Australian Michael “Gup” Gilbert took a 727 cubic inch Sonny Leonard Hemi engine, stuffed it into his Holden street car, and has proceeded to rip off 9-second runs at over 130 MPH.
Brian Wagner Freelance Writer
Spending his childhood at different race tracks around Ohio with his family’s 1967 Nova, Brian developed a true love for drag racing. When Brian is not writing for Dragzine you can find him at the track crewing on Ray Litz’s X275 car, doing freelance photography, or beating on his nitrous-fed 2000 Trans Am.
Check out our Photo Extra with all the sights from the most anticipated heads-up race of the season, Lights Out V at the South Georgia Motorsports Park!
Paul Sykora’s 1937 Ford Coupe is an award-winning show car that’s very much a fantasy car, bringing to life a Hot Wheels-esque machine that is equal parts radical and beautiful.
Aussie Paul Coles took his mild mannered classic Holden FC and transformed it into a 9-second track warrior with its unknowing boosted, 202 cubic inch buzzin’ half dozen under the hood.
Wes Goddard’s 1958 Nash Metropolitan is one of the most unique Top Sportsman cars out there. Packing a pair of turbos, this small, short-wheelbase car make for an insane ride as it franks off 6-second, 200 MPH laps.
Daniel Burk’s 1988 S10 Blazer is a pure beast at the race track, running low 9′s with its 420-inch small block Chevy with some 400 horses worth of nitrous oxide onboard.
Summit Racing now offers a universal fit Oil Control Tank Kit that helps keep you and your car safe.
Josey Steeples has taken a run-of-the-mill 1978 Datsun 280Z and turned it into a street and strip slayer, and a new 5.3L LS motor is made even more potent with a 75mm turbo being added.
VP Racing Fuels allows naturally aspirated engine racers to make more power than ever.
Cruz Pedregon and Bazz Young put on a great grudge/match race at the 2013 DRO AAFC race at Cordova. Both cars are set on kill and run out the back door in a blaze of glory.
This eBay auction for a period correct ’56 Bel Air gasser is way up on the cool-o-meter, with it’s frame-off restoration that’s made it both period correct and, get this…street legal.
Jason “Mullet” Steven turns the wick up on his Ford GT and smashes his own record with a low 9-second pass. Check out this video of his beastly ride making a soft pass and breaking the GT record.
Check out this eBay project Volkswagen that could be the most insane Beetle ever, taking a big V8 and cramming it into a small car in a one-off contraption with drag racing potential.
This Ford XR6 utility wagon from Australia, with its turbocharged 4.0L six-banger under the hood, boils the hides and cranks off eight-second laps at over a buck-60!
Andrew Sanders, with the help of Specialized Power Porting Extrude Honing, has taken his 265 cubic inch, six-cylinder Hemi-powered Chrysler Centura and snuck into the seven-second zone.
LSX Real Street racer Ray Bulach recently set the LSX record for a six-speed car, rocking out an 8.80-second lap in his nitrous-fed 1999 Chevy Camaro.