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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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Here’s How Much Quicker A Stripped Out Tesla Model S P110D Is

The Tesla Model S is already an insanely quick machine with all of the dumb fitments and comforts people want in an “expensive” and “luxurious” car. But true enthusiasts know the only real experience is completely stripping out a car of all of its unnecessary guts to see just how quick it can really go. […]

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I Took My Mom Drag Racing And Now She’s Writing Me Out Of Her Will

A couple of months ago, Texas Motor Speedway asked me to come out for some drag racing one Friday night. The track lets everything from mild daily drivers to all-out dragsters race to see who’s fastest down pit road, and my car’s 145 horses just wouldn’t do. So, I roped my mom into it.Read more… […]

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The Solar Eclipse Was Neat But This Eclipse Has Over 1,200 Horsepower

I’m a big fan of today’s eclipse. It hit my little patch of land during the brightest part of the day, partially obscuring the sun and providing very welcome shade. But our sadly partial view of the natural eclipse was not as cool as the world’s fastest Mitsubishi Eclipse, which has over 1,200 horsepower. Read […]

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