Nurburg ’Ring-King’ Needs Our Help

January 23rd, 2017

This call goes out to all racing enthusiasts and lovers of high performance automobiles. There’s a bully of a race car on the track in Nurburg, Germany and it has a sticker price of $1-million. The legendary 12.9-mile track, called Nurburgring, has been the star of racing events, movies, and video games. I think I have personally raced more than a million laps on the ‘Green Death’ (on Gran Turismo). Now it’s time to knuckle up and help Viper Nation knock off this bully and retake the record at Nurburgring in April 2017. In 2011, the Dodge Viper ACR claimed Read More

NA Vette Crushes Half-Mile World Record

December 28th, 2016

Hello race fans and welcome to the WannaGoFast Texas 1/2-Mile Runway Shootout. Making this contest of top speed even more enjoyable for spectators this weekend is the presence of Eddie Blackwell’s 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Eddie has come all the way from Huntsville, Alabama with the sole purpose of popping out a new world record top speed for an all-motor car in the 1/2-mile. Eddie makes consistent passes in the 180 mph range all weekend before destroying the 1/2-Mile (Naturally Aspirated) World Record on Sunday afternoon with a best top speed of 186.8771 mph. The Blackwell C5 Z06 is powered Read More

2016 North Carolina Cash Days

December 21st, 2016

This video features at least two things that I hold near and dear: street racing and the beautiful state of North Carolina. The Tar Heel State has always held a special place in my heart, with its densely wooded mountains in the west and stunning beaches in the east, but experiencing the Tail of the Dragon (on my modified Harley Davidson Road King bagger) took it to a whole different level. Between that, some wonderful white whiskey (for medicinal purposes and in moderation), and some of the friendliest folks on earth, I can’t help but go back time and time Read More

World’s Fastest – 7-Second – DSM

December 17th, 2016

The Red Demon is being billed as the World’s Fastest All-Wheel Drive Car and the World’s Fastest Diamond Star Motors (DSM) car. It is built and campaigned by Boostin Performance (BP) out of Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The BP team gets an opportunity to display their extraordinary brand of resiliency when the engine block literally splits in half during testing; pulling the main bearing studs out in the process. That’s about as broken as an engine block can get but this skilled crew ain’t quite ready to fly this Eagle back in the trailer yet. They work through the night and manage to Read More

Parking Lot Drags – Small Tire

December 15th, 2016

Anyone who has ever raced in a parking can attest to the fact that it can be treacherous. This track, on this weekend, was possibly one of the most dangerous that I have ever seen. First of all, the track was an eighth-mile uphill – couldn’t find a flat place in Houston, Texas? Next, the drag strip dead-headed into a convention center. What’s up with that? Drag cars have enough problems stopping (hence the parachute) so why throw salt in the wound by restricting the landing strip to an area the width of a four-lane road? Finally, traction was nonexistent Read More

8-Second Trans Am Crowned King of the Corn

December 13th, 2016

This ain’t candy-corn it’s King of the Corn, coming at you from (where else?) Kearney, Nebraska. The Pontiac Trans Am known as FireChicken is back on radials and looking to take home the crown (and $10K) in the Street Racer Class. With husband and wife team (Jacob and Anastasia Hachinski) handling the tuning and driving duties, the FireChicken ain’t scared of nobody and they’re in it for the bucks – not the clucks. Okay, enough with the chicken allusions, let’s get down to some drag racing! Since winning their class at Rocky Mountain Race Week, (driver) Jacob and (tuner) Anastasia, Read More

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

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