Radical 1991 GMC Syclone V8 Turbo Swap – Drag Racing

November 30th, 2022

While trolling the pits at H-Town Throwdown, the 1320 Video crew happened across this unique all-wheel drive mini-pickup truck. The GMC Syclone was offered for the 1991 and (technically) 1992 model years. This pickup featured a turbocharged 4.3-liter V6 engine with an automatic transmission. The Syclone came with a sinister blacked out paint scheme, specialty wheels and flashy badging. That was until the twins got hold of it. You’ve got to see it now. After bumping the turbo up to a 98-millimeter, the boys pretty much gutted the V6. Heavy-duty seemed to be the order of the day so, they Read More

10-Second Fox Body Mustang – Extreme Street Class

November 29th, 2022

Greetings drag racing fans and welcome to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona for Street Car Takeover 2022. Featured in this video is the Jarhead Fox Body (1991) Mustang. Let’s join the action – already in progress. It’s Round One of Extreme Street 10.0 and Jarhead is taking on a sweet looking C6 Corvette. After a brief burnout, both cars enter the staging area. The tree drops to green, and the Mustang blasts off towards the finish line. The Corvette never leaves the starting line. Mechanical issues? Jarhead posts a 10.06 @ 135.73 mph. That’s fairly respectable for Read More

OutlAWD Honda Civic Six-Second Monster

November 18th, 2022

The name James Kempf is synonymous with front-wheel drive stick shift Honda speed. This time he knocked it out of the park, at the Import vs Domestic World Cup Finals 2022, when he crushed the World Record for a Honda (manual trans with an H-pattern shifter) in the quarter-mile. He reeled off an elapsed time of 6.91-seconds @ 198 mph. By any standard, that is really picking them up and putting them down. James can tell you about the car. Believe it or not, the engine is a four-cylinder 2.0 V-Series. Of course, it is built and sleeved. The turbocharger Read More

Back From the Dead – 2000HP MAZDASPEED3 Zombie

November 16th, 2022

With a serious crash in his rearview mirror, the MAZDASPEED3 Zombie is back from the dead. Owner Randy Westmoreland is competing in the Small Tire and Big Tire Classes at the H-Town Throwdown in Oklahoma – and he’s not changing tires. No Prep Drag Racing is on the agenda and the Zombie plans to terrorize the competition in dual classes. The Zombie is a rear-wheel drive 2013 MAZDASPEED3 (body) on a race car chassis. The engine is a 7.0-liter LS with a 110-millimeter turbocharger. The transmission is a TH400 automatic. There’s no overlooking the giant wing on the rear of Read More

600HP Camaro vs. 720HP Nissan 240Sx – Drift Cars Go Drag Racing

November 11th, 2022

Alright, it’s on and hopping today. On a closed course (somewhere on the left coast), a pair of premium drift cars have come together for a series of 1000-foot drag races. Both these cars are built to go every direction – except straight. Nevertheless, they are scheduled to engage in contests of pure straight-line speed and acceleration. Buckle-up and take ahold of the grab handle. It’s about to get wild! First, we have a radically modified 2010 Chevrolet Camaro with a naturally aspirated LS7 7.0-liter V8 engine mated to a 4-speed manual (dogbox) transmission. The Camaro is rear-wheel drive coupe Read More

1400HP Acura vs. 1300HP Nissan GT-R – Drag Racing

November 8th, 2022

These are two very scary pieces of machinery. There are two phrases that warn of impending doom for the competition. They are English Racing and Extreme Turbo Systems (ETS). This Acura is closely associated with both. T1 Race Development are no slouches either. They built the Nissan GT-R. Needless to say, we are in for quite a drag race today. The 1994 Acura Integra GSR is outfitted with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a 4-speed manual (PPG with a billet bell housing) gearbox. It has been modified with an all-wheel drivetrain from a variety of Honda SUVs. The motor is Read More

750HP Street Brawler – Supercharged 1966 Chevy Nova

November 2nd, 2022

Shawn from Autotopia LA is up to his usual tricks. He’s located an eye-popping 1966 Chevrolet Nova restomod with a blown LS motor. Every facet of this build is immaculate. Let’s have a closer look. Under the hood is a 6.0-liter LS block with forged internals. The cylinder heads are LS3 aluminum. Everything inside the rotating assembly is designed for maximum boost – from ARP fasteners to the DMS camshaft. The blower is an LSA factory unit on 14 psi of boost. Holley electronics keep all those ponies stampeding in the same direction. Shifting duties are left to a 4L80E Read More

Pickup Pandemonium Drag Race – Supercharged F-150 vs. Turbo Chevy Cheyenne

October 28th, 2022

These pickup trucks are four-wheel drive behemoths. Nevertheless, they scurry down the track like pro mods. Let’s get a closer look at these Cowboy Cadillacs set to compete in a series of 1000-foot drag races. The 2019 Ford F-150 is equipped with a 900hp supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. This example of America’s favorite truck tips the scale at 5000-pounds. The owner is claiming a stock (coyote) long block and a VMP 2.9-liter blower with an ice bath intercooler. The F-150 has a full interior (with a/c) and drag radials. In the other lane is Read More

Midwest Drags – Gen 4 Camaro with Turbo 6.0-liter LSX

October 26th, 2022

The crew from Engine Builder headed out to the Summit Midwest Drags in Iowa City, Iowa. They didn’t find a lot of sunshine. However, they did run into Brent Sinclair and his boss of a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro SS. Under the hood, they found their engine of the week. Prepared by TKM Performance (Denton, North Carolina) the big mill is a 6.0-liter LSX with a 4.160-inch bore and a stock stroke. The crankshaft is a Callie’s Magnum, connecting rods are Callie’s Ultra Enforcers and it has custom Wiseco pistons. The cylinder heads are from Trick Flow. They have titanium intake Read More

Budget Built 6.0 Swapped Chevy S10 – Full Setup

October 25th, 2022

Redneck Jerry is about to deliver the rundown on his budget-built Chevrolet S10 pickup. Jerry is a truck driver from Kentucky that loves to go fast in a straight line. He built this truck to race on the track in the eighth and quarter-mile. Sit back and relax as Redneck Jerry drops the details of this labor of love. Starting with the engine, it is a LQ4 6.0-liter iron block with nearly stock internals. The crankshaft has been swapped with a crank from a 5.3-liter LS that had been freshly machined. The stock connecting rods are powder metal I-beam and Read More