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SNEAK PEEK AT ALEXIS DEJORIA'S NEW LOOK TOYOTA

The Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car team makes its 2017 debut this week. Preview the team’s ultra-sleek, green and matte gray Patrón Toyota Camry before it takes to the track at the annual NHRA Nitro Spring Training test session in Phoenix, Arizona.

Team Patrón’s new livery is revealed in this video. Also included, interviews with Funny Car pilot Alexis DeJoria, and co-crew chiefs Nicky Boninfante and Tommy DeLago. Boninfante joins Team Patrón after eight seasons as the co-crew chief on the Championship DHL Funny Car.

CPTV VIDEO: INTRODUCING THE NEW LOOK OF MICKEY THOMPSON TIRES

 

Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels unveiled a refreshed brand identityduring a special press conference hosted at the company’s new Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) Show booth.

Chris Barbara, President of Mickey Thompson, provided media personnel, dealers and distributors with a preview of what lies ahead for the iconic brand that included a special video presentation telling the story of the company’s history of innovation, and passion for performance. He went on to share insight into the meaning behind the changes, scheduled for rollout in 2017, as a statement to the company’s continued evolution.

CPTV VIDEO FLASHBACK - 1974 IHRA SOUTHERN NATS (CHARLOTTE)

The IHRA sanctioned their first and last drag race in Charlotte during the 1974 season. While this video, originally broadcast on Speedvision, which is now Speed TV, showed good footage from the event, the horrific deaths of three people on Saturday of the event was not mentioned. The event was the first eighth-mile sanctioned national event on record and was contested on the pit road at what is now Lowe's Motor Speedway.

LEGENDS PREVIEW - THE LEGEND OF BRUCE ALLEN

 
Imagine for a moment you are just getting your feet wet in the challenge of driving a Pro Stocker, and suddenly you're called upon to drive for one of the most dominant teams in drag racing. Further imagine, the seat you sit in was vacated by a legendary drag racer killed while testing less than two months earlier. If you can fully imagine this scenario then you get a glimpse of what life was like for Bruce Allen in May 1985.

CP SPORTSMAN VIDEO - 1978 NHRA SPORTSNATIONALS

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Travel back in time to an era when sportsman racing meant all-out competition from start to finish. There were no electronics, no cat and mouse battles down the track, and you had to win class.

Thanks to YouTube.com, we are proud to bring you the Diamond P video production of the 1978 NHRA Sportsnationals from Beech bend International Raceway in Bowling Green, Ky.

This video feature Pro Comp eliminations when the AA/DA dragsters and BB/FCs battled it out under the same umbrella.  You’ll also see Comp eliminator and one Pro Stock legend racing his Mopar. The high-winding and gear-jamming Modified cars do battle as well.

You’ll also see more than a fair share of Stock and Super Stockers.

The video is a little rough in the first part but the sound is incredible. If you’re an old school sportsman drag racing fan, you’ll be in Heaven for at least an hour.

CPTV NEWS: BILL TO PROTECT MOTORSPORTS REINTRODUCED IN THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

​The SEMA Action Network (SAN) praised U.S. Representative Patrick McHenry and his colleagues for reintroducing H.R. 350, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2017 (RPM Act): The bipartisan bill, which was submitted for reintroduction on the first day of the new Congress, protects Americans’ right to modify street vehicles into dedicated racecars. 

STORYTELLERS AT COMPETITION PLUS - LOUIS FORCE TELLS THE STORY OF "YOU RAN OVER WHO?"

In this latest episode of Storytellers at CompetitionPlus.tv, Louis Force, older brother of John Force tells the story of the day the brothers accidentally ran over a bicyclist while repossessing their race cars. What they didn't know at the time was just how much clout the victim had.

 

SEASON 3, LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF STEVE EARWOOD AND DAVE DENSMORE

Where one was the other usually wasn't far away. And, for one of drag racing's most storied public relations tandems, this tendency hasn't changed much.

There were no manuals, nor were there any mentors when Steve Earwood and Dave Densmore took over the NHRA's Press and Publicity Department back in 1975.

Together, they painted the sport of drag racing throughout the media landscape in mainstream media, whether it was network broadcast, print or radio.

CPTV NEWS - UPDATING THE RPM ACT

 

The Performance Racing Industry Show is a great place to see and learn about the very latest in race parts.

The Show is also an educational experience through its seminars and conferences, which cover a full range of topics ranging from safety to sponsorship.

The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) gave a presentation of profound importance to every corner of motor racing. Government regulation of off-highway motorsports and SEMA's effort to prevent it.

CPTV VIDEO: RARE 1977 U.S. NATIONALS VIDEO WITH SOUND

Rare home video captured from the 1977 NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. And just as a teaser, this video opens with the small block Vega of Paul Blevins jamming the gearbox with Jenkins Competition horsepower. Did we mention there's real cackle from the Blue Max?

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