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CLASSIC VIDEO: 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.

WATCH ALL THE ACTION FROM THE NHRA D2 "BABY GATORS"

Watch all the action from the NHRA Division 2 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in Gainesville, Fla.

WILD VIDEO! WATCH ALEX MILADINOVICH'S POMONA CRASH

During the final session round of qualifying at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, driver Alex Miladinovich’s Hot4Teacher Toyota Funny Car crossed the center line, slid sideways, and nosed hard into the wall before coming to a stop.

Miladinovich, of nearby Orange, Calif., exited the car under his own power and stood atop the car and saluted the crowd, perhaps his wife and crew members, to show he was unhurt.

His car suffered extensive nose and right-side damage.

#RONCAPPSEXPERIENCE - RON CAPPS GETS EXPERIENCED

 

It's a reverse angle for the Ron Capps Experience, this time he's on the other side of the microphone because now he's a team owner. Bobby Bennett interviews Ron about his new role as the bossman.

You'll learn more about Capps including his method for termination, and streaking. Yes, streaking.

CPTV VIDEO - CATCH THE BEST RUNS FROM THE #NITROSPRINGTRAINING TESTING

LIVE STREAMING - PRO NITRO SPRING TRAINING, PHOENIX, AZ.

THURSDAY - It's Day One of the long-awaited Professional Racers Organization Spring Training test session at Wild Horse Motorsports Park outside of Phoenix, Az. You will see the best of the best making test hits in preparation for the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.

CLASSIC VIDEO: 1979 NHRA WINTERNATIONALS

Another rare find from YouTube, we present to you the 1979 NHRA Winternationals from Pomona. Travel back in time when NHRA Winston Drag Racing was on the outskirts of Corporate America's takeover. These are the days when paint was king, and wraps were well off in the future.

You'll see the legends in the NHRA's three professional categories, and you will also see some of the old veterans pulling out the tricks of the trade.

As traditional as the season-opener was in Pomona; even more traditional was the ABC Wide World of Sports broadcast with Chris Economacki.

DRAG RACING IN THE MOVIES: HOT ROD AKA REBEL OF THE ROAD

There's plenty to like about this old ABC made-for-television drag racing-themed movie.

Hot Rod, a.k.a. Rebel of the Road, is a cult classic that features some cool, old machinery where a young drag racer (Gregg Henry) enters a local championship race with a 1965 Plymouth. There's a town boss, a corrupt sheriff and an attempt to ensure an entitled son wins the drag race.

The storyline might be a bit cheesy but it has classic cars and drag racing, which makes it all tolerable.

STORYTELLERS: ED MCCULLOCH - ROLLING WITH THE DONES

Storytellers, the popular drag racing videos telling of days gone by, returns with another episode; this one told by Ed "The Ace" McCulloch.

In this video, Ace tells the story of some describe as the greatest promoter in Drag Racing, the late Bill Doner. McCulloch tells the story of how the Dones could talk him into almost anything, except beating up John Force. At one point, Doner's "enforcer" became. peacemaker. Yeah you gotta hear this one.

CPTV : RARE 1975 BROADCAST OF NHRA WINTERNATIONALS

The 1975 season brought forth more than its share of oddities. It also featured some awesome competition. It was so eloquently presented in this ABC Wide World of Sports broadcast hosted by the legendary Chris Economacki.

Starting with Top Fuel, Big Daddy Don Garlits set the stage for what would be a season of dominance in Pomona. If you showed up this season, more times than not you were racing for second place.

Over in the Funny Car division, there was the transition in the Funny Car divisions, as new body styles were coming in, and the utter dominance of Don Prudhomme.

Pro Stock was the oddest of them all with five-year-old Mustangs as the norm, and even a four-door Maverick. They were working the NHRA's system of weight breaks for the most favorable matchups.

A couple of months later, the face of championship drag racing would change forever with Winston/RJ Reynolds coming aboard as the first series sponsor.

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