Sat, 2021-12-25 17:00
On this Christmas Day, if you have an hour or so to spare, tune into an American drag racing icon -- Funny Car Summer. This drag racing movie follows Jim Dunn, his family and their unique rear-engine Funny Car into the legendary California tracks and beyond.
Grab some eggnog, get comfortable in your chair and enjoy this blast from the past. Hook your computer speaker to the arm of the chair and pretend you're at the drive-in theatre. Ah, those were the days.
Video by Bobby Bennett Fri, 2021-12-24 16:46
There's only one Richard Tharp, the original drag racing party animal. Sit back and listen to the story of the day the Feds were after Tharp, the driver who made famous the line "A Star I Are, A Saint I Ain't." The authorities followed Tharp to the drag strip, when he tried his best to evade induction into the Army for Vietnam War. He might have won on the drag strip, but this day he didn't win against Uncle Sam.
Video by Bobby Bennett Mon, 2021-12-20 08:26
Storytellers is back. The always entertaining series of drag racing's icons telling their stories of days gone by continues in its third season at CompetitionPlusTV.
In this episode, storied crew chief, and storied individual in general, Jim Oberhofer, commonly known as Jim O, tells about a time when he and the boys went out on the town, only to cross paths with this dude who was obviously "jacked up" on something. It's past the statute of limitations so Jim O lets the story flow.
Sun, 2021-12-12 16:31
Travel back in time during the action-filled 1985 season, when the drag racing was filled with excitement.
During this season, the IHRA was a serious player in drag racing when their Winston-sponsorship drew the big names to NASCAR-related venues such as Darlington, SC. This season will forever be remembered as the one when Kenny Bernstein became a championship player, Bruce Allen filled the void left by the loss of Lee Shepherd, and cars such as Dale Pulde's Buick Miller Warrior Funny Car became an attraction.
The Stroh's Nationals was season-ending event on the IHRA tour, and in this episode you will see plenty of Funny Car action, along with the mountain motor Pro Stocks. Don't be surprised if you see some sportsman action as well in this ESPN broadcast.
Sat, 2021-12-11 14:00
A neat look back to drag racing of the early-1970s in the Wonder Bread promo featuring an overall look at NHRA Championship drag Racing. There are plenty of cameos, including the fabulous Wonder Wagon driven by Kelly Brown.
Mon, 2021-12-06 14:51
Travel back to a time in drag racing when one of the richest paydays for Funny Car was reserved for the driver who could best navigate their race car down a strip which ran down the middle of two mountains.
IHRA Founder and President Larry Carrier was the driving force behind Thunder Valley Dragway in Bristol, Tenn., and one of his finest promotions was the annual Spring Nationals which paid almost double of what the leading NHRA events did.
Sun, 2021-12-05 07:30
Travel back in time when NHRA Sportsman racing scored time on the big stage of television with the Winston professional series broadcasts. The video is from the 1977 NHRA Springnationals in Columbus, Ohio with the primary focus on the sportsman divisions with mentions of the professional classes.
You will see eliminations in Pro Comp, Comp and Modified. There are highlights from Stock and Super Stock as well as the professional finals.
Dave McClelland is your host.
Sat, 2021-12-04 07:58
We've unearthed a rare video of the American Hot Rod Association's Grand American Series. Long before there was Route 66 Raceway there was U.S. 30 Drag Strip in Gary, Indiana.
You will see the legends of the sport before they were legends. It's a reminder of how pure drag racing used to be.
The Top Fuel field is loaded with Don Garlits, Chris Karamesines, Jerry Ruth, Johnny Abbott, Dick LaHaie, and Frank Bradley.
Fri, 2021-12-03 13:44
This race was chock full of excitement from the veterans, including Big Daddy Don Garlits, Raymond Beadle and the terror of Pro Stock Bob Glidden. You'll see exciting action including Jeg Coughlin Sr.'s scary crash while racing Top Fuel.
Tue, 2021-11-30 17:01
Stevie "Fast" Jackson knew the unwritten rule and still defied it.
A drag racer is not supposed to get attached to a race car because it can lead to heartbreak.
Jackson, the two-time NHRA Pro Modified champion, iconic drag radial racer, and outspoken doorslammer racer, watched his Shadow 2.0 leave his Georgia-based shop with its new unnamed owner. Shortly afterward, he went over in the corner and shed a tear or five.