Welcome to the official Team Revvolution coverage of the 2015 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association) Show in Sin City, Las Vegas, Nevada! The SEMA Show is a yearly industry-only event bringing together the brightest minds, hottest products and most progressive builds under the 3.2 million square-foot roof of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
There’s a new Rip City in Oregon, and it’s not Portland. The charismatic town of McMinnville was the host of the very first OB Prestige Auto and English Racing Oregon Airstrip Attack presented by Revvolution.com and Shift-S3ctor.
The roll races competition is really what this event is all about. The high-level competition pits competitors against each other, taking them off the streets and putting them in a safe environment where they can really show what their machines are worth. It’s put so much more into perspective. It’s not just about how many horses come pumping out, but also about the strategy, the shifts, putting the rubber to the pavement, gearing ratios and having the cajones to hang it all out on the line for that one glory pull. This is what it’s all about. We’re not trying to diminish the importance of record-enabling trap speeds, but this is toe-to-toe competition and what many of our competitors come out for!
This past weekend marked the conclusion of the 2015 Pikes Peak Speedweek, and what will go down as the most successful and largest half-mile side-by-side roll racing event in the world: the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack, in our own backyard at the Colorado Springs Airport!
Remember the days when going 225 in the half mile was f*cking insane? We do too and feels like it was years ago! And it was. We were going through our archives and stumbled across this gem that we never released and with Airstrip Attack 8 this week, we think it's time we showed the world. Enjoy this piece back from 2013 when Underground Racing reigned supreme with a new world record at 224.9 MPH established by Stacey Barnett.