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CLASSIC VIDEO - 1980 NHRA WORLD FINALS - TOP FUEL

Take a trip back in time when NHRA appeared on NBC's Sportsworld, a sports variety show aimed to do battle with ABC's Wide World of Sports. The race coverage was broken down into two episodes with one focusing on Top Fuel and the other on Funny Car and Pro Stock. This video focuses on the historic three-driver championship battle eventually won by Shirley Muldowney at the final race hosted by Ontario Motor Speedway.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1980 NHRA WORLD FINALS - FC - PST

 
Take a trip back in time when NHRA appeared on NBC's Sportsworld, a sports variety show aimed to do battle with ABC's Wide World of Sports. The race coverage was broken down into two episodes with one focusing on Top Fuel and the other on Funny Car and Pro Stock. This video features the historic Pro Stock championship battle between Bob Glidden and the late Lee Shepherd. Ron Colson wins in his final Funny Car race.

CPTV STORYTELLERS - MIKE DUNN TELLS "FREE AT LAST!"

Second-generation nitro superstar Mike Dunn hung up his driving a suit a long time ago, but remains close to his memories. The former Funny Car driver turned television analyst turned sanctioning body president smiles when he talks about the good old days of drag racing.

In this new episode of Storytellers, Dunn speaks of his first experiences out on the road as a driver of the Bear Town Shaker.

Dunn, who said the experience of going out on his own was priceless, had all the makings of a future legend with ambition, natural talent and a tendency to think outside of the box.

AN ENCORE: REMEMBERING THE GOOSE - MIKE DUNN INTERVIEWS TOM MCEWEN

The passing of Tom “the Mongoose” McEwen was a surprise and a shock to myself and I’m sure everybody else that new him well. Even though you know that it is inevitable, you always think that your heroes are never going to die. I know he was 81 and had some health issues in the past but I was lucky enough to interview him at the March Meet this year and like always, he had that quick wit and could remember things in his career that made the interview seem like it could have been done during his driving days. I never thought when I was doing the interview that it would be my last time talking with him, but I am so thankful that I had the opportunity. RIP Goose 

LEGENDS: THE SERIES ENCORE - THE LEGEND OF TOM MCEWEN

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To truly understand Tom "the Mongoose" McEwen, you must walk a mile in his shoes.

McEwen, on the outside, was the epitome of marketing success on the drag strip. His life off of the track was a combined measure of personal success and heartbreaking tragedy.

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1985 ADRA FUNNY CAR SUMMERNATIONALS FROM KANSAS CITY

The American Drag Racing Association, a spinoff of the old American Hot Rod Association, staged a limited schedule in 1984 and 1985 in venues such as Kansas City, Tulsa, and Spokane. In this video, we bring you the ADRA Funny Car Summernationals from the old Kansas City International Raceway with a familiar face racing in the Funny Car division. 

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1979 NHRA SUMMERNATIONALS

The NHRA Summernationals was one of the major drag races both seasoned and aspiring drag racers wanted to win.

Color commentator Steve Evans described the 1979 NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown, NJ., as, "not a good day for the old guard."

CLASSIC VIDEO - 1987 IHRA WINTERNATIONALS, DARLINGTON, SC

The 1987 season-opener for the Bristol, Tenn.-based IHRA was one which brought a lot of enthusiasm on many fronts.

After benching the Top Fuel dragsters in 1984, the IHRA welcomed back the kings of the sport. Then there was a the race to 200 miles per hour for the doorslammers which was the first major battle between the then top of the food chain for full bodied racing Mountain Motor Pro Stock and the up and coming Top Sportsman cars.

Check out all the action because this episode is chock full of it.

LEGENDS: THE SERIES PREVIEW - THE LEGEND OF MARK OSWALD

Mark Oswald's career path has represented a gearhead who made it big in every sense of the word.

Oswald, who grew up around Cincinnati, Ohio, became smitten with the straight-line sport at a very young age, so much so that he and a childhood friend would often emulate race cars while climbing behind the wheel of the friend's older brother's parked car. He eventually talked his way into trips to the drag strip, long before he was old enough to drive. When no ride was available, he simply hitchhiked.

There was no denying Oswald his destiny in nitro. 

Oswald's story is one of a young man who took advantage of the lessons afforded him by intelligent members of his racing community, who took the time to teach a future Hall of Famer how to survive in the racing industry. He learned from the best, and it shows in his myriad of accomplishments. 

This is only a preview of a very enlightening full length episode which debuts on June 11, 2020, at 8 PM, EST.

STORYTELLERS ENCORE - BILL DONER TELLS THE STORY OF "LINDA AND THE OPEN"

Bill Doner, in his drag racing prime, was and is still considered the greatest promoter drag racing has ever experienced. A man of many promotions, Doner's 32 Funny Car and Fox Hunt events are considered drag racing's legends. One of Doner's most-talked about promotions came during the NHRA National Open in Seattle when Linda Lovelace served as "race queen." War Stories Grand Champion Doner tells his most famous story ever.

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