Hosts Jessi Combs and Patrick McIntyre head to Southern California's Irwindale Speedway to compete in a weekly "run what ya brung" NHRA Thursday Night Thunder event. With them they've brung brought some Mopar muscle: a Dodge Charger SRT and Dodge Challenger SRT8, both packing 470-horsepower 392 Hemi engines. But before our hosts can take to the strip, they first receive some tips and tricks from professional NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman.

While many of our List items require a fair bit of time, planning and financial wherewithal, going drag racing is an experience you should be able to tackle yourself with minimal cost and effort.

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      • 10 Months Ago
      Play Detroit techno and you will win.
      J W
      • 10 Months Ago
      My only gripe is they went to an 1/8 mile track. As always, great video.
      • 10 Months Ago
      Still have not forgiven these schmucks for needlessly destroying a perfectly good E36.
      • 10 Months Ago
      brings to mind how many tranny cases I split in my 37 ford, speed shifting during late night stop sign drags.
      • 10 Months Ago
      That's my white Mustang Coupe in the video. Runs mid 7's on a stock motor with a little nitrous.
      • 10 Months Ago
      brings to mind how many tranny cases I split in my 37 ford, during late nite stopsign drags
      • 10 Months Ago
      Bracket racing is an awesome way to race anything. It isn't a money race, the slowest car can win any night. A poster below didn't like that it was 1/8 mile, but here in the South, 1/8 mile rules because it makes the program run so much quicker and causes fewer breakdowns. Usually the last 1/8 mile is just hanging on anyway, you might shift once after the 1/8. Also, the situation in California is really tough. They can't even race at Pomona, except for the 2 national events each year. This new speedway there is a godsend for California racers, it has been a long time since they had a new track out there.