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LIVE VIDEO - DIVISION 5 LODRS FROM TOPEKA

Thanks to our coverage partners over at D3TV, we present live action from this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Sportsman Drag Racing Series at Heartland Park - Topeka in Topeka, Kansas. 

LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF DALE PULDE

 

In a career spanning five decades, Dale Pulde drove more than 70 different nitro Funny Cars in NHRA and IHRA tour events, in match races and in the Hot Rod Heritage Series. Considered by many one of the greatest natural driving talents in history, he also was a capable tuner whose cars were known for their reliability and good looks as well as their performance.     

In this episode of Legends, the Series, season four, Pulde talks about lessons learned from the late Mickey Thompson, about the death of close friend and mentor Joe Pisano on the day Pulde was to begin driving for him, on “valley fever,” the disease that almost killed him, and on his legacy.

Perhaps the best gauge of Pulde’s success in the old IHRA series is not that he won a record 20 races and three championships (1977, 1982 and 1985) but that he won them against Raymond Beadle, Kenny Bernstein, Mark Oswald, Billy Meyer and Ed McCulloch.

On the NHRA side, he went to the final round of the 1972 Winternationals at the tender age of 21 driving the Steve Montrelli-tuned, 429 Shotgun-powered M/T Ford Pinto, won his first national event in 1978 at Gainesville and won his last at Dallas in 1996 while subbing in the “Smokin’ Joe’s” Ford Mustang for an injured Whit Bazemore.

Most of all, though, Pulde is associated with the “War Eagle” name he and partner Mike Hamby applied to the series of Pontiac, Buick and Dodge Funny Cars they campaigned in the 1970s and 1980s.

So, sit back, buckle up and enjoy a ride that began in quarter midgets and ended in the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame.

VIDEO COVERAGE FROM THE BYRON DRAGWAY MELTDOWN DRAGS

If you like old school drag racing then you will love the Meltdown Drags from Byron, Ill., presented by our coverage partners over at D3TV.

LIVE VIDEO: GOOD VIBRATIONS MOTORSPORTS FUNNY CAR NATIONALS

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the Good Vibrations Motorsports Funny Car Nationals at Keystone Raceway Park. 

CRASH VIDEO - DJ COX AND HIS HORRIFIC TAFC ACCIDENT

Thanks to this incredible video captured by Wesley's Racing Photography, here's a glimpse of the incredible crash suffered by DJ Cox during the Lebanon Valley NHRA Eastern Regional event. 

Cox said later on his Facebook page, "Just a quick update, I am doing fine. A little swore but no serious injuries. As many of you know my father was taken to the hospital yesterday with some health problems. Basically the heat and stress of the weekend got the best of him, he is also doing fine and is expected to get released later this morn. To everyone ant Division 1 thank you for being there in our time of need. Thank you to the RFC chaplains, you were there for my family when they needed you and I cannot thank you enough. 

LIVE VIDEO: HALF-MILE DRAG RACING FROM CLAYTON, GA.

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the Horsepower vs. Heaven event at Heaven’s Landing Airport in Clayton, GA.

A HIDDEN GEM - MIKE DUNN INTERVIEWS TOM MCEWEN

The passing of Tom “the Mongoose” McEwen was a surprise and a shock to myself and I’m sure everybody else that new him well. Even though you know that it is inevitable, you always think that your heroes are never going to die. I know he was 81 and had some health issues in the past but I was lucky enough to interview him at the March Meet this year and like always, he had that quick wit and could remember things in his career that made the interview seem like it could have been done during his driving days. I never thought when I was doing the interview that it would be my last time talking with him, but I am so thankful that I had the opportunity. RIP Goose 

LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF BIG JIM DUNN

 

Jim Dunn grew up in Montana, the son of a cowboy and bronc buster. It became clear to his dad, though, that one horsepower wasn’t likely to hold his son’s interest for very long so, after identifying an underlying passion for cars, he bought him a 1939 Ford and, on his 14th birthday, threw in a cam and carburetors with the stipulation that he install them himself. The rest, as they say, is history.

In this episode of Legends: The Series, Season Four, “Big Jim” reflects on 64 years in fuel racing, on winning the 1969 March Meet in a field of 134 fuel dragsters, on his starring turn in the movie Funny Car Summer, on “talking” to his motors, on driving the only rear-engine Funny Car to win an NHRA national event and on why he still is one of the toughest crew chiefs for whom to drive.

CPTV VIDEO - A GASSER RACE NO ONE WANTED TO LOSE

The Southeast Gassers Association is many things to many people, but most certainly is entertaining. In this clip from our friends over at Drone South Production, a pair of drag racing's strictest period correct Gassers battle with all the intensity of two wild animals dueling to the victory. Check out this wild race between Donovan Stott and Gary Cline.

CPTV VIDEO - THE LATEST EPISODE OF NITRO OUTLAWS TELEVISION

Nitro Outlaw Drag Racing Association at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, TX. Top Fuel features Cory (Mac)McClenanthan and Bill Litton and Lex Joon. In Funny Car its Del Worsham, Todd Simpson and Jack Wyatt. Racing Chicago style to a Dragster vs Funny Car in the final.

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