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CPTV VIDEO FLASHBACK - 1974 IHRA SOUTHERN NATS (CHARLOTTE)

The IHRA sanctioned their first and last drag race in Charlotte during the 1974 season. While this video, originally broadcast on Speedvision, which is now Speed TV, showed good footage from the event, the horrific deaths of three people on Saturday of the event was not mentioned. The event was the first eighth-mile sanctioned national event on record and was contested on the pit road at what is now Lowe's Motor Speedway.

CPTV VIDEO FLASHBACK - 1974 IHRA SOUTHERN NATS (CHARLOTTE)

The IHRA sanctioned their first and last drag race in Charlotte during the 1974 season. While this video, originally broadcast on Speedvision, which is now Speed TV, showed good footage from the event, the horrific deaths of three people on Saturday of the event was not mentioned. The event was the first eighth-mile sanctioned national event on record and was contested on the pit road at what is now Lowe's Motor Speedway.

VIDEO: JOHN NOBILE TALKS 9-11

John Nobile has many life experiences. September 11, 2001 is an experience he will never forget.

The past mountain motor Pro Stock champion, who now works as a car chief for his son Vincent Nobile,will always remember the deadly terrorist attacks carried less than 30 miles from his home on New York's Long Island.

Nobile discusses with CompetitionPlus.tv his memories of the day the world turned upside down for America.

VIDEO: JOHN NOBILE TALKS 9-11

John Nobile has many life experiences. September 11, 2001 is an experience he will never forget.

The past mountain motor Pro Stock champion, who now works as a car chief for his son Vincent Nobile,will always remember the deadly terrorist attacks carried less than 30 miles from his home on New York's Long Island.

Nobile discusses with CompetitionPlus.tv his memories of the day the world turned upside down for America.

VIDEO: RICKIE SMITH DISCUSSES NEW CAMARO

He might have had his kneecap nearly removed in a two-car crash months earlier but the injury didn’t prevent this legend from competing at drag racing’s most prestigious event in Indianapolis.

Just one look at the new 2012 Camaro that Jerry Bickel was all the “get-well medicine that “Trickie” Rickie Smith needed to gain medical clearance to race.

Smith was supposed to be out of action for at least three months. This included keeping weight off of his leg, maintaining a strict regimen of physical rehabilitation and remaining incapacitated until the severely damaged cartilage healed itself.

“I wouldn’t be driving if the doctors hadn’t have cleared me to race,” said Smith, who competed recently in the NHRA U.S. Nationals and finished as a quarter-finalist. “Once the doctor told me I could walk on it and go back to work … my job is a drag racer, so I figured I had better get back to work.”

VIDEO: RICKIE SMITH DISCUSSES NEW CAMARO

He might have had his kneecap nearly removed in a two-car crash months earlier but the injury didn’t prevent this legend from competing at drag racing’s most prestigious event in Indianapolis.

Just one look at the new 2012 Camaro that Jerry Bickel was all the “get-well medicine that “Trickie” Rickie Smith needed to gain medical clearance to race.

Smith was supposed to be out of action for at least three months. This included keeping weight off of his leg, maintaining a strict regimen of physical rehabilitation and remaining incapacitated until the severely damaged cartilage healed itself.

“I wouldn’t be driving if the doctors hadn’t have cleared me to race,” said Smith, who competed recently in the NHRA U.S. Nationals and finished as a quarter-finalist. “Once the doctor told me I could walk on it and go back to work … my job is a drag racer, so I figured I had better get back to work.”

VIDEO FEATURE: BOB GLIDDEN: THE INDY LEGEND

glidden_tributeAsk him about his appointment as an NHRA drag racing legend, and Bob Glidden, will just smile. He’ll likely offer, “I feel like a lucky  old fart.”

Call it luck. Call it whatever. But the numbers justify Glidden’s appointment.

Ten world championships, 85 national event victories and nine U.S. Nationals Pro Stock championships comprise only the NHRA portion of his resume.

“[Wife] Etta and I, the kids, have spent our lives drag racing and what we have today is because of our involvement with the NHRA,” Glidden said. “Believe me, I appreciate their recognition.”

VIDEO FEATURE: BOB GLIDDEN: THE INDY LEGEND

glidden_tributeAsk him about his appointment as an NHRA drag racing legend, and Bob Glidden, will just smile. He’ll likely offer, “I feel like a lucky  old fart.”

Call it luck. Call it whatever. But the numbers justify Glidden’s appointment.

Ten world championships, 85 national event victories and nine U.S. Nationals Pro Stock championships comprise only the NHRA portion of his resume.

“[Wife] Etta and I, the kids, have spent our lives drag racing and what we have today is because of our involvement with the NHRA,” Glidden said. “Believe me, I appreciate their recognition.”

INDY WEEK AT CP.TV - 1978 - AN EMOTIONAL EVENT

Dramatic and emotional in every respect, the conclusion of the 1978 NHRA U.S. Nationals was the kind of event which could leave you breathless.
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What made it so emotional was Don Garlits winning his fifth Nationals Top Fuel title; Tom "the Mongoose" McEwen scoring his first Indy win in Funny Car; Bob Glidden ruling in Pro Stock, again; John Samolyk upsetting the wild Pro Comp field; John Lingenfelter sweeping a tough Comp category; Bruce Sizemore topping the Modified troops; unheralded Stan White taking Super Stock honors; Don Holben capturing his first NHRA Stock crown; and Marion Owens scoring in the Fuel Bike category.

Weather-wise, no one could have asked for a better break. With the exception of Wednesday's half day of qualifying being rained out, it was clear skies and simply ideal conditions maintaining for the duration of drag racing's premier event.

Performance-wise, Indy '78 was more than spectacular -- it was just phenomenal! It was the quickest Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Comp fields ever. The flopper bump spot ended up at 6.21 seconds, Pro Stock 8.78 and Pro Comp 6.85 (for a 32-car field, no less!). Don Prudhomme and Raymond Beadle ran in the 5s just to give you an idea of the top-fight competition that was Indy '78.

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