Drag Racing

Ford says its Mustang Cobra Jet dragster will do a ‘mid-8-second’ quarter mile

Trying to show up your friend’s Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Demon at the drag strip? Then Ford’s newest Mustang will certainly help. On April 18, …

Sports Cars

Ford announces track-only, limited-production Mustang Cobra Jet

In 1968, Ford had had just about enough of Hemi-powered Mopar cars stealing their lunch money and went full-hog on a 428 cubic-inch, big-block …

Sports Cars

World's first exhibition dedicated to motorbike customisation opens in Los Angeles

The so-called "Custom Revolution" hit the U.S. West Coast this week with the what the Petersen Automotive Museum is calling the world's first exhbition dedicated to the art of customising motrocyles.<p>The exhibition, which opened on April 14th, includes 24 different bikes, spanning 23 of the most …

Culture

Racing Documentary: The Seven Second Love Affair

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• Cars<br>• Drag Racing<br>• Films<p><i>The Seven Second Love Affair</i> is a documentary that follows the trials and tribulations of …

Auto Racing

Brakes on racers months after tragedy

THESE kids are desperate to race, wanting nothing more than to return to a sport they love, but instead have been forced to sit on the …

Auto Racing

Battle in Bakersfield 2018

April 20th - 22nd, Lake Ming (10 miles East of Bakersfield, CA)<p>This is a Nationally Televised event, and all of the professional categories are here, …

Motor Racing

NHRA legend Don “The Snake” Prudhomme heading back to Baja after 50-year absence

Four-time NHRA Funny Car champion and drag racing legend Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, known for his exploits in a nitro-burning Funny Car, will be …

Motorsport

Outrageous Acts of Science

Airs in 13 days 2 hours 20 min Wednesday, Apr 25, 10:04pm SCI<p>Garage innovators who are taking things to the next level. Included: using fire to …

Innovation

NHRA: Kalitta Motorsports leads all teams in combined Top Fuel/Funny Car wins in 2018

Quick, after the first four races of the 24-race 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, which organization has the most combined wins in the nitro …

Motorsport

Here's Why Pro Drag Racers' Front Wheels Don't Exactly Line Up

Drag racing seems simple at first, but the more you look into the sport where whoever crosses the finish line before the other wins, the more …

Sports Cars

MV release the Brutale 800 RR America

Hot on the heels of the updated 2018 Brutale 800 RR, which now boasts a 140bhp Euro4-compliant triple, MV Agusta have released a special edition – …

Motorcycles

East Meets West Twin Cam FXR

<b>It might come as a surprise</b> that the last engine drag racing legend Ray Price ever built now resides in an FXR—not a dragbike.<p>Harley-Davidson …

Motorcycles

Check Out These Killer Chevrolet Door-Slammer Drag Cars

<b>Big Red Beast</b>For fans of the NMCA drag racing series, the vast contingent of Chevrolet machines is a consistent part of the attraction. Wade Wells’ …

Motorsport

Toyotas Tally Triumphs in Weekend Racing Action | Toyota

Camry driver Kyle Busch won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season Sunday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway.<p>Fredric Aasbø …

Motorsport

The Fast And The Curious: CHP Forms Task Force To Crack Down On Potentially Deadly 'Sideshow' Street Races

<b>GARDENA (CBSLA) —</b> Police in the South Bay are trying to prevent potential injuries and deaths with a newly formed task force focused on street races …

California

Top 10 Cheap Slow Cars That Are A Blast To Drive Fast, Simple And Fun

Automotive Maxim No. 3: It’s more fun to drive a slow car fast, than it is to drive a fast car slow. After “slow in, fast out” and “the left lane is …

Top 10

Weekend in review – April 9

<b>Motor sport highlights from IndyCar, WRC, WEC and Super GT in our latest weekend in review</b>IndyCarPhoenixNASCARTexasWECPrologueSuper GTOkayama, round …

Motorsport

20 Lamborghini Owners Who Ruined Their Supercars

Some of the best cars in the world are from Italy; cars such as the Ferrari F350 and the Lamborghini Diablo are some of the examples. These car …

Sports Cars

Torrence wins Top Fuel final in NHRA 4-Wide Nationals

Steve Torrence won the Top Fuel final Sunday in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.<p>Torrence piloted his dragster …

Motorsport

Dawna Kraus sits atop diesel drag racing world

Dawna (Hall) Kraus would love to start defending her national crown in diesel drag racing right now, except for one minor detail: her dragster is in …

Montana

Frankenstein pinch-hits for NHRA's Cruz Pedregon, but Boogyman on the way

Cruz Pedregon has a habit of naming his NHRA Funny Car bodies. And right now, he’s naming them faster than he can build them.<p>He sold “Scarface.” El …

Motorsport

UFC fighter finds NHRA Funny Car ace Shawn Langdon packs a mighty punch

Racing his NHRA Funny Car four abreast at the Denso Spark Plugs Nationals was not Shawn Langdon’s biggest challenge of this week at Las Vegas.<p>Before …

Motorsport

Weekend Motorsports Roundup, April 7-8, 2018

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where …

Motorsport

IndyCar 2018: Live scoring, TV, live streaming, updates for Phoenix Grand Prix

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- While IndyCar's new body style has taken most of the headlines this season, there's a lot under the skin that drivers are adapting …

Motorsport

Remarkable young women blazing their own trail in motorsport

<b>Nicole Lynch</b> <b><br>Motorbike Racing</b><p>“Growing up, I was around racing all the time and there were only one or two women competing, and I thought to myself, ‘I …

Motorsport

Column: Will spate of NHRA Funny Car motor explosions end at Las Vegas this weekend?

NHRA drag racing is one of the most exciting forms of motorsports, particularly its top two classes, Top Fuel and Funny Car.<p>The so-called dragsters …

Motorsport

Napa man dies in 100-mph drag racing crash at Sonoma Raceway

SONOMA RACEWAY — A 75-year-old Napa man died Wednesday night when the 1976 Ford Pinto he was drag racing at Sonoma Raceway hit a wall at more than …

Motorsport

Napa man who died in drag racing crash at Sonoma Raceway identified

SONOMA RACEWAY — The 75-year-old Napa man who died Wednesday night in a crash while drag racing at Sonoma Raceway has been identified by authorities …

Motorsport

Napa Man, 75, Dead In Sonoma Raceway Drag-Racing Crash

The drag racer who died upon hitting a wall at over 100 mph was identified Thursday morning by the Sonoma County Sheriff-Coroner's Office.<p>SONOMA, CA …

Motorsport