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CLASSIC VIDEO - 1982: THE REBIRTH OF NHRA PRO STOCK

Only three times since the introduction of NHRA Pro Stock in 1970, has the factory hot rod division been overhauled. When the class was introduced it was done so based on a similar factoring system as was done in Super Stock, its predecessor. Pounds per cubic inch as well as other factors including wheelbase determined the weight each combination raced with.

With the IHRA's Mountain Motor concept snagging all of the major drag racing headlines for its seven-second exploits, the NHRA decided at the end of 1981 to scrap its antiquated system of factoring and adopt a universal displacement and weight.

Our team at CompetitionPlusTV has compiled a season in review of that 1982 season, which features the likes of Lee Shepherd, Bob Glidden, Frank Iaconio and Warren Johnson. You might even see a few cameo appearances in there as well.

CLASSIC VIDEO - HOT RODS FROM DETROIT

 

From the Diamond P archives comes this gem for those who crave the world of naturally aspirated, full bodied drag racing. Hot Rods from Detroit profiles the Pro Stock division from the early days of SUPER Super Stock to the formation of Pro Stock. There is great historical footage of the early pioneers such as Ronnie Sox, Bill Jenkins and Don Nicholson.

Hot Rods from Detroit also profiles the hitters from the 1980s such as Bob Glidden, Warren Johnson, Bruce Allen, Butch Leal and more.

Take an hour or so, and immerse yourself in the factory hot rods today.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1980 NHRA FALLNATIONALS, SEATTLE, WA.

This might just be the most pure drag race coverage you've seen in a while. 

Produced by the group at Diamond P for the up and coming ESPN network during the 1980 season, sit back and watch 90 minutes of drag racing from the NHRA Fallnationals at Seattle International Raceway in Kent, Wash. 

You'll see the legends ... Raymond Beadle, Shirley Muldowney and Bob Glidden mixing it up with the likes of Dale Armstrong, Jeb Allen and Lee Shepherd. You'll also see three rounds of Pro Comp eliminator as well as the ultimate tortoise and the hare match between Terry Hoard's C/Modified Compact and Dave Hutchens' A/Gas Opel. 

The great voice of the late Steve Evans make this vintage broadcast a must-see video.

RARE RACE VIDEO - 1982 AHRA GRAND AMERICAN SERIES - U.S. 30 DRAGWAY

We've unearthed a rare video of the American Hot Rod Association's Grand American Series. Long before there was Route 66 Raceway there was U.S. 30 Drag Strip in Gary, Indiana.

You will see the legends of the sport before they were legends. It's a reminder of how pure drag racing used to be.

The Top Fuel field is loaded with Don Garlits, Chris Karamesines, Jerry Ruth, Johnny Abbott, Dick LaHaie, and Frank Bradley.

VIDEO: STEVIE FAST TALKS - FROM THE OUTHOUSE TO THE PENTHOUSE

 

Stevie Fast discusses his rise from being an unknown grudge racer to the premier nitrous tuner in the world. Stevie talks about his nitrous roots as well as his relationship with Marcus Birt, Billy Stocklin, Phil Shuler , and other influences on his racing life.

This video covers Stevie Fast’s thought process and mentality of running Marcus Birts RVW car, the nitrous world record, the crash, rebuild, and return to dominance. Stevie vows to be the first nitrous car in the 3.40’s

CLASSIC VIDEO: 1982 NHRA GATORNATIONALS

Travel back in time to the heart of Division 2 NHRA national events back in the day. You'll be treated to a classic battle between Shirley Muldowney and Don Garlits. You'll also see Raymond Beadle's thrilling showmanship and the emergence of Frank Hawley. You'll see Pro Stocker finding their own in the 500-inch arena. 

VIDEO - STEVIE FAST WOOOS JAY COX AHEAD OF WOOOSTOCK

The boys are at it again. This weekend's Wooostock 2020 event in Darlington, SC, will provide the platform for many showdowns, but as doorslammer icon Stevie "Fast" Jackson sees it, the best of the best will be when he hooks horns with Pro Nitrous racer Jay Cox.

It just wouldn't be a normal Wooostock unless there was an advance call-out. Neither would it be normal if it wasn't Stevie Fast delivering the call-out.

ENCORE STORYTELLERS - STEVE GIBBS: WAIT FOR IT, WAIT FOR IT - BOOM!

A new video series from the makers of the Legends: The Series, CompetitionPlusTV presents the best stories of drag racing as told by the legends themselves. In this episode, former NHRA head man Steve Gibbs talks about his glorious days at Irwindale Raceway and a track vehicle with the most awesome backfiring ability.

MOTHER'S DAY TREAT - HEART LIKE A WHEEL, THE SHIRLEY MULDOWNEY STORY

Heart Like a Wheel is a 1983 biographical film directed by Jonathan Kaplan[2] and based on the life of drag racing driver Shirley Muldowney. It stars Bonnie Bedelia as Muldowney and Beau Bridges as drag racing legend Connie Kalitta. The film garnered two award nominations: Bedelia for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama, and William Theiss for an Academy Award for Costume Design.(from Wikipedia).

CLASSIC VIDEO: 1976 NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

An incredible video definitely worth watching if you love classic drag racing.

Among the highlights you will see, Shirley Muldowney will make drag racing history. The legendary Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "the Mongoose" McEwen do battle. An up and coming Warren Johnson battles the best Pro Stock has to offer.

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