Sat, 2018-12-22 20:02
Chicagoland drag racing is much different now than it was back in the 1970s.
A stadium-style facility, built in the late 1990s, plays host to a stop on the 23-race NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in Joliet, Ill. Up until 1984, a coliseum of sorts, located 30 miles east of Joliet, once served as the host to the nitro gladiators of yesteryear.
Don’t be confused, US 30 Drag Strip in Gary, Indiana was no Route 66 Raceway. However, it served a purpose for hundreds of thousands of drag racing fans in Chicago.
Video by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2018-12-20 16:31
Scotty Cannon, when he raced Pro Modified, was one of the more innovative and edgy racers. When we say it edgy, this description had nothing to do with his mohawk-hairdo and appearance, and every bit his tendency to walk the fine line of the rulebook. In this episode of Storytellers, Cannon discusses the time he used an Oldsmobile Funny Car to create one of the more aerodynamic Chevrolet Lumina Pro Modified entries with chassis builder Tommy Mauney.
Tue, 2018-12-18 22:35
Legends: The Series, an online documentary/interview series delves into the history of those drag racers who shaped the various areas of the sport. Now in its second series of production, Legends: The Series provides the inside stories rarely published and told by the legends themselves. You'll see on average thirty minutes of historical footage and the emotions of these individuals who gave their lives in the pursuit of legendary status.
by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2018-12-17 15:57
In this latest episode of Storytellers at CompetitionPlus.tv, Louis Force, older brother of John Force tells the story of the day the brothers accidentally ran over a bicyclist while repossessing their race cars. What they didn't know at the time was just how much clout the victim had.
Videos by Bobby Bennett, CPTV Sun, 2018-12-16 19:00
Watch the new online documentary series Legends: The Series, by accessing all eleven episodes on this page.
Legends: The Series, produced by CompetitionPlus.com founder Bobby Bennett, tells the behind-the-scenes stories of drag racing's storied subjects who often reveal untild stories in these interviews.
If you have time to watch them all, it will time well spent. If not, just bookmark the page and watch them as time permits.
With Season 2 already in production, the inaugural season sets a strong platform for the future.
Sat, 2018-12-15 23:30
Travel back in time when NHRA Sportsman racing scored time on the big stage of television with the Winston professional series broadcasts. The video is from the 1977 NHRA Springnationals in Columbus, Ohio with the primary focus on the sportsman divisions with mentions of the professional classes.
You will see eliminations in Pro Comp, Comp and Modified. There are highlights from Stock and Super Stock as well as the professional finals.
Dave McClelland is your host.
Video by Bobby Bennett; Footage courtesy of NHRA/FOXSports Sat, 2018-12-15 22:46
J.R. Todd clinched his first career NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car world championship title during the first round of eliminations Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Matt Smith also won his third Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship at the final 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event during eliminations on Sunday.
Video by Bobby Bennett Sat, 2018-12-15 14:23
Roy Hill said it best when he admitted, "Back in those days we did things differently." This is the story of the early days of mountain motor Pro Stock racing when the two alpha dogs of the backwoods scene met up fact to face and quickly admitted the town wasn't big enough for the two of them. Musi controlled north of the Mason-Dixon line, and Hill controlled the southern side. How they came to this agreement is a story worth telling.
Mon, 2018-12-10 10:18
Welcome to the world of Stevie Fast, where doorslammers are mandatory and trash talk is king. Trust us when we tell you that Stevie "Fast" Jackson has mastered both. In this video, he dishes out his ove for rivalry and his disdain for turbos and Street Outlaws. It ain't personal, it's just the business of how drag racing ought to be.
Wed, 2018-12-05 14:10
Prepare to get educated as Brian Lohnes, David Freiburger, Steve Brule, and Mike Kojima hit the SEMA floor to see who wins the inaugural Masters of Motors Awards at SEMA!