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COMPETITIONPLUS TV FLASHBACK - 1978 NHRA WORLD FINALS

NHRA national event racing for 1978 came to a dramatic conclusion this past weekend with the running of the 14th annual Winston World Finals. It was excitement galore at Ontario Motor Speedway: performance-wise, final-round drama-wise, and everything else-wise. It was a picture-perfect finish for the stellar '78 drag racing season, one that the spectators, racers, officials, and manufacturers will long remember.

The NHRA Winston Professional titles in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock might have been sewed up long before the World Finals, but that didn't take anything away from stellar pro action. Rob Bruins, fresh off his Fallnationals triumph, put Gaines Markley's potent mount back in the Top Fuel winner's circle when performance star Gary Beck had trouble on the line. Raymond Beadle annexed the Funny Car crown, stopping Tom McEwen in the final. And in Pro Stock, well Bob Glidden kept his undefeated string alive with his Ford Fairmont by topping Larry Lombardo. - Dave Densmore

REMEMBERING TOM HOOVER: THE 1979 NHRA WINTERNATIONALS

Travel back in time to 1979, a season which began a transition of NHRA Winston Drag Racing from the largely independent professional drag racing towards corporate backing. You'll see the greats like Don Prudhomme, Shirley Muldowney and Bob Glidden. But one of the finest moments is in seeing the beautiful Showtime Corvette of Tom Hoover proving that looks can win.

STORYTELLERS WITH BILLY MEYER: WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU MAKES YOU SCARED

Storytellers, the entertaining series created by the producers of Legends: The Series, allows drag racing's legends to tell their stories of the good old days for drag racing. 

In this episode, Billy Meyer tells about the time getting burned in a Funny Car during the Montreal race in 1977 was the least of his worries. Waco Willie found out just how treacherous getting Connie Kalitta to fly you to the burn hospital could be. Sit back as Billy tells how he cheated death twice in one weekend.

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

#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.

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