FLASHBACK FRIDAY: GLIDDEN VS. SHEPHERD: 1980 AN UNLIKELY CHAMPIONSHIP
There was no Countdown to the Championship necessary to build excitement for the battle which took place the season someone stood up to what seemed like NHRA's Pro Stock bully.
The reality is, Bob Glidden was not a bully anywhere but behind the wheel of Pro Stocker. He was one of the nicest guys you'd ever meet but on the race track he pushed the competition around. In fact, once Glidden took over the NHRA Pro Stock point lead in 1978, he never relinquished it until January 1980 when a trio of Texans stepped up to say enough is enough.
Reher-Morrison-Shepherd proved to be this Superman's kryptonite. In this documentary style feature from CompetitionPlus.com, travel back to a season when Lee Shepherd raced the seemingly unbeatable at every race throughout the season, setting the stage for the final event. Hear the story from those who lived through this war, including an interview with the late Bob Glidden.
How about some obscure professional drag racing from the American Hot Rod Association? We have coverage fo the 1984 Grand American Series from U.S. 30 Dragway in Gary, Indiana. #ClassicDragRacing - https://t.co/821L0lSH5C pic.twitter.com/jyUlpBgEoZ— Competition Plus (@competitionplus) May 21, 2020
Only three times since the introduction of NHRA Pro Stock in 1970, has the factory hot rod division been overhauled. Our team at CompetitionPlusTV has compiled a season in review of 1982, the first year of 500-inch. #ClassicDragRacing - https://t.co/CjWVyk7b5B pic.twitter.com/7SbdarYCt8— Competition Plus (@competitionplus) May 19, 2020