THANKSGIVING VIDEO TREAT - PRO COMP: AN EXCELLENT IDEA FOR A DIFFERENT ERA
Pro Comp eliminator had all the makings of a marriage that was doomed from the start.
The Pro Comp concept had all the makings of a great concept on paper, but in reality the classification is one that became
Pro Comp was a star destined to shine, a bridge covering the colossal gap which existed between sportsman racing and the nitro-burning division.
The semi-professional division was actually a salve to ease the sting of losing Top Gas eliminator earlier in the season while elevating many of the “overqualified” Comp eliminator entries.
Pro Comp featured a mix of the “everything to everybody” nature of sportsman drag racing with the cutthroat nature of professional racing’s heads up pro-tree format. Maybe cutthroat didn’t describe the nature of its followers, but it described the level of competition to a tee.
In this compilation style video, you will see Pro Comp from its introduction in 1974 to the final season in 1980 before the dragsters and funny cars split.