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STORYTELLERS WITH RICKIE SMITH: IT'S DARK UP AT THE DUCK

To hear Rickie Smith tell it, the day he match raced Roy Hill was just another learning experience of match racing that crazy-a** fool. Back in the 1980s, match racing was a way of life for many of the Pro Stock racers and the circuit often took them to tracks where the conditions were not always conducive to quick door slammers. Bear in mind, there are no headlights on Pro Stockers. We will let Rickie tell the rest of the story.

CPTV VIDEO FEATURE - NITROMETH4NE: A CINEMATIC CUT

All too many times we grab video footage for race reports and video features without taking much time for the artistic presentation. CompetitionPlus TV Lead Videographer Jake Simmons has developed a penchant for delivering the cinematic look in the footage. Here's his latest presentation we call, NITROMETH4NE: A CINEMATIC CUT

MUST SEE VIDEO - A SIGN THAT YOU'RE LIVING RIGHT

Jamie Gilbert pulled off quite the feat during the opening eliminations round of Outlaw 632 at Lights Out 10, the premiere drag radial event staged at South Georgia Motorsports Park. By our calculations, he crashed several times without hitting anything. Johnny Lee Roberts captured this exciting action from the top end. 

VIDEO FEATURE - SCOTT PALMER'S HANDS-ON APPROACH TO TOP FUEL

 

Scott Palmer loves driving his Magic Dry Organic Absorbent Top Fuel Dragster, and because of this, he's as hands-on with his dragster as one can get.

Palmer's love transcends driving in competition because he's a huge fan of the sport. This is why he cannot wait to see what this weekend's cooler temperatures will inspire at Wild Horse Motorsports Park, host to this weekend's Magic Dry NHRA Arizona Nationals.

"With the cooler conditions setting up the way they are going to be this weekend, everybody is going to be super-fast," Palmer said. "If we are lucky it's going to be a high of maybe 60 degrees so it's going to make for a very stout and tight racetrack. There will be a lot of career-bests set this weekend, for sure.

LIGHTS OUT 10 - VIDEO RECAP OF RADIAL VS. THE WORLD COMPETITION

Check out our high-intensity recap video from the 2019 Lights Out 10 event hosted by South Georgia Motorsports Park outside of Vadosta, Ga. Every race is captured in this 32-car field ladder, and hear from the winner at the end of the show.

LIGHTS OUT 10 - A VIDEO RECAP OF X275 ACTION

Check out our fast-paced recap of X275 drag radial competition from Lights Out 10, a major drag radial event at South Geogia Motorsports Park located outside of Valdosta, Ga.

LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF SHIRLEY MULDOWNEY

 

Drag racing boasts a diversity of participation that is the envy of every other motor racing discipline on the planet. But, how diverse would the sport be today had there never been a woman with the fiery determination of Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney?

While Shirley Shahan, Judy Lilly and others had broken drag racing’s gender barrier long before Muldowney left the streets of Schenectady, N.Y., they earned their NHRA hardware in cars that could have been driven to and from church, school or the corner store.

When Muldowney burst upon the scene in the early 1970s, though, she wasn’t interested in driving a Dodge or Ford or Chevrolet. She was hell bent on mashing the pedal on a Top Fuel dragster, a purpose-built race car that even in 1973 was capable of zero to 240 mile per hour acceleration in less than six seconds.

LEGENDS: THE SERIES - PREVIEWING THE LEGEND OF SHIRLEY MULDOWNEY

No one person had to be tougher in the drag racing world than Shirley Muldowney when she broke into nitro racing. After all, as she knew ahead of time, it was a man's world. Her intent wasn't to embarrass anyone; she just wanted to race.

Shirley's inclusion came at a time when it was easier for a person of color to gain inclusion than of the opposite gender.

Check out this two-minute teaser for the Season 5, Legends: The Series season opener as Shirley describes why she had to be tough as nails just to survive, and what it took to gain her spot in the good old boys club. We've also included clips of her reminiscing of the Funny Car days and the painful memory of her Montreal crash.

Shirley revealed, "They didn't know the madder the made me, the better I got."

STORYTELLERS WITH RICKIE SMITH: SOMETIMES YOU SPANK THE MONKEY, SOMETIMES IT SPANKS YOU

 

Long before Rickie Smith became an iconic door slammer racer, he was an athlete, with letters in both football and wrestling. Such athletic prowess can make one feel invincible, and for the kid from King, NC, he was feeling a bit of himself. A recipe for disaster includes the town fair, youthful testosterone, a feeling of invincibility, and a primate with an attitude. Rickie tells the story about the day he crossed paths with a chimp sporting a bad attitude.

STORYTELLERS - MUSI, SMITH, HILL AND THE ADVENTURES OF CAP'N UNDERPANTS

They could embellish, but it wouldn't be their style. They could hold back a few details, but that wouldn't be their style either. Hold on as CompetitionPlusTV corrals in the trio of Pat Musi, Rickie Smith and Roy Hill for a storytelling session where they share the exploits of the day they crossed paths with a gentleman they describe as "Captain Underpants."

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