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

Acura NSX vs. Nismo GT-R – Drag and Roll Racing

July 21st, 2021

What we have here is a contest of speed, acceleration and braking that involves two of the most iconic sports cars in modern automobile history. Both these cars have long been mainstays in the performance car enthusiast community. Let’s get these two specimens out on the pavement and see what shakes out when the rubber hits the road. Both these Japanese made masterpieces feature electronic torque vectoring all-wheel drive. While the Acura NSX institutes some very innovative technology, the Nismo GT-R holds fast to the proven layout that earned it the nickname “Godzilla”. The NSX utilizes a twin turbocharged 3.5-liter Read More

Harley Davidson Road King Nitrous Drag Bike vs. 1500HP Audi R8

July 15th, 2021

This one is a bit of a swerve, but I love my Harley Davidson Baggers and most especially my Road King. So, here goes – this is going to be a series of drag and roll races between a couple of highly modified vehicles. One has two wheels and the other has four. The Audi R8 V10 Plus is an all-wheel drive supercar that shares a platform with the Lamborghini Huracan. Same engine and transmission, same chassis, everything is identical except the sheet metal. The (stock) 2017 R8 is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine. The 3,800-pound R8 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

All-Wheel Drive Honda Civic – 8-Second Nightmare

June 26th, 2021

The words “all-wheel drive” and Honda Civic don’t usually go together. Then again, Harry Sparks and his crew at Sparks Racing sort of specialize in making good things even better. Check out what they have done with this ninth-generation Honda Civic Coupe. The foundation of it all begins with the all-wheel drivetrain from a 2010 Honda CR-V. Harry chose the CR-V suspension because of the similarities between it and the Civic. Under the bonnet is a 2.4-liter (Z7) inline 4-cylinder engine with an older V-TEC cylinder head (strategically worked). The engine block is sleeved with a stock crankshaft and CP Read More

2000+HP AMS Built Lamborghini Huracan – World’s Fastest?

June 22nd, 2021

Greetings drag racing fans! Say hello to Jordan Martin and his 7-Second Lamborghini Huracan drag car. At the heart of this record setting Huracan is an AMS built 5.2-liter V10 engine with a pair of Garret turbochargers. Other notables include an AMS billet intake manifold, JRZ suspension components and Mickey Thompson tires. Jordan has taken this Lambo into the 7-second range before, but he hopes to move even closer to the elusive sixes this weekend during the Hail Mary Derby. An initial pass of 7.70 @ 180 mph raises plenty of eyebrows among the spectators, but Jordan is unimpressed. He’s Read More

Rock Mountain Raceweek – An Inside Look

June 17th, 2021

It is time once again for the grueling annual event known as Rocky Mountain Race Week. This affair involves five days of drag racing (bracket) over a seven-day period. What makes Rock Mountain Race Week even more unique is the 1,000-mile roadtrip across the Rocky Mountains that must be accomplished in the race car. Competitors begin this journey with a day of racing in Great Bend Kansas. They must follow the assigned route to Pueblo Motorsports Park, Bandimere Speedway and Kearney Raceway Park. After that, they must backtrack to Great Bend Kansas for the final day of racing. This video Read More

V8Bait 7-Second Subaru Makes 1300HP

June 10th, 2021

As a racer, one must realize that it isn’t a matter of if you will break parts, but when and how many. The real question is: Can you fix what’s broke in time to get back in the show? That’s precisely the situation the V8Bait crew found themselves in during last weekend’s event. It finally came down to a situation in which the engine had to be swapped in about one hour. Can these guys get it done? Watch. Fresh off the trailer, the STi posted an 8.44 @ 172.85 mph. The car was loose out of the hole and Read More

BFE Kansas Small Tire Cash Days – Limpy on the Flashlight

June 8th, 2021

We are off to BFE Kansas (Mexico) for some top-tier Small Tire Cash Days street digs. Let’s get to it! After a brief driver’s meeting, chips are drawn, and matchups are set. It’s ten cars (and trucks) in single elimination competition for all the cash. Typical No Prep and street racing rules apply. Limpy the Legend is on the flashlight start. First up is a race between a 1983 Toyota Corolla station wagon (turbocharged LS V8 engine) and a turbo Camaro. Both cars cut a clean light and come out of the hole neck-and-neck. The Corolla takes the advantage near Read More

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