CPTV FLASHBACK: 1981 NHRA WORLD FINALS

 

In our celebration of the famed Orange County International Raceway, as we are working in Irvine, Ca. this week, we bring you the inaugural event from the legendary drag strip. 

We travel back in time to an era when the NHRA, seeking a more permanent home for its quality broadcasts produced by Diamond P, often ventured into the major networks such as ABC and NBC.

The 1981 NHRA World Finals, moved to the famed Orange County International Raceway after Ontario Motor Speedway closed down, was broadcast on NBC's Sportsworld.