Cardiac Cadillac – Low 9-Second CTS-V

July 30th, 2018

Making the transition from a 9-second quarter-mile car to a legitimate 8-second car can be aggravating if not downright frustrating. The most intricate details must be considered and, if you are not careful, the process will dominate your thoughts and cloud your judgement. Then again – if it were easy – everyone would be doing it. Most people who get into the drag racing game choose a coupe as their vehicle. This guy has selected a sedan as his weapon of choice and not just any sedan but the luxurious flagship of the GM lineup. The CTS-V Sedan is well Read More

9-Second V8 Turbo Mazda Miata

July 30th, 2018

Greetings drag racing fans and welcome! Allow me to introduce you to the Orange Crush Mazda Miata. This great looking little roadster is a purpose-built quarter-mile car that puts up consistent 9-second passes. With that said, the car owner has made it painfully clear that he is unsatisfied with nines and wants to get this radically modified import into the eights – and he wants to do it today. Modifications include a large Chevy LS V8 (6.2-liter) engine (professionally built) with a set of BRC cylinder heads. It has an oil-less Comp, rear-mount,  76-millimeter turbocharger and a 100-shot of nitrous Read More

Pavement Pounding Ohio Cash Days

July 28th, 2018

When it comes to street racing, it doesn’t get any more real than this. Fifteen of the baddest street racers in the midwest have gathered on this narrow strip of blacktop to determine who will be the top dog. With $3,300 on the line, these racers know the rules. Cut the light prematurely and you lose. Cross the centerline and you lose. Avoid these two pitfalls and cross the finish line first – you win and advance to the next round. Repeat that seven-times and take home the cash and the bragging rights. Simple, huh? We’ll see. First round call Read More

1600HP Volkswagen VR12

July 27th, 2018

So, whadda’ ya’ get a guy that has two of everything? He already has two engines, two transmissions, two turbochargers, and two electrical systems. Sound like double trouble? Not if you are into tearing up the track in a very unique way. This VW GTI is skillfully equipped with a pair of VR6 engines (one in the back and another in the front). Each engine has its own GTX35 (67-millimeter) turbocharger and sequential transmission. Either engine can be engaged independent of the other when necessary. A frequent occurrence when the owner/operator is dropping the hammer in an all-out effort to Read More

True Street 1,100HP TT GTO

July 25th, 2018

Leather reclining seats, air conditioning, carpeted floors, and full door panels; sound like a luxury sports car? How about a full roll cage, drag radials, and 1,100hp? Now, that sounds like a race car. So, what is it? Is it a street car or a race car? Turns out that Louis Crower (Yep, that Crower) has built himself a very heavy (4,000-pound) Pontiac GTO that is the best of both worlds. It all begins with a KP Racing built LS3 engine. KP integrated billet main bearing caps, half-inch main studs, and a ton of Crower internals in the bottom and Read More

Rollin’ Coal – 1200HP Chevy Duramax Diesel

July 23rd, 2018

This is a hillbilly Cadillac with  a reputation for taming supercars on the street. With 1,200hp and 2,000+ lb.-ft. of torque, many unsuspecting sports car owners have fallen into the trap set by this behemoth of a truck. Today, several more will taste the soot and feel the shame. The feature vehicle is a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado LB7 Duramax. The engine is an L&L Racing product with extra reinforcement around the main bearings. Carrillo connecting rods, SoCal Diesel pistons and fuel injectors help to beef up durability as well. The turbochargers are a setup in a compound configuration with an Read More

Rocky Mountain Race Week Winner Tina Pierce

July 19th, 2018

If pretty Tina Pierce looks familiar to you, it’s probably from Street Outlaws on the Discovery Channel. What will not be familiar  is the awesome looking new Chevrolet Colorado pickup that she is driving the thousand-or-so-miles of Rocky Mountain Race Week (RMRW). After a dramatic crash that left Tina’s previous ride in tatters, she opted to go with a big block engine and a pair of turbochargers (in the bed) of her new truck. The square-nosed Colorado provides the perfect first impression for any race truck and the rose-wine color is stunning. This is the maiden voyage for Tina’s new Read More

Cash Days – Longhorns vs. Sooners

July 18th, 2018

Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners harbor a great deal of animosity towards one another. Whether it’s in the rodeo arena or on the football gridiron, inhabitants of the Lone Star State and those of the Sooner State just seem to try harder when they are competing against each other. Today the competition turns to street racing (in Mexico of course), where fourteen of the baddest street machines in the country have gathered for a single elimination tournament called Cash Days. Seven cars from Texas and another seven from Oklahoma are set to do battle in small tire trim for a Read More

Turbo Supra – A Comeback Story

July 17th, 2018

Most everyone loves a good comeback story. Whether it’s a sad, sickly, little runt of a child – down on his luck – that is transformed into a superior athlete or an injured animal that defies odds in a victorious return to former glory; a good comeback grabs almost all of us by the heart strings. The comeback of this tale is a car. A turbocharged Toyota Supra that seemed damaged beyond repair. Much like the $6-million Man or the X-Man known as Wolverine, this Supra would require time, patience, and tons of replacement parts to become the stunning monster Read More

1500HP Stick Shift GTO

July 12th, 2018

This is the story of Rich and his friend Bill. The two buddies are into cars – bigtime. Rich loves the Pontiac GTO and Bill had a thing for the Ford Fairlane 500. Both car enthusiasts selected a model from the sixties and transformed their respective steeds into a muscle-bound masterpiece. Rich chose a 1965 Poncho (Hurst Package) as his canvas. He built this beast around a 517 cubic-inch Pontiac engine being force fed by a 94-millimeter turbocharger.The combination is capable of producing 1,500hp and has made a best pass of 9.7-seconds @ 147 mph. The transmission is a Tremec Read More

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