark Woodruff, in his awesome looking twin turbocharged Corvette, break the radial tire 1/8-mile top speed world record – not once but twice. Lights Out 8 brings you Radial vs. The World with some of the biggest and baddest names in radial tire drag racing. NovaJoe was on hand in his wild looking GTO; as was Stevie “FAST” Jackson, Barry Mitchell, and Keith Haynes. Mark and the crew laid down great Read More

World’s Fastest Cadillac

March 28th, 2017

What does one do when the factory supercharged 565hp engine just isn’t tickling his (or her) fancy anymore? One bolts on a monstrous 106-millimeter turbocharger (with all the trimmings) and triples one’s horsepower rating is what one does! Such is the case with what is being touted as the fastest Cadillac on the planet. This car is rolling out with a Pro Speed prepared (turbocharger, intercooler, tuning) 400 cubic-inch LSX engine. The car is capable of producing more than 2,000hp and is running in the low sevens despite this being its maiden voyage (so to speak) with all the new Read More

New Half-Mile Top Speed World Record

March 25th, 2017

Greetings drag racing fans and speed enthusiasts of every ilk. Please join the DragTimes staff in celebrating a brand spanking new World Record Top Speed for the 1/2-mile! It seems that our counterparts in Dubai have once again been busy with staying on the cutting edge in Nissan GT-R modification. While everyone in the U.S. has been busy with trying to break into the sixes in the 1/4-mile dig (and getting it done!), Alpha Logic (a Dubai based firm) decided to go ahead and bust the 1/2-mile world record with their Alpha K GT-R. In all fairness, it wouldn’t be Read More

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