by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2020-05-18 09:03
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.
Video by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2020-05-11 18:18
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.