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CPTV FEATURE: GASSER RACER JUST WANTED TO RACE HEADS UP

At 70-years old, drag racing suspension manufacturer Ronnie Santhuff knows exactly what he wants to do in his golden years.

Santhuff, who has specialized in making shocks for cars designed to race extremely fast, didn't want to have to run 200 miles per hour to race heads up without a dial-in. He's found a home with the Southeast Gassers Association, running a C/Gasser he built himself.

Santhuff, by his own admission, is having the time of his life with the Texas Shooter. This is his story.

CPTV VIDEO - WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TRY TO DRIVE A GASSER TO THE DMV

Undocumented comedian and documented Gasser racer Tim Greer takes a spin in his vintage Rambler Gasser through the streets of small-town Roebuck, South Carolina, and into the thriving metropolis of Spartanburg, SC, home of the Marshall Tucker Band and the famous Beacon Drive-in, in search of a South Carolina license plate. You'll want to see how this one turns out. 

CPTV VIDEO - LARRY DIXON: IN AUSTRALIA, YOU FIND YOUR PASSION

Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon has been there and done that, and has the championships to prove it. However, drag racing on the other side of the world has always reminded him why he fell in love with drag racing. Whether it's the passion of the fans, or the unbridled fury of racing quarter-mile, Dixon is in a happy place now where he can still run 4.4-seconds in a quarter-mile and still experience travel basketball with his children. He's having the time of his life racing Down Under with Santo Rapisarda.

CPTV FEATURE - JUSTIN ASHLEY STEPS INTO TOP FUEL

Top Fuel is the top of the food chain for drag racing. In just two years, former Junior Dragster racerJustin Ashley has climbed the ladder of drag racing progression. After a year of racing Top Dragster, Ashley used the tutelage of noted drag racing instructor Frank Hawley to move into Top Alcohol Dragster, where in his first three races recorded a win, runner-up and a No. 1 qualifying effort. Recently he added a Top Fuel license to his growing resume. Recently, he earned his Top Fuel license under the guidance of Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel team. He's proven a quick study just like his father Mike, a two-time Pro Modified champion, who won Indy in only his second season of Funny Car racing. Watch the excitement and passion of this youthful drag racer who represents the next generation of this sport.

HOT VIDEO - WE LOVE A FIRE BURNOUT

 

How about a front-engine fire burnout to start the day. Via social media comes this incredible footage of Dave Nelson's tire heater.

TALK ABOUT DODGING A BULLET, CHECK, OUT THIS VIDEO

Many times, those journalists who bring you the sights and sounds of drag racing often take their lives into their hands. There's no finer example than this video. 

On July 4, 2017, at Alaska Raceway Park, John Dixon piloting the Trophy Hunter AA/FA experienced a massive blower explosion. Parts and pieces launched even with blower restraints. Dixon was unscathed. 

LIVE VIDEO: MELTDOWN DRAGS FROM BYRON DRAGWAY

Thanks to our coverage partners over at Division 3 TV, we bring you the action live from the Meltdown Drags at Byron Dragway in Byron, Ill. 

CLASSIC VIDEO: 1980 NHRA SUMMERNATIONALS

Take a trip back in time when the SUMMERS meant hot and fast drag racing at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. You'll see the dry hops of old and the legends including Jeb Allen, Dick LaHaie, Don Prudhomme, Billy Meyer and Pro Stock legends Bob Glidden and the late Lee Shepherd.

You'll even see the sportsman finals and a good look at the legendary Wayne County Opel A/Gasser. For some reason, the broadcast missed the Pro Comp final round.

Another great trip back in time with Diamond P producing the show for ABC's Wide World of Sports.

NOW SHOWING AT CP.TV: FUNNY CAR SUMMER

07_02_2011_cptv_funnycarsummerOn this Independence Day, if you have an hour or so to spare, tune into an American drag racing icon -- Funny Car Summer. This drag racing movie follows Jim Dunn, his family and their unique rear-engine Funny Car into the legendary California tracks and beyond.

Grab a cold beverage, get comfortable in your chair and enjoy this blast from the past. Hook your computer speaker to the arm of the chair and pretend you're at the drive-in theatre. Ah, those were the days.

 

CLASSIC VIDEO REWIND - 1975 ROCKINGHAM

This rare video gem was broadcast on Speedvision and features coverage of the 1975 IHRA Pro Am Nationals, the traditional spring race hosted by Rockingham Dragway. Back in the day the IHRA provided an alternative to the larger NHRA and to be honest, the racing wasn't that bad. You'll see in this two-part video rewind footage of Don Garlits, Shirl Greer, Raymond Beadle, Bob Glidden, General Lee Edwards and more. It's just the perfect video for a holiday.

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