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THANKSGIVING VIDEO TREAT - A V-6 RUNS PRO STOCK

Sometimes the best laid plans on paper just don’t jibe with politics.

Buddy Ingersoll of Ziegler, Ill., knows that to be an accurate statement.

A little over 22-years ago, with the blessings of the IHRA’s tech department, Ingersoll began entering Pro Stock events with his turbocharged, 260-inch Buick Regal. This was fine until he leaned on the locals and started running quick in qualifying and even worse, started winning rounds.

Ingersoll reached the final round of the 1986 IHRA Fall Nationals in Bristol, Tenn., and afterwards found himself banished back to NHRA’s Competition eliminator. If it hadn’t been for a burned up clutch in the final round against Pro Stock icon Bob Glidden, he might have been tarred and feathered in the pits.

This classic YouTube video features the ESPN coverage of this event.

COMPETITIONPLUS TV FLASHBACK - 1970S NHRA DIVISIONAL ACTION FROM EDMONTON, ALB.

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.

THANKSGIVING VIDEO TREAT - WHEELS OF FIRE VIDEO

04_22_2011_cptv_wofWe’ve uncovered another one of the popular 1970 drag racing documentaries, this one titled Wheels of Fire.

This documentary, according to the youtube.com channel was written and directed by Douglas Kent Hall. Wheels of Fire focuses on the lives of five major drag racers of the era: Don Garlits, Don Prudhomme, Shirley Muldowney, Richard Tharp and Billy Meyer.

This hour long movie was produced by Texas race promoter Buddy Boren.

You can buy this video on DVD AT Dave Wallace’s Hot Rod Nostalgia online store. This video is a neat find on YouTube but to be appreciated you must see it on the big screen in your living room.

The video can be purchased here – HOT ROD NOSTALGIA
 

LEGENDS PREVIEW - THE LEGEND OF ROY HILL

Up next on Legends: The Series, the story of Roy Hill. You'll want to hear his story of growing up poor, befriending the Petty Family and coming within a whisker of winning the IHRA Pro Stock championship. 

The veteran drag racer talks about being illiterate much of his life, and bad decisions which led to a different direction in life. 

Easily one of the most heart-touching stories we've presented.

BENCH RACING WITH BRANDON MUDD - TALKING WITH QUAIN STOTT

An insightful weekly podcast with Brandon Mudd exclusively for CompetitionPlus.TV explores drag racing's rural communities. In this episode of Bench Racing with Brandon Mudd, we speak with Quain Stott, the innovator and presenter of drag racing's most period-correct Gasser series - the Southeast Gassers.

 

CPTV FEATURE - SOUTHEAST GASSERS FROM GREER, SC

The Southeast Gassers, drag racing's most period correct series recently competed their season in Greer, SC, with an array of period-correct Willys, Anglias, 55 Chevy and Chevy II machines. The event is just like they ran in 1967.

The show is hosted by radio personality David Lancaster and past Pro Modified champion Mitch Stott.

STORYTELLERS AT CPTV - AL SEGRINI TELLS THE STORY OF "SORRY ABOUT THAT DAVE"

When there's alcohol involved, and classic Funny Car figures, there's bound to be an injury waiting to happen. After decades of silence, Al Segrini comes clean on the day Dave Densmore took the wildest mechanical bull ride of his life.

Segrini tells the story of the night Dale Emery hopped up the mechanical bull and Densmore learned the hard way.

Storytellers is an original video series from CompetitionPlus.tv.

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CPTV FEATURE - BROTHERS, A CHEVY II GASSER AND HONORING THIER FATHER

Joey and Jerry Birch race a C/Gasser in the Southeast Gasser Association. The car they run is a tribute to the Gasser their father ran and dominated back in the 1970s while racing in the Upstate of South Carolina.

In this video, the brothers talk about the importance and memories of watching their father race back in the 1960s. Ironically, part of their father Joe, who passed away in 2009, still rides with them. The engine in the car is the last one he built.

A story worth sharing.

STORYTELLERS AT CPTV - AUSSIE VICTOR BRAY TELLS THE STORY OF "YEP, THAT'S SCOTTY CANNON'S BOY"

Depending on whom you might ask, Bundaberg Rum might be considered a relaxing drink to a rare few, but to others it can be the devil. While Scotty Cannon was a bruiser back in his Pro Modified days, his son and eventual Pro Modified champion Scott Cannon was a quiet-natured teenager who hoped to follow in his dad's footsteps.

In 1999, when he joined his dad in a trip to Australia to race with Victor Bray, the kid took on the spirit of his dad in the scrappy nature. Well, Victor tells the story of the dad Junior went wild on the "Bundy" rum and then clocked a few fellas on the "melon".

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