Half-Mile Dig Racing – Audi R8 vs. Porsche 991

December 3rd, 2016

Hello racing fans and automobile enthusiasts of every ilk and welcome to the Shift-S3ctor California Airstrip Attack 2016. This race is between two very capable, virtually stock sports cars from Germany. It takes place on a closed airstrip during a typically sunny (if a bit smoggy) day in Southern California. As you may know by now, the 2017 Audi R8 Plus is akin to the feared Lamborghini Huracan. Since both Audi and Lamborghini are owned by the Volkswagen Group, this should come as no surprise. The 2017 R8 Plus features the most powerful engine that the automaker has ever put 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

Street Sleeper 8-Second Sedan

October 28th, 2016

Seldom do I see an 8-second car that totes the front halfway down the track. It’s even rarer when that car is a sedan (of any type). Well, that’s exactly what you can expect to see in this video. This is no one-hit-wonder either; this bad bowtie laid down consistent 8-second passes @ around 160 mph, while navigating the 1,100 road trip that is Drag Week- with the wife and kids in the back seat – without a hitch.     This 1967 Chevrolet Malibu “Crew Cab” (affectionately known as “Honk if Parts Fall Off”) is sporting a 414 cubic-inch small block Read More

71-Year Old Takes Title at Texas Invitational

October 26th, 2016

They say that racing is a young man’s game and I must say that it has proven true over time. Nevertheless, “they” have never met King of the Streets veteran, 71-year old Bob Helms. You see, the thing is that nobody ever told Bob that he needed to move over for a younger butt to occupy the seat of his Underground Racing (UR) built Lamborghini and (I gotta’ believe) that if “they” did, Bob would tell them where to go. Bob has been racing King of the Streets events since 2011, without a win, so I absolutely love the fact Read More

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