by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2019-02-22 20:19
Scott Palmer loves driving his Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Top Fuel Dragster, and because of this, he's as hands-on with his dragster as one can get.
Palmer's love transcends driving in competition because he's a huge fan of the sport. This is why he cannot wait to see what this weekend's cooler temperatures will inspire at Wild Horse Motorsports Park, host to this weekend's Magic Dry NHRA Arizona Nationals.
"With the cooler conditions setting up the way they are going to be this weekend, everybody is going to be super-fast," Palmer said. "If we are lucky it's going to be a high of maybe 60 degrees so it's going to make for a very stout and tight racetrack. There will be a lot of career-bests set this weekend, for sure.
Video by Bobby Bennett; Camera by Jake Simmons Mon, 2019-02-18 23:51
Check out our high-intensity recap video from the 2019 Lights Out 10 event hosted by South Georgia Motorsports Park outside of Vadosta, Ga. Every race is captured in this 32-car field ladder, and hear from the winner at the end of the show.
Video by Bobby Bennett; Camera by Jake Simmons Mon, 2019-02-18 21:56
Check out our fast-paced recap of X275 drag radial competition from Lights Out 10, a major drag radial event at South Geogia Motorsports Park located outside of Valdosta, Ga.
by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2019-02-12 15:30
Drag racing boasts a diversity of participation that is the envy of every other motor racing discipline on the planet. But, how diverse would the sport be today had there never been a woman with the fiery determination of Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney?
While Shirley Shahan, Judy Lilly and others had broken drag racing’s gender barrier long before Muldowney left the streets of Schenectady, N.Y., they earned their NHRA hardware in cars that could have been driven to and from church, school or the corner store.
When Muldowney burst upon the scene in the early 1970s, though, she wasn’t interested in driving a Dodge or Ford or Chevrolet. She was hell bent on mashing the pedal on a Top Fuel dragster, a purpose-built race car that even in 1973 was capable of zero to 240 mile per hour acceleration in less than six seconds.
Sun, 2019-01-13 22:04
If you love classic drag racing, then you are going to love this presentation of divisional racing from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. You'll see everything from gear-jamming class racing to nitro competition. If you listen very closely, the host sounds a lot like NHRA VP of Operations Graham Light, who used to run the track.
Sat, 2019-01-12 18:00
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.
Video by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2019-01-11 19:06
Long before Rickie Smith became an iconic door slammer racer, he was an athlete, with letters in both football and wrestling. Such athletic prowess can make one feel invincible, and for the kid from King, NC, he was feeling a bit of himself. A recipe for disaster includes the town fair, youthful testosterone, a feeling of invincibility, and a primate with an attitude. Rickie tells the story about the day he crossed paths with a chimp sporting a bad attitude.
Sun, 2019-01-06 16:00
Travel back to a time when Dragsters and Funny Cars did dry hops. Pro Stockers pulled the levers. This was a time when drag racing's video coverage was more about tape delay and syndication and ESPN was still in its infancy.
CompetitionPlus.tv, via Youtube.com, visits U.S. 131 Dragway [Martin, Mich.] for the Popular Hot Rodding Nationals during the 1980 season.
This event wasn't a national event on the NHRA Winston World Championsip Series. It was instead an NHRA Division 3 points race and a staple of the drag racing "must run" events. In this event, professional drivers gathered points towards the chamnpionhip. Ironically this event was staged on the same weekiend as the NHRA Molson Grandnational in Montreal, Quebec.
Many of the teams raced both events on this weekend.
Video by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2019-01-04 12:49
They could embellish, but it wouldn't be their style. They could hold back a few details, but that wouldn't be their style either. Hold on as CompetitionPlusTV corrals in the trio of Pat Musi, Rickie Smith and Roy Hill for a storytelling session where they share the exploits of the day they crossed paths with a gentleman they describe as "Captain Underpants."
by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2019-01-03 20:10
Few drag racing flames ever burned brighter than Gary Scelzi’s. In a pro career spanning just 10 full seasons, five in Top Fuel and five in Funny Car, the native Californian won 37 NHRA tour events, three Bud Shootouts and four championships while endearing himself to friends, fans and rivals away from the track with an offbeat sense of humor.
When he won the 2005 NHRA Funny Car title, he became just the second driver in history to hoist the championship hardware in both fuel categories.