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

Top 10 Street Sleepers of 2016

December 23rd, 2016

There is something particularly satisfying about building a car that can perform on the street without looking like it. This is called a “street sleeper” and it has been called a motorized version of the pool hustler. This video gives us a look at 10 of the baddest and most surprising street sleepers of 2016. Check out this turbocharged Honda Civic. With a built K20 and a massive turbocharger, this sub compact is knocking off Lamborghinis on the street. The turbo Silverado looks factory but don’t press your luck with this single cab pickup. With a big turbo and a Read More

71-Year Old Takes Title at Texas Invitational

October 26th, 2016

They say that racing is a young man’s game and I must say that it has proven true over time. Nevertheless, “they” have never met King of the Streets veteran, 71-year old Bob Helms. You see, the thing is that nobody ever told Bob that he needed to move over for a younger butt to occupy the seat of his Underground Racing (UR) built Lamborghini and (I gotta’ believe) that if “they” did, Bob would tell them where to go. Bob has been racing King of the Streets events since 2011, without a win, so I absolutely love the fact Read More

Underground Lamborghini Street Clash

August 8th, 2016

Now this is my idea of a perfect Sunday drive (until the end). The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and I’m behind the wheel of a beautiful, skillfully modified, elite level street racer. To make this relaxing ride even more enjoyable, two like-minded individuals roll up in their tricked out supercars. Since we’re already in Mexico (where street racing is perfectly legal), my acquaintances and I decide to “blow the soot” out of our machines and engage in a little friendly competition – you bet there’s gonna to be a race! Roll racing is the order of the day and Read More

260 MPH COPO Camaro Texas Mile Car

March 30th, 2016

Take a gander at this awesome Texas Mile Car built as a collaborative effort by the crew at Nelson Racing Engines (NRE) and Brink Racecraft. When a race car project begins with a brand-new COPO Camaro, it is usually going to morph into something amazing. This project certainly makes the grade. Add a massive 632-cubic-inch NRE big block, a pair of NRE Mirror Image 88-millimeter turbochargers, an NRE Alien intake manifold, and you have an elite level Texas Mile monster. This Chevy also has an intricate dry-sump oiling system with the reservoir in the trunk, dual fuel supply systems, and Read More

1000HP EVO X Runs 198 MPH

October 19th, 2015

In the game of 9-ball, if you want a cue ball to spin fast, reach the brink of chaos, and yield lots of return, then you put a little “English” on it. In half-mile racing, on a closed airstrip, if you want a Mitsubishi Evolution to run like a bat out of Hades, then you better put a little English on it, as well. English Racing that is, where real boost doesn’t start until 30 psi. This video comes to you from the ShiftS3ctor Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack 2015. This thing is managing 1,034hp from a built 4B11T 2.0-liter inline Read More

Twin Turbo Viper Runs 8.39-Second Quarter-Mile

October 16th, 2015

This video begins with a no B.S. dyno run that offers proof of this Viper’s horsepower availability. This thing turned out 1,724-horsepower at the rear-wheels with the boost dialed down to 30 psi (maximum boost capacity is estimated at 35 to 36 psi). After pushing the dyno to its utter limits, the guys at D3 take the Snake out to the track for some electronically timed 1/4-mile passes. D3 has a reputation for producing 8-second cars and this clip certainly doesn’t tarnish it. This Mopar is equipped with a Greg Good racing engine, upgraded cylinder head fasteners, Pro EFI fuel Read More

2100HP Twin Turbo Audi R8

October 9th, 2015

This video depicts what is being touted as the world’s fastest Audi. It is an R8 that is stock in appearance. It has all of the amenities of a luxurious street car; air conditioning, power windows, satellite radio, even heated leather power seats. This is a fantastic looking car that manages to claim the title “King of the Streets” at the 2015 Texas Invitational Fall Airstrip Attack – now, that ain’t no easy task. This car gets by with the Underground Racing X Package, a pair of Precision 76-millimeter turbochargers, and it’s riding on Toyo R888 street tires. The little Read More

2000HP Texas Mile Corvette Z06

October 7th, 2015

This video is brought to us courtesy of KP Racing in Houston, Texas. It features Kelly Bise’s Chevrolet Corvette Z06 during dyno testing. In factory trim the Z06 is legendary by any standard but this little cream-puff is extraordinary in its own right. With a 427-cubic-inch Chevrolet LS engine, twin Pro-Mod 88-millimeter turbochargers, a 300-shot of nitrous, and a highly modified T56 transmission (with a custom-built 4-disc carbon-fiber clutch), Kelly has ambitions of claiming the Corvette record later this year during the Texas Mile event. If everything goes as planned, this car that is built specifically for the standing mile, could Read More

1200HP Shelby GT500 Dyno Run

September 16th, 2015

Check out the heavily modified KP Performance Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 as it gets put through the paces on the dynamometer. The Big Blue Oval may not be known for mind-numbing power but this is one mean ‘Stang. The first dyno pass nets 1,012hp and 1.047 lb.-ft. of torque. After a few tweaks, it manages 1.027hp and 1,176 lb.-ft. of torque. By the way, it is running on E85 fuel. This pony has a Kenne Bell Mammoth supercharger, L&M built 5.0-liter small block Ford engine (bored and Darden sleeved to 5.4-liters) with Diamond pistons, and a 200 shot of nitrous. Read More

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