A water/methanol system like Banks Power Straight-Shot provides a significant drop in intake temperatures along with race gas-like octane. Check out the features of their brand new system.
Mark Gearhart Group Editor
Mark has been a big fan of drag racing, going to his first NHRA race in the late 80s. In 1995 he started photographing drag races at his once local track, Bradenton Motorsports Park. He became hooked and shot virtually every series that ever visited the track until 2007 when he moved to California to begin working for Power Automedia, where in 2008 he became the founding editor for their first online magazines.
SCT announced its newest tuner, the X4, that will soon replace the SF3 and X3 programmers. This highly-updated version to SCT’s popular tuner will come with a lot of features for barely any additional dollars.
Livernois Motorsports, who are amongst the front runners in late model muscle technology, is offering a complete top end package for Chevy’s latest small-block.
The Powerglide parts are starting to dry up and the T-400s are right behind it, so ATI is building as many new parts for these transmissions as possible. Also they debuted their new C7 damper and Super F ATF.
When you have the technology and machines to make badass racing parts like Oliver, it’s easier to give consumers options. Oliver can create three different connecting rod options from one piece of billet steel.
When running a high quality digital dash and datalogging system like a Racepak, it’s important that it has the ability to communicate with other electronics in the vehicle. Racepak makes this sharing easy.
Chevrolet Performance’s COPO Camaro program returns for 2014 with another limited run of factory-produced race cars and a pair of new racing engine choices. Also Chevy reminded us how awesome the Z/28 Camaro is.
At the SEMA show Dart Heads released their brand new LS block, the first of it’s kind from Dart. For the PRI show, Dart has their updated aluminum small block Chevy and small block Ford engine blocks.
For a lot of people, going around a corner fast is just as fun as going down a dragstrip. The inherent problem with solid axle vehicles under braking is pad knock back. Moser has designed a new floating hub for street cars. Also new are their Fox body Mustang suspension parts.
Last year they debuted their newest Infinity standalone, but believe it or not, there was a demand for a less frills unit. This new unit is cheaper while still controlling up to 8 cylinders. Also new is their 320 lph fuel pump.
To match the sleek styling and carbon accents on the Camaro ZL1, K&N has introduced an all carbon fiber intake for the top notch Camaro platform. In addition, K&N continues to develop custom made racing parts for the industry.
Imagine a wheels-up launch and heading down the strip to a 9-second quarter mile time…with the top down? Yep, that dream can be yours if you manage to have the highest bid for COPO Camaro 69 at an up coming Barrett-Jackson auction. Also for those wondering, there will be another 69 COPOs again next year.
Strange Engineering has redesigned their version of a complete bolt-in rearend upgrade for the 5th generation Camaro. In addition, they have come out with a new floating hub system designed for road racers and autocrossers.
Ford Racing expands their line of Coyote Aluminator crate engines with the XS along with a pushrod Windsor small-block pushing 460ci. Also the new Cobra Jet intake looks to trump the BOSS 302 intake for maximum power gains.
It’s the last major, and certainly largest, doorslammer drag race of the year this weekend in Vegas for Street Car Super Nationals. From 46 Pro Street to 26 Outlaw 8.5 cars, the classes are packed. With cool, overcast weather look for some record breaking runs this weekend.
When it comes to making a lot of power through an automatic transmission, a Powerglide is typically everyone’s first choice. But what if you want a third gear for your track combination or street/strip car?