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Drag Racing’s Quarter Mile Warriors

  New book offers unique “then and now” look at legendary drag cars The true beginnings of racing is an argument never really settled. One could argue that as soon as the second car was manufactured, a contest of speed ensued against the first. While the roots of modern drag racing goes back to the […]

HEMI

  Recount the championship victories of the Hemi engine The Hemi is arguably the most iconic American V-8 in competition history. Employing a talented team of engineers, Chrysler refined the hemispherical combustion chamber design and created an engine that produced towering performance. The engine dominated in NHRA, NASCAR, and other forms of competition. And in […]

Front-engine dragsters

    Front-engine dragsters, or slingshots, were the fastest and most popular drag cars from the early days of organized drag racing through the 1970s. In Slingshot Spectacular: The Front-Engine Dragster Era, the unique photos of legendary drag racing photographer Steve Reyes tell the story of these fascinating dragsters while bringing to life the memories […]

Total Performers Ford Drag Racing

  The 1960s was arguably the most important decade for drag racing. It had exciting cars, thrilling races, rapidly changing technology, and most important, factory participation. Among the best high-performance cars and engines were those coming from Dearborn, Michigan. Ford Motor Company’s “Total Performance Years” saw a breakthrough as Ford’s drag racing program helped the […]

NAPA AUTO PARTS extends marketing relationship with Don Schumacher Racing, Capps in multiyear deal

NAPA AUTO PARTS extends marketing relationship with Don Schumacher Racing, Capps in multiyear deal Don Schumacher Racing and NAPA AUTO PARTS announce today a multiyear extension to their marketing partnership that began in 2008 with Ron Capps driving the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car.The team will be led by crew chief Rahn […]

How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Big-Blocks on a Budget,

Elevate your Chevy big-block performance to new heights NORTH BRANCH, Minn.— As a follow-up title to his How to Build Max-Performance Chevy Big-Blocks on a Budget, master engine builder David Vizard takes big-block Chevy engine building to the next level and shows how to build these extreme high-performance engines without breaking the bank. It goes […]

Build for high performance with the 351 Cleveland

Build for high performance with the 351 Cleveland NORTH BRANCH, Minn.— With the influx of aftermarket parts, especially excellent cylinder heads, the 351 Cleveland as well as the 351M and 400M cousins are now seen as great engines to build. Renewed enthusiasm in this engine has spawned an influx of top-quality new components that make […]

Master the Chevy big-block with new parts interchange manual

  Master the Chevy big-block with new parts interchange manual NORTH BRANCH, Minn.— The venerable Chevy big-block engines have proven themselves for more than half a century as the power plant of choice for incredible performance on the street and strip. Throughout their impressive production run, the Chevy big-block engines underwent many updates and improvements. […]

Erica Enders unveiled

Erica Enders 2016 Dodge dart Two-time Pro Stock champion Erica Enders’ striking new ’16 Dodge Dart was unveiled Wednesday, a month before she begins her pursuit of a third consecutive NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series title. Like her championship-winning cars from 2014 and 2015, Enders’ car was built by RJ Race Cars in Galesburg, […]

Modern Engine Blueprinting

Maximize performance with a properly blueprinted engine NORTH BRANCH, Minn.— Most factory engines are not precisely manufactured and vital clearances and tolerances can be significantly off. In fact, engines are built to fall within a wide set of standards and specifications and often aren’t optimized. Of course, this is not what enthusiasts want out of […]