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#DRAGRACING: ONTARIO MOTOR SPEEDWAY - DEATH OF A SUPER TRACK

Ontario Motor Speedway was a motorsport venue located in Ontario, California. It was the first and only automobile racing facility built to accommodate major races sanctioned by all of the four dominant racing sanctioning bodies: USAC (and now IndyCar Series) for open-wheel oval car races; NASCAR for a 500-mile (800 km) oval stock car races; NHRA for drag races; and FIA for Formula One road course races. Constructed in less than two years, the track opened in August 1970 and was considered state of the art at the time.

WATCH ALL EPISODES OF LEGENDS: THE SERIES, SEASON 4

Tune-in and watch the complete Season 4 of the acclaimed online documentary series Legends: the Series. Go behind the scenes and live the stories as told by the legends themselves. 

CPTV VIDEO: SOUTHEAST GASSERS 2017 SEASON IN REVIEW

Catch all the excitement of the gear-jamming, wheels-up action from the Southeast Gassers Association, drag racing's strictest period correct series. This year marks the seventh season of the specialty series which takes racers and fans alike back to the good old days of 1967.

CPTV FEATURE - SIDETRACKED WITH MELANIE SALEMI, A FULL SEASON

Racing isn't something we do to get sidetracked from life. Racing is life. Sidetracked is racing. Sidetracked is a video mini-feature series showcasing Melanie Salemi, and her Strange Engineering-sponsored PDRA Pro Boost team.

CLASSIC VIDEO: 1984 IHRA SPRING NATIONALS VIDEO

Thunder Valley Dragway, the crown jewel of IHRA facilities, annually hosted the richest professional drag race with unheard paydays in the Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock divisions. Consider this ... in 1980, Larry Carrier paid a whopping $20,000 to win in both Top Fuel and Funny Car divisions. Pro Stock took home an impressive $10,000.

The 1984 season marked a change for the IHRA as Top Fuel was dropped from the program leaving the fuel Funny Car division as the lone nitro division.

This rare video features coverage of the Pro Funny Car division as well as the mountain-motored Pro Stocks.

You'll see the stars of the era ... Billy Meyer, Mark Oswald, Denny Savage, Dale Pulde, Lee Shepherd, Roy Hill and more. This video also features sportsman categories.

If you look really closely during the broadcast, you'll see John Force and the king of the '55 Chevrolets Charles Carpenter.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1972 NHRA WINTERNATIONALS

Goodyear and ABC Sports film 'It sure went up in smoke' takes a look at Big Daddy Don Garlits, Don the Snake Prudhomme and Shirley Cha Cha Muldowney at the 1972 NHRA Winternationals Pomona California

CPTV ENCORE - A JOHN FORCE CHRISTMAS

Christmas time is about family, and for one storied drag racer, a metal toy log truck.

Sixteen-time NHRA champion John Force opens his heart about a five-year old's Christmas, and the challenges of growing up poor in the 1950s. This 20-minute video will tug at your heart, and if you are not careful, will have you shedding a tear or five.

A very emotional video where Force talks about his youthful lesson of learning the real meaning of Christmas. 

CLASSIC VIDEO: VROOM! AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE CLASSIC DAYS OF DRAG RACING

hqdefaultTake a trip back to the early 1970s with this inside look of drag racing with cameos by Shirley Muldowney, Don Schumacher, Don Garlits and the late Jungle Jim Liberman. Tune in, you'll love this "far out" look into the world of drag racing.

 

MEET THE TEAM - CP.COM PUBLISHER/EDITOR BOBBY BENNETT

Over the course of the NHRA U.S. Nationals, CPTV's Jake Simmons mirrored members of the CompetitionPlus.com team and their approach to covering drag racing, and the Big Go. In this episode, tag along with Bobby Bennett, the founder and driving force behind CompetitionPlus.com. Bennett got his start in drag racing at 12 years old, where he first published a magazine. Spend a day in the life.

MEET THE TEAM - CP.COM DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY ROGER RICHARDS

Over the course of the NHRA U.S. Nationals, CPTV's Jake Simmons mirrored members of the CompetitionPlus.com team and their approach to covering drag racing, and the Big Go. In this episode, tag along with Roger Richards, CompetitionPlus.com's original and only Photo Editor as he discusses his years in drag racing, which amazingly began with the online magazine back in 1999.

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