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Watch The New Corvette ZR1 Dust A Dodge Demon At The Drag Strip

The 808 horsepower Dodge Challenger Demon is basically good for one thing, ripping insanely quick quarter mile times. As this drag battle with Chevy’s new Corvette ZR1 shows, sometimes there is more to victory than what is on a spec sheet.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Driver Killed In 100-MPH Crash At Sonoma Raceway Drag Event

A 75-year-old driver died in a crash at 100 mph Wednesday night during one of Sonoma Raceway’s weekly drag-racing events for hobby racers, according to a Twitter post from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. The track said this is the first on-track death in the 30-year history of its weekly drag program.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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An Exploding Drag Car Looks Like It’s Being Raptured To Heaven

That remarkable and somewhat confusing photo up there was taken yesterday, at Gatornationals, when Robert Hight and Matt Hagan’s funny cars both exploded on the dragstrip, launching their fiberglass bodies high into the air. Happily, one was hurt, and we got this amazing photograph.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Happiness Is Stuffing A Big Nitrous-Fed V8 Engine In A Tiny Yugo

We here at Jalopnik have cracked the secret to true joy, and it involves a tiny Yugo, a big V8 engine and a nice afternoon of ice drags. This cute little Soviet Bloc hatchback reaches over 100 mph in the 1/8 mile. It’s just what we all need. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Watch A Tesla Model X Completely Smoke A Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk On A Drag Strip

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk makes 707 horsepower thanks to its Hellcat motor. The Tesla Model X gets 259 hp from its front motor and 501 hp from its rear motor, both electric of course. Who wins on the track? The Model X, of course.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Racing Your Home-Built Cars Against A V8 Supercar Is Living The Dream

Mighty Car Mods is one of the best do-it-yourself tuner channels on YouTube, having built a collection of lovable misfits that includes a Daihatsu Mira and an LS-powered Mad Max-style car. Clearly, there’s no better way to test their work than by drag racing their cars against an Australian V8 Supercar that produces…Read more… Continue […]

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Reinging NHRA Champion Brittany Force Hospitalized After Huge Crash At Pomona

Current NHRA Top Fuel champion Brittany Force was taken to the hospital after a brutal crash in Sunday’s first round of eliminations at the NHRA Winternationals, reports Speed Sport. Force showed no major injuries beyond bruised lungs, however, she will remain in the hospital overnight for observation. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Englishtown Raceway Abruptly Closes Its NHRA Drag Strip

For decades, Englishtown Raceway Park in New Jersey has been home to the NHRA’s Summer Nationals. But today, the track announced it’s stopping drag racing, effective immediately. Other activities at Englishtown will continue, notably Club Loose’s drift events, but this is an abrupt end to an era.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Eight-Year-Old Drag Racer Dies After Hitting A Cement Barrier In Australia

An 8-year-old drag racer was making a test run at Perth Motorplex in Western Australia on Saturday when she failed to stop and hit a cement barrier at the end of the run, according to the state government, police and the drag-racing association she was competing with. She later died from her injuries.Read more… Continue […]

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Taylor Swift and Big Machine Records advertise the pop star’s new album “Reputation” on Ashley Force

Taylor Swift and Big Machine Records advertise the pop star’s new album “Reputation” on Ashley Force’s Funny Car, which I’ve now nicknamed The Big Machine. Didn’t expect to see T-Swift news on Jalopnik today? Look what The NHRA made me do. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Someone Stuffed A 2JZ From A Supra Into A Toyota Tacoma And It Rules So Hard

Ever see a build so insane, lovely and delightful that you know you just have to watch it in action? Someone stuffed the legendary boost monster 3.0-liter 2JZ-GTE engine from a Toyota Supra into a humble Toyota Tacoma, and it is my everything. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Drag Racing Eclipse’s Transmission Explosion Is Completely Terrifying

Happy Halloween, everybody. Want some real terror to make you jump ten feet in the air and possibly soil your pants? This is it. Watch a man somehow avoid getting wounded by his own third gear. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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It’s Not A Party Until Someone Fires Up A Flame-Shooting Funny Car In The Driveway

Formula One week in Austin is beyond nuts, and the parties are crazy accordingly. One such gathering for assorted race weekend staff and friends had a recreation of Billy Meyer’s 1972 Motivation Mach-1 funny car sitting in the driveway so of course, they fired it up. I mean, it’s only 10 p.m. at night. Read […]

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