Dodge Charger Daytona Yellow Jacket vs. Kia Stinger GT – Roll and Dig

July 28th, 2021

Now this is a contest that takes it down to where the rubber meets the road. Import versus Domestic, V8 versus V6, twin turbo versus naturally aspirated – it’s all here. Let’s take this down to the track and see what shakes loose. The rear-wheel drive Dodge Charger Daytona Yellow Jacket is a naturally aspirated, 5.7-liter HEMI V8 powered sports sedan that can’t be missed. From its bright yellow hue to its menacing stance and distinctive exhaust rumble, the Yellow Jacket presents an intimidating silhouette. The HEMI is capable of generating 370hp and 395 lb.-ft. of torque. It has an Read More

Jeep Wrangler 4xe Tears Up the Track

July 22nd, 2021

So, this guy Brandon Haneline showed up at the Mooresville Dragway (North Carolina) in a bone stock Jeep Wrangler 4xe (4 by e) and stole the show. Nobody was expecting this generic looking (and sounding) Jeep to come out of the hole with such violence. This cat stole the holeshot on everyone he raced. Check it out. The Wrangler 4xe is equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder internal combustion engine and a pair of electric motors powered by a lithium-ion battery. The combination is capable of producing 375hp. Brandon takes on a Chevrolet C1500 with a built 6.0-liter V8 in the Read More

Pack of McLaren Racers Take on Texas Streets

July 22nd, 2021

Summer is here and the time is right for racing in the streets! That ain’t the way the song goes but it sure makes for some interesting evenings. Let’s get down to Texas (Mexico) and see what all these McLarens are buzzing about. The first McLaren to take the interstate is rolling against a twin turbocharged Dodge Viper. That’s creating a ton of horsepower when you add twin turbos to an already potent 8.4-liter V10. The Viper gets the early advantage but can’t hold the McLaren off through the trap. McLaren FTW. Next, the TT Viper takes on a pair Read More

HEMI Power – 1200HP All-Motor Plymouth Road Runner

July 16th, 2021

Beep! Beep! Be on the lookout for the Pro Street style Road Runner known as BRDFLEW. With a menacing silhouette and the stance of a disgruntled bully, this Plymouth is packing some serious ponies – without the aid of forced air induction. When the custom roll-off front clip is lifted, Shawn from Autotopia discovers that BRDFLEW is powered by an all-aluminum Keith Black 572 cubic-inch HEMI engine. The engine alone is capable of producing 950hp. Add a 200hp shot of nitrous and you have a street car that is absolutely mind numbing. The transmission is a 3-speed Torqueflite and the Read More

900HP BMW Terrorizes SCT Charlotte

July 13th, 2021

Greetings drag racing fans! Please allow me to introduce all of you to Jimmy Bacogeorge and his outstanding 1998 BMW M3 build. Jimmy has owned this Beamer since he was 18-years old. Now 42, he swears that this version of the Bavarian sports coupe is better than ever. We don’t disagree. At the heart of this ravenous beast is a fully built and turbocharged 3.0-liter engine with an S50 crankshaft and a ported cylinder head. The turbocharger is a Precision 7275, and the car has a 4-inch exhaust from front to rear. The transmission is a DCT unit from a Read More

Chicago Street Kings – A Chase is a Race

July 10th, 2021

Chi-town, long recognized for its windy climate and over-the-top hot dogs, is also a city that hides a thriving street racing scene. Street racing rules vary from city-to-city. That’s why racers are forced to endure those (yawn!) driver’s meetings. There are several locales that employ a controversial stipulation that states a chase is a race. Chicago is one such place. Under this rule, there are no disqualifications for jumping the start unless your opponent remains perfectly still. Instead, racers must carefully monitor their competitor in the other lane. Should the other guy cut the light early – and you flinch Read More

8-Second Box Chevy on Twenty-Fours

July 1st, 2021

It’s official. My mind is blown. This guy is running a 1987 Chevrolet Caprice with some 24-inch sticky tires on the rear. What’s truly impressive is that it runs in the eights – consistently! Check out the action from Street Car Takeover Charlotte. On the business end of this donk is a 7.0-liter LS motor. Stuffing air into the big motor are a pair of 72-millimeter turbochargers. Maximum output is estimated at 1,300hp. The heavy Chevy has a Powerglide transmission and a Ford 9-inch rear end. As a full-time builder for Mayhem Motorsports (North Carolina), this owner/driver put his Box Read More

Rolling Coal – Smoke-Stang Gets Twin Turbo’d

June 24th, 2021

Greetings drag racing fans and speed enthusiasts from every ilk. Remember Westin Champlin and his turbo diesel Gen VI Mustang? Well, he’s back and looking to beef his Smoke-Stang up to the next level. How – you might ask – do you improve upon a late model Ford Mustang with a 5.9-liter inline 6-cylinder turbo diesel? Obviously, you add a second turbo to the mix! Opting to go the economy route, Wes found himself a used turbocharger from a semi-truck. He then purchased a turbocharger installation kit from Evil Performance. With only a few modifications, the second turbocharger was installed Read More

Dallas Ft. Worth Cash Days – Street Drags

June 21st, 2021

This is what happens when a bunch of high-level street racers gather on a strip of deserted blacktop down in Texas (Mexico). These competitors are geared up to let it all hang out in an effort to win a cash purse and claim bragging rights as the king of Dallas/Ft. Worth street racing. Let’s get down to the starting line and see who is ready to rock-and-roll. Up first is a turbocharged (106-millimeter) Fox Body Mustang (right lane) against a turbo ‘57 Chevy. Both cars cut a clean light and come out of the hole with vigor. It’s a close Read More

Old School Drag Racing – 1971 HEMI Dodge Charger vs 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS

June 15th, 2021

This video takes us back to an era when cars were big and beautiful, and engines were larger than life. Featured are a pair of old school classics that struck fear in the heart of the competition for decades. The HEMI powered Charger is so ugly that it’s cute and the Impala has the classic lines of an automotive work of art. The bone stock 1971 Dodge Charger Super Bee is outfitted with a 426 cubic-inch HEMI engine and a four-barrel carb. The transmission is a 3-speed automatic, and the rear end has a 4.10:1 final drive gear ratio. The Read More