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STORYTELLERS AT COMPETITION PLUS - BILL DONER TELLS THE STORY OF "LINDA AND THE OPEN"

Bill Doner, in his drag racing prime, was and is still considered the greatest promoter drag racing has ever experienced. A man of many promotions, Doner's 32 Funny Car and Fox Hunt events are considered drag racing's legends. One of Doner's most-talked about promotions came during the NHRA National Open in Seattle when Linda Lovelace served as "race queen." War Stories Grand Champion Doner tells his most famous story ever.

CPTV FEATURE - SIDETRACKED WITH MELANIE SALEMI

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.

CPTV VIDEO - BILL DONER IS PROMOTING AGAIN

If the voice sounds awful familiar to those legendary 1970s Seattle and Orange County radio commercials, it's because a familiar figure is back at it again. Legendary 1970s promoter Bill Doner is hard at work, and this time with Nitro Nostalgia Funny Cars. This commercial is in advance of the United Nitro Funny Car invitational in Spokane, Washington.

CPTV FEATURE - DONOVAN STOTT AND HIS NEAT ANGLIA GASSER

The Southeast Gassers Association (SGA), drag racing's strictest period-correct Gasser series, has more than colorful and entertaining cars. The cars, in fact, almost pale in comparison to the drivers who pilot these crude replicas of drag racing history. In this video, you'll meet Donovan Stott, driver of the A/Gas "White Trash" Anglia. In this video, fellow Gasser racer Tim Greer interviews the siblings who reveal what led them down this all too familiar path.

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.

STORYTELLERS AT COMPETITION PLUS - "WATERBED" FRED MILLER TELLS THE STORY OF "TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN"

When you roll with the greatest promoter in drag racing Bill Doner and the legendary Raymond Beadle, there's never a dull moment. In this episode of Storytellers, rockstar crewman "Waterbed" Fred Miller talks about the day a packed match race went awry in Eugene, Oregon.

CPTV VIDEO - TAKE A TOUR THROUGH DSR SHOP WITH DON SCHUMACHER

A rare opportunity at a glimpse inside Don Schumacher Racing headquarters with team owner Don Schumacher guiding a tour through the 150,000-sq ft. facility in Brownsburg, Ind.

CLASSIC VIDEO - DRAG RACING, A SPORT OF THE PEOPLE

This classic video, produced in the early 1970s. explains the value of drag racing in the entertainment community. Plenty of old cars and interesting people in the promotional/documentary sport extolling the virtues of of straight-line racing.

LIVE VIDEO: MONEY TREE TRIPLE 10s - ELK CREEK, VA.

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the Money Tree Triple 10s from Elk Creek Dragway in Elk Creek, Va., . 

CPTV FEATURE: INTRODUCING SIDETRACKED WITH MELANIE SALEMI

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. We'll first present the trailer, with Episode 1 below. 

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