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SEASON 3, LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF ROY HILL

There is not a more unlikely drag racing success story than Roy Hill’s. The man they call “Hillbilly” overcame poverty, illiteracy and some admittedly questionable life choices to become not only a champion driver and car owner but also a successful businessman and entrepreneur.

In this episode of Legends: The Series, Season Three, the proprietor of Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School discusses growing up on his grandparents’ North Carolina farm, leaving school in the seventh grade, his long association racing legend Richard Petty and the addicting qualities of the sport he loves.

 

LIVE VIDEO: NO PREP - REDEMPTION 6.0, TULSA, OK.

Thanks to our coverage partners at Bangshift.com, we present to you the live video feed from the Redemption 6.0 in Tulsa, Ok.

COMPETITIONPLUS TV FLASHBACK - 1978 NHRA WORLD FINALS

NHRA national event racing for 1978 came to a dramatic conclusion this past weekend with the running of the 14th annual Winston World Finals. It was excitement galore at Ontario Motor Speedway: performance-wise, final-round drama-wise, and everything else-wise. It was a picture-perfect finish for the stellar '78 drag racing season, one that the spectators, racers, officials, and manufacturers will long remember.

The NHRA Winston Professional titles in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock might have been sewed up long before the World Finals, but that didn't take anything away from stellar pro action. Rob Bruins, fresh off his Fallnationals triumph, put Gaines Markley's potent mount back in the Top Fuel winner's circle when performance star Gary Beck had trouble on the line. Raymond Beadle annexed the Funny Car crown, stopping Tom McEwen in the final. And in Pro Stock, well Bob Glidden kept his undefeated string alive with his Ford Fairmont by topping Larry Lombardo. - Dave Densmore

THANKSGIVING VIDEO TREAT - A V-6 RUNS PRO STOCK

Sometimes the best laid plans on paper just don’t jibe with politics.

Buddy Ingersoll of Ziegler, Ill., knows that to be an accurate statement.

A little over 22-years ago, with the blessings of the IHRA’s tech department, Ingersoll began entering Pro Stock events with his turbocharged, 260-inch Buick Regal. This was fine until he leaned on the locals and started running quick in qualifying and even worse, started winning rounds.

Ingersoll reached the final round of the 1986 IHRA Fall Nationals in Bristol, Tenn., and afterwards found himself banished back to NHRA’s Competition eliminator. If it hadn’t been for a burned up clutch in the final round against Pro Stock icon Bob Glidden, he might have been tarred and feathered in the pits.

This classic YouTube video features the ESPN coverage of this event.

LIVE VIDEO: FALL FOOTBRAKE FRENZY FROM PIEDMONT DRAGWAY

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the Fall FootBrake Frenzy VIII from Piedmont Dragway.  

COMPETITIONPLUS TV FLASHBACK - 1970S NHRA DIVISIONAL ACTION FROM EDMONTON, ALB.

If you love classic drag racing, then you are going to love this presentation of divisional racing from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. You'll see everything from gear-jamming class racing to nitro competition. If you listen very closely, the host sounds a lot like NHRA VP of Operations Graham Light, who used to run the track.

THANKSGIVING VIDEO TREAT - WHEELS OF FIRE VIDEO

04_22_2011_cptv_wofWe’ve uncovered another one of the popular 1970 drag racing documentaries, this one titled Wheels of Fire.

This documentary, according to the youtube.com channel was written and directed by Douglas Kent Hall. Wheels of Fire focuses on the lives of five major drag racers of the era: Don Garlits, Don Prudhomme, Shirley Muldowney, Richard Tharp and Billy Meyer.

This hour long movie was produced by Texas race promoter Buddy Boren.

You can buy this video on DVD AT Dave Wallace’s Hot Rod Nostalgia online store. This video is a neat find on YouTube but to be appreciated you must see it on the big screen in your living room.

The video can be purchased here – HOT ROD NOSTALGIA
 

LEGENDS PREVIEW - THE LEGEND OF ROY HILL

Up next on Legends: The Series, the story of Roy Hill. You'll want to hear his story of growing up poor, befriending the Petty Family and coming within a whisker of winning the IHRA Pro Stock championship. 

The veteran drag racer talks about being illiterate much of his life, and bad decisions which led to a different direction in life. 

Easily one of the most heart-touching stories we've presented.

BENCH RACING WITH BRANDON MUDD - TALKING WITH QUAIN STOTT

An insightful weekly podcast with Brandon Mudd exclusively for CompetitionPlus.TV explores drag racing's rural communities. In this episode of Bench Racing with Brandon Mudd, we speak with Quain Stott, the innovator and presenter of drag racing's most period-correct Gasser series - the Southeast Gassers.

 

CPTV FEATURE - SOUTHEAST GASSERS FROM GREER, SC

The Southeast Gassers, drag racing's most period correct series recently competed their season in Greer, SC, with an array of period-correct Willys, Anglias, 55 Chevy and Chevy II machines. The event is just like they ran in 1967.

The show is hosted by radio personality David Lancaster and past Pro Modified champion Mitch Stott.

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