CLASSIC VIDEO: 1980 NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS
Hard to believe it's been 40 years ago when this race took place at National Trail Raceway, just outside of Columbus, Ohio.
Then considered one of the majors in drag racing event, the annual pilgrimage to this NHRA Div. 3 stronghold always brought out the best in racers whether it was Shirley Muldowney winning her first event in 1976, or the multitude of Don Prudhomme versus Raymond Beadle. Then in Pro Stock there was the domination of Bob Glidden, until this driver named Lee Shepherd came along.
There's also the bad weather from time to time, and the absurd; case in point Billy Meyer's nitro-fueled game of chicken. Of course, there's the Tim Grose crash. Catch it all in this flashback to the good old days.
A 30-for-30 style documentary by CompetitionPlusTV featuring the epic championship battle between two of the greatest Pro Stock drivers Bob Glidden and Lee Shepherd. #ClassicDragRacing - https://t.co/NemVS6kPFk pic.twitter.com/Bmkm2zW9DD— Competition Plus (@competitionplus) June 19, 2020