9-Second Cadillac – Best Engine

June 14th, 2019

Like a hood-less horseman, this Caddy is as likely seen “galloping” across the countryside as sprinting through 1320-feet of blacktop. Despite the full roll cage and shiny pair of CO2 tanks; plush, leather seating, air conditioning, premium audio, and power steering are among the amenities with which this street beast is equipped. Nevertheless, it can dash through the quarter-mile in nine-seconds at around 152 mph – consistently. Under the hood of this (Black Market Racing built) 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan is an LME custom 7.0-liter V8 with a dry sump lubrication system. It has Mast cylinder heads and twin Precision Read More

Undercover Sedan or 10-Second Sleeper?

May 29th, 2019

Hello, drag racing fans and welcome to Holley LS Fest West from the Jewel of the Desert, Las Vegas, Nevada. This video gives us a glimpse into the Street King Class and a 1981 Mercury Zephyr that looks like a grandma may have driven it to church last Sunday. What’s that you ask? A Ford product at the LS Fest West? Haven’t you heard? All the best blue oval racers are going over to the LS platform. Heck, more than half the Mustangs on the track are running Chevy running gear these days. Anyway – this sleeper is equipped with Read More

Dirty Racing – 8-Second Subaru WRX

April 22nd, 2019

So, we talked to Rick Wilson about the Patriot, a 2004 Subaru WRX built (in house) by Dirty Racing Products (DRP). Using IAG Case Halves, DRP upgraded the 2-liter boxer engine to a 2.5-liter, with a Manley crankshaft, Manley connecting rods, and Manley pistons. Headgames cylinder heads are equipped with GSC Stage 3 camshafts and Ferrea valvetrain components. E85 fuel is delivered using an Aeromotive brushless pump with fuel injectors from T1 and Injector Dynamics (ID). The Patriot is still on a stock (tuned) ECU. The custom turbo kit features a Precision 7275 turbocharger. Output is estimated at 1,100hp. The Read More

900WHP BMW 325i – Track Roll Racing Beast

March 15th, 2019

Greetings racing fans! Please allow me to introduce Francis Von Louie and his awesome BMW 325i. This is a car purpose-built to run 60-65 mph rolls on the track. To say that Frank dominated the competition during the SlipStream Roll Racing season of 2018 would be an understatement. This clip grabs some of the best moments of the summer and brings them to you, here. Take a gander. The 2.8-liter M52 engine in Frank’s sedan has been rebuilt with high-performance connecting rods and pistons. The turbocharger has been upgraded to a Borg Warner S369 (at 32 psi) and he is Read More

8-Second Demon is Pure Carbon Fiber

March 12th, 2019

Gearhead Fabrications and the Speedkore Performance Group collaborated on this beautiful carbon-fiber Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Under the hood is a custom twin turbo setup with a pair of Precision 7675 turbochargers. A CO2 boost controller and a two-step rev-limiter help to keep all the ponies in the pen. The engine is basically stock (except for the supercharger delete). Fuel is supplied via a Fore Innovations triple pump through ID 1300CC fuel injectors. A Protorque torque converter, DSS (the Driveshaft Shop) carbon-fiber driveshaft, and a rear end brace are the only other modifications. At 1,200hp, this Demon is the most Read More

Carbon Fiber R33 Skyline – Ride Along Street Hits

February 15th, 2019

The JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) R33 Skyline is the black sheep of the Nissan Skyline family. Overweight, oversized, clunky, and under-powered are all adjectives used to describe this often-maligned sports coupe. So, what’s a guy (or gal) to do? Knuckle-under and succumb to the pressure? Buy a more desirable R32 or R34 Skyline, instead? Negative! The R33 owner in this video chose to go with the most unpredictable of options. He has dumped a load of cash into changing every single body panel (and the wheels) into lightweight carbon fiber. This not only netted a significant reduction in the overall Read More

9-Second Evo – Track Rolls

February 11th, 2019

Goal oriented people tend to stand out in society. Racers are no different. This Puerto Rican Lancer Evolution was built with a goal of running 8s in the quarter and hitting 190 mph in the rolls. Crew and car are making huge strides. Today, they will get a chance to hone their skills in the All-Wheel Drive Class of the PR500. Any other fast AWD cars come to mind? Hmm… Even at first glimpse, the carbon fiber doors, roof, and deck lid hint that this isn’t your ordinary four-banger sedan. Nevertheless, an inline four-cylinder, 2.0-liter (4G63) engine with a Precision Read More

Toyota MR2 Takes on the Streets

February 3rd, 2019

Looking like a mini Mad Max creation, this Toyota MR2 is a mid-engine powered nightmare for the competition. A murdered-out paint scheme, ground raking stance, and custom wide-body kit give this ride a most menacing appearance. Under the hood, a Honda (K20) engine block, with Carillo connecting rods and CP pistons, has been sleeved and outfitted with a built cylinder head and a set of Stage 2 cams. A Precision 6266 turbocharger (and everything that it entails) is the lone power-adder. A PPG Dog Box (manual) transmission handles the shifting duties and a Pro Jay dual-injector (FIC injectors) intake manifold Read More

1000HP Turbo 2JZ Toyota Pickup – Ride Along Street Hits

January 12th, 2019

After picking-up this 1993 Toyota pickup for only $800, Ralphy set out to use his knowledge and experience to build a fun vehicle that was both a good daily driver and a beast on the street and strip. Today, we get a chance to crawl into the passenger seat and ride-along as Ralphy shows-off the fruit of his labors and tells us a little about the journey – up until now. First of all; this rough looking little pickup is powered by a 2JZ inline 6-cylinder engine (Diamond pistons with powder forged connecting rods) with a Precision 7675 turbocharger. All Read More

8-Second Honda Swapped Toyota Tacoma

November 27th, 2018

By now it has been established that the Haltech World Cup Finals (Import vs. Domestic) draws some of the baddest and most unique rides in racing. The focus-vehicle vehicle for this clip is nothing if not capable and unique. Running in the eights, this street truck has to be considered among the upper echelon at any event. The Toyota chassis and Honda/domestic drivetrain certainly stand out from the crowd. The vehicle is a 2003 Toyota Tacoma. It is equipped with a Honda K24 engine. Nearly stock, the Honda bottom end is gently massaged with Manley connecting rods and JE Pistons. Read More

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