Tom Nelson’s expertise with twin-turbo engines and other boosted applications is quite celebrated. Follow along as EngineLabs takes a tour of Nelson Racing Engines and learns a few of his secrets.
Rob Kinnan Contributor
Rob Kinnan requires very little introduction. Many would recognize Rob from his days as the Editor of Hot Rod Magazine. A dyed-in-the-wool hot rodder and muscle car enthusiast, a road racing aficionado behind the wheel of his Factory Five roadster and a hardcore NASCAR fan.
For every failed drag car design, something was learned, for better or for worse. This list of the top 10 cars that didn’t work isn’t a knock on these racers, but a testament to their ingenuity, their courage, and frankly, the size of their balls to think outside the box of conventional thinking.
This weekend, flocks of retro nitro-burners, drag racing legends, classic automobiles, and the fans who still long for yesteryear have returned for another edition of drag racing’s ‘Woodstock’: the fabled March Meet in Bakersfield!
Drag racing fans have waited all winter for this moment, and it’s finally here! The Mello Yello Drag Racing Series era begins as the 24-race 2013 campaign gets underway at the very location it has every year since 1961 — the fabled Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in the shadow of the stunning San Gabriel mountains.
The first two parts covered on our BlownZ ProCharger-blown 388ci LS motor was block prep and the short block assembly. This time around, we’ll go into detail on the Trick Flow Specialties/Total Engine Airflow cylinder heads, what they’re all about and why they were chosen for this application.
Point at any high-end race car (and most entry level home builds as well) and you’ll be able to find ARP fasteners on it. The team at ARP in California recently invited is in for a tour of their facility, which in turn allows us to show you how fasteners and other hardware are made, start to finish.
The inaugural NMCA West series is in the books with the season finale at the legendary Famoso Raceway for the Nitto Tire NMCA West World Street Finals. We visited the historic track for this year’s NMCA finals showdown.
After 22 races and tens of thousands of miles criss-crossing the nation, the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season comes down to this: the traditional season finale Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.
Huge power potential and a multitude of options – that’s exactly what Holley’s trick Hi-Ram Intake Manifold for LS engines is all about. Join us as we examine the components and design of this fully modular induction masterpiece…
What does a vacuum pump do, you may wonder? It pumps vacuum, dummy! We brought in Greg Zucco from GZ Motorsports – one of the leading vacuum pump experts – to tell our readers how vacuum pumps work and how you can select the right one.
On a street LS motor, valvetrain parts can be bought “off-the-shelf”, and work great. But when you start getting into the extreme cam profiles of a serious race engine like our boosted 388ci LSX, it calls for a lot more research, and even some completely custom valvetrain parts…
When it came time to choose brakes for our Project Blown Z Camaro, there was really only one choice: Moser Engineering’s new Performance Drag Brake kit. Moser didn’t just copy another manufacturer’s kit; they started with a clean sheet of paper and designed these new brakes from the ground-up.
Dart’s new Big M Pro series Big block Chevy engine block brings a number of advancements to the table for hardcore racing engine builders, most notably bigger bores, shorter strokes, and larger cam bores. Join us as we take a closer look at this popular new engine block.
On Friday’s qualifying pass, Jay launched the car at 4,000, which resulted in a big wheelstand that nearly yanked the rear tires off the ground. This ’32 ain’t no show-stopping trailer queen, she’s a quarter-mile fighter.
This year’s March Meet was one the best in recent memory, and track owners John and Blake Bowser have done a great job in not only hosting the event, but also in getting the track in tip-top shape with a recent repaving job in full concrete.
For 54 years now, the groves north of Bakersfield, California, have thundered with the sound of dragsters, funny cars, and drag racing machines of every sort. Inside is the race recap from Saturday’s racing