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WATCH THE RADIAL FEST, HUNTSVILLE DRAGWAY

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the Radial Fest from Huntsville Dragway.

A CAJUN WEEKEND CLASSIC: 1982 NHRA CAJUN NATIONALS

Memorial Day used to be reserved for Moose's place, State Capitol Dragway outside of Baton Rouge, La., where the legends of drag racing would gather for the NHRA Cajun Nationals.

In this visit back to the good old days, you'll see the legends Shirley Muldowney, Don Prudhomme, Raymond Beadle, Lee Shepherd, or in this event an up and coming Top Fuel driver named Mark Oswald.

ENCORE STORYTELLERS - LOUIS FORCE TELLS THE STORY OF "WHAT DO YOU MEAN WE'RE IN MEXICO?"

As kids growing up, there was no more of a tighter bond than Louis Force and his adventurous little brother John Force.

In this episode of Storytellers, Louis and John, early in their drag racing careers decide to head east out to the NHRA Gatornationals. Louis usually did all of the driving pulling their Chaparral trailer, but on the cross-country return home; the eldest of the siblings made the unwise decision to hand over the driving chores to John somewhere in Texas so he could grab some sleep.

What happened next when Louis woke up is a story worth telling, especially when John had taken a wrong turn and landed the Brute Force Funny Car team in Mexico.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1985 IHRA SUMMER NATIONALS, EDGEWATER MOTORSPORTS PARK

There was a time when the IHRA was a bona fide threat to the NHRA's throne as the leader in drag racing. Thank Winston for the help in leveling the playing field with it's huge points fund.

While NHRA largely ruled the roost, the IHRA Winston Drag Racing Series provided professional drag racers with an opportunity to pick up extra racing time on "off" weekends, and because there was a large purse and points fund, it became a serious venture.

This time, the IHRA's ten-race tour rolled into Edgewater Motorsports Park, located just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, for an honest to goodness showdown between the top professionals. NHRA had dropped Top Fuel in 1984, putting more prestige into the Funny car division.

This was one of the first broadcasts on ESPN, which IHRA had become a regular feature long before NHRA migrated over, and the storyline was on two drivers who had amassed quite a record of four-straight wins - Dale Pulde and Bruce Allen.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1984 AHRA GRAND AMERICAN SERIES - US 30 DRAGWAY

Travel back in time to the legendary U.S. 30 Drag Strip in Gary, Indiana, once known for its tremendous booked in match race shows. However, this time it's an event with the AHRA's Grand American Series.

The show Superchargers, known for its coverage of the obscure events, tackled this event, covering the Funny Cars and Top Fuelers. The Funny Cars were the stars of the show, like most every event at U.S. 30. However, the Top Fuelers put on a show with the legends.

You'll see plenty of legends in this one hour presentation.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1983 NHRA WINTERNATIONALS

Travel back in time to an era where drag racing was just starting to grow in a corporate direction. See drag racing legends such as Shirley Muldowney, Jerry Ruth, Kenny Bernstein, Bob Glidden and Frank Hawley. View this ABC's Wide World of Sports broadcast and a different kind of presentation.

STORYTELLERS ENCORE - NICKY BONINFANTE AND THE LEGEND OF GLUEASS

Life on the road can lead to extreme moments of excitement, and on the flipside extreme moments of boredom. With this said, pranking can become an integral part of passing the time. Essentially, it's prank or be pranked.

Nicky Boninfante, who was a finalist in our all-time storytelling competition, tells of the day a crewmember on his father's U.S. Male Funny Car ended up on the receiving end of a sticky situation, 

As Boninfante recalls, a crewmember ended up being the butt of a big joke. 

STORYTELLERS ENCORE - GARY SCELZI TELLS THE STORY OF THE DAY THE RENTAL CAR LOST

Life on the road can be tough sometimes, and when you're a rental car it's much tougher. Hear the story of Funny Car legends Gary Scelzi and Ron Capps, and the day driving across freshly plowed 30 acre field after a golf tournament sounded like a good idea at the time, but afterwards had some dire consequences. When you're the storyteller, you tell the story how you want to. Just ask Scelzi.

#LOVETHISLIFE - THE MARTY THACKER EDITION

This episode of #lovethislife with Warren Evans features two-time US Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster champion, Marty Thacker.

Thacker discusses his three decades of success in drag racing, including his UDRA National Championships, and prominence as a frontrunner NHRA Top Alcohol competition by doing it his own way. He also provides insight into his future.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1982: THE REBIRTH OF NHRA PRO STOCK

Only three times since the introduction of NHRA Pro Stock in 1970, has the factory hot rod division been overhauled. When the class was introduced it was done so based on a similar factoring system as was done in Super Stock, its predecessor. Pounds per cubic inch as well as other factors including wheelbase determined the weight each combination raced with.

With the IHRA's Mountain Motor concept snagging all of the major drag racing headlines for its seven-second exploits, the NHRA decided at the end of 1981 to scrap its antiquated system of factoring and adopt a universal displacement and weight.

Our team at CompetitionPlusTV has compiled a season in review of that 1982 season, which features the likes of Lee Shepherd, Bob Glidden, Frank Iaconio and Warren Johnson. You might even see a few cameo appearances in there as well.

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