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LEGENDS: THE SERIES - PREVIEWING THE LEGEND OF SHIRLEY MULDOWNEY

No one person had to be tougher in the drag racing world than Shirley Muldowney when she broke into nitro racing. After all, as she knew ahead of time, it was a man's world. Her intent wasn't to embarrass anyone; she just wanted to race.

Shirley's inclusion came at a time when it was easier for a person of color to gain inclusion than of the opposite gender.

Check out this two-minute teaser for the Season 5, Legends: The Series season opener as Shirley describes why she had to be tough as nails just to survive, and what it took to gain her spot in the good old boys club. We've also included clips of her reminiscing of the Funny Car days and the painful memory of her Montreal crash.

Shirley revealed, "They didn't know the madder the made me, the better I got."

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.

CPTV CLASSIC VIDEO - REMEMBERING DIAMOND P's DECADE OF THRILLS II

Legendary television personality and announcer Steve Evans and iconic drag racer Don Prudhomme continue their discussion of drag racing highlights up until 1990 in this Diamond P compilation. You'll see many of drag racing's highs and lows during a drag racing era when politics were minimal and excitement was maximum.

STORYTELLERS WITH RICKIE SMITH: SOMETIMES YOU SPANK THE MONKEY, SOMETIMES IT SPANKS YOU

 

Long before Rickie Smith became an iconic door slammer racer, he was an athlete, with letters in both football and wrestling. Such athletic prowess can make one feel invincible, and for the kid from King, NC, he was feeling a bit of himself. A recipe for disaster includes the town fair, youthful testosterone, a feeling of invincibility, and a primate with an attitude. Rickie tells the story about the day he crossed paths with a chimp sporting a bad attitude.

CPTV WEEKEND TREAT - 1980 PHR NATS

07_16_2011_martinTravel back to a time when Dragsters and Funny Cars did dry hops. Pro Stockers pulled the levers. This was a time when drag racing's video coverage was more about tape delay and syndication and ESPN was still in its infancy.

CompetitionPlus.tv, via Youtube.com, visits U.S. 131 Dragway [Martin, Mich.] for the Popular Hot Rodding Nationals during the 1980 season.

This event wasn't a national event on the NHRA Winston World Championsip Series. It was instead an NHRA Division 3 points race and a staple of the drag racing "must run" events. In this event, professional drivers gathered points towards the chamnpionhip. Ironically this event was staged on the same weekiend as the NHRA Molson Grandnational in Montreal, Quebec.

Many of the teams raced both events on this weekend.

STORYTELLERS - MUSI, SMITH, HILL AND THE ADVENTURES OF CAP'N UNDERPANTS

They could embellish, but it wouldn't be their style. They could hold back a few details, but that wouldn't be their style either. Hold on as CompetitionPlusTV corrals in the trio of Pat Musi, Rickie Smith and Roy Hill for a storytelling session where they share the exploits of the day they crossed paths with a gentleman they describe as "Captain Underpants."

SEASON 4 REWIND - LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF GARY SCELZI

Few drag racing flames ever burned brighter than Gary Scelzi’s. In a pro career spanning just 10 full seasons, five in Top Fuel and five in Funny Car, the native Californian won 37 NHRA tour events, three Bud Shootouts and four championships while endearing himself to friends, fans and rivals away from the track with an offbeat sense of humor.

When he won the 2005 NHRA Funny Car title, he became just the second driver in history to hoist the championship hardware in both fuel categories.

CLASSIC VIDEO: THE WONDER OF DRAG RACING

wonderA neat look back to drag racing of the early-1970s in the Wonder Bread promo featuring an overall look at NHRA Championship drag Racing. There are plenty of cameos, including the fabulous Wonder Wagon driven by Kelly Brown.

 

 

STORYTELLERS - KENNY BERNSTEIN TELLS THE STORY OF DYNO DALE

The legend of Kenny Bernstein and Dale Armstrong has been well-documented over the course of the last three decades. However, this doesn't mean the King of Speed Kenny Bernstein doesn't mind talking about one of the most influential persons in his life, Dale Armstrong. In this new episode of Storytellers, Bernstein shares the experience of building a nitro dyno, and all of the fun which accompanied it.

SEASON 3, LEGENDS: THE SERIES - WATCH THE ENTIRE SEASON

Watch every episode of Legends: The Series, Season 3 in this home page for the popular online documentary series. 

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