by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2023-09-26 12:06
Thanks to our coverage partners at DragStory.com and Mark Walter, we present to you the live video feed from the Fall Fling at Bristol Dragway.
The Fling journey started many years ago in Bristol Tennessee at Thunder Valley Dragway. First with the Spring Fling and then a few years later they added the Fall Fling. The spring race was moved to Galot Motorsports Park which solidified Bristol as the location of the fall event.
This race has become very special to the drivers. The cars, the friendships, the prize vault, the winning and so much more, all at a world class facility, bring back sweet memories to all involved.
This race has everything. There are shootouts and big race purses reaching up to a $100K to the winner. There is something sure to please all attendees.
This year the team decided to go back to the single entry only format. It was an instant hit and sold out in minutes.
by Jessica Hatcher, Bobby Bennett; Photos by Roger Richards, Mike & Jeff Burghardt, Chris Haverly Tue, 2023-09-05 13:14
Written by Bobby Bennett; Photos by Norman Blake, Dave Wallace and Steve Collison Sat, 2023-08-26 20:03
There's nothing more prestigious than winning Top Fuel at the NHRA U.S. Nationals, and that's exactly what inspired a group of sportsman racers to use the first round of eliminations as a protest platform. No sportsman division had dared to stand up to the seemingly invincible sanctioning body, not to mention during their flagship national event. There's always a first time for everything, however, and in 1981 a group of disgruntled sportsman racers took the NHRA to task in front of their paying customers.
This makeshift group of sportsman racers had been rumor fodder in the pits for a few months prior to the event, yet when they confronted the sanctioning body the issue was always sidestepped. On Labor Day weekend in 1981 they took the unprecedented step of airing their concerns before one of the largest crowds of the year. After all, they had nothing to lose.