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CPTV VIDEO - PAT MUSI TALKS ABOUT HIS NHRA PRO STOCK DAYS

Most people know Pat Musi as either one of the pioneering Pro Street champions or most recently the innovating drag racing engine builder who led the push of electronic fuel injection into nitrous Pro Modified. Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, Musi was a competitive NHRA Pro Stock driver who finished fourth best in the 1981 championship chase.

THE BATTLE OF THE BURNOUTS - PRO MOD STYLE

This year at the Drag Illustrated World Series of Pro Mod event instead of having a wildcard race – which paid $10,000 to the winner last year – a burnout contest was held Friday.

And the winner was Stevie “Fast” Jackson. For his thrilling burnout, Jackson collected the $5,000 first-place check.

“This is awesome,” said Jackson. “This is just as good as the race. The reason it is so awesome because all of them people are excited about coming to watch drag racing (Friday night). It (the burnout) was crazy. It was over the track. I was steering it with the throttle, pumping the brakes, chutes, it was fun. The burnout is the most fun thing I do out here, so it was good.” During the burnout, Jackson acknowledged his car did experience some problems. “The thing went out there and shut off,” Jackson said. “I don’t know if it blew up or not, but it would not start.”

STORYTELLERS - DALE PULDE TELLS THE STORY OF THE SHADE TREE MARKETER

If you rolled with Dale Pulde, you fixed stuff. That's just how you rolled back in the day. If the race car broke, you fixed it. If the rig broke, you fixed it. In this colorful story of a team's never-ending desire to be self-sufficient, the iconic Funny Car describes the times their rig broke and how they fixed it. The best part might be when former business partner Mike Hamby made the most of a roadside situation.

NOW THIS IS A BURNOUT! WITH FIRE AND A 360!

Nitro veteran John Lawson went for a wild ride in his nostalgia Funny Car during the Northern Nationals at U.S. 131 Dragway in Martin, Michigan. 

LES MAYHEW'S NITRO AMERICA PRESENTS NITRO FUNNY CARS FROM SEATTLE

Longtime videojournalist Les Mayhew is back at it again with his popular Nitro America You Tube channel. Mayhew made his way up to the United Nitro Funny Car event in Seattle, and the finished product is as great as it has ever been 

STORYTELLERS - JOHN FORCE TELLS THE STORY OF THE GREAT PIZZA DATE

When it comes to 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force, there's no such thing as normal. Such is the case in the meeting the parents gathering for John and wife Laurie. Without spoiling the story, here's the setting. They meet the family at a fancy pizza joint, and it didn't take long for the moment to end up on the sordid side. This is one you just have to hear to believe it.

CPTV VIDEO - JOE WELCH CRASHES HIS DRAG PAK CHALLENGER

Two-time 2018 NHRA Factory Stock Showdown winner Joe Welch crashed his ultra-quick Dodge Challenge Saturday at the NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl of Drag Racing. 

LIVE VIDEO - DIVISION 5 LODRS FROM TOPEKA

Thanks to our coverage partners over at D3TV, we present live action from this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Sportsman Drag Racing Series at Heartland Park - Topeka in Topeka, Kansas. 

LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF DALE PULDE

 

In a career spanning five decades, Dale Pulde drove more than 70 different nitro Funny Cars in NHRA and IHRA tour events, in match races and in the Hot Rod Heritage Series. Considered by many one of the greatest natural driving talents in history, he also was a capable tuner whose cars were known for their reliability and good looks as well as their performance.     

In this episode of Legends, the Series, season four, Pulde talks about lessons learned from the late Mickey Thompson, about the death of close friend and mentor Joe Pisano on the day Pulde was to begin driving for him, on “valley fever,” the disease that almost killed him, and on his legacy.

Perhaps the best gauge of Pulde’s success in the old IHRA series is not that he won a record 20 races and three championships (1977, 1982 and 1985) but that he won them against Raymond Beadle, Kenny Bernstein, Mark Oswald, Billy Meyer and Ed McCulloch.

On the NHRA side, he went to the final round of the 1972 Winternationals at the tender age of 21 driving the Steve Montrelli-tuned, 429 Shotgun-powered M/T Ford Pinto, won his first national event in 1978 at Gainesville and won his last at Dallas in 1996 while subbing in the “Smokin’ Joe’s” Ford Mustang for an injured Whit Bazemore.

Most of all, though, Pulde is associated with the “War Eagle” name he and partner Mike Hamby applied to the series of Pontiac, Buick and Dodge Funny Cars they campaigned in the 1970s and 1980s.

So, sit back, buckle up and enjoy a ride that began in quarter midgets and ended in the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame.

VIDEO COVERAGE FROM THE BYRON DRAGWAY MELTDOWN DRAGS

If you like old school drag racing then you will love the Meltdown Drags from Byron, Ill., presented by our coverage partners over at D3TV.

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