CLASSIC VIDEO - 1981 SOUTHERN NATIONALS
Travel back in time to the inaugural NHRA Southern Nationals in Commerce, Ga., just outside of Atlanta.
This event was the first sanctioned after the facility made the switch from IHRA sanction to NHRA.
The quality is a little rough but good enough to appreciate this blast from the past. In addition to the great racing, there's a glimpse of the nighttime qualifying from the original April 1981 event.
Take a trip back in time when NHRA appeared on NBC's Sportsworld, a sports variety show aimed to do battle with ABC's Wide World of Sports. The race coverage was broken down into two episodes. #ClassicDragRacing - https://t.co/nieiCSoFkP pic.twitter.com/WahZI1Yc70— Competition Plus (@competitionplus) June 14, 2020
A different day and age for sportsman drag racing when many of today's legends were fighting their way towards becoming professionals. #ClassicDragRacing - https://t.co/cQ9SP4okuk pic.twitter.com/JOWhgpxLHj— Competition Plus (@competitionplus) June 9, 2020