by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2019-04-11 14:01
Deaths in drag racing are always tough.
However, the 1996 loss of Blaine Johnson is as tough of a gut punch as drag racing has ever experienced.
Poised to add a Winston Top Fuel championship to the four titles he already had won in Top Alcohol Dragster, Johnson was on top of the straight-line world and atop the point standings when he crashed at the end of a record-setting qualifying run at the U.S. Nationals.
by Jake Simmons Tue, 2019-04-09 11:18
It's Funny Car Chaos, one of the hottest niche market series. In this Jake Simmons video for CompetitionPlusTV, check out Saturday qualifying at the 2019 season-opener in Denton, Texas. It's an eight-mile event, but there's a lot of action crammed into a short distance.
by Bobby Bennett Wed, 2019-04-03 11:43
There's no doubt Blaine Johnson was destined to be a Top Fuel champion.
Raised on a dairy farm in Santa Maria, Ca., Blaine and his brother, championship winning-tuner worked their way into drag racing stardom winning first on the sportsman level before graduating to the professional ranks.
by Jake Simmons Tue, 2019-04-02 12:04
Sometimes in the thick of the battle, the stress of the war, the art of small tire racing is lost in the marathon of the event. For CompetitionPlus TV's Jake Simmons, this is not lost. Though he's challenged to capture the action, his heart leads him to see the art in it all. We present to you, a cinematic look at Lights Out 10.
by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2019-04-01 08:23
Ron Capps has long been a student of drag racing. And even though he's a seasoned professional, nothing gets him giddy like a kid more than the classics of drag racing. Recently at the Good Vibrations March Meet in Bakersfield, Ca., Capps got to drive one of the fuel-burning beasts. He had some moments of pure adrenaline, and others where the pucker factor was high. Sit back and let him tell you about the day he marked an item off of his bucket list.
Thu, 2019-03-14 23:01
Check out our video presentation of the happenings at the 61st annual Good Vibrations March Meet at Auto Club Famoso located outside of Bakersfield, Ca.
Video by Bobby Bennett Sun, 2019-03-03 14:28
To hear Rickie Smith tell it, the day he match raced Roy Hill was just another learning experience of match racing that crazy-a** fool. Back in the 1980s, match racing was a way of life for many of the Pro Stock racers and the circuit often took them to tracks where the conditions were not always conducive to quick door slammers. Bear in mind, there are no headlights on Pro Stockers. We will let Rickie tell the rest of the story.
Thu, 2019-02-28 09:47
All too many times we grab video footage for race reports and video features without taking much time for the artistic presentation. CompetitionPlus TV Lead Videographer Jake Simmons has developed a penchant for delivering the cinematic look in the footage. Here's his latest presentation we call, NITROMETH4NE: A CINEMATIC CUT
Video by Bobby Bennett; Camera by Johnny Lee Roberts Fri, 2019-02-22 22:19
Jamie Gilbert pulled off quite the feat during the opening eliminations round of Outlaw 632 at Lights Out 10, the premiere drag radial event staged at South Georgia Motorsports Park. By our calculations, he crashed several times without hitting anything. Johnny Lee Roberts captured this exciting action from the top end.
by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2019-02-22 20:19
Scott Palmer loves driving his Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Top Fuel Dragster, and because of this, he's as hands-on with his dragster as one can get.
Palmer's love transcends driving in competition because he's a huge fan of the sport. This is why he cannot wait to see what this weekend's cooler temperatures will inspire at Wild Horse Motorsports Park, host to this weekend's Magic Dry NHRA Arizona Nationals.
"With the cooler conditions setting up the way they are going to be this weekend, everybody is going to be super-fast," Palmer said. "If we are lucky it's going to be a high of maybe 60 degrees so it's going to make for a very stout and tight racetrack. There will be a lot of career-bests set this weekend, for sure.