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CLASSIC VIDEO - 1987 IHRA WINTERNATIONALS, DARLINGTON, SC

The 1987 season-opener for the Bristol, Tenn.-based IHRA was one which brought a lot of enthusiasm on many fronts.

After benching the Top Fuel dragsters in 1984, the IHRA welcomed back the kings of the sport. Then there was a the race to 200 miles per hour for the doorslammers which was the first major battle between the then top of the food chain for full bodied racing Mountain Motor Pro Stock and the up and coming Top Sportsman cars.

Check out all the action because this episode is chock full of it.

LEGENDS: THE SERIES PREVIEW - THE LEGEND OF MARK OSWALD

Mark Oswald's career path has represented a gearhead who made it big in every sense of the word.

Oswald, who grew up around Cincinnati, Ohio, became smitten with the straight-line sport at a very young age, so much so that he and a childhood friend would often emulate race cars while climbing behind the wheel of the friend's older brother's parked car. He eventually talked his way into trips to the drag strip, long before he was old enough to drive. When no ride was available, he simply hitchhiked.

There was no denying Oswald his destiny in nitro. 

Oswald's story is one of a young man who took advantage of the lessons afforded him by intelligent members of his racing community, who took the time to teach a future Hall of Famer how to survive in the racing industry. He learned from the best, and it shows in his myriad of accomplishments. 

This is only a preview of a very enlightening full length episode which debuts on June 11, 2020, at 8 PM, EST.

STORYTELLERS ENCORE - BILL DONER TELLS THE STORY OF "LINDA AND THE OPEN"

Bill Doner, in his drag racing prime, was and is still considered the greatest promoter drag racing has ever experienced. A man of many promotions, Doner's 32 Funny Car and Fox Hunt events are considered drag racing's legends. One of Doner's most-talked about promotions came during the NHRA National Open in Seattle when Linda Lovelace served as "race queen." War Stories Grand Champion Doner tells his most famous story ever.

RARE RACE VIDEO - 1984 MIR MOUNTAIN MOTOR NATIONALS

From the secret vaults of Tod Mack's video collection comes a rare broadcast of the 1984 Maryland International Raceway Mountain Motor Nationals.

You will see legendary Pro Stock icon Dyno Don Nicholson behind the wheel of a Oldsmobile, and other large displacement legends such as Harold Denton fighting for his place atop the mountain of motors.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1987 IHRA SPRING NATIONALS, BRISTOL, TENN.

This is the last big IHRA Spring Nationals event with Larry Carrier as president of the sanctioning body.

Travel back to a time when the drag strip was carved out of the middle of the Tennessee mountains, and was known as Thunder Valley.

You'll see fuel Funny Cars, including a speed frenzied Mike Dunn behind the wheel of Joe Pisano's beautiful Oldsmobile Funny Car. Plus there are the mountain motor Pro Stocks.

STEVIE FAST SPEAKS - HE'S BACK WITH A REBORN HOT ROD

Stevie's NHRA World Championship winning Pro Mod Camaro takes a heavy hit during a crash where he piled it up in Orland Speed World at the World Doorslammer Nationals earlier this year. In this video Steve make his first passes following the completion of repairs from the Reese Brothers. Billy Stocklin can't wait to get his data greedy hands on the fixed up hot rod.

EVENT VIDEO: SFG FTI 350 BRACKET CHAMPIONSHIPS

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the SFG FTI 350 Bracket Championships from Cedar Falls, 

CLASSIC VIDEO: UP IN SMOKE WITH GARLITS AND PRUDHOMME

No, it's not a Cheech and Chong tribute movie.

Instead, what you get is a Goodyear-sponsored documentary which appeared on ABC's Wide World of Sports, in 1972, featuring Don Garlits and Don Prudhomme and their journey through the season-opening Internationals in Pomona, Ca. It is hosted by iconic sports announcer Keith Jackson.

There's also a cameo from rookie Funny Car pilot Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney discussing the role of a female driver in drag racing.

#LOVETHISLIFE - THE BO BUTNER EDITION

Tune in for the premiere of Episode 9 of #lovethislife featuring NHRA Pro Stock World Champion Bo Butner. Bo sits down with Warren Evans of dragracer.tv to talk about his life story both inside and out of the race car, his personal struggles and road to recovery, and what his future holds.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1986 IHRA FALL NATIONALS, BRISTOL, TENN.

Travel back to a time when IHRA was on its own for the first time since 1975, minus Winston/RJ Reynolds series sponsorship. Still, the big names ran with the Bristol, Tenn.-based series.

You'll see the legends battling it out for supremacy at the IHRA's flagship facility, Thunder Valley Dragway in Bristol.

We'd be remiss if we didn't make mention of the fact it was also an event where Buddy Ingersoll's V-6 Buick not only qualified for the Mountain Motor Pro Stock division, but also got his car regulated out of competition. You'll just have to see for yourself what transpired.

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