If there was ever a season that defined a drag racer, for Eddie Hill, it was 1988.
Hill, who left drag racing on asphalt to race boats, returned in 1985 after a 20-year absence. Taking the engine from the boat, which nearly killed him in 1984, Hill put it in a dragster purchased from ex-NFL quarterback Dan Pastorini.
Using footage from Dean Pappadeas’ incredible Thrill! The Eddie Hill Story,” and Master’s Entertainment presentation of IHRA drag racing, as well as NHRA’s Diamond P race coverage, Darin Williams Jr. presents one of the greatest stories in drag racing history in his debut of American Hot Rod Entertainment at CompetitionPlusTV.
The 1988 season’s triumph and heartbreak epitomize the spirit of a drag racer who gave up everything for the thrill, inspiring the spirit of drag racers worldwide.