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:::::: TODAY'S VIDEOS AT COMPETITIONPLUS.TV ::::::

CLASSIC VIDEO - CHICAGO STYLE DRAG RACING FROM U.S. 30 DRAGWAY

Travel back in time to a race track located 30 miles outside of Joliet, Illinois, where match racing was king.

US 30 Drag Strip in Gary, Indiana was an experience indeed, with the grandstands and the pits more entertaining with its betting and fanfare than anything else.

"It was probably more dangerous outside of the car than inside," Top Fuel racer Luigi Novelli said with a laugh. "There was a lot of betting going on there. There was some bullets flying from time to time too."

RARE VIDEO FIND - 1966 NHRA WORLD FINALS FROM TULSA

Travel back in time when the dragster would slingshot down the strip with the engines in the front, Funny Cars were still in Competition Eliminator and the Super Stocks were as the true factory hot rods.

According to NHRA, the event, held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, set an attendance record when 37,000 spectators attended the NHRA World Championship and Tulsa Invitational drags there, exceeding by a good margin the previous attendance record for any sports event in that city.

This event was originally broadcast on NBC, presented the legends of drag racing from Top Fuel to Top Gas to Super Stock.

CLASSIC VIDEO: VROOM! AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE CLASSIC DAYS OF DRAG RACING

hqdefaultTake a trip back to the early 1970s with this inside look of drag racing with cameos by Shirley Muldowney, Don Schumacher, Don Garlits and the late Jungle Jim Liberman. Tune in, you'll love this "far out" look into the world of drag racing.

 

CHECK IT OUT! JOE VERSUS THE PRO: JOE CASTELLO VS. RYAN OEHLER

Joe Castello takes on professional NHRA Drag Racer, Flyin' Ryan Oehler in a battle of Ford 5.0 Mustangs. A 2X NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle race winner, Oehler, challenged the NHRA Drag Racing announcer to a race for the grand opening of Tampa Bay Race Rentals at Showtime Dragstrip in St. Petersburg, FL. Can Joe keep up with this Pro? Find out.

RARE VIDEO - 1966 BAKERSFIELD FUEL AND GAS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Many historians consider the 1966 Bakersfield Fuel & Gas Championships one of the best "March Meet" events at the iconic drag strip. Though this video only shows the highlights of the revered event, it was the last 64-car show the event fielded. Iconic drag racers like Mike Sorokin behind the wheel of The Surfers dragster, James Warren in the Warren-Coburn rail, and even a cameo from Stone-Woods_Cook gasser make this video a must-watch.

The cherry on the top of this treat? Keith Jackson narrates the iconic race video.

COMPILATION VIDEO - THE FIRST DECADE OF PRO MODIFIED

They were once a group of old Modified Eliminator racers who traded in their small blocks, Doug Nash transmissions, and 50-pound flywheels for large displacement engines and Lencos. They traded the rigid confines of class racing for the outlaw arena of high-speed bracket racing. But they wanted more.

Then a group of Pro Stock racers, who had grown weary of fighting the relentless fight in high dollar professional drag racing, decided to put nitrous oxide on their racecars and let them "eat."

MUST SEE VIDEO - FUNNY CAR CHAOS - THE MOVIE

From the creative genius of drag racing filmmaker Les Mayhew comes this epic video from 2021 most-regarded Funny Car event, ever.

The Inaugural Funny Car Chaos Classic at the Texas Motorplex rocked the drag racing world as the largest Funny Car event in over 50 years!

68 Flip top floppers from across the country came to compete in this no rules, heads up, run whatcha' brung festival of horsepower! This event also featured the Outlaw Fuel Altered Association and much more! Enjoy this epic recap of the BIGGEST Funny Car race of this millennia!

CLASSIC VIDEO REWIND - 1975 ROCKINGHAM

This rare video gem was broadcast on Speedvision and features coverage of the 1975 IHRA Pro Am Nationals, the traditional spring race hosted by Rockingham Dragway. Back in the day the IHRA provided an alternative to the larger NHRA and to be honest, the racing wasn't that bad. You'll see in this two-part video rewind footage of Don Garlits, Shirl Greer, Raymond Beadle, Bob Glidden, General Lee Edwards and more.

VIDEO FEATURE - IT'S ALL IN THE FLYWHEEL

Thanks to CompetitionPlus.com reader Monty Bogan, we are able to present what will be a multi-part series of home videos shot by him at IHRA events from 1993 until 1996, focusing on the old Modified Eliminator in an era when stick shift cars winded high and dumped the clutch.

You'll see a gaggle of high-winding Corvette Stingrays, Chevy II's and Camaro working the gearbox on both eighth and quarter mile runs.

You see facilities such as the old Shuffletown Dragway, Greer Dragway, hio Valley Raceway and legends Thunder Valley Dragway in Bristol, Tenn., and Darlington Dragway in Darlington, SC.

Who knows? You might catch some Quick Eight Pro Modified footage in there too.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1985 ADRA WORLD FINALS - FUNNY CAR

Travel back in time to an era when John Force was trying to find his place in a drag racing world. This gem was filmed in Spokane, Wash., at the ADRA World Finals in the latter years of the old American Hot Rod Association. It was part of the syndicated Pro Drag Superstars series.

Go back to the last days of the cackle and dry hops.

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