Twin-Turbo 5.3-liter Nova Runs 8-Second Quarter-Mile

November 24th, 2015

Nathan Shaw of Lakeville, Minnesota has built himself a great little street/strip car. It has a dandy paint job that appears black under certain light conditions and green in others. The car is a 1971 Chevrolet Nova and it was on display during One Guy’s Garage Drag Week; more importantly, he laid down an 8.63 1/4-mile pass @ 157.91 mph. Nathan’s Nova is well equipped with an all-aluminum 2008 5.3-liter Chevy block with Wiseco pistons, Callie’s connecting rods, a stock crankshaft, ARP hardware, and TFS 220 cylinder heads. Air induction is of the forced variety and features a pair of 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

2500HP AMC Puts Down 6.78-Second Quarter-Mile Pass @ 210 MPH

October 27th, 2015

In a virtual sea of awe inspiring automobiles, this nasty AMC Javelin (owned and operated by Bryant Goldstone) really stands out. The five-days of Drag Week 2015 is a brutal proving ground for any drag racer but this 2,500hp behemoth averaged 6-second passes over the entire five-days of racing on four separate tracks – that’s pretty amazing. Campaigning in the Ultimate Iron Class, this American classic is well equipped with a 572-cubic-inch Ultra-Tech Racing engine and a pair of Precision 88-millimeter turbochargers. This clip depicts the mighty Mopar in some stunning heads-up dig racing. The first pass nets a 6.98-second Read More

Airstrip Attack Corvette Z06 vs Mustang Shelby GT500

October 15th, 2015

In this epic battle that is nearly as old as high-performance cars themselves, a Chevrolet and a Ford line up and go head-to-head. This modern day affair features a high-flying Chevrolet C6 Corvette Z06 and a top-of-the-line 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. The scene is set on a closed airstrip at the New Coalinga Municipal Airport in Coalinga, California during the ShiftS3ctor Airstrip Attack 8 event. It’s half-mile dig racing at its best between two prime time nearly stock hot rods. The Mustang is bone stock but the Shelby GT500 package, with a 662hp 5.8-liter supercharged DOHC V8 and manual Read More

Turbocharged Camaro Tears Up No Prep Event

October 5th, 2015

Timers? We don’t need no stinking timers! We don’t need no stinking trees and we ain’t worried about no trap speed. That seems to be the attitude of racers in the style of drag racing known as “no prep.” No prep racers line up and come out of the hole using a human starter and there are no elapsed times; it’s is as simple as win or lose in classic heads-up style dig racing. However, there are classes and the turbocharged Camaro in this video is campaigning in the “drag radial” class. This red Bowtie is amply equipped with a Read More

10 Fastest Rides of Drag Week 2015

October 3rd, 2015

Hot Rod Drag Week is a unique event in which competitors line up in heads up dig racing action on 5 different tracks during a 5-day period. At the end of the event the racer with the lowest drag week average (DWA) from the 5 days of racing wins the title of HOT ROD’S fastest street car in America. Oh yeah, to earn the street car title, one must drive their dragster to each event (1,000-miles total). The competition is grueling with many competitors choosing to pull small cargo trailers to accommodate their personal effects, tools, and spare parts. Check Read More

1500HP TT Dodge Dart Swinger Runs 7-Second Quarter-Mile

September 28th, 2015

Matt Blasco drove 28-hours from Canada (with a trailer in tow) to campaign this ’72 Swinger at the Lucas Oil Dragway, in Indianapolis, Indiana, during Drag Week 2015. His mom bought the Mopar for $150 and gave it to him when he was only 15-years young. It ain’t the prettiest thing on the track but it sure has some Camaros crying for mercy and some Mustangs running for cover. This bodacious Chrysler is running a 572-cubic-inch mill with Indy Predator Hemi cylinder heads and twin 91-millimeter turbochargers. It is detuned to 1,500hp during this event but has the capacity to Read More

Twin Turbo 7-Second Camaro ZL1

September 23rd, 2015

You have likely heard of Larry Larson. Larry is the guy who campaigned the S-10 Pickup, during the Super Car Nationals 2014, dipping down into the 5s in the process. Well, he has turned his attention to a 2015 Camaro ZL1. Now, this bad Bowtie is winning classes and whipping as*es all over the mid-west. Under the hood, Larry has implanted a 540-cubic-inch billet aluminum big block CFE Racing engine with a Callie’s Magnum crankshaft, Oliver billet connecting rods, and Diamond 9:1 flat-top pistons. The cylinder heads are BMF with 405cc intake ports, 2.325 intake valves and 1.880 exhaust valves. Read More

Heartland Street Racing for Cash

September 4th, 2015

What’s better than some night time street racing? Well, that would be racing for cash prizes and good old fashioned Midwestern braggin’ rights. This video features some of the best heads-up street racing that you will ever see! The scene is set in the deserted streets of an industrial park. The hour is late and all of the familiar competitors (usual suspects) are on hand. Skinny is unloading his 1200hp Twin Turbocharged Fox Mustang off the trailer, there is a late model Cobra with a stock engine and cylinder heads and a 7875 turbo that claims 900hp, an 800hp turbocharged Read More

$20K Street Outlaw Drag Race

September 2nd, 2015

Check out The Grow, a Pontiac Le Mans with a pair of massive turbochargers. You might recognize Chief from Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws. Today he is campaigning the big Pontiac against some pretty stout competition in the Armageddon No Prep Invitational. That means no timers and no lights. He blows away the Murder Nova, the Mistress (also a Nova), Doc Monte, and John Doe on the way to the $20,000 grand prize. The Grow features a Butler Performance Kit that includes everything from the oil pan to the intake manifold and you can get it all for $12k. In this package Read More