2000HP NRE Pontiac Tempest – Dyno and Street Test

April 5th, 2016

Nelson Racing Engines (NRE) is on the cutting edge in the area of extreme turbocharged performance. Tom Nelson and his crew are consistently turning out mind-blowing combinations of old-fashioned cubic inches and multiple forced air induction devices. These guys are doing it as well as anyone in the industry right now. This 1963 Pontiac Tempest is the prototypical street sleeper. Tom sums it up by stating, “This thing can go 7s in the 1/4 and is capable of making 2,000hp but we can still cruise it around on the streets.” This vintage Poncho has been modified by replacing the stock engine Read More

Texas Grim Reaper Wins $50K No Prep Event

April 1st, 2016

What’s more entertaining than a monster Corvette that literally shakes the stands on every burnout (and pass)? What’s better than a drag car that makes the most timid spectators cover their ears and cringe in horror? That’s easy – when the car is aptly named the ‘Texas Grim Reaper’ it’s just like icing on the cake (for gearheads). As you can see, this car poses a mighty imposing silhouette and looks ain’t deceiving. It features a 522-cubic-inch big block engine topped with a mammoth screw-type blower. Winning a $50k prize for your inaugural no prep event is pretty amazing and Read More

260 MPH COPO Camaro Texas Mile Car

March 30th, 2016

Take a gander at this awesome Texas Mile Car built as a collaborative effort by the crew at Nelson Racing Engines (NRE) and Brink Racecraft. When a race car project begins with a brand-new COPO Camaro, it is usually going to morph into something amazing. This project certainly makes the grade. Add a massive 632-cubic-inch NRE big block, a pair of NRE Mirror Image 88-millimeter turbochargers, an NRE Alien intake manifold, and you have an elite level Texas Mile monster. This Chevy also has an intricate dry-sump oiling system with the reservoir in the trunk, dual fuel supply systems, and Read More

AMS Performance GT-R – Quarter-Mile Killer

March 29th, 2016

When it comes to horsepower, high speeds, and record shattering passes, there are few firms that can compete with AMS Performance and their wildly modified Nissan GT-Rs. Well, now they are getting in the 1/4-mile game with this purpose-built GT-R, called the Alpha G (the owner’s name is Gidi).  This video brings us the car’s debut testing session that took place during TX2K16. The AMS crew is pretty close-mouthed regarding the setup but they did say that the turbos were massive Garrett GTX units and the engine is a custom design that they are tweaking. Horsepower is estimated to be Read More

Texas Streets – Black Jesus vs. TT Lamborghini

March 28th, 2016

After whipping BoostedGT (from the Street Outlaws television series), this Fox Body Mustang known as Black Jesus decided to ratchet the competition up to the next level. While it’s always good to keep pushing yourself in order to get better and faster, this step may be a little overkill. The new “kid” on the streets comes in the form of a 2,000hp twin-turbocharged Lamborghini (detuned to around 1,500hp for some street racing action). Black Jesus is making somewhere in the neighborhood of 970hp using a small block Ford engine (with a single turbocharger force feeding air into it) but this Read More

The Janitor ’68 No Prep Camaro

March 25th, 2016

The ‘Janitor’ is an awesome looking 1968 Camaro that has undergone some upgrades for the upcoming season. The nitrous oxide injection system is out and a massive 106-millimeter turbocharger has been added instead. The worn out old small block is on the scrap heap and a fresh (Torrez Performance built) 406-cubic-inch mill with 23-degree cylinder heads has taken its place. This is a No Prep event and the Janitor is running in the small tire class. With only 15-pounds of boost applied this muscle car pulled the front up nicely and got through the 1320 in fine fashion. I am Read More

TX2K16 Drag Racing Pictures and Videos

March 24th, 2016

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New Quarter-Mile World Record Viper

March 24th, 2016

What’s that? You think snakes are slow because they have no legs? Well this snake doesn’t have a leg to stand on and gets down the track in good time. D3 Performance Engineering campaigns this Gen V Dodge Viper in the 1/4-mile and the car is posting some pretty impressive elapsed times, including a (Gen V World Record) 9.36-second pass @ 144 mph. D3 is squeezing over 900hp out of this Snake using a ProCharger F1X centrifugal supercharger on 15-pounds of boost. The Viper is also equipped with a generous supply of laughing gas, courtesy of Nitrous Express, but it Read More

T1 GT-R Sets New U.S. Quarter-Mile Record

March 23rd, 2016

TX2K events seem to be where records are broken and this video confirms that assumption. Tony Palo and the boys at T1 Race Development have been busy upgrading their beast of a Nissan GT-R. With a fresh set of slicks (for the front wheels), the all-wheel drive GT-R was taking no prisoners during TX2K16. On only the second pass with the fresh setup, T1 inched closer to the GT-R world record as they set a new U.S. record with an ET of 7.43-seconds at 196 mph in the 1/4-mile. I know that I’ve said it before but it bears repeating; Read More

Texas Street Racing – BoostedGT vs Black Jesus

March 22nd, 2016

It has been said that everything is bigger in Texas. Well if this video is any indication, the saying certainly applies to street racing. You may recognize one of these competitors from Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaw series. Yes, this Canary Yellow Mustang is none other than Chris Hamilton in BoostedGT. Chris has made this new edge Mustang famous but he and Team Z are currently working on a S197 body style Mustang that will be even badder. The new car will feature a small block Ford mill (like the present car) but will be upgraded to a twin turbo setup Read More

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