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LEGENDS PREVIEW - SNEAK PREVIEW, LEGEND OF AUSTIN COIL

Austin Coil was and is the epitome of cool.

The veteran tuner, who made the Chi-Town Hustler a household name in drag racing, and then a world champion, left an indelible mark on drag racing in terms of innovation and success.

Here's a sneak peek of what's to come in episode No. 3 of the third season for the online documentary series.

CPTV NEWS: WATCH AS DAVID BARTON ATTEMPTS TO BECOME FIRST STOCKER INTO THE 7'S

Watch as David Barton attempts to make his supercharged Camaro the first Stocker into the seven-second zone. 

CPTV NEWS VIDEO: STEVIE "FAST" JACKSON'S HORRIFIC CRASH

Our friends over at The Racing Vids captured this horrendous wheelstand crash of the famous "Shadow" Mustang Drag Radial entry driven by Stevie "Fast" Jackson. Reports from the track was that he was okay. The car pulled a wheelstand about half-track, Jackson pedaled the throttle but then the car went airborne, and he was along for the ride at this point.

CPTV NEWS: SUPERCHARGED MOPAR INTO THE WALL AT SGMP

Radial vs. World racer Marty Robertson supercharged Barracuda lost an engine in the lights and impacted the wall at the No Mercy 7 event at South Georgia Motorsports Park.

CLASSIC VIDEO REWIND - 1975 ROCKINGHAM

This rare video gem was broadcast on Speedvision and features coverage of the 1975 IHRA Pro Am Nationals, the traditional spring race hosted by Rockingham Dragway. Back in the day the IHRA provided an alternative to the larger NHRA and to be honest, the racing wasn't that bad. You'll see in this two-part video rewind footage of Don Garlits, Shirl Greer, Raymond Beadle, Bob Glidden, General Lee Edwards and more. It's just the perfect video for a holiday weekend.

CPTV NEWS; WILD CRASH AT SGMP'S NO MERCY EVENT

Drag Radial racer Marty Stinnett lost control of his Drag Radial entry at the top end of South Georgia Motorsports Park and crashed. He was uninjured in the accident. His race car is another story. This intense video was captured by our friends over at TheRacingVids YouTube.com channel. 

BENCH RACING WITH BRANDON MUDD - TALKING WITH VALERIE THOMPSON

 
A new podcast from the team at CompetitionPlusTV, Bench Racing with Brandon Mudd travels the world of drag racing, interviewing the sports more colorful personalities. In this episode, we catch up with Valerie Thompson, who recently put her name in the two-wheeled record book with her recent performance on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

CPTV NEWS: VIC EDELBROCK TALKS ABOUT PRI SHOW

Interview with Vic Edelbrock, Jr. of Edelbrock at the 2015 PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis, IN. The 2016 PRI Show takes place December 8–10 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN.

SEASON 3, LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF THE BLUE MAX

 

It’s hard to imagine that any race car had a bigger international fan base in the 1970s and early ‘80s than did the legendary Blue Max, a Funny Car that captured the imagination of an entire generation of adrenaline junkies.

When the late Harry Schmidt had a replica of a German military medal for valor emblazoned on the side of his race car, he could not have imagined what would ensue. Although the ‘Max’ was exceedingly popular from the day it first rolled to the starting line at the 1970 Winternationals, it didn’t really hit its stride until Raymond Beadle came on board in 1975, first as partner with Schmidt and later as sole owner and driver.

In this episode of Legends: The Series, Season Three, “Waterbed Fred” Miller, D. Gantt and Dale Emery, the mechanical trio whose talents sent Beadle to three NHRA and three IHRA world championships as well as countless match victories in the U.S., Canada and England, talk about their amazing run, their Hall of Fame driver and the unique team chemistry that made all of their success possible.

 

CPTV NEWS - JAY PAYNE'S ST. LOUIS CRASH VIDEO

Pro Mod racer Jay Payne walked away from a wild ride when Payne’s Camaro went out of control near the finish line and made contact retaining wall before coming to a stop Friday at the AAA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

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