Fri, 2017-10-06 10:39
The semi-annual pilgrimage to South Georgia Motorsports Park generally brings plenty of mayhem and excitement. Radial Vs. The World Racer Andrew Johnson took it to another level with his Procharged, Hemi-powered '57 Chevy during Thursday's final qualifying session. Amazingly he was uninjured, and his classic Chevrolet didn't appear to incur too much damage.
Video by Bobby Bennett Jr. Thu, 2017-10-05 10:08
If there's mayhem, confusion and a question needing answered then Steve Gibbs is your man. The Pied Piper of Nostalgia Drag Racing, Gibbs, after his retirement from the NHRA Museum, has stepped out on his own with a new Reunion style event in Barona, Ca. Hear in his own words how events such as Barona keep running wide open despite several moons past retirement age.
Mon, 2017-10-02 21:41
During the summer months, for at least six times, nitro-burning beasts are allowed to roam the streets of Escondido, Ca. The fire-breathing, nitro-guzzling beasts are anything but tame, but this doesn't stop thousands of Southern Californians from lining the streets of the Northern San Diego town to offer their praise and admiration. Friday, September 29th's parade of cackle was the final one of the 2017 season.
Introduction by Dave Densmore; Video by Bobby Bennett Wed, 2017-09-27 16:55
Early in 1990, 28-year-old Darrell “the Kid” Gwynn was being fitted for a crown that pundits assumed he would wear for years to come. Hailed as “the man who would be king,” he was heir apparent to Top Fuel legend “Big Daddy” Don Garlits to whom he had finished second in points in 1986. In little more than four pro seasons, he had won 18 races and finished no worse than fourth in the Top Fuel driver standings.
Video by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2017-09-22 23:42
It’s hard to imagine that any race car had a bigger international fan base in the 1970s and early ‘80s than did the legendary Blue Max, a Funny Car that captured the imagination of an entire generation of adrenaline junkies.
When the late Harry Schmidt had a replica of a German military medal for valor emblazoned on the side of his race car, he could not have imagined what would ensue. Although the ‘Max’ was exceedingly popular from the day it first rolled to the starting line at the 1970 Winternationals, it didn’t really hit its stride until Raymond Beadle came on board in 1975, first as partner with Schmidt and later as sole owner and driver.
In this episode of Legends: The Series, Season Three, “Waterbed Fred” Miller, D. Gantt and Dale Emery, the mechanical trio whose talents sent Beadle to three NHRA and three IHRA world championships as well as countless match victories in the U.S., Canada and England, talk about their amazing run, their Hall of Fame driver and the unique team chemistry that made all of their success possible.
Video by Bobby Bennett; Camera by Jake Simmons Fri, 2017-09-22 11:37
At select events, Top Fuel frontrunner Leah Pritchett has a diversion from her Papa John's Pizza sponsored dragster. She also races the Factory Stock Showdown behind the wheel of a Dodge Challenger Drag Pak.
"I think I'm starting to get a feel for this car," Pritchett said. "It certainly isn't as fast as a Top Fuel dragster, but it's a very different car to drive. It does big wheelstands, and with a small (nine-inch wide) tire, you have to be very careful in the way you drive it.
"I have a very limited number of passes with this car. We’ve been all over the place trying to find our baseline. And even going into the U.S. Nationals, we had new a new motor, we got new shocks, so we’re still testing so to speak."
Wed, 2017-09-20 22:10
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by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2017-09-18 13:29
What he and his family didn't have in terms of budget, they more than made up for in resourcefulness. This is a preview for the upcoming Legends: The Series episode featuring Darrell Gwynn. The up and coming Top Alcohol Dragster champion who made Top Fuel look effortless was the face of the next generation for fuel racing. Possibly one of our most enlightening episodes of the online documentary series. The Legend of Darrell Gwynn is the final episode in what has been a popular season three.
Video by Bobby Bennett; Camera by Jake Simmons Fri, 2017-09-15 10:57
It's Thursday, Stock Eliminator class eliminations at the Chevrolet Performance NHRA U.S. Nationals, and there's only one ship of a Chevy steaming against a sea of Ford 302-powered Fords and a lone Mercury in the U/Stock Automatic division. Can the Bowtie float through to the winners circle against Fords make too many waves?
Video by Bobby Bennett; Camera by Jake Simmons Thu, 2017-09-14 22:20
You'll have to search high and low, and everything in between to find the results for V/Stock Automatic class eliminations from the NHRA U.S. Nationals. But, this reality of obscurity does little to deter those who chose to do battle in this arena. It's not nitro, it's better.