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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.

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!”

VIDEO FLASHBACK: 1984 IHRA SPRING NATIONALS - BRISTOL, TENN.

 

Travel back to a time in drag racing when one of the richest paydays for Funny Car was reserved for the driver who could best navigate their race car down a strip which ran down the middle of two mountains.

IHRA Founder and President Larry Carrier was the driving force behind Thunder Valley Dragway in Bristol, Tenn., and one of his finest promotions was the annual Spring Nationals which paid almost double of what the leading NHRA events did.

STORYTELLERS ENCORE - BILL DONER TELLS THE STORY OF "YOU HAVE GOT TO SEE THIS"

We lost Bill Doner in August 2019, but through our archives at Storytellers his memory lives on.

Doner is drag racing's best storyteller, hands down. The legendary promoter of the 1970s, all but controlled Funny Car racing on the west coast and as Gary Densham once said, "If you wanted to match race a Funny Car on the west coast, you had to go through him because he owned the whole west coast."

Drag racing's premiere Funny Car racers Don Prudhomme and Jungle Jim Liberman knew this all too well. 

With this said, this is one story you do not want to miss. 

In the words of Doner, "You gotta see this!"

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1983 IHRA SPRING NATS

02 02 2012 cptv 1983 ihra springnatsTake a journey back in time when Funny Cars still looked like real cars, Pro Stockers did dry hops and sportsman racing was included in the professional television show. The Mizlou Sports Group published this television broadcast of the 1983 IHRA Spring Nationals in Bristol, Tenn. You'll see Gary Beck, Scott Kalitta, Raymond Beadle, Al Segrini, Lee Shepherd and Rickie Smith. Best of all, you'll get to witness drivers taking the famed Bristol dogleg.

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