How to Make Key Adjustments to a Drag Racing Clutch

When we first take an interest in drag racing we …

When we first take an interest in drag racing we soon realize that nothing in its mechanical history is more absorbing than the racing clutch and its operation. Multi-disc drag racing clutches are constructed in four or five different diameters. They (Read More..)

An Old Mustang with Plenty of Kick

With so much attention focused on the rampaging late-model Cobra …

With so much attention focused on the rampaging late-model Cobra Jet Mustangs, NHRA Super Stock competitors might be tempted to dismiss earlier models of the original pony car. Racers would do so at their peril, particularly if in the other lane is a c (Read More..)

Protect Your Stuff With a Spence Trailer Lock

In 2001, Jim Spence, owner of California Vehicle Supply, saw …

In 2001, Jim Spence, owner of California Vehicle Supply, saw a need that was not being addressed: utility trailer safety and security. Stories in racing publications and the national media reporting racer trailer theft were showing up too often, so Jim (Read More..)

Solve Idle Dilemmas Without Misusing Throttle Plates

If you have an engine that’s a heavy breather at …

If you have an engine that’s a heavy breather at idle because of a large camshaft or engine displacement, chances are you’ve come face to face with an idle adjustment issue. To keep the idle up, one might crank the primary throttle plates open to c (Read More..)

Feature: Twin Turbos Motivate This Monte SS – About the Ride

This exclusive feature takes a look at how a two …

This exclusive feature takes a look at how a two turbo Chevy blew in the heat from Alabama! The second part of this feature takes a closer look at Shane Stack’s ride. If you missed Part 1, be sure to check it out first!   If not for the deca (Read More..)

Feature: Twin Turbos Motivate This Monte SS – About the Driver

Little did Shane Stack know at 16 years old that …

Little did Shane Stack know at 16 years old that the ’86 Monte Carlo SS he received as a gift from his father would still be his ride of choice 21 years later. “My dad bought the car new and gave it to me in 1990, and it’s been a work in progres (Read More..)

Electronic Fuel Injection Troubleshooting: Testing

In the first part of this tech special, we got …

In the first part of this tech special, we got a bit of a primer on semiconductors, fuel injectors and pulse width modification. Now check out the testing process and see what we found. The electronic portion of our test configuration included two powe (Read More..)

Electronic Fuel Injection Troubleshooting: A Primer

One of the more subtle aspects of electronic fuel injection …

One of the more subtle aspects of electronic fuel injection is the relationship between electrical system voltage and fuel delivery. As electrical system voltage varies, so does the volume of fuel discharged through the injectors. In most cases, discre (Read More..)

An Interview with Motorcyle Racer Antron Brown

Take a look at this candid conversation with the fastest …

Take a look at this candid conversation with the fastest motorcycle racer in top fuel–Antron Brown.   When Antron Brown made the monumental leap from Pro Stock Motorcycle to Top Fuel in late 2007, there were many inside and outside NHRA’s drag (Read More..)