VIDEO EXTRA - 1974 IHRA SOUTHERN NATS, CHARLOTTE
The IHRA sanctioned their first and last drag race in Charlotte during the 1974. While this video, originally broadcast on Speedvision, which is now Speed TV, showed good footage from the event, the horrific deaths of three people on Saturday of the event was not mentioned. The event was the first eighth-mile sanctioned national event on record and was contested on the pit road at what is now Lowe's Motor Speedway.
You'll see some of the big names of the era with Ron Colson, Wayne Gapp, Raymond Beadle, Dale Funk and Roy Hill.
A full story on that first event can be found at HERE .