Video by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2017-02-14 16:04
The day Bruce Allen heard that Lee Shepherd had been killed in a testing accident, he was preparing to make his Pro Stock driving debut in a car of his own at the NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville, Fla.
“You never think that things like that are going to happen to somebody that you know,” he recalled. “That just tore my heart out -- that my idol, the person I looked up to, was gone.”
Although he knew David Reher and Buddy Morrison who, with Shepherd, dominated Pro Stock racing on both the NHRA and IHRA circuits in the early 1980s, Allen was by no means a member of their inner circle.
by Bobby Bennett; Cameras by Jake Simmons, Bobby Bennett Tue, 2017-02-07 19:52
Are you ready for some nitro? This hard-hitting compilation from the NHRA Nitro Spring Training test session features our most intense clips and builds the excitement of the upcoming season. Make sure you share our excitement of #GetFiredUp with your friends.