:::::: TODAY'S VIDEOS AT COMPETITIONPLUS.TV ::::::

LIVE VIDEO: CALIFORNIA HOT ROD REUNION, BAKERSFIELD, CA.

It's the California Hot Rod Reunion, the final stop on the 2022 NHRA Heritage Series. This annual tradition every season to Bakersfield, CA., brings out the best AA/FD and AA/FC competition and everything down the line in terms of nostalgia competition. Thanks to our coverage partners at DragRacerTV, we will bring you the event from start to finish. 

#CLASSICDRAGRACING - ALMOST FAMOUS; THE PAT MUSI HOME MOVIES

Long before he became a talented Pro Stock driver or a street-legal drag racing champion. or an nitrous-injected, electronic fuel injected engine building phenom, Pat Musi was. a kid who worked his way up the ladder from Modified Production.

In this never before seen footage, Musi and Legends: The Series producer Bobby Bennett sat down for a reaction video from some old 8-mm videos rescued from the back of the shop in Carteret, New Jersey.

They had just wrapped up shooting for an upcoming episode of the series and spent some time reliving the good old days. There's some insightful information, wise cracks and a general good time.

ENCORE LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF BILLY MEYER

Forget any preconceptions you might have had about Billy Meyer, the Hall of Fame Funny Car driver, developer of the game-changing Texas Motorplex and one-time owner of the IHRA. In this episode of Legends: The Series, producer/director Bobby Bennett cuts through the brash, bold façade that was the talented Texan’s alter ego to reveal a thoughtful visionary whose impact on the sport has been immeasurable.

From fielding one of the first 18-wheel support rigs to introducing myriad new corporate sponsors through previously untapped B2B relationships to building a racetrack that set a new standard for the sport at almost every level, Meyer’s fingerprints are all over the straight-line landscape.

Growing up in a household in which failure was not an option, he was the youngest son of motivational entrepreneur Paul J. Meyer, founder of Success Motivation Institute, who early-on taught him the value of goal setting, focus and hard work.

SEASON 7, LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF ED "THE ACE" MCCULLOCH

SEASON 7 PREMIERE, PREVIEW LEGENDS: THE SERIES - ED "THE ACE" MCCULLOCH

2022 DODGE HEMI CHALLENGE - THE VIDEO

 

Joe Comella won last season’s Dodge Hemi Challenge, and although he should have been overjoyed, the perfectionist in him just didn’t let him go into overload elation.

This year, ditto.

From Thursday’s Q-2 session, Comella established himself as the driver to beat with an 8.421 elapsed at 158.80 miles per hour. And in Friday’s final round during the Dodge HEMI Challenge, he saved his best for last with an 8.407, 159.19 to beat a red-lighting Eldon Baum Jr.

STORYTELLERS WITH BILL BADER JR: CREMORA DOES WHAT?

Storytellers, the popular drag racing videos telling of days gone by, returns with another episode; this one told by Bill Bader Jr.

In this video, Bader the second-generation drag strip promoter extraordinaire, tells of the time he and his track pyrotechnics specialist got the idea to use a Cremora bomb (yes, the coffee creamer) to enhance the show. What transpired was a moment of fear and awesomeness. We'll let Bill tell the story, but man, what a mushroom cloud it delivered!

#CLASSICDRAGRACING - THE 1966 NHRA U.S. NATIONALS

Travel back in time to this presentation of the 12th annual NHRA U.S. Nationals, a documentary-style show from Hurst Performance. The show opens not with the Kings of the Sport, Top Fuel, but instead the Stock Eliminator players. Of course the show, features the virtues of Hurst Performance. It clearly broadcasts the nuts and bolts of the sport for this era.

Eventually, it gets over to Top Fuel. Enjoy your time in drag racing some 56 years ago. It's easy to get lost in this presentation of the days gone by.

#CLASSICDRAGRACING: LOOKING BACK AT THE FIRST NHRA NATIONAL EVENT IN BRAINERD

The NHRA made Brainerd International Raceway a stop on the growing tour in 1982. In this rare video produced for ESPN in its earliest years of programming, you'll get to see the Top Fuel division as well as the Top Alcohol Dragsters. The NHRA was just starting to get a handle on its television programming, as you will see.

You'll see the legends of the sport, plus a couple of up-and-coming Hall of Famers. You will also see some sportsman racers who went on to legendary careers as well.

CAPTURING THE MEMORIES OF ORANGE COUNTY INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Dwight Guild worked for many years on Funny Car teams racing at and around Orange County International Raceway. One day Guild realized the memories he had couldn't be shared just by speaking. So he invested in a video camera in the late 1970s, still largely an undeveloped market and began documenting the action at his favorite strip located in Irvine, Ca.

Little did Guild realize that in four years, the iconic strip, built in 1967 as one of the first super track drag strips, would be closed forever. This video documents Guild's bid to film the action from the strip right up until the final NHRA national event in 1983. He was there at the Last Drag Race at Orange County, but that's a story in itself.

Pages