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CP SPORTSMAN VIDEO - 1978 NHRA SPORTSNATIONALS

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Travel back in time to an era when sportsman racing meant all-out competition from start to finish. There were no electronics, no cat and mouse battles down the track, and you had to win class.

Thanks to YouTube.com, we are proud to bring you the Diamond P video production of the 1978 NHRA Sportsnationals from Beech bend International Raceway in Bowling Green, Ky.

This video feature Pro Comp eliminations when the AA/DA dragsters and BB/FCs battled it out under the same umbrella.  You’ll also see Comp eliminator and one Pro Stock legend racing his Mopar. The high-winding and gear-jamming Modified cars do battle as well.

You’ll also see more than a fair share of Stock and Super Stockers.

The video is a little rough in the first part but the sound is incredible. If you’re an old school sportsman drag racing fan, you’ll be in Heaven for at least an hour.

LIVE VIDEO - D3 TV - NHRA JEGS SPORTSNATIONALS, BOWLING GREEN, KY.

Be sure to watch competition at the NHRA Jeg's SportsNationals, part of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the NHRA North Central Division presented by D3TV.

JEGS NHRA SPORTSNATIONS - FRIDAY RESULTS

Racing kicked off Friday for the annual Memorial Day JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals presented by Quick Fuel at Beech Bend Raceway Park. Over 400 racers in eight NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series categories took to the track for opening rounds of qualifying and time trials.
 
Chase Williams grabbed the early pole in Comp Eliminator with a pass of 6.806 seconds, 0.794 under the index in his ’14 dragster. The Carthage, Texas, resident is followed by a pair of Indiana racers in Greg Kamplain and Jason Coan in the numbers two and three spots. Kamplain was .617 under at 6.843 and Coan went .573 under with a run of 8.187. Coan is the defending event champion and is looking to be just the second driver in history to take home the JEGS Crown that is awarded to any driver that wins the same category in back to back years at the JEGS SPORTSnationals.

ENCORE - REMEMBERING MODIFIED ELIMINATOR: A VIDEO FEATURE

In the 1970s, there was no mistaking this sound. The high-winding, heaving flywheel grinding, gear-jamming symphony made up the orchestra of Modified eliminator. Called blue-collar class racing, Modified thrived in NHRA competition until it was disbanded and divided between Competition and Super Stock. This informative CompetitionPlus.tv video,  tells the Modified story through the eyes of Mike Edwards, Vinny Barone, David Nickens, Gene Fulton and Jerry Coley.

COLLIER RECOVERING FROM BACK INJURY SUSTAINED IN TOPEKA CRASH

Steve Collier's plan headed into the NHRA Heartland Nationals was to focus more on the performance of the quickest car in the family's stable of race cars.

Collier qualified No. 4, running a personal best 5.375, 254.66, and after a first-round victory appeared poised to make a run deep into eliminations. After winning the first round, he advanced to the semi-finals when Monroe Guest fouled.

THE JEGS CROWN, MORE THAN JUST A TROPHY

 

Only one driver has this prestigious trophy on his mantle. There are eight others with a chance to join the two-time Pro Modified champion Mike Ashley in this exclusive club of one.

The Jegs Crown is one of the most sought-after awards in sportsman drag racing, earned only by winning both Jegs Sportsnationals events in a single season.

WILSON AND MANDELLA JR. CLAIM FONTANA NHRA DIV. 7 LODRS WINS

 

 
In the final results from Auto Club Dragway at Auto Club Speedway and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, local racers Ross Wilson, San Bernardino, Calif., and Phil Mandela Jr., Upland, Calif., took home the wins in Comp Eliminator and Stock Eliminator respectively.
 
Wilson, with a starting line advantage, raced down the track with a pass of 8.309 seconds in his final round victory over Randy Jones, Monarch Beach, Calif., who clocked in at 8.839 seconds.

TJ COUGHLIN CLAIMS CALVALCADE OF STARS TAD TITLE

 

Only a few races into his Top Alcohol Dragster career, Troy Coughlin Jr. drove the JEGS.com McPhillips Racing rail to the winner's circle by dominating the Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser Sunday in what was clearly the best car of the meet.
 
"Winning this race in this car with this team, right here in the great state of Ohio at this track, it just doesn't get any better," Coughlin said. "To be the No. 1 qualifier and convert that into a race win is very satisfying. I've known from the start this McPhillips Racing team was capable of winning and dominating like this and to have it come together after just a handful of starts says a lot about this tenacious crew."
 

JUST LIKE OLD TIMES, JEGS NHRA SPORTSNATIONALS RETURNS TO BOWLING GREEN

 

The JEGS NHRA SPORTSnationals, widely regarded as one of the biggest and finest weekends in Sportsman racing, returns to Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky., for the third consecutive year on Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27. The event, which will feature three days of intense racing action from the top sportsman racers in the country, will have a purse of more than $108,000, along with special bonus races and national event product contingency awards.

SOUTH GEORGIA LUCAS OIL RACE POSTPONED

 

NHRA and South Georgia Motorsports Park officials announced today that based on the current weather conditions at South Georgia and the forecast this week leading up to the scheduled NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, the decision has been made to postpone the event until September 7-8, 2018. 

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