CLASSIC VIDEO: 33 YEARS AGO, DRAG RACING HISTORY WAS MADE
The year was 1988 and NHRA was engaged in a full-scale war, the likes of which hadn't been seen since the IHRA became a formidable force in drag racing. Texas Motorplex owner Billy Meyer had just purchased the series from Larry Carrier and moved it to Waco, Texas, and likewise pulled his crown jewel of a race track out of the NHRA and put it in IHRA.
At the time there were milestones on the verge of being broken, and one of those was the first quarter-mile four-second pass. On this weekend, in 1988, the mark fell.