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CLASSIC VIDEO: 1980 NHRA SUMMERNATIONALS

Take a trip back in time when the SUMMERS meant hot and fast drag racing at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. You'll see the dry hops of old and the legends including Jeb Allen, Dick LaHaie, Don Prudhomme, Billy Meyer and Pro Stock legends Bob Glidden and the late Lee Shepherd.

You'll even see the sportsman finals and a good look at the legendary Wayne County Opel A/Gasser. For some reason, the broadcast missed the Pro Comp final round.

Another great trip back in time with Diamond P producing the show for ABC's Wide World of Sports.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1989 NHRA SUPERNATIONALS, HOUSTON, TEXAS

Travel back in time when the drag racing world had settled down following the upheaval of the Billy Meyer IHRA purchase and the war which had ensued. With the Texas Motorplex now back home at the NHRA, Houston Raceway Park provided Glendora with a formidable one-two LoneStar punch.

You will see a future champion score his first career NHRA national event victory.

LIVE VIDEO - WATCH NHRA 4 LODRS ACTION FROM HOUSTON

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1984 NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS, COLUMBUS, OHIO

The NHRA Springnationals, when held at National Trail Raceway just outside of Columbus, Ohio, is a throwback to the so-called good old days of drag racing. Outside of the horrible Doug Kerhulas crash, there is plenty to love about this video with the legends of drag racing.

You'll see the emergence of Mark Oswald in Funny Car as well as the dominance of Gary Beck in Top Fuel. The legendary Lee Shepherd is part of a star-studded Pro Stock program.

LIVE VIDEO: NHRA DIV. 4 LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES EVENT - NOBLE, OK.

ENCORE - LEGENDS: THE SERIES - THE LEGEND OF ERIC MEDLEN

It’s been ten-and-a-half years since a freak accident during what should have been a routine test session took the life of rising Funny Car star Eric Medlen and put into motion a father’s quest to transform personal tragedy into meaningful change in race car design.

In this, the debut episode of Legends: The Series, Season Four, John Medlen talks about his son’s passion for life, his affinity for people and how his pursuit of a dream ultimately landed him in the seat of one of the world’s most powerful race cars and made him a six-time NHRA tour winner. “(Driving) was something he wanted to do very, very, very bad,” Medlen said of his son, who was just three races into his fourth pro season when he died at age 33. “I did everything I could to talk him out of it (but) I could see that’s where his heart was. That’s what he wanted to do.” Nevertheless, overcoming his own grief in the aftermath of the accident was a slow and very painful process, one in which he insists Eric played a major role.

“We all get to choose the path we take in life,” he said. “You’ve gotta make the best decisions you can, but it’s your life. It’s a time that God has given us on this planet and you get to pick. We have an arrival date and an ending date and there’s a dash between it all. We get to pick how we live that dash. (Eric) was a perfect example of living (that dash) to the fullest."

RARE DRAG RACING VIDEO - 1985 PRO-AM NATIONALS, ROCKINGHAM, NC

The 1985 Winston IHRA Drag Racing Series action was about as exciting as it could get. This traditional stop on the eight-race drag racing series in Rockingham, NC, brought all the action via its ESPN broadcasts produced by Masters Entertainment. In this era, the IHRA was heavy on the bodied cars was a 16-car field for Funny Cars and its exciting brand of Pro Stock featuring unlimited displacement engines.

This broadcast, one of four scheduled for the season, is chock full of action, whether it's the Pro Funny Car division or the Mountain Motor Pro Stockers. This event was the last for Dale Pulde's Miller Beer Trans-Am as it squares off against the veterans Don Prudhomme, Kenny Bernstein, and Billy Meyer.

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.

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