We know what you’re thinking: what is a donk doing lined up next to the Hoonicorn?? But this ain’t just any donk. This is Donkmaster’s ’71 Z06 swapped Caprice, with a BIG ‘ol turbo hanging off of it. And more nitrous than a dental supply truck. 1,500hp worth of big body power. But, can it put the power down?
Archive for the ‘Drag Racing’ Category
Today, let’s look back at the life and career of a pioneer in women’s drag racing, and how her depiction in a feature film cemented her legacy
It goes without saying, it can be a tough world for a woman to live in too much of the time. But just as often, there comes along a brave young woman who proves she can do something just as well as a man could, and then some. In American drag racing, this was Shirley Muldowney.
With a career spanning 60 years on strips across America, her record dwarfs that of 99 percent of drag racers of any gender. Today, at 80 years old, she still makes appearances signing autographs for a large group of dragster fans that adored her in their youth. Other women may have driven faster than her, but no one else is the undisputed first lady of the drag strip … More
During the second round of eliminations at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil at World Wide Technology Raceway, Top Fuel driver Leah Pruett’s 2020 dragster broke off and became airborne before coming to a rest. Pruett exited the car under her own power.
Jessi Combs is officially the world’s fastest woman. Guinness World Records posthumously awarded Combs the title after she was clocked at 522.783 miles per hour before the crash that took her life in August 2019. After her death, Combs’ family stated that “Jessi’s most notable dream was to become the fastest woman on Earth.” Mission accomplished, Jessi.
According to Guinness, the previous record for land speed held by a woman was … More