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ENCORE - LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF ERIC MEDLEN

It’s been ten-and-a-half years since a freak accident during what should have been a routine test session took the life of rising Funny Car star Eric Medlen and put into motion a father’s quest to transform personal tragedy into meaningful change in race car design.

In this, the debut episode of Legends: The Series, Season Four, John Medlen talks about his son’s passion for life, his affinity for people and how his pursuit of a dream ultimately landed him in the seat of one of the world’s most powerful race cars and made him a six-time NHRA tour winner. “(Driving) was something he wanted to do very, very, very bad,” Medlen said of his son, who was just three races into his fourth pro season when he died at age 33. “I did everything I could to talk him out of it (but) I could see that’s where his heart was. That’s what he wanted to do.” Nevertheless, overcoming his own grief in the aftermath of the accident was a slow and very painful process, one in which he insists Eric played a major role.

“We all get to choose the path we take in life,” he said. “You’ve gotta make the best decisions you can, but it’s your life. It’s a time that God has given us on this planet and you get to pick. We have an arrival date and an ending date and there’s a dash between it all. We get to pick how we live that dash. (Eric) was a perfect example of living (that dash) to the fullest."

CPTV ENCORE: REMEMBERING FORCE & HAGAN VS. THE INTERNET

force haganGo behind the scenes with NHRA Funny Car champion Matt Hagan and his iconic adversary John Force as they describe an offseason where they caught hell on the Internet. Hagan was accused of being the beneficiary of dives. Force was accused of gaining favoritism from NHRA. In a court of law, neither would likely be found guilty as charged. So we are taking it to the one place for you to help us decide, the Race Fan's Court.

 

STORYTELLERS - RICKIE SMITH TELLS THE STORY OF "IT'S DARK UP AT THE DUCK"

 

When they got together there was never a dull moment, and this certainly wasn't one.

SEASON 3, LEGENDS: THE SERIES ENCORE - THE LEGEND OF JUNGLE PAM HARDY

Think about this.

Pamela Hardy, more commonly as Jungle Pam, was in drag racing for only four short years, yet her name remains iconic nearly four decades later. That's major longevity for someone whose main claim to fame was backing up a race car while scantily clad.

Jungle Pam ran the roads as the yin to Jungle Jim Liberman's yang. She was the salt to his pepper. We think you get the drift.

CPTV CLASSIC VIDEO - REMEMBERING DIAMOND P's DECADE OF THRILLS II

Legendary television personality and announcer Steve Evans and iconic drag racer Don Prudhomme continue their discussion of drag racing highlights up until 1990 in this Diamond P compilation. You'll see many of drag racing's highs and lows during a drag racing era when politics were minimal and excitement was maximum.

#FIXFLIPFUEL: EPISODE 5 - IT'S TIME TO GO RACING

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!”

STORYTELLERS ENCORE - NICKY BONINFANTE TELLS THE STORY OF "I DID A BAD THING"

 

Idle hands are the devil's workshop, and for one Top Fuel team those idle hands brought out the devil himself in the form of alcohol and dynamite. Nicky Boninfante, a former storyteller champion, tells the story of a former teammate who brought out hellfire via a toilet.

 

CLASSIC VIDEO: ONCE UPON A WHEEL

This classic video follows the legendary Don "the Snake" Prudhomme and Tom 'the Mongoose" McEwen on a match race tour throughout the midwestern United States. Lots of dry hops and candid interviews with the legends of Funny Car racing.

CPTV VIDEO - WIND 'EM UP, DUMP THE CLUTCH MODIFIEDS

Travel back in time to 1981, the last year of Modified Eliminator. We've found this gem featuring old Gas and Modified Production cars banging the gearbox at Connecticut Dragway. Crank up the speakers you will love this one.

WATCH THE LATEST EPISODE OF TOP ALKAHAULIN'

After spending a year promoting the NHRA Top Alcohol classes on social media, InsideTopAlcohol’s Will Hanna has launched a new project – Top Alkahaulin’. The show features the stars of the Top Alcohol categories by following two teams through a race weekend. 

“I have always thought the Top Alcohol classes have some great personalities,” said Hanna. “What I’ve seen this year promoting the classes on InsideTopAlcohol’s social media pages is fans love these cars and teams. There are real people racing real fast cars on a real big stage.

“With the Top Alcohol classes, you can see the results, watch the results on the Fox Sports coverage, but you don’t really get to see or know the backstory,” Hanna continued. “We introduce the teams and follow them round by round as the weekend goes on. We not only talk to the drivers but the tuners and crew to get multiple perspectives. The 2019 Top Alcohol World Championship battles were some of the best we’ve seen in years. We were able to follow the contenders as it happened.”

Hanna looks forward to producing an episode for each of the 16 NHRA National events the Top Alcohol classes are competing at, plus a few more events.

 

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