Rickie Smith gets loose at the finish line and has awful looking crash with Pete Farber during the second round of Pro Modified qualifying during the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. While Pete was able to walk away without injury, Rickie wasn't as lucky as he suffered a broken knee cap in the accident.
Pro Mod Crash NHRA: Roger Burgess
Roger Burgess takes a nasty spill during the first round of Pro Modifed at the 2011 Thunder Valley Nationals. Thankfully, he got out of the car under his own power but was pretty sore from what I was told. This was the second wild ride of the weekend for Roger. In qualifying, the car made a similar move at the same point on the track but he was able to keep it off the wall.
A truly 'bizarre' Drag Racing Accident
Jacque Bidard, an experienced drag racer, knocks himself 'out-cold' during a ferocious start line launch and, whilst still unconscious, he unfortunately keeps his foot firmly planted on the throttle pedal - with disastrous results!
Event: the 'Nitro-Olympics' - held over the 1/8th mile distance drag strip.
Circuit: The Hockenheim, German Grand Prix circuit.
Pro Modified Wild Ride
Steve Matusek goes for a wild ride through the shutdown area during the first round of Pro Modified at the 2011 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Steve is a buddy of mine so I stopped by his trailer afterwards to talk to him about what happened. His team has a small camera mounted under the rear of the car. The camera showed that the air coming off the rear wing spill plates forced one of the parachute lines underneath the wheelie bar and actually lifted the rear of the car off the ground when the chute blossomed. Nice save Steve!!
NHRA Drag Racing Pro Mods & Doorslammers - Mission, BC - June 27/09 part 1 of 4
CanadaMotorSports - Drag racing at Mission Raceway Park, Mission BC, part 1 of 4. June 27, 2009. Check out parts 2, 3 and 4 for more amazing drag racing including top end 200+ mph passes! Pure Sound! No music, just cars!
NHRA Drag Racing, featuring 8 second door-slammers, pro-mods, pro streets. Look for Rick DiStefano's beautiful Pro-mod 1953 Chevrolet Corvette.
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Pro Stock Drag Racing in the '70s and '80s
Some pictures that I took of Pro Stockers back in the '70s and '80s along with a clip from the Diamond P video "Decade Of Thrills" Note... the last photo, at 6:43, before the video clip is one that I took from the grandstands at the '83 US Nationals showing Lee Shepherd in the lead at that point. But as the video shows, Bob Glidden drove around him to take the title. Great Racin'!!
Bert Jackson Tribute.wmv
One of the fan favorites and most well liked racers of all time within the Mountain Motor Pro Stock groups is Bert Jackson. We lost him at Rockingham, NC on September 9th 2011. His team and his family are among all of our thoughts, and prayers. He was a champion to all of us. Not a person in the pits had gone without seeing his smile. This is in dedication to the life he lived both on and off the track. He was not only a fierce competitor, but also a fierce friend.