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.
From the secret vaults of Tod Mack's video collection comes a rare broadcast of the 1984 Maryland International Raceway Mountain Motor Nationals. You never know who you might see. #ClassicDragRacinghttps://t.co/B7cgLvSTFC pic.twitter.com/kU1skoF0vP— Competition Plus (@competitionplus) June 5, 2020
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, & was known as Thunder Valley. #ClassicDragRacing - https://t.co/ICTa3ALfwx pic.twitter.com/hQIsLpTUnw— Competition Plus (@competitionplus) June 5, 2020