This 9-second RB26-powered Miata overheated on the Sacramento drag strip, spilling coolant onto the rear tire and spinning out in the middle of a pass. Somehow, the driver saved it from wrecking on the narrow barriers.
Over the last few years, the government has come under fire for extravagant spending of taxpayer funds on various public programs. One such program that went under the knife last week was military sponsorship of sports.
Here we see two funny cars line up on New Jersey's Atco Raceway for what might be the best use of drag racing cars ever devised: a tug-of-war.
The picture is just too perfect: a rainbow drag racing car, with two wholesome guys leaning proudly over their handiwork. It thumbs its nose at gay stereotypes in the best way possible. But what's the story behind this epic shot?
Widebody Porsches, a tuned S30 Datsun, a Top Secret GT-R, a 600 horsepower Hayabusa, and an Aventador straight-line racing at an old airstrip in Fukushima Sky Land Park. If you thought Japan only did drifting, get ready to have your mind blown.
Put a pair of high horsepower vehicles trying to go as fast as possible side by side for a quarter mile over and over again and you're going to get some unbelievable crash footage eventually. Put an inexperienced driver in a Corvette Z06 with the traction control off and you're going to get an entirely different…
At 6'6", William "Big Willie" Andrew Robinson III — a bowler hat perched atop his head, his voice booming — cut an imposing figure among the youth of South Central Los Angeles during the 1970s. That figure both belied and contributed to his mission, which was to end gang violence and racial unrest through drag…
The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is a bit of a playboy's car. Something for young guy in finance. Kathy Countiss goes against that stereotype, drag racing her chipped C63 even in her 60s.
When the driver in the silver Mustang on the left slides into the other guy's lane, cuts back, and loses traction again, he puts his foot back to the floor and wins the race. With $8,500 up for grabs, you don't lift.
In the mountains of central Asia, yak racing is a hairier, but no less entertaining twist on horse racing. It's kind of like building and running the world's fastest naturally-aspirated SRT8 Jeep.
In his book 3 Seconds: The Power of Thinking Twice, professor of clinical psychology Les Parrott, Ph.D. says it takes three seconds to redirect a thought — in other words, to think twice. This 2013 Nissan GT-R gets from 0-60 quicker than that. Who's got the power now, Doc?
Things got a little hot for one funny car driver Friday when their 8,000 horsepower funny car exploded during 4-wide Nationals qualifying in Charlotte, NC.
People like to throw around the word "sleeper" for almost any fast car that's less ostentatious than a Lambo. But this rusted, straight-from-the-farm late ‘50s Chevy pickup running 13s at the strip is in a different league altogether.
When Nitrous Oxide explodes inside an engine it allows more oxygen and consequently more fuel to enter, creating more power. As you can see from this video—taken at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi—when nitrous oxide explodes outside an engine it can create a pretty massive explosion.
Put a vehicle notorious for its inability to safely navigate a perfectly straight drag strip on a
race track with plenty of turns and disaster is almost painfully inevitable. The car in question is the vintage fuel altered "Rat Trap" dragster and the "race track" in question is the driveway leading up to…
A pair of silver Nissan GT-Rs left the line, but only one made it to the end of the track. The other lost control and nearly spun into the right wall, before spinning back the other way and nearly colliding with the left wall. Godzilla was inches away from getting smashed.
Although we suspected Chevrolet would join in the factory spec drag racing fun after they showed and track tested the COPO Camaro concept late last year, this past week they made it official. The company plans to build 69 COPO Camaros in 2012—the same amount of legendary COPO ZL1s that left the factory in 1969.
We're not sure many vehicles have ever left the factory that are less suited for low 11 second 1/4 miles and serious wheelies than the International Scout 80. That is exactly why the fact this 1963 International Scout is somehow capable of both of these impressive feats is so cool.
How come nobody told us that there are 2,000 horsepower 4X4 dragsters built on tractor frames racing on snow upstate RIGHT NOW? We need to see that frame flex in person, and we have to hear that blown V8 for ourselves.