Is a Chevy Impala with a blown Hemi a good tractor? Not really, but one gave the job an unintentional shot over the weekend.
Jack Beckman’s funny car blew up today at New England Dragway during today’s NHRA qualifying, and yet the most fascinating part of the incident (other than, you know, a healthy Beckman walking away from it) is how calmly he reacts to it in the moments after his car blew up in his face:
Terry McMillen’s top fuel dragster “Xtermigator” completely obliterated itself about four seconds into a race at the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) drag race in Houston last week. Watching it up close is equal parts beautiful and terrifying.
Five-time International Hot Rod Association world champion and reigning Professional Drag Racing Association champion Ronnie Davis died of injuries sustained in an airborne qualifying accident Saturday at Rockingham Dragway, per a PDRA statement. Davis was qualifying for the Top Sportsman class in the PDRA Spring…
This drag racer’s day certainly took a turn when the differential at the back of the guy’s Nissan truck exploded. Yes, exploded.
This car started out as a bone-stock new Chevrolet Corvette. What it has become is a drag radial monster with a 4,000 horsepower twin-turbo Hemi good for 200 mph in 4.05 seconds.
Lyle Barnett is an experienced drag racer, but nothing prepares you for the moment your engine turns into a pressurized flamethrower aimed directly at your face. He was lucky to survive, but his scars and his words serve as an important warning to everybody who drives hard.
The regulars at Houston Motorsports Park are in mourning today for well-known local racer Kenny Michalak, who was killed Thursday night in a drag racing crash at the track, according to news reports.
During a round of Funny Car qualifying at the NHRA season opener in Pomona, California, 69-year-old series veteran Gary Densham went barreling through the sand traps and into a safety net after his parachutes failed to deploy.
This is what it looks like when you go from zero to over 300 miles per hour in less than four seconds. This is what it looks like when acceleration forces are so great they can make your retinas detach. This is what it looks like when you’re sitting in the cockpit of a Top Fuel dragster.
This is a Mazda RX-8 with a three-quarter drag chassis, and a three-rotor Wankel engine equipped with three turbochargers. It is a silly car, and it does silly things. For instance, it shoots many flames.
Is this Mustang invincible? I can’t say for sure, but this video evidence seems to imply that it is.
1,730 horsepower at low-mid boost with a two-stage N2O setup sending everything to the rear wheels. Yes, that might be too much for a Corvette to handle.
We all know Underground Racing’s twin-turbo supercars can somehow be ridiculously fast without blowing up, but this Lamborghini Huracan reached a new level by setting the 1/2 mile speed record at 238.6mph.
He’d never seen Top Fuel dragsters before, and his reaction is perfect.
The Ford Mustang finally broke into the 21st century last year with standard independent rear suspension. How does Ford up that kind of performance for 2016? They offer an optional solid axle, of course.
This kind of shake has killed before.
This is when you’re really glad you had to install that parachute.