Video by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2017-04-10 17:46
In as much as actor Morgan Freeman's voice epitomizes the perceived voice of God, there's no perceiving when it comes to the voice of drag racing.
No single voice has been more closely associated with NHRA Championship Drag Racing than that of Dave McClelland. For 42 years (1961-2003), “Big Mac” announced NHRA events, served as TV host on TNN, cut TV and radio commercials and served as emcee at countless NHRA functions from banquets to press conferences.
by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2017-03-30 07:20
As kids growing up, there was no more of a tighter bond than Louis Force and his adventurous little brother John Force.
In this episode of Storytellers, Louis and John, early in their drag racing careers decide to head east out to the NHRA Gatornationals. Louis usually did all of the driving pulling their Chaparral trailer, but on the cross-country return home; the eldest of the siblings made the unwise decision to hand over the driving chores to John somewhere in Texas so he could grab some sleep.
What happened next when Louis woke up is a story worth telling, especially when John had taken a wrong turn and landed the Brute Force Funny Car team in Mexico.
Video by Les Mayhew Tue, 2017-03-28 12:20
Former NHRA starter Mark Lyle was a man's man, the kind of race official who envisioned the big picture of drag racing accordingly. The drag racing community endured a huge loss when on Sunday, March 27, 2016, Lyle died in what has been described as giving his life to save another.
In going through our archives, we happened across this Les Mayhew video feature from the 2015 NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, NC. After a long and trying day of qualifying, Lyle took the time out from his personal time to explain the intracacies of the complex staging process. This was the kind of person Lyle was.
by Bobby Bennett Sun, 2017-03-26 10:45
In this latest episode of Storytellers at CompetitionPlus.tv, the Golden Voice of the NHRA Dave McClelland reveals if he hadn't picked up the microphone to earn a living he'd likely have been a professional drag racer. However, if you had asked the late Steve Evans about one particular day in Bakersfield, he would have likely said "Big Mac" wasn't ready for primetime.