by Bobby Bennett; Photos courtesy of Dave Wallace, Bunker Racing, Super Stock & Drag Illustrated Magazine Sun, 2021-01-10 21:14
The indexed-pro tree classes competing in NHRA’s Super classes weren’t always part of the regular menu of sportsman drag racing. In fact, before 1980, it didn’t exist on the national scene.
Many consider the “Super” style of racing as one style which revolutionized sportsman drag racing. This style of heads-up sportsman racing can be traced back to 1971.
On a sunny day in March 1971, promoter Dave Dorman sat down with his tech officials at Redding Dragway.
by Bobby Bennett Sat, 2021-01-09 16:00
In the 1970s, there was no mistaking this sound. The high-winding, heaving flywheel grinding, gear-jamming symphony made up the orchestra of Modified eliminator. Called blue-collar class racing, Modified thrived in NHRA competition until it was disbanded and divided between Competition and Super Stock. This informative CompetitionPlus.tv video, tells the Modified story through the eyes of Mike Edwards, Vinny Barone, David Nickens, Gene Fulton and Jerry Coley.