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CPTV FEATURE: THE ART OF BUILDING A PERIOD CORRECT GASSER

gassers 03Past IHRA Pro Modified champion Quain Stott has found a new calling in life. The rags to somewhat riches drag racing story now has a new chapter. Stott is building, racing and organizing period correct Gasser events before packed houses in the Carolinas. This is his story and the art of building these unique hot rods.

 

CPTV NEWS - ONE SCARY '55 FORD GASSER

Jeff Jacobson knew his idea would defy logic from those who admire classic automobiles. The longtime Gasser fan, who had become infatuated with the Southeast Gassers while attending the Byron Dragway Meltdown Drags, decided when no one was willing to give him appropriate money for a '55 Ford Fairlane he found in his hometown of Boyd, Wisconsin, that he'd cut up the vintage Blue Oval and turn it into a Gasser.

The "Skairlane", a 427 SOHC Ford-powered, clutch assisted four-speed car, is a car he built with the sole purpose of having fun.

CLASSIC RACES AT CPTV - 1980 NHRA WORLD FINALS - FC - PST

 
Take a trip back in time when NHRA appeared on NBC's Sportsworld, a sports variety show aimed to do battle with ABC's Wide World of Sports. The race coverage was broken down into two episodes with one focusing on Top Fuel and the other on Funny Car and Pro Stock. This video features the historic Pro Stock championship battle between Bob Glidden and the late Lee Shepherd. Ron Colson wins in his final Funny Car race.

STORYTELLERS AT CPTV - GARY SCELZI TELLS THE STORY OF "I'M FEELING BLUE"

 

 

If you want a good time, call Gary Scelzi. Throughout his time in drag racing, there were few drivers more animated than Scelzi, the multi-time NHRA champion. And, as in most stories, the wildest situations often included alcohol. Although this story didn't transpire because of alcohol, Scelzi did find himself in a crappy situation.

Storytellers is an original video series from CompetitionPlus.tv.

 

CLASSIC RACES AT CPTV - 1980 NHRA WORLD FINALS - TOP FUEL

Take a trip back in time when NHRA appeared on NBC's Sportsworld, a sports variety show aimed to do battle with ABC's Wide World of Sports. The race coverage was broken down into two episodes with one focusing on Top Fuel and the other on Funny Car and Pro Stock. This video focuses on the historic three-driver championship battle eventually won by Shirley Muldowney at the final race hosted by Ontario Motor Speedway.

STORYTELLERS AT CPTV - NICKY BONINFANTE TELLS THE STORY OF "YOU DRINK A BEER, YOU HANG A MOON"

 

 

Rolling with the legendary Scott Kalitta back in the day and few rolled with the second-generation drag racing more than Nicky Boninfante. In this episode, the longtime Kalitta Motorsports tuner tells of the day they navigated the legendary grapevine between Los Angeles and Bakersfield with a driverless van full of moon shiners.

Storytellers is an original video series from CompetitionPlus.tv.

 

CPTV NEWS: STEVIE FAST AND THE SHADOW 2.0

Stevie "Fast" Jackson and the Shadow Drag Radial Mustang are a part of this volatile style of racing's legends.

During Donald "Duck" Long's No Mercy event at Drag Radial, the Fox-bodied Mustang spun out, went airborne and crashed in the shutdown area of South Georgia Motorsports Park. 

In this video from our friends at Quartermax, Stevie "Fast" talks about the Shadow 2.0.

SEASON 3, LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF ROY HILL

There is not a more unlikely drag racing success story than Roy Hill’s. The man they call “Hillbilly” overcame poverty, illiteracy and some admittedly questionable life choices to become not only a champion driver and car owner but also a successful businessman and entrepreneur.

In this episode of Legends: The Series, Season Three, the proprietor of Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School discusses growing up on his grandparents’ North Carolina farm, leaving school in the seventh grade, his long association racing legend Richard Petty and the addicting qualities of the sport he loves.

 

LIVE VIDEO: NO PREP - REDEMPTION 6.0, TULSA, OK.

Thanks to our coverage partners at Bangshift.com, we present to you the live video feed from the Redemption 6.0 in Tulsa, Ok.

COMPETITIONPLUS TV FLASHBACK - 1978 NHRA WORLD FINALS

NHRA national event racing for 1978 came to a dramatic conclusion this past weekend with the running of the 14th annual Winston World Finals. It was excitement galore at Ontario Motor Speedway: performance-wise, final-round drama-wise, and everything else-wise. It was a picture-perfect finish for the stellar '78 drag racing season, one that the spectators, racers, officials, and manufacturers will long remember.

The NHRA Winston Professional titles in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock might have been sewed up long before the World Finals, but that didn't take anything away from stellar pro action. Rob Bruins, fresh off his Fallnationals triumph, put Gaines Markley's potent mount back in the Top Fuel winner's circle when performance star Gary Beck had trouble on the line. Raymond Beadle annexed the Funny Car crown, stopping Tom McEwen in the final. And in Pro Stock, well Bob Glidden kept his undefeated string alive with his Ford Fairmont by topping Larry Lombardo. - Dave Densmore

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