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BENCH RACING WITH BRANDON MUDD - RATTLING THE CAGE WITH THE BIRDMAN

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.

CPTV VIDEO - WATCH THE EPIC DRAG RADIAL FINAL FROM ST. LOUIS

The PSCA's Rage by the River Drag Radial event didn't disappoint.

Dwayne Mills, driving his Golden Gorilla Camaro, put on a clinic of how to blister the radial tire record by dipping into the 3.70s. 

Clearly, the driver to beat, Mills rolled to the starting line and ran a 3.81, which resulted in a loss. Yes, a loss.

Driver Daniel Pharris was brutal on the starting line. Watch this video shot by our friend Sean Melton over at Urban Hillbilly films to witness this absolutely epic final round. 

CPTV VIDEO - JAY COX CRASHES IN MARYLAND

Our friends at TheRacingVids captured the intensity of Jay Cox's PDRA North-South Shootout shootout. 

Cox lost control of his Camaro in a second round match against Stevie "Fast" Jackson. He was uninjured in the incident. 

STORYTELLERS AT CPTV - STEVE EARWOOD TELLS THE STORY OF "IF YOU HAVE 4,5,7 AND 9 - YOU WIN!"

Steve Earwood definitely knows where the bodies are buried The former NHRA publicist and Rockingham Dragwqay owner tells and entertaining story about an over-the-edge stunt man, 20 Ford EXPs and a promoter named Moose who knew how to pack the people in for a good time.

Drag Racing's Storytellers, from the makers of Legends: The Series, is in its second season of capturing the stories of the legends in drag racing

CPTV NOT READY FOR PRIMETIME - LATE NIGHT LOUNGE WITH BUCK AND JAAANO, ROY HILL AND SHAGGY STOP BY

The lounge of Nicky Boninfante and Jon Oberhofer has become legendary for their humor and outlandish activities. In this episode, drag racing legend, and some of it has to do with racing, Roy Hill stops by for a chat. Shaggy joins him too. 

BENCH RACING WITH BRANDON MUDD - THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF STEVIE FAST

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 debut episode, we catch up with doorslammer diva Stevie "Fast" Jackson

CPTV SNEAK PEEK - ELAINE LARSEN ON JAY LENO'S GARAGE

If you're sitting around your television tonight, be sure to check out tonight's Jay Leno's Garage as it will feature jet car racer Elaine Larsen. She'll be racing Jay tonight. The show is on CNBC at 10 PM, EST. If you cannot watch it live, be sure to get the DVR programmed. 

CPTV NEWS - 30 YEARS AGO TODAY, DRAG RACING'S MOST FAMOUS BLOWOVER

 

Today is National Don Garlits blowover day.

At the 1986 NHRA Summernationals, then held in the sweltering New Jersey July heat, Garlits ran the quickest elapsed time in Top Fuel history during Friday qualifying with a 5.343. A day later, July 12, in an attempt to back up the record, Garlits Swamp Rat XXX went into a power wheelstand which he couldn't recover from. The aftermath, Garlits dragster was minus a wing, and with an engine under fire headed back toward the starting line. The veteran Garlits had the presence of mind to hit the kill switch and bring the dragster to a safe stop. 

STORYTELLERS AT CPTV - NICKY BONINFANTE TELLS THE STORY OF "I DID A BAD THING"

 

Idle hands are the devil's workshop, and for one Top Fuel team those idle hands brought out the devil himself in the form of alcohol and dynamite. Nicky Boninfante, a former storyteller champion, tells the story of a former teammate who brought out hellfire via a toilet.

Drag Racing's Storytellers, from the makers of Legends: The Series, is in its second season of capturing the stories of the legends in drag racing

CLASSIC VIDEO: VROOM! AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE CLASSIC DAYS OF DRAG RACING

Take a trip back to the early 1970s with this inside look of drag racing with cameos by Shirley Muldowney, Don Schumacher, Don Garlits and the late Jungle Jim Liberman. Tune in, you'll love this "far out" look into the world of drag racing.

 

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