#CLASSICDRAGRACING - 1971 NHRA WINTERNATIONALS, POMONA, CA.
The honest truth is this video while it does cover the 1971 Winternationals in Pomona, Ca., is largely comprised of historical clips from where drag racing had come from up to this point.
"This point" will forever be known as the event where Don Garlits unveiled his new rear-engine dragster in NHRA competition. The unveiling was secondary only to the point he proved he could make it work and create a safer environment for Top Fuel racing.
Butch Maas was the king in the new Funny Car division, enabling team owner Roland Leong to score his second consecutive Winters title.
Legendary Pro Stock driver Ronnie Sox continued to show his dominance as showcased in this Chrysler Corporation inspired coverage hosted by ABC's Keith Jackson.