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BENCH RACING WITH BRANDON MUDD - TALKING WITH KEITH HANEY

 
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 Keith Haney, businessman extraordinaire as well as track owner and door slammer racer.

CPTV FEATURE - SOUTHEAST GASSERS FROM BRAINERD OPTIMIST DRAGWAY

The Southeast Gassers, drag racing's most period correct series recently competed in Ringgold, Ga, with an array of period-correct Willys, Anglias, 55 Chevy and Chevy II machines. The event is just like they ran in 1967.

The show is hosted by radio personality David Lancaster.

CPTV VIDEO - REMEMBERING THE GREAT DALE HALL

Dale Hall was nothing short of a magician when it came to making a small block Chevrolet work within the unlikely confines of Pro Comp eliminator, the class which predated the Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car divisions.

CPTV VIDEO - REMEMBERING A LEGEND: THE WAYNE COUNTY OPEL

 

In a never-ending search for the proverbial “unfair advantage,” racers have chased speed secrets since the sport began. No matter how well they’re running, everyone knows a trick engine combination, aerodynamic advance, soft weight break, or even a simple loophole in the rules can keep them a step ahead of the rest.

 

If ever there was a case of applying those principles and succeeding, the Opel GT campaigned by the Wayne County Speed Shop in the late 1970s and early ‘80s fits the bill. The car’s existence and success is a classic case of looking at the rules for a given class and building a better drag racing mousetrap for it.

CPTV NEWS: ALRIGHT, WHO GOT PAT MUSI RILED UP?

Pat Musi has been in the doorslammer game for decades; he's raced it all from Pro Stock to Pro Street to Pro Modified. Evidently, someone has rubbed the multi-time drag racing series champion the wrong way and he reached out to CompetitionPlus.tv to help him convey the message. He never reveals who his target is, but we have a sneaking suspicion. Who tried to play staging games with Lizzy Musi?

CPTV VIDEO - RON CAPPS CRASHES HIS NAPA FUNNY CAR

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series racer Ron Capps, 51, from Carlsbad, Calif., was okay after a racing incident in the first round of the Funny Car portion of the NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. The parachutes in Capps’ NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car deployed late in the shutdown area and the racecar continued into the sand trap. Capps’ Funny Car flipped upside down and was caught by the safety net. Capps, with the assistance of NHRA emergency services, exited the dragster under his own power. He was checked by NHRA emergency services before being released.

CPTV INDY - ROBERT HIGHT'S BODY-SHREDDING EXPLOSION

WILD CRASH - TERRY BARKELY'S EXPLOSIVE ANARCHY AT THE ARCH CRASH

Terry Barkely experienced one of the nastiest doorslammer crashes we've ever seen. During the Premiere Street Car Association's Anarachy at the Arch event in St. Louis, Barkely lost control of his ride during the Pro Modified semi-finals narrowly missing opponent Eddie Rogers. The end result was a horrific fiery crash. The good news is Barkely was uninjured. Great job by ace videographer Sean Melton of Urban Hillbilly videos. 

SEASON 3, LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF JUNGLE PAM HARDY

Think about this.

Pamela Hardy, more commonly as Jungle Pam, was in drag racing for only four short years, yet her name remains iconic nearly four decades later. That's major longevity for someone whose main claim to fame was backing up a race car while scantily clad.

Jungle Pam ran the roads as the yin to Jungle Jim Liberman's yang. She was the salt to his pepper. We think you get the drift.

BENCH RACING WITH BRANDON MUDD - TALKING WITH THE PSCA'S MEL ROTH

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 a no-prep drag racing legend known as "The Birdman," legally known as James Finney.

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