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VIDEO DIARY: TEACHING THE AUSSIES HISTORY

08_03_2011_downunderTraveling to Australia created emotions on both extremes.

When it came time to leave the United States, I was not excited about the necessity of dealing with government requirements and paperwork required for travel outside of the country. I really wasn’t excited about flying for nearly 24 hours and losing a day in the process while crossing the International Date Line.

Once I got settled, I wasn't in a hurry to leave except to get back home to my family.

The first day I arrived was spent adapting my body to travel, the second was in getting up to race speed and working the race but the third day was facing the reality that I had 36 hours left.

By this time, I had adjusted to my Australian settings and feeling rather comfortable.

INDY WEEK AT CP.TV - 1959'S INGENUITY IN ACTION

8-27-11indy_weekThe Discovery Channel has Shark Week.

At CompetitionPlus.com, we bring you the Great White of drag racing.

Unlike the vicious killer which swims the ocean, Indy is cherished, not feared.
 
 Indy, the most commonly used name for the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, is drag racing’s Mecca, the Promised Land for drag racing hopes and dreams.

Win Indianapolis and you might as well win the world championship. Yes, it’s that prestigious.
 
For the next seven days, we will bring you a blast from the past each day from this prestigious event.

NITRO REWIND: 8-26-2011

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The 57th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals takes the green light Labor Day weekend and Nitro Rewind will be there giving fans all the behind the scenes dramatic moments of the last NHRA regular season race. In this episode drivers talk about trying to grab the last few Countdown spots as well as look ahead to the majesty of the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals. The Nitro winners from Brainerd also chime in with their thoughts on winning and getting the play-offs started. The show, an internet based broadcast, is hosted by Bill Stephens and features interviews from Top Fuel and Funny Car NHRA competitors after every NHRA national event.

“What we love about Nitro Rewind is it gives fans the chance to see and hear from different driver, crew chiefs and NHRA personalities. This weekend Johnny Gray got his first Funny Car win and we were there to talk with him right before he went into the winner circle,” said Ashley Force Hood, John Force Entertainment president.

“Ron Douglas one of my crew chiefs gives fans his thoughts on how he will approach Indy with a ‘new’ driver, John Force. We also talk with two drivers Tony Pedregon and Terry McMillen who are really slugging it out in their respective categories for one of the final Countdown spots. Their perspective on Indy and the Countdown is really pretty cool.”

VIDEO: R2B2 TESTS NEW TURBO PRO MOD MUSTANG

Over the weekend, CompetitionPlus.com posted a sneak peek of the new Mustang from R2B2 Motorsports. Monday marked the first test on the new ride and it proved successful.

VIDEO: R2B2 TESTS NEW TURBO PRO MOD MUSTANG

Over the weekend, CompetitionPlus.com posted a sneak peek of the new Mustang from R2B2 Motorsports. Monday marked the first test on the new ride and it proved successful.

FULL THROTTLE TV FRIDAY: 8-19-2011 EDITION

05_05-2011_cptv_fullthrottletvIn this episode of Full Throttle TV at CompetitionPlus.tv, Full Throttle TV heads to the 2011 NHRA FRAM / Autolite Nationals in Sonoma, CA. This action filled episode includes interviews with NAPA Funny Car Driver Ron Capps along with Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle Rider Eddie Krawiec. And in our ongoing series "Hard Work & Dedication," we continue to follow Erica Enders in the quest to for her first win in Pro Stock. All that and more in this exciting episode of Full Throttle TV.

WEEKEND RACE TREAT - 1978 SPORTSNATIONALS

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Travel back in time to an era when sportsman racing meant all-out competition from start to finish. There were no electronics, no cat and mouse battles down the track, and you had to win class.

Thanks to YouTube.com, we are proud to bring you the Diamond P video production of the 1978 NHRA Sportsnationals from Beech bend International Raceway in Bowling Green, Ky.

This video feature Pro Comp eliminations when the AA/DA dragsters and BB/FCs battled it out under the same umbrella.  You’ll also see Comp eliminator and one Pro Stock legend racing his Mopar. The high-winding and gear-jamming Modified cars do battle as well.

You’ll also see more than a fair share of Stock and Super Stockers.

The video is a little rough in the first part but the sound is incredible. If you’re an old school sportsman drag racing fan, you’ll be in Heaven for at least an hour.

NITRO REWIND - 8-11 EDITION

04_22_2011_cptv_nwWith the Western Swing  in the rear view mirror teams are looking to secure their position in the Countdown or looking at strategies to enhance their NHRA championship chances. Coming out of Seattle and the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals and looking ahead to the 30th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd Minnesota, Nitro Rewind talks with winners and contenders. The show, an internet based broadcast, is hosted by Bill Stephens and features interviews from Top Fuel and Funny Car NHRA competitors, is available on the NHRA’s YouTube channel after every NHRA national event.

“The points chases are really tightening up in Top Fuel and Funny Car with only two races left before the Countdown. This episode gives you two different perspectives as the final two races approach,” said Ashley Force Hood, John Force Entertainment president.

“We were able to produce three Nitro Rewinds in a row throughout the Western Swing which is a huge accomplishment. I want to thank all the drivers who have participated so far. This is the eleventh episode and the response from drivers and fans has exceeded our expectations.”

Top Fuel driver Bob Vandergriff Jr talks about the pressure of battling for one of the last spots in the Top Ten while Funny Car’s Fast Jack Beckman examines how he will approach the final two races before the Countdown now that his Aaron’s Valvoline Funny Car has clinched his spot. Funny Car winner Tim Wilkerson won for the third year in a row in Seattle and his win could not have come at a better time he tells Nitro Rewind viewers.

Finally, Nitro Rewind cameras took a behind the scenes look at JFR chef Jonny Roscher and how he prepares champions caliber food every national event.

VIDEO DIARY: DRIVING MISS BESSIE

08_03_2011_downunderVictor Bray has a neat farm outside of Brisbane, complete with kangaroos and koala bears. What’s even neater is his race shop and collection of old cars.

So we went to Willowbank Raceway on Sunday, the second day of the meeting and while it had rained much of Saturday night and into Sunday morning, race officials elected to pull the plug until the next month. What inevitably happened after this decision is what we call the “Bill Bader Syndrome”. If you call the race on Saturday, the clouds will dissipate, sun will come out and not one single drop of rain will fall for the rest of the weekend.

VIDEO DIARY: DRIVING MISS BESSIE

08_03_2011_downunderVictor Bray has a neat farm outside of Brisbane, complete with kangaroos and koala bears. What’s even neater is his race shop and collection of old cars.

So we went to Willowbank Raceway on Sunday, the second day of the meeting and while it had rained much of Saturday night and into Sunday morning, race officials elected to pull the plug until the next month. What inevitably happened after this decision is what we call the “Bill Bader Syndrome”. If you call the race on Saturday, the clouds will dissipate, sun will come out and not one single drop of rain will fall for the rest of the weekend.

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