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MEET THE TEAM - CP.COM PUBLISHER/EDITOR BOBBY BENNETT

Over the course of the NHRA U.S. Nationals, CPTV's Jake Simmons mirrored members of the CompetitionPlus.com team and their approach to covering drag racing, and the Big Go. In this episode, tag along with Bobby Bennett, the founder and driving force behind CompetitionPlus.com. Bennett got his start in drag racing at 12 years old, where he first published a magazine. Spend a day in the life.

MEET THE TEAM - CP.COM DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY ROGER RICHARDS

Over the course of the NHRA U.S. Nationals, CPTV's Jake Simmons mirrored members of the CompetitionPlus.com team and their approach to covering drag racing, and the Big Go. In this episode, tag along with Roger Richards, CompetitionPlus.com's original and only Photo Editor as he discusses his years in drag racing, which amazingly began with the online magazine back in 1999.

MEET THE TEAM - CP.COM SENIOR WRITER TRACY RENCK

Over the course of the NHRA U.S. Nationals, CPTV's Jake Simmons mirrored members of the CompetitionPlus.com team and their approach to covering drag racing, and the Big Go. In this episode, tag along with Tracy Renck, the team's go-to reporter on breaking news and race coverage. He is the son of former Division 5 Top Fuel/Pro Comp standout Ed Renck.

MEET THE TEAM - CP.COM SENIOR WRITER LARRY CRUM

Over the course of the NHRA U.S. Nationals, CPTV's Jake Simmons mirrored members of the CompetitionPlus.com team and their approach to covering drag racing, and the Big Go. In this episode, tag along with Larry Crum, a senior writer who specializes in event notebooks and features.

MEET THE TEAM - CP.COM SENIOR WRITER SUSAN WADE

Over the course of the NHRA U.S. Nationals, CPTV's Jake Simmons mirrored members of the CompetitionPlus.com team and their approach to covering drag racing, and the Big Go. In this episode, tag along with Susan Wade, CompetitionPlus.com's Senior Writer. Susan has been on the team now for 14 years, and her writing is a work of art.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1983 IHRA SPRING NATS

02 02 2012 cptv 1983 ihra springnatsTake a journey back in time when Funny Cars still looked like real cars, Pro Stockers did dry hops and sportsman racing was included in the professional television show. The Mizlou Sports Group published this television broadcast of the 1983 IHRA Spring Nationals in Bristol, Tenn. You'll see Gary Beck, Scott Kalitta, Raymond Beadle, Al Segrini, Lee Shepherd and Rickie Smith. Best of all, you'll get to witness drivers taking the famed Bristol dogleg.

NOT FOR THE FAINT AT HEART - THE ANNUAL URBAN HILLBILLY CARNAGEFEST

If you get sideways, or just flatout lose it, there's a good chance Urban Hillbilly's Sean Melton will be there to capture it. While we take no pride in promoting the misfortune of others, we do smile in the fact that despite the mayhem, all drivers walked away uninjured. 

VIDEO FLASHBACK - 1985 ADRA (FORMERLY AHRA) SPRINGNATIONALS

Take a trip back to 1985, when the American Drag Racing Association, formerly campaigned as the American Hot Rod Association, staged their Springnationals event at Tulsa International in Tulsa, Ok. This is the Top Fuel portion featuring Don Garlits as the pit reporter. 

STEVE ROBINSON'S NEW SHOEBOX FROM RJ RACE CARS

Get an inside look at the latest project from RJ Race Cars. This '55 Chevy was built for the Robinson family. In this partial car build, RJRC completed all of the fabrication work, including a welded chassis, mounting the body, full carbon fiber interior, and a rolling suspension. The Robinson's explain how they look forward to painting, wiring, and finishing the car themselves before taking it to the race track next season.

LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF ERIC MEDLEN

It’s been ten-and-a-half years since a freak accident during what should have been a routine test session took the life of rising Funny Car star Eric Medlen and put into motion a father’s quest to transform personal tragedy into meaningful change in race car design.

In this, the debut episode of Legends: The Series, Season Four, John Medlen talks about his son’s passion for life, his affinity for people and how his pursuit of a dream ultimately landed him in the seat of one of the world’s most powerful race cars and made him a six-time NHRA tour winner. “(Driving) was something he wanted to do very, very, very bad,” Medlen said of his son, who was just three races into his fourth pro season when he died at age 33. “I did everything I could to talk him out of it (but) I could see that’s where his heart was. That’s what he wanted to do.” Nevertheless, overcoming his own grief in the aftermath of the accident was a slow and very painful process, one in which he insists Eric played a major role.

“We all get to choose the path we take in life,” he said. “You’ve gotta make the best decisions you can, but it’s your life. It’s a time that God has given us on this planet and you get to pick. We have an arrival date and an ending date and there’s a dash between it all. We get to pick how we live that dash. (Eric) was a perfect example of living (that dash) to the fullest."

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