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COMPETITIONPLUS TV FLASHBACK - 1970S NHRA DIVISIONAL ACTION FROM EDMONTON, ALB.

If you love classic drag racing, then you are going to love this presentation of divisional racing from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. You'll see everything from gear-jamming class racing to nitro competition. If you listen very closely, the host sounds a lot like NHRA VP of Operations Graham Light, who used to run the track.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: GLIDDEN VS. SHEPHERD: 1980 AN UNLIKELY CHAMPIONSHIP

 

There was no Countdown to the Championship necessary to build excitement for the battle which took place the season someone stood up to what seemed like NHRA's Pro Stock bully.

The reality is, Bob Glidden was not a bully anywhere but behind the wheel of Pro Stocker. He was one of the nicest guys you'd ever meet but on the race track he pushed the competition around. In fact, once Glidden took over the NHRA Pro Stock point lead in 1978, he never relinquished it until January 1980 when a trio of Texans stepped up to say enough is enough.

Reher-Morrison-Shepherd proved to be this Superman's kryptonite. In this documentary style feature from CompetitionPlus.com, travel back to a season when Lee Shepherd raced the seemingly unbeatable at every race throughout the season, setting the stage for the final event. Hear the story from those who lived through this war, including an interview with the late Bob Glidden.

VIDEO FEATURE - RODGER BROGDON'S 1966 CHEVY II WAGON COMP CAR

Rodger Brogdon isn't the first drag racer to make a '66 Chevy II wagon into a race car. Nor is he probably the first to build one for fast racing. What Brogdon has done which hasn't been done, at least to our knowledge, is to build one for fast Comp Eliminator racing.

In this video feature, Brogdon discusses the ins and outs of his B/Altered Automatic machine; the origin and near demise in a test session.

ENCORE VIDEO - THE DAY A V6 RAN PRO STOCK

Sometimes the best laid plans on paper just don’t jibe with politics.

Buddy Ingersoll of Ziegler, Ill., knows that to be an accurate statement.

A little over 22-years ago, with the blessings of the IHRA’s tech department, Ingersoll began entering Pro Stock events with his turbocharged, 260-inch Buick Regal. This was fine until he leaned on the locals and started running quick in qualifying and even worse, started winning rounds.

Ingersoll reached the final round of the 1986 IHRA Fall Nationals in Bristol, Tenn., and afterwards found himself banished back to NHRA’s Competition eliminator. If it hadn’t been for a burned up clutch in the final round against Pro Stock icon Bob Glidden, he might have been tarred and feathered in the pits.

This classic YouTube video features the ESPN coverage of this event.

CPTV NEWS - WATCH HOT ROD DRAG WEEK LIVE

We are LIVE from Summit Motorsports Park! eBay Motors Powers Hot Rod Drag Week Presented by Gear Vendors Overdrive.

2021 NHRA U.S. NATIONALS - VIDEO NOTEBOOK

 

LIVE VIDEO: YELLOW BULLET NATIONALS, CECIL COUNTY DRAGWAY

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the 12th Annual Yellow Bullet Nationals

When it started 12 years ago, no one thought it would last this long or grow to be one of the premier heads-up events in the wild world of of drag racing. With 7 classes ranging from Pro Mod to 8.50 index, there is a class for every drag racing enthusiast to identify with.

STORYTELLERS FEATURING WATERBED FRED MILLER: "BURN THAT MOTHA DOWN"

Storytellers, the popular drag racing videos telling of days gone by, returns with another episode; this one told by iconic Blue Max crewman "Waterbed" Fred Miller.

In this video, Waterbed tells the story of racing with Bill Doner when things went terribly wrong for the colorful promoter. As those will attest back in the day, it was all fun and games until the tower got burned down. And from what we hear this was a regular occurrence at the drag strip in Eugene, Oregon.

We've got. a couple of versions of the stories from Eugene, so sit back as the legends of the sport spin their yarns.

CLASSIC VIDEO - THE EARLY DAYS OF THE BIG BUD SHOOTOUT

 

The Big Bud Shootout started the ball rolling for the race-within-a-race events in 1982. With the support of Budweiser, the NHRA's Funny Cars accumulated points during the season based on qualifying, and on the grand stage of the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, battled it out in a shootout staged on Sunday for a $25,000 grand prize. The purse eventually doubled to $50,000.

The specialty event would last for ten years before Budweiser stepped away from the program. We have been in our video archives and found the first five years of the program for your entertainment.

Some call these years - 1982 through 1986 - the glory days in drag racing. This video is a reminder of the aura Funny Car projected back then. You'll see all the big names and even a few up and comers.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1979 NHRA U.S. NATIONALS

05_08_2011_79indy_cptvGot spare time this today? We have just the present for you. Our ace YouTube.com scavengers uncovered this priceless gem -- the 1979 NHRA U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park. This event will take you back to a time when drag racing's corporate demands on the sport were limited and nitro cars still did dry hops.

The 1979 NHRA U.S. Nationals was the 25th anniversary of the storied event.

Sit back and enjoys the likes of Don Garlits, Richard Tharp, Don Prudhomme, Gordie Bonin and Bob Glidden just to name a few.
 

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