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CLASSIC VIDEO - 1984 AHRA GRAND AMERICAN SERIES - US 30 DRAGWAY

Travel back in time to the legendary U.S. 30 Drag Strip in Gary, Indiana, once known for its tremendous booked in match race shows. However, this time it's an event with the AHRA's Grand American Series.

The show Superchargers, known for its coverage of the obscure events, tackled this event, covering the Funny Cars and Top Fuelers. The Funny Cars were the stars of the show, like most every event at U.S. 30. However, the Top Fuelers put on a show with the legends.

You'll see plenty of legends in this one hour presentation.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1983 NHRA WINTERNATIONALS

Travel back in time to an era where drag racing was just starting to grow in a corporate direction. See drag racing legends such as Shirley Muldowney, Jerry Ruth, Kenny Bernstein, Bob Glidden and Frank Hawley. View this ABC's Wide World of Sports broadcast and a different kind of presentation.

STORYTELLERS ENCORE - NICKY BONINFANTE AND THE LEGEND OF GLUEASS

Life on the road can lead to extreme moments of excitement, and on the flipside extreme moments of boredom. With this said, pranking can become an integral part of passing the time. Essentially, it's prank or be pranked.

Nicky Boninfante, who was a finalist in our all-time storytelling competition, tells of the day a crewmember on his father's U.S. Male Funny Car ended up on the receiving end of a sticky situation, 

As Boninfante recalls, a crewmember ended up being the butt of a big joke. 

STORYTELLERS ENCORE - GARY SCELZI TELLS THE STORY OF THE DAY THE RENTAL CAR LOST

Life on the road can be tough sometimes, and when you're a rental car it's much tougher. Hear the story of Funny Car legends Gary Scelzi and Ron Capps, and the day driving across freshly plowed 30 acre field after a golf tournament sounded like a good idea at the time, but afterwards had some dire consequences. When you're the storyteller, you tell the story how you want to. Just ask Scelzi.

#LOVETHISLIFE - THE MARTY THACKER EDITION

This episode of #lovethislife with Warren Evans features two-time US Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster champion, Marty Thacker.

Thacker discusses his three decades of success in drag racing, including his UDRA National Championships, and prominence as a frontrunner NHRA Top Alcohol competition by doing it his own way. He also provides insight into his future.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1982: THE REBIRTH OF NHRA PRO STOCK

Only three times since the introduction of NHRA Pro Stock in 1970, has the factory hot rod division been overhauled. When the class was introduced it was done so based on a similar factoring system as was done in Super Stock, its predecessor. Pounds per cubic inch as well as other factors including wheelbase determined the weight each combination raced with.

With the IHRA's Mountain Motor concept snagging all of the major drag racing headlines for its seven-second exploits, the NHRA decided at the end of 1981 to scrap its antiquated system of factoring and adopt a universal displacement and weight.

Our team at CompetitionPlusTV has compiled a season in review of that 1982 season, which features the likes of Lee Shepherd, Bob Glidden, Frank Iaconio and Warren Johnson. You might even see a few cameo appearances in there as well.

CLASSIC VIDEO - HOT RODS FROM DETROIT

 

From the Diamond P archives comes this gem for those who crave the world of naturally aspirated, full bodied drag racing. Hot Rods from Detroit profiles the Pro Stock division from the early days of SUPER Super Stock to the formation of Pro Stock. There is great historical footage of the early pioneers such as Ronnie Sox, Bill Jenkins and Don Nicholson.

Hot Rods from Detroit also profiles the hitters from the 1980s such as Bob Glidden, Warren Johnson, Bruce Allen, Butch Leal and more.

Take an hour or so, and immerse yourself in the factory hot rods today.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1980 NHRA FALLNATIONALS, SEATTLE, WA.

This might just be the most pure drag race coverage you've seen in a while. 

Produced by the group at Diamond P for the up and coming ESPN network during the 1980 season, sit back and watch 90 minutes of drag racing from the NHRA Fallnationals at Seattle International Raceway in Kent, Wash. 

You'll see the legends ... Raymond Beadle, Shirley Muldowney and Bob Glidden mixing it up with the likes of Dale Armstrong, Jeb Allen and Lee Shepherd. You'll also see three rounds of Pro Comp eliminator as well as the ultimate tortoise and the hare match between Terry Hoard's C/Modified Compact and Dave Hutchens' A/Gas Opel. 

The great voice of the late Steve Evans make this vintage broadcast a must-see video.

RARE RACE VIDEO - 1982 AHRA GRAND AMERICAN SERIES - U.S. 30 DRAGWAY

We've unearthed a rare video of the American Hot Rod Association's Grand American Series. Long before there was Route 66 Raceway there was U.S. 30 Drag Strip in Gary, Indiana.

You will see the legends of the sport before they were legends. It's a reminder of how pure drag racing used to be.

The Top Fuel field is loaded with Don Garlits, Chris Karamesines, Jerry Ruth, Johnny Abbott, Dick LaHaie, and Frank Bradley.

VIDEO: STEVIE FAST TALKS - FROM THE OUTHOUSE TO THE PENTHOUSE

 

Stevie Fast discusses his rise from being an unknown grudge racer to the premier nitrous tuner in the world. Stevie talks about his nitrous roots as well as his relationship with Marcus Birt, Billy Stocklin, Phil Shuler , and other influences on his racing life.

This video covers Stevie Fast’s thought process and mentality of running Marcus Birts RVW car, the nitrous world record, the crash, rebuild, and return to dominance. Stevie vows to be the first nitrous car in the 3.40’s

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