TX2K18 – 220+MPH Quarter-Mile Rolls

March 15th, 2018

It’s that time of year again, racing fans! When the best of the best (roll and drag) racers in the land converge upon the Royal Purple Raceway in Houston, Texas for TX2K. Even though it’s only day one, the action is already hot and heavy in the quarter-mile roll racing category. Some big time Nissan GT-Rs, Lamborghini Huracans, Audi R8s, and Dodge Vipers have shown up and they are looking to show out on this heavily prepped stretch of hot, flat pavement. That’s right – lots of rubber has been applied to the track and the talking heads are squawking Read More

800whp Subaru WRX – Ride Along Street Hits

March 15th, 2018

Greetings racing fans! Climb on board this import sedan and prepare to be dazzled. Between the masterfully modified engine, massive turbocharger, and all-wheel drivetrain, this car will literally take your breath away. Prepared by Shift Fast Motorsports in Rock Hill, South Carolina, this Subaru WRX STi is well heeled for racing on track or strip. An IAG built 2.5-liter boxster motor is the firm foundation for this drivetrain and it has a massive Precision 6466 turbocharger cramming copious amounts of air into it through a Cosworth intake manifold. An IAG air/oil separator keeps intake air cool and all the fluids Read More

Soccer Mom Assault Vehicle – Jeep Trackhawk

March 13th, 2018

What better way to take the edge off a stressful week than to hit the drag strip in your daily driver? Especially if your grocery-getter is a 707hp (645 lb.-ft. of torque) Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The track is the legendary Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, Maryland. It’s opening day when mom rolls up with a full-face, pink helmet and a child seat in the back. With factory launch control and an all-wheel drivetrain, she is equipped to spank some keester. The Trackhawk utilizes the same engine as the Hellcat. It’s a supercharged (2.4-liter IHI) 6.2-liter V8, running 11.6 Read More

California Dreamin’ – Street Rolls

March 9th, 2018

It’s back to the left coast again for a healthy dose of beautiful sunshine, sea air, and sand in our flip flops – er, no – what we seek is open interstate, gasoline fumes, and hot floorboards. That’s exactly what we got from this outstanding group of street (roll) racers, south of the border. The action kicks off when the sun goes down with an all-wheel drive Honda CR-V that has been outfitted with a turbocharger. It has a 2.0-liter V-TEC engine and has undergone some basic weight reduction. There’s a twin turbo Dodge Viper running E85. A pair of Read More

Import vs. Domestic – Street Hits

March 2nd, 2018

Typical nightlife, somewhere south of the border. The backdrop: the deserted interstate of a big city. The players: Some of the most elite roll racing hooligans and renegades in North America. After the posturing and other pre race antics are completed, it’s time to get at the real stars of the show – the cars (and truck). First up is a 1,300hp Nissan GT-R. It has been treated to a Boost Logic 1300X Package and it moves like lightning strikes (hard and fast). In strict contrast, there’s a Firebird Formula with a built 6.0-liter V8, LS3 cylinder heads, and an Read More

8-Second LS Swapped Lexus

March 2nd, 2018

Competing in the True Street Class, this Lexus IS 300 takes the term Performance Compact Sedan in a whole new direction. Noticeably absent is the factory 6-cylinder engine. A big old (5.3-liter) Chevrolet LS V8 (all-aluminum) engine has taken its place. Also present is a massive Garrett (88-millimeter) turbocharger with minimal piping and accessories. Shifting duties are handled via a powerglide transmission. The crew from Dedicated Motorsports (Round Rock, Texas) has worked tirelessly to get this crazy creation to hook up and blast through the trap in a semi-straight line. They have showed up at Street Car Takeover Oklahoma with Read More

Chevrolet vs. Toyota – Texas Street Hits

March 2nd, 2018

Just when I thought it was safe to take my Chevy back onto the highway, a souped-up Toyota Supra showed up and stole my thunder. Join us on the streets of Texas (Mexico) for some late night interstate roll racing. Climb on board an 850whp Procharged (F1A) Chevrolet Camaro and buckle up for some serious highway rolls. First, we will take on a 900whp YSI Chevrolet Corvette Z06 well equipped with a Late Model Engines (LME) built 7.0-liter, all-aluminum, dry sump engine with a Vortech YSI supercharger. Ambient air is cooled and mode denser with a methanol injection system (5-gallon Read More

Classic Mustang is Crazy Fast!

March 2nd, 2018

Grandpa’s first car was a ‘65 Ford Mustang. He got it when he was just sixteen. When it wasn’t fast enough anymore, he pulled out the small block and crammed in an all-aluminum 7.0-liter Dart Racing engine (10.5:1 compression ratio). Throw in a 250hp shot of nitrous and what he has is a 9-second show car that looks as good at the drive-in on Saturday night as it runs on the drag strip on Sunday afternoon. Seriously, this car is a real head turner. Every body panel is steel and it has been worked to perfection. The color choice is Read More

The King – 2000HP Fox Body Mustang

March 2nd, 2018

Calling himself the King of NO PREP Racing, this Fox Body Mustang posts consistent 8-second elapsed times in the 160 – 170 mph range. This is an all-steel bodied car (except for the hood which blew off during filming) with a massive 540 cubic-inch Chevrolet engine and a Precision 118-millimeter turbocharger (30 psi of boost). Competing in the Street Racer Class, the Wyoming Performance crew has the King churning at peak efficiency as it lines up for a first round matchup. In the right lane, we have a super clean, black,  turbo Fox Body. The black car gets the hole Read More

Turbo Corvette Posts 229 MPH Half-Mile

March 1st, 2018

After meticulous preparation and skilled tuning, the crew at LSXPerts showed up at Slipstream (situated on an abandoned airstrip) with their beautiful  turbocharged Corvette. On a standing half-mile course they would push the limits of car and driver. These guys (and gals) were banging wrenches and busting knuckles up until the last possible second and hoping to reach the pinnacle of 220 mph. It seems a lofty goal for a car that has been together less than a month but this is an outstanding crew and an incredible car. This video has it covered from all angles. There are camera Read More