Ultra Street Coverage Sub 5-Second 1/8-Mile

May 5th, 2015

Take a look at this video that features tons of early/late model matchups (as well as lots of GM/Ford matchups) in some close heads-up racing. There is even an early/late model GTO battle at the onset. The footage was obtained during last weekend’s Street Car Shootout at the Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, Maryland. The class is Ultra Street and the cars are outstanding. Ronnie Rhodes is on hand in his small block powered (with nitrous) ’68 Camaro. When the afternoon sun gets hot, he lays down a 4.95 @ 141.89 mph, and it appears that he will outclass Read More

Late Model Chevrolet ZL1 Camaro vs. Modified Foxbody Mustang

May 1st, 2015

This Foxbody Mustang is certainly not stock. That is evident by the monstrous “lick” that it is hitting in the staging area. This little Mustang sounds awesome and I, for one, expected it to put away the late model Camaro (which appears to be stock). Not so fast, friend! The Camaro is outfitted with the high-performance ZL1 package. It posts a 12.32-second pass at 115.44 mph, with stock rubber on the rear. The Foxbody driver comes out of the gate slowly and the Camaro eats him alive, despite having some traction issues at the start. The ZL1 is equipped with Read More

Big Baller Mustang is Back

April 29th, 2015

After a catastrophic crash last year in Oklahoma City, the Big Baller Mustang is back and better than ever. Big Baller and the Big Baller Coupe 3.0 showed up at Redemption 3 a No Prep Event in Kennendale, Texas. The Big Baller Crew picked up a project car immediately after the 2014 tragedy and had it race ready by the spring of 2015. This 1991 Ford Mustang is well equipped with an all-aluminum 380 c.i.d. Morgan and Son’s Racing engine force fed using a Procharger F2 turbocharger. Properly tuned this combination is good for 38-pounds of boost and approximately 1600 Read More

From the Dyno to the Dragstrip: 1100-HP Mustang Cobra

April 27th, 2015

Check out this awesome looking blue flamed 2003 Mustang Cobra. The Las Vegas based Voodoo Racing Mustang dominated the street car class and put a spell on me during this month’s TX2K15 down in Houston, Texas. If the paint job resembles a lightning strike, then what is under the hood certainly provides the thunder; the 4.6-liter V8 has factory four-valve cylinder heads, it is sans the Eaton roots type blower, and a 94-millimeter turbocharger now forces air into the intake. The owner/operator of this quick pony car estimated horsepower near 1300 but today’s dyno results flagged only 1100-horsepower. Nonetheless, it Read More

Outlaw Street Car Reunion 2 Memphis Madness

April 16th, 2015

The Outlaw Street Car Reunion 2 X275 Eliminations from the Memphis International Raceway yielded this awesome clip that includes representatives of virtually every domestic auto manufacturer in head-to-head action. Instead of the Outlaw Street Car Reunion, this looks more like the Mustang Fox Body reunion. There must have been 20-high quality Fox bodies in attendance at this 1/8-mile event. Of course, there are also some fast moving Chevrolets from various eras, as well. There is even a fantastic looking Burnt Orange Mopar in the form of a late model retro-Challenger. It posts a 4.67-second pass at 155.79 mph. Most of Read More

8-second Supercharged Mustang

April 13th, 2015

Meet Cliff Buerger from O’Fallon, Missouri, the owner of this bad 2003 Ford SVT Mustang Cobra. In this video Cliff lays down a time of 8.998-seconds at 150.51 mph in the 1/4-mile. This snake has added venom in its bite mainly due to a dramatic supercharger and intercooler upgrade. A VMP 2.3L TVS Supercharger (running at 23 psi) is sitting atop the 4.6-liter V8 engine which is equipped with a Competition Cams high duration/lift camshaft and mated to a TH400 (GM) automatic transmission. An SCP Performance Tuner controls engine function, including the operation of upgraded fuel injectors.

Mustang Madness Drag Racing

April 2nd, 2015

Take a gander at these Ford Mustangs of all shapes and colors (mostly late model GTs, Shelby GTs, Bosses, and Cobras) as they attack the track down in the Sunshine State. There is a “Fox-Body” or two and even some heads-up racing. Whether you love them or hate them, you have to admit that nothing has the same exhaust note as a V8 powered Mustang. These guys are going all-out in the bleach boxes, heating up their tires and posting some pretty impressive runs. The Mustang is in its 50th year of continuous production and this video is a celebration Read More

Wheelstand Wednesday — The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

April 1st, 2015

Wheelie-bars? We don’t need no stinkin’ wheelie-bars! Check out these Mustangs, Mopars, Malibus, and muscle-bound Camaros (there is even a Luv pickup and a Willis) as they attempt to go airborne. Some get “hooked-up” and lay down a fantastic quarter or eighth-mile pass. Some are literally up and down, from one end of the track to the other, and a few are just epic failures (one car even leaves parts strewn all over the track). Surely these guys have now invested in a good set of wheelie-bars after tearing up their rear-bumpers, roll pans, and other miscellaneous components, by slamming Read More

Drag Racing British Style 1973 Ford Escort Mk1

March 18th, 2015

Prepare for take-off; this is how they run across the pond. Kevin Jenkins has been campaigning this 1973 Ford Escort Mk1 for nearly a decade out of Santa Pod Raceway in Bedfordshire, England. This old school Ford classic may not appear familiar to American racers because this particular model was never offered in U.S. markets. Kevin posted a best time of 8.90 @ 150 mph in the 1/4-mile during the 2014 season (not too shabby for an econo-box) and looks to improve on that in the upcoming year. Powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged (with a massive intercooler)  Vauxhill XE engine Read More

1500-hp Turbo Mustang Defeats Godzilla

March 9th, 2015

Watch as this turbocharged Mustang gradually turns up the pressure, netting quarter-mile runs in the upper eight-second range at 160+ mph. The owner shows off a full roll cage, Coyote V8 (cubic inches undisclosed), and a Precision 82mm turbocharger, while claiming that the car has clocked a best time of 8.15 at 170 mph while running 21-pounds of boost. A trunk mounted battery, fuel cell, parachute mount, monster drag radials, and an air to water intercooler are among the laundry list of high-performance goodies that have been skillfully added to this ‘Stang. Godzilla (an affectionate name for the Nissan GT-R), Read More