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CLASSIC VIDEO - DRAG RACING ON ABC WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS

A rainy Saturday afternoon of YouTube searching netted us this two-part gem apparently aired on ABC's Wide World of Sports. In the early years of the their broadcasts, the NHRA used this medium as a means of gaining television coverage for its annual Winternationals and in some seasons, the U.S. Nationals.

VIDEO - BEFORE PRO MOD EXISTED, THERE WAS QUICK EIGHT RACING IN SHUFFLETOWN

One of the birthplaces of Pro Modified, Shuffletown Dragway in Charlotte, NC, was a training ground for many of the class' pioneers with their Sunday afternoon Quick Eight competitions. On any given Sunday in the late 1980s, you could see Charles Carpenter, Tommy Mauney, Scotty Cannon, Ed Hoover and Blake Wiggins just to name a few.

VIDEO - BEFORE PRO MOD EXISTED, THERE WAS QUICK EIGHT RACING IN SHUFFLETOWN

One of the birthplaces of Pro Modified, Shuffletown Dragway in Charlotte, NC, was a training ground for many of the class' pioneers with their Sunday afternoon Quick Eight competitions. On any given Sunday in the late 1980s, you could see Charles Carpenter, Tommy Mauney, Scotty Cannon, Ed Hoover and Blake Wiggins just to name a few.

ASHLEY FORCE HOOD FEATURED IN LATEST KRISTA MARIE VIDEO

ashleyNHRA Funny Car racer Ashley Force Hood and her Castrol GTX Ford Mustang team are featured in the new music video by rising country star Krista Marie for her next hit single “Tomboy.” The video footage was shot at zMax Dragway before the NHRA Carolinas Nationals this year. In addition to the pit footage, race footage from Ashley Force Hood’s historic win at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals is also included in the video.

VIDEO - CLASSIC IHRA TOP SPORTSMAN QUICK EIGHT

We came across this YouTube gem featuring the first round of Top Sportsman Quick Eight action at the IHRA Gateway Nationals in St. Louis. Scotty Cannon won the competition and became the first and only driver in the pre-Pro Modified era to win the Saturday night Quick Eight and Sunday's Quick 32 bracket race. 

VIDEO - CLASSIC IHRA TOP SPORTSMAN QUICK EIGHT

We came across this YouTube gem featuring the first round of Top Sportsman Quick Eight action at the IHRA Gateway Nationals in St. Louis. Scotty Cannon won the competition and became the first and only driver in the pre-Pro Modified era to win the Saturday night Quick Eight and Sunday's Quick 32 bracket race. 

VIDEO - 1974 IHRA SOUTHERN NATS, CHARLOTTE, N.C.

The IHRA sanctioned their first and last drag race in Charlotte
during the 1974. While this video, originally broadcast on Speedvision,
which is now Speed TV, showed good footage from the event, the horrific
deaths of three people on Saturday of the event was not mentioned. The
event was the first eighth-mile sanctioned national event on record and
was contested on the pit road at what is now Lowe's Motor Speedway.

VIDEO - 1974 IHRA SOUTHERN NATS, CHARLOTTE, N.C.

The IHRA sanctioned their first and last drag race in Charlotte
during the 1974. While this video, originally broadcast on Speedvision,
which is now Speed TV, showed good footage from the event, the horrific
deaths of three people on Saturday of the event was not mentioned. The
event was the first eighth-mile sanctioned national event on record and
was contested on the pit road at what is now Lowe's Motor Speedway.

NHRA TO RELEASE CLASSIC FOOTAGE VIDEOS

Nothing stirs a sports fan’s emotions quite like the sight of vintage
video – the way it used to be – and NHRA drag racing has as rich a
history and as extensive a library of footage as any sport.

And beginning today, NHRA will be inviting fans to relive its glorious
and tradition-rich past as it debuts the first in a series of 15 DVDs
featuring exclusive video dating back to some of the most memorable
days of NHRA. The DVDs – re-mastered from previously released on VHS –
will be available for only $14.99 and can be purchased at http://www.nhradvd.com .

NHRA TO RELEASE CLASSIC FOOTAGE VIDEOS

Nothing stirs a sports fan’s emotions quite like the sight of vintage
video – the way it used to be – and NHRA drag racing has as rich a
history and as extensive a library of footage as any sport.

And beginning today, NHRA will be inviting fans to relive its glorious
and tradition-rich past as it debuts the first in a series of 15 DVDs
featuring exclusive video dating back to some of the most memorable
days of NHRA. The DVDs – re-mastered from previously released on VHS –
will be available for only $14.99 and can be purchased at http://www.nhradvd.com .

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