Video by Les Mayhew Tue, 2017-03-28 12:20
Former NHRA starter Mark Lyle was a man's man, the kind of race official who envisioned the big picture of drag racing accordingly. The drag racing community endured a huge loss when on Sunday, March 27, 2016, Lyle died in what has been described as giving his life to save another.
In going through our archives, we happened across this Les Mayhew video feature from the 2015 NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, NC. After a long and trying day of qualifying, Lyle took the time out from his personal time to explain the intracacies of the complex staging process. This was the kind of person Lyle was.
by Bobby Bennett Sun, 2017-03-26 10:45
In this latest episode of Storytellers at CompetitionPlus.tv, the Golden Voice of the NHRA Dave McClelland reveals if he hadn't picked up the microphone to earn a living he'd likely have been a professional drag racer. However, if you had asked the late Steve Evans about one particular day in Bakersfield, he would have likely said "Big Mac" wasn't ready for primetime.
Video by Bobby Bennett; Camera by Jake Simmons Tue, 2017-03-14 19:41
Admittedly, Del Worsham has been there, and done that in terms of major league nitro racing. He's barely had cheese to go on his hamburger and he's dined on fine sushi. The two-time NHRA champion left Kalitta Racing at the end of 2016 to pursue racing where it all began for him; on a budget and with his father Chuck Worsham. In this video, Worsham related to how experience in drag racing has helped him make a return home to his family team with backing from Lucas Oil.
by Drone South Productions Fri, 2017-03-10 11:10
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 driver's who pilot these crude replicas of drag racing history. In this video, you'll meet Tim Greer, who by his admission became addicted to this way of life, joined Quain Stott's cult-like following with what we classify one of the baddest old-school hot rods we've seen in a long time. You simply cannot pay for entertainment this good.
Video by Bobby Bennett; Camera by Jake Simmons, Les Mayhew Thu, 2017-03-09 09:45
Here's four minutes of fast-paced AA/Funny Car action from the 2017 Good Vibrations March Meet. Watch champion Ryan Hodgson drive his way through a stellar field to defeat defending world champion Kris Krabill in a fiery final round. Catch all the thrill and spills of final eliminations in this event recap.
Video by Bobby Bennett Wed, 2017-03-08 19:15
Behold the Gasser. In the 1960s, the Gasser was to drag racing what today's Pro Modified or Drag Radial cars are. They were entertaining, fierce and unpredictable.
Quain Stott has given up a lot to maintain at least one small pocket of period correctness in drag racing's modern nostalgia crazy. If you want to see the closest to what they were in the 1965 - 1967 era, then you want to drop in for a South East Gassers event.