Texas Dig Racing – Taking it to the Streets

December 14th, 2015

If you want to experience real fun, try stepping out for a night of street racing down “Mexico” way. Some of the baddest cars in the west showed up for a full night of racing. The Mistress twin turbocharged Chevy II rolled out and so did Barefoot Ronnie (from Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws series) in his beautiful Yenko Nova. The atmosphere was electric and the racing was amazing as these competitors were anxious to square-off with whatever was in the next lane. There is a LSX 6.0-liter powered Mustang with an 80-millimeter turbo and a dual shot of methanol, a Read More

Cash Days – Dig Racing Mayhem in the Midwest

December 10th, 2015

It’s dig racing on the streets of the Midwest and all the big boys have come out to play. There are big block powered Chevrolets, turbocharged Mustangs and Camaros, and even some highly modified imports. Buckle your safety harness for this one folks, because the action is fast and furious. Whether these street torpedoes arrive on just tires (or tires and trailers), they come to do business and claim large cash prizes. Tons of turbochargers, serious superchargers, massive cubic inches, and the nitrous is flowing freely. There are cars here in every conceivable configuration and virtually every one is a Read More

’67 GT500 is Twin Turbocharged

December 9th, 2015

Get a load of this beautiful 1967 Ford Mustang GT500 running a 6.56-second 1/4-mile @ 218.9 mph. You may recognize the car. It is only one of the most sought after and prized muscle cars in history. She was called “Eleanor” by the character played by Nicholas Cage in the Hollywood movie titled “Gone in 60 Seconds.” The GT500 (in factory trim) is known to be a powerhouse of an automobile but this one has some unique surprises. It features a Ford big-block V8 engine, built by Drummond Race Cars, force fed a monstrous amount of air using a pair Read More

Import vs Domestic – NighTTmare Mustang and 1100HP GT-R

December 7th, 2015

If there is anything that makes racing more fun it’s lining up against an import. The ongoing battle between modified imports and home-grown hot rods has been raging longer than radial tires have been standard equipment and it is more fierce than ever. With today’s more powerful factory cars, the most competitive racing between imports and domestics may be yet to come. Here is a prime example: The NighTTmare Mustang Coyote is running a 5.0-liter MPR built engine with a beefed up 6R80 transmission and a pair of Gen2 6466 turbochargers (Hellion Kit). It has posted a best 1/4-mile time Read More

Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous vs 700HP Ford GT

December 2nd, 2015

  Here is a new one for the Tesla Model S vs the world video, a 700+ horsepower Ford GT tuned by Heffner Performance gives the Model S P90D Ludicrous a try from a dead stop and a 2nd gear roll.  With a best 1/4 mile time of 10.6 @ 133 MPH at Palm Beach International  Raceway, the Ford GT would seem to stack up pretty well against the Tesla. Without the sticky prepped track surface of the drag strip the Ford GT struggled off the line spinning the tires in 1st and 2nd gear while the P90D with it’s Read More

Head-to Head – 2015 Camaro Z28 vs. 2016 Shelby GT350R

November 27th, 2015

For as long as the term “Muscle Car” has been a part of the English language, Camaros and Mustangs have been squaring off on the black-top. Ford loyalists will quickly make you aware that the Mustang started it all in 1965. The original pony car smashed sales records and became an instant classic. Chevrolet quickly answered with a tremendously popular sports coupe (called the Camaro) for the 1967 model year. When asked what the name “Camaro” meant GM designers said, “It’s a beast that eats Mustangs” – and so the battle ensued and continues until this day. Check it out Read More

Turbo 2JZ-GTE Equipped Mustang

November 23rd, 2015

What the …? This great looking Ford Mustang doesn’t have a built 429 Cobra Jet and there’s no turbocharged 5.3-liter LS motor. Instead, this little American beauty has a junkyard Toyota Supra 2JZ-GTE thrashing about under the hood. What’s even more interesting is that this thing made it all the way to the semi-final round of the Kansas City F-Body Event. The 2JZ-GTE is an inline 6-cylinder and the one in this pony car is bone stock. A massive 76-millimeter turbocharger does most of the work. It is accompanied by a Pro EFI controller and power is transferred to the Read More

Quarter-Mile Record Holding 617HP AWD Taurus

November 13th, 2015

So you want to rip up the track in a sedan? Try this one on for size. How about an all-wheel drive 2010 Ford Taurus SHO? This bad boy holds the world’s record for the EcoBoost platform (in the 1/4-mile drag racing segment). It laid down an 11.5-second pass at 119.49 mph in November 2015. This video shows us the professionals at Livernois Motorsports as they go about their business putting together a bulletproof 3.5-liter EcoBoost with proprietary four bolt main caps and cylinder head studs. This thing is line bored, balanced, and blue printed to be extremely smooth and Read More

2016 Shelby GT350 – A Big Orange Middle Finger to Mediocrity

November 6th, 2015

If you have been brainwashed into thinking that tiny turbochargers, paddle shifters, and retractable spoilers are the epitome of today’s emotional driving experience, then allow me to introduce you to the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 (it is bright orange with black rally stripes). You can pick this thing up from your local dealership (for around $57k) on Saturday afternoon and tear up the track the same night. The GT350 comes “out of the box” with a DOHC 5.2-liter V8 engine and a six-speed manual gearbox (no paddle shifters on this one). It is good for 526hp and 429-lb.-ft. of Read More

Turbo Mustang vs Supercharged Vette Street Racing

November 2nd, 2015

This street battle not only encompasses a time honored tradition between Ford AND Chevy but also concerns players from two distinctively different forced air induction camps. The popular Ford Mustang Boss edition is equipped with a bullet proof stock 5.0-liter V8 engine with upgraded valvetrain components and an EDP 7675 turbocharger. The Corvette uses a supercharger in conjunction with a stock 6.2-liter V8 with upgraded cylinder heads, camshaft, and a set of long tube exhaust headers. The Ford claims 900hp and the Vette boasts 800hp. This looks like 60 mph roll racing and the Chevy gets the jump on the Read More