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THE LATEST NITRO REWIND AT CPTV

04_22_2011_cptv_nwNitro Rewind kicks off the Western Swing coverage with a look back at the NHRA Mopar Mile High Nationals in Denver and a look ahead to the Fram/Autolite NHRA Nationals in Sonoma, Calif., July 29-31. The show, an internet based broadcast, is hosted by Bill Stephens and features interviews from Top Fuel and Funny Car NHRA competitors.

“The Denver race winners were a repeat winner and a new face which is surprising considering Spencer Massey was not the new face of Nitro Rewind. He picked up his third win of the season and John Force picked up his first. The perspective they give the viewers is pretty good stuff,” said Ashley Force Hood, John Force Entertainment president.

“Throughout this season Richard Shutes from Lookatdragracing.com has been providing us great photos so we thought it would be a good idea to talk with him about what it takes to be a professional trackside photographer. As he said he has the best seat in the house and he gives us some tips anyone can use when it comes to photography.”

Driver Bob Tasca III talks about taking his kids on the road for the Western Swing as well as what the Quicklane Motorcraft Shelby Ford Mustang is doing to get ready for the Countdown. Finally, we touched base with Spencer Massey before his win to talk about being the new driver of the FRAM dragster and heading into his sponsor’s big race.

NITRO REWIND -- 7-28-2011 EDITION

04_22_2011_cptv_nwNitro Rewind kicks off the Western Swing coverage with a look back at the NHRA Mopar Mile High Nationals in Denver and a look ahead to the Fram/Autolite NHRA Nationals in Sonoma, Calif., July 29-31. The show, an internet based broadcast, is hosted by Bill Stephens and features interviews from Top Fuel and Funny Car NHRA competitors.

“The Denver race winners were a repeat winner and a new face which is surprising considering Spencer Massey was not the new face of Nitro Rewind. He picked up his third win of the season and John Force picked up his first. The perspective they give the viewers is pretty good stuff,” said Ashley Force Hood, John Force Entertainment president.

“Throughout this season Richard Shutes from Lookatdragracing.com has been providing us great photos so we thought it would be a good idea to talk with him about what it takes to be a professional trackside photographer. As he said he has the best seat in the house and he gives us some tips anyone can use when it comes to photography.”

Driver Bob Tasca III talks about taking his kids on the road for the Western Swing as well as what the Quicklane Motorcraft Shelby Ford Mustang is doing to get ready for the Countdown. Finally, we touched base with Spencer Massey before his win to talk about being the new driver of the FRAM dragster and heading into his sponsor’s big race.

CPTV RACE REWIND - 1973 IHRA NORTHERN NATIONALS

Take a trip with CompetitionPlus.tv via You Tube to 1973.
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This was not exactly an easy time in American history. The cost of a barrel of crude oil increased ten-fold, and the gas companies then passed on the price increase to the consumer. The controversial U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War drew to a close. Even the Professional Racers Organization went head to head with the NHRA's Labor Day tradition in Indy with a professional only race in Tulsa, Ok.

However, on one Sunday afternoon, in Muncie Ind., all was well in the world. At least it was for those who made the trip out to Mid-America Raceway for the IHRA Northern Nationals. One look at this video and you will see just how far drag safety has come since then.
According to noted drag racing historian Bret Kepner, this clip is taken from the repackaging of Bud Lindemann's Chicago-based "Car & Track" syndicated TV series which aired from 1968-1975. Speedvision rebroadcasted many of the original shows from 1993-1997. This nearly 10 minute video has Top Fuel racers Dick LaHaie, Paul Longenecker, Dale Funk, Pat Foster, Jim Paoli and Al Hanna.

CPTV RACE REWIND - 1973 IHRA NORTHERN NATIONALS

Take a trip with CompetitionPlus.tv via You Tube to 1973.
07_22_2011_cptv_muncie_ind
This was not exactly an easy time in American history. The cost of a barrel of crude oil increased ten-fold, and the gas companies then passed on the price increase to the consumer. The controversial U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War drew to a close. Even the Professional Racers Organization went head to head with the NHRA's Labor Day tradition in Indy with a professional only race in Tulsa, Ok.

However, on one Sunday afternoon, in Muncie Ind., all was well in the world. At least it was for those who made the trip out to Mid-America Raceway for the IHRA Northern Nationals. One look at this video and you will see just how far drag safety has come since then.

According to noted drag racing historian Bret Kepner, this clip is taken from the repackaging of Bud Lindemann's Chicago-based "Car & Track" syndicated TV series which aired from 1968-1975. Speedvision rebroadcasted many of the original shows from 1993-1997. This nearly 10 minute video has Top Fuel racers Dick LaHaie, Paul Longenecker, Dale Funk, Pat Foster, Jim Paoli and Al Hanna.

CPTV VIDEO: A SNEAK PEEK - CHRYSLER'S MOPAR 11

CompetitionPlus.tv gets a sneak of the forthcoming MOPAR 11, a new Chrysler package offering which takes the Dodge Charger to the next level.  Tricia Hecker, Director of Mopar Marketing, provides CompetitionPlus.tv's Matthew Brammer with an introduction to this beautiful new offering.

"There's lots of people who call their cars Mopars but very few wear the badge," said Hecker.

What makes it a true Mopar? It's the enhanced features reviewed in this video. Tune in to this 3-minute video which takes you inside and out of this slick ride.

CPTV VIDEO: A SNEAK PEEK - CHRYSLER'S MOPAR 11

CompetitionPlus.tv gets a sneak of the forthcoming MOPAR 11, a new Chrysler package offering which takes the Dodge Charger to the next level.  Tricia Hecker, Director of Mopar Marketing, provides CompetitionPlus.tv's Matthew Brammer with an introduction to this beautiful new offering.

"There's lots of people who call their cars Mopars but very few wear the badge," said Hecker.

What makes it a true Mopar? It's the enhanced features reviewed in this video. Tune in to this 3-minute video which takes you inside and out of this slick ride.

CPTV VIDEO: A SNEAK PEEK - CHRYSLER'S MOPAR 11

CompetitionPlus.tv gets a sneak of the forthcoming MOPAR 11, a new Chrysler package offering which takes the Dodge Charger to the next level.  Tricia Hecker, Director of Mopar Marketing, provides CompetitionPlus.tv's Matthew Brammer with an introduction to this beautiful new offering.

"There's lots of people who call their cars Mopars but very few wear the badge," said Hecker.

What makes it a true Mopar? It's the enhanced features reviewed in this video. Tune in to this 3-minute video which takes you inside and out of this slick ride.

2011 NHRA MILE HIGH NATIONALS - VIDEO NOTEBOOK

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VIDEO: WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS ...

07_22_2011_denver_videoJohnny Gray has had more than his share of problems with the Service Central Funny Car lately. However, when he compares his racing issues with those of children affected by cancer, he believes his woes aren’t really woes.

Gray is racing the Lemonator Funny Car and this isn’t a nickname for a car which has acted lately like a lemon. The Lemonator theme is geared to bring awareness to the childhood cancer through a charity named Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

VIDEO: WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS ...

07_22_2011_denver_videoJohnny Gray has had more than his share of problems with the Service Central Funny Car lately. However, when he compares his racing issues with those of children affected by cancer, he believes his woes aren’t really woes.

Gray is racing the Lemonator Funny Car and this isn’t a nickname for a car which has acted lately like a lemon. The Lemonator theme is geared to bring awareness to the childhood cancer through a charity named Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

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