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CPTV FLASHBACK: 1981 NHRA WORLD FINALS

In our celebration of the famed Orange County International Raceway, as we are working in Irvine, Ca. this week, we bring you the inaugural event from the legendary drag strip. 

We travel back in time to an era when the NHRA, seeking a more permanent home for its quality broadcasts produced by Diamond P, often ventured into the major networks such as ABC and NBC.

The 1981 NHRA World Finals, moved to the famed Orange County International Raceway after Ontario Motor Speedway closed down, was broadcast on NBC's Sportsworld.

 

STORYTELLERS - RICHARD THARP TELLS THE STORY OF THE ARTFUL DODGER

There's only one Richard Tharp, the original drag racing party animal. Sit back and listen to the story of the day the Feds were after Tharp, the driver who made famous the line "A Star I Are, A Saint I Ain't." The authorities followed Tharp to the drag strip, when he tried his best to evade induction into the Army for Vietnam War. He might have won on the drag strip, but this day he didn't win against Uncle Sam.

CPTV WEEKEND TREAT - 1980 PHR NATS

07_16_2011_martinTravel back to a time when Dragsters and Funny Cars did dry hops. Pro Stockers pulled the levers. This was a time when drag racing's video coverage was more about tape delay and syndication and ESPN was still in its infancy.

CompetitionPlus.tv, via Youtube.com, visits U.S. 131 Dragway [Martin, Mich.] for the Popular Hot Rodding Nationals during the 1980 season.

This event wasn't a national event on the NHRA Winston World Championsip Series. It was instead an NHRA Division 3 points race and a staple of the drag racing "must run" events. In this event, professional drivers gathered points towards the chamnpionhip. Ironically this event was staged on the same weekiend as the NHRA Molson Grandnational in Montreal, Quebec.

Many of the teams raced both events on this weekend.

SOUTHEAST GASSERS - KNOXVILLE DRAGWAY RECAP SHOW

 

Catch all the excitement of the gear-jamming, wheels-up action from the 2019 Southeast Gassers Association, drag racing's strictest period correct series. This year marks the eighth season of the specialty series which takes racers and fans alike back to the good old days of 1967. This video focuses on the action from Mooresville Dragway, stop No. 6 on the tour.

CLASSIC VIDEO: THE WONDER OF DRAG RACING

wonderA neat look back to drag racing of the early-1970s in the Wonder Bread promo featuring an overall look at NHRA Championship drag Racing. There are plenty of cameos, including the fabulous Wonder Wagon driven by Kelly Brown.

 

 

VIDEO RECAP OF THE 2019 NHRA MELLO YELLO DRAG RACING SEASON

Follow along as CompetitionPlus.com presents the action-filled 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series with our fast-paced qualifying recaps, and extensive post-race videos including sportsman results. 

LIVE VIDEO: 2019 MANCUP WORLD FINALS, VALDOSTA, GA.

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the 2019 ManCup World Finals at South Georgia Motorsports Park 

LIVE VIDEO: AMERICAN DOOR SLAMMER NATIONALS, PIEDMONT DRAGWAY

Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the American Door Slammer Nationals at Piedmont Dragway.

LIVE VIDEO: STREET CAR SUPER NATIONALS 15, LAS VEGAS

Thanks to our coverage partners at Bangshift.com, we present to you the live video feed from the Street Car Super Nationals 15 from the Strip at Las Vegas.

CPTV VIDEO - THE JOURNEY WHICH MADE STEVIE - FAST

Enjoy the small collection of videos of the Stevie "Fast" Jackson journey over the past decade which has lead to an outstanding 2019 NHRA Pro Mod session that's ending with the clinching the world champion title & setting the ET world record.

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