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ENCORE LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF SHIRLEY MULDOWNEY

 

Drag racing boasts a diversity of participation that is the envy of every other motor racing discipline on the planet. But, how diverse would the sport be today had there never been a woman with the fiery determination of Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney?

While Shirley Shahan, Judy Lilly and others had broken drag racing’s gender barrier long before Muldowney left the streets of Schenectady, N.Y., they earned their NHRA hardware in cars that could have been driven to and from church, school or the corner store.

When Muldowney burst upon the scene in the early 1970s, though, she wasn’t interested in driving a Dodge or Ford or Chevrolet. She was hell bent on mashing the pedal on a Top Fuel dragster, a purpose-built race car that even in 1973 was capable of zero to 240 mile per hour acceleration in less than six seconds.

LIVE VIDEO: SPRING FLING MILLION - LAS VEGAS

Thanks to our coverage partners at Bangshift.com, we present to you the live video feed from tHe Spring Fling Million in Las Vegas. 

ENCORE - LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF BILL DONER

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There will never be another Bill Doner.

In this episode of LEGENDS: THE SERIES, CompetitionPlus.tv takes a look behind the scenes of what made Doner tick, the outlandish promotions and what led him to retire from his breakneck schedule in 1979.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1982 NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

Travel back in time to the 1982 NHRA Springnationals, an event chock full of excitement and controversy. You will see drivers Shirley Muldowney and Lucille Lee go head-to-head in both competition and controversy.

You'll see the emergence of Frank Hawley as a Funny Car driver as well as Bob Glidden's Ford EXP, one of the champion's least favorite cars.

WHEELIE COOL DRAG RACING VIDEOS: CHECK 'EM OUT

 

If you are looking for just the raw footage of cars pulling wheelies, then this isn't the video for you. However, if you are looking for a video where drag racers are willing to crash their cars to win $10,000, then you are in the right place.

Over TWO MILLION views and counting, CPTV's World Power Wheelstanding Championship videos are must-see entertainment.

We have had our team at three of the last four events to capture the events. While some might complain about the interviews, our objective has always been to tell the story first and illustrate it secondly.

Check out the action for yourself.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1984 NHRA GATORNATIONALS

The 1984 NHRA Gatornationals was pivotal in the future of drag racing. Aerodynamics and corporate involvement began to push the sports to a new level. The race to the 260 mile per hour zone incorporated speed merchants in both dragsters and funny cars.

You'll see the legends of the sport such as Joe Amato, and Kenny Bernstein battle it out to be the fastest drag racer in NHRA competition. There's also a bit of controversy in Pro Stock with a Dodge Daytona, as well as the emergence of the Professor of Pro Stock Warren Johnson.

SET YOUR REMINDERS! JOHN FORCE IS ON TONIGHT'S POWER HOUR

 

Power Hour goes LIVE at 9PM EST Tuesday night Guest: The one and only John Force Hosts: Slammin' Sam and The Monday Morning Racer along with pit insider Jeff Arend

Join us live as we talk about the world of drag racing and bring you in on the conversation.

CLASSIC VIDEO - TELEVISION BROADCAST OF 1981 NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS

 

The old NHRA races recorded off of the original syndicated broadcasts are extra special.

There was one thing you could always count on when it came to racing at National Trail Raceway located outside of Columbus, Ohio. More times than not it would rain on your high horsepower parade.

The NHRA recognized the true meaning of sideways rain during the 1981 event which was rained out and returned the following weekend where it rained more through severe thunderstorms. While today's drag racing coverage is accustomed to video at night. Back then, producer Diamond P, did the best they could with the resources available.

BACK TO THE FUTURE - PRUDHOMME, BERNSTEIN PONDER THE FUTURE OF FC DESIGN IN '86

Funny Car design and technology was at a crossroads in 1986, and two of drag racing's premiere Funny Car racers knew it. In this excerpt from a Diamond P video production, the late Steve Evans along with drag racing legends Don Prudhomme and Kenny Bernstein discuss their thoughts related to a futuristic rendering from iconic drag racing artist Kenny Bernstein.

It's a amazing, just two years later Bernstein would unveil his "Batmobile" Funny Car design, and in essence jump start the space race for aerodynamics in Funny Car racing. This short clip is an entertaining piece to watch.

CLASSIC VIDEO - TELEVISION BROADCAST OF 1981 NHRA U.S. NATIONALS

 

Travel back in time to 40 years ago, when the NHRA schedule expanded to 11 races. However, regardless of how many races NHRA staged in a season, there was only one race no other could hold a candle too -- The U.S. Nationals.

The 1981 U.S. Nationals represented a change toward what would become the future as 32-car Top Fuel fields were replaced with 16. The Funny Cars were starting to spread their wings and fly, and of course the Pro Stock category featured its clash of titans, as Bob Glidden and Lee Shepherd continued their war from 1980.

Enjoy an hour of entertainment, complete with commercials from a race which has proven to be like no other over the decades.

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