This is when you’re really glad you had to install that parachute. »
The NHRA Carolina Nationals event wraps up at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, North Carolina today, and John Force is coming in hot. »
On Thursday we told you about thieves stealing a custom Mustang from a California retiree, and today we’re happy to report that the car has been returned, safe and sound. »
My thoughts while watching this video: “Okay, it’s a drag race, anything can go wrong. Off they go, and, wait, that’s it? That’s the crash? That’s not so bad! People walk away from worse. Wait– wait– oh god. Oh god. NOBODY SAID ANYTHING ABOUT THE FIREBALL HOW THE HELL DID HE WALK AWAY FROM THAT.”
NHRA Funny Car driver Jack Beckman’s weekend started off well at the Northwest Nationals. Not only was he the first driver to break the sub-4 second mark for 1000 feet in a Funny Car at Pacific Raceways on Friday with a 3.997-second pass, but he followed it up by besting his record from Sonoma on Saturday.
19-time NHRA Funny Car winner, 2012 national champion and cancer survivor Jack Beckman is used to beating things, but may not have expected to add “national record” to the list. This 323.43 mph, 3.921 second run last Friday at Sonoma Raceway was the fastest in Funny Car history. »
“Daddy Dave” Comstock is best known for an insane drag truck build on a show that’s probably the worst idea on TV, but it’s impossible to ignore the fact that the stars know how to build for speed. Unfortunately, Daddy Dave’s latest Chevy II Nova build, “Goliath,” crashed at Amarillo Dragway, injuring Comstock.
The ‘worst pass of all time’ title may indeed go to this hopeless Plymouth Barracuda driver down in Australia, who loses control of his early pony car, crosses into the other lane, backs up, restarts, and then things get even worse. »
And we mean “insanity” in a good way. How can you not, with looks like that and your choice of a big naturally aspirated V8 or Mopar’s first-ever supercharged V8? Too bad there’s only going to be 60 of them. »
Taking down your heroes is always fun. It’s even more fun when you watch one of the automotive world’s current heroes, the Ferrari 458, just get pummeled at the drag strip by a dinky little Volkswagen diesel. »
Given a 1,360 horsepower, 280 mile per hour Koenigsegg One:1, you know exactly the first thing you’d do with it. Drag race the nuts off of it, and leave a trail of dead Lamborghinis, Porsches, and the odd Mercedes in your wake. »
As somebody who grew up in Europe, I don’t know much about drag racing, and even less about crazy dragster trucks. Yet I just couldn’t stop watching these beasts go fast in a straight line one after another. »
Two of the top American performance cars right now couldn’t be more different: one is the all-electric, all-insane Tesla Model S P85D, and the other is the old-school ferocious Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. When the two faced off in a drag race in January, the Hellcat’s defeat was infamous. A few days ago, the… »
Note to Lexus' engineering team: if you ever decide to come out with a 3000HP IS F, you may want to consider some aero modifications. That's pretty much what Bahrain's EKanoo racing team learned, when their 3000HP Lexus IS F drag car took a short, abortive flight at the Bahrain International Circuit recently. »
Larry Dixon is the one airborne in this frightening video as his Top Fuel dragster apparently snapped in half somewhere near 300 MPH during the Gatornationals in Florida. He somehow walked away from this accident. »
Several National Hot Rod Asscoation drag racers who appeared on the worst idea for a show ever, Street Outlaws, have been warned that their competition license may be suspended for going on the show. Problem is, several members are still booked to appear on the show and this sudden change in policy enforcement comes… »