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ENCORE - LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF DALE PULDE

 

In a career spanning five decades, Dale Pulde drove more than 70 different nitro Funny Cars in NHRA and IHRA tour events, in match races and in the Hot Rod Heritage Series. Considered by many one of the greatest natural driving talents in history, he also was a capable tuner whose cars were known for their reliability and good looks as well as their performance.     

In this episode of Legends, the Series, season four, Pulde talks about lessons learned from the late Mickey Thompson, about the death of close friend and mentor Joe Pisano on the day Pulde was to begin driving for him, on “valley fever,” the disease that almost killed him, and on his legacy.

Perhaps the best gauge of Pulde’s success in the old IHRA series is not that he won a record 20 races and three championships (1977, 1982 and 1985) but that he won them against Raymond Beadle, Kenny Bernstein, Mark Oswald, Billy Meyer and Ed McCulloch.

On the NHRA side, he went to the final round of the 1972 Winternationals at the tender age of 21 driving the Steve Montrelli-tuned, 429 Shotgun-powered M/T Ford Pinto, won his first national event in 1978 at Gainesville and won his last at Dallas in 1996 while subbing in the “Smokin’ Joe’s” Ford Mustang for an injured Whit Bazemore.

Most of all, though, Pulde is associated with the “War Eagle” name he and partner Mike Hamby applied to the series of Pontiac, Buick and Dodge Funny Cars they campaigned in the 1970s and 1980s.

So, sit back, buckle up and enjoy a ride that began in quarter midgets and ended in the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame.

STORYTELLERS ENCORE - NICKY BONINFANTE TELLS THE STORY OF "I DID A BAD THING"

 

Idle hands are the devil's workshop, and for one Top Fuel team those idle hands brought out the devil himself in the form of alcohol and dynamite. Nicky Boninfante, a former storyteller champion, tells the story of a former teammate who brought out hellfire via a toilet.

 

CLASSIC VIDEO: 1977 NHRA SUMMERNATS

summersCompetitionPlus.com has uncovered another classic drag racing video gem.

This time, courtesy of Diamond P Sports, we bring you coverage of the 1977 NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown, NJ. Travel back in time when the term Summernationals was one of the major and ALWAYS meant drag racing in July at the famed Raceway Park.

THE CRUZER ON THE LATEST WFO RADIO

Cruz Pedregon joins Joe Castello on WFO Radio "Live" to discuss his Funny Car victory at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Cruz will go into detail about his round wins, especially the final round against Bob Tasca III.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1990 IHRA SEASON IN REVIEW

 

Travel back in time as Ted Jones and the Masters Entertainment team review the exciting 1990 IHRA season. Yes, there are highlights for Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Alcohol Funny Car. However, the grand prize might just be the inaugural season of Pro Modified featuring Tim McAmis, Mike Ashley, Ronnie Sox, Fred Hahn and all the personalities which helped build the volatile doorslammer division.

CLASSIC DRAG RACING: 1990 IHRA SPRING NATIONALS, BRISTOL, TENN.

Thunder Valley Dragway, the beautiful drag strip carved out of a mountain in Bristol, Tenn., traditionally played host to two IHRA national events annually. The IHRA Spring Nationals was the showcase for the series. Check out the IHRA brand as it presents Top Fuel, Funny Car and mountain motor Pro Stock. Pay attention, you might see some familiar names.

VIDEO RECAP - WATCH PEDREGON, TORRENCE SCORE IMPRESSIVE WINS

Check out our fast-paced video recaps of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series as presented by our CompetitionPlus,tv team. 

CPTV CLASSICS - 1989 IHRA WORLD NATIONALS, NORWALK, OHIO

Travel back to the days of Norwalk Raceway Park, one of the Crown Jewels of blue-collar drag strips. This race is the 1989 IHRA World Finals, the then Bristol, Tennessee's series answer to the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. The big names were still running the circuit, along with a few up and comers.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1984 AHRA GRAND AMERICAN SERIES - US 30 DRAGWAY

Travel back in time to the legendary U.S. 30 Drag Strip in Gary, Indiana, once known for its tremendous booked in match race shows. However, this time it's an event with the AHRA's Grand American Series.

The show Superchargers, known for its coverage of the obscure events, tackled this event, covering the Funny Cars and Top Fuelers. The Funny Cars were the stars of the show, like most every event at U.S. 30. However, the Top Fuelers put on a show with the legends.

You'll see plenty of legends in this one hour presentation.

FLASHBACK: #FIXFLIPFUEL - WATCH THE ENTIRE JUSTIN ASHLEY REALITY SERIES

Fix, Flip, Fuel, the reality/documentary chronicling days in the life of Justin Ashley, rookie Top Fuel driver, and real estate developer in the fix and flip business, has a second episode for viewing.

"I'm excited for the drag racing community to ride along with me in my road to becoming a professional drag racer, and also see the world of fixing and flipping homes," Ashley said. "Both are exciting and challenging in their own ways. We definitely had some drama, even fire. You’ll have to watch the episode to see if the fire was in a house, at the track or both!”

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