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'!!
NHRA Pro Stock
Starting line video of NHRA Pro Stock testing at Gateway International Raceway
ihra dixie nationals maybe 1976
old school drag racing from atlanta dragway dixie nationals. at the end just alittle of the u.s. nationals. i'll put that on another video later.
2011 Bakersfield March Meet Tony Noto Grumpy's Toy Crash
Real bummer this car crashed. Tony Noto in his 1974 Grumpy's Toy Vega Pro Stock replica. This was hands down my favorite car at the March Meet. My dad had a Popular Hot Rodding centerfold of this car in my room when I was a kid. Let's hope Tony will rebuild...I want to see more Nostalgia Pro Stock cars like this one with the vintage wheels and dry hops (something you don't see anymore).
I hope everyone likes my little Diamond P replay tribute.
Ford Pinto on the dyno, 350hp at the wheels
1970 Ford pinto on the Dynojet chassis Dyno at Motor Mayhem Service and Performance Center in Meridian,Idaho. 2.3 liter turbo coupe engine with an upgraded turbo. Made 350 hp at the rear tires. Had to have someone in the trunk because we couldn't keep it from spining on the Dyno.
Motor Mayhem Service and Performance Center 208-887-2058
John Force a Cheater? (You Decide) U.S. Nationals 2009
A verbal exchange with Tony Pedregon in which Force had to be restrained overshadowed his daughter beating Hight in the final to become the first woman to win a U.S. Nationals title in Funny Car.
In the semifinals, with Hight needing to beat Force to knock Cruz Pedregon out of the 10th spot in the Countdown, Force smoked his tires midway through the run as Hight pulled away. After Tony Pedregon lost to Force Hood in the second semifinal, he walked past Force and accused him of losing on purpose.
"I saw the ladder. I knew if Force raced Robert what would happen," Tony Pedregon said. "I raced with John for eight years. I know what they do. I made some comments and it got a little exciting there. But I didn't say anything that wasn't true.
"It's not just because it was Cruz. I would say the same thing if it was anybody and John set up his car to lose. I understand the business. It's a tough position John was in. But it's dirty in horse racing. It's dirty in boxing. I'm not going to sit here and watch it and not say anything."
1989 Bandimere Pro Stock Final
This is the Pro Stock final at the 1989 Bandimere speedway in Denver. Bob Glidden versus Jerry Eckman obviously prior to Eckman's Nitrous back-fire and subsequent lifetime ban from NHRA Drag Racing. There were lots of rumors about Glidden due to his dominance during this period. I am not aware of any violations made by Bob and it is hard to argue with his success. I heard but never got the full story that Bob and Etta broke up years later.