Grand National passes Corvette as it wrecks
John N. testing his tricked out Stage 2 Grand National at Thunder Valley
Raceway park. His opponent in a Corvette stays in it too long and narrowly
misses hitting the GN as it passes by! The GN's build up had recently been
completed and this was intended to be a soft pass with only 20# of Boost. The camera person was there to film
the car's reaction to the launch for tuning purposes. They were so focused
on the GN that they did not notice what was happening to the Corvette until
it was over.
The Legend: Turbo Buicks
The Smoking Tire heads out to Fontana, CA for a drag strip meetup with the
guys from turboBuick.com and learns
about the one-time "fastest car in America," the Buick Grand National.
PINKS All Out Las Vegas BSR Interview
Brotherhood Of Street Racers Interview on PINKS All Out Las Vegas
If we do nothing than nothing happens. Everyone needs to get involved.
This is an e-mail from S. Pullin the Executive Producer of PINKS to the
mayor of Los Angeles:
Oct 21 2007
Recently we shot an episode of our hit show PINKS ALL OUT on SPEED Channel,
in Las Vegas. This particular episode had a very positive outcome for the
Los Angeles based Brotherhood of Street Racers. The theme of the show
centers around the fact that there are no tracks in Los Angeles for racers
and they either race on the street or must travel long distance to a track.
In this case several racers came to our show in Las Vegas to compete for
the $10,000 prize. In a stroke of pure serendipity, two of them made it
into the final out of 350 racers and Kenny Long a local racer won. Several
LA Based racers were interviewed and I have also put them into the show.
The message that people should race on the track and not the streets is
throughout the show from racers, Rich Christensen the host and others.
About eight references. As the show ends, the two Brotherhood members make
a passionate plea to get the Brotherhood Raceway track re-opened. All of
this makes for a very compelling and I think entertaining show that will be
viewed by millions of people.
This ALL OUT show will air on national television on Thanksgiving evening
in Prime Time after a 20 hour PINKS marathon on Speed Channel. We did this
last year on the same day for the ALL OUT premiere which received the
highest ratings in the history of the network for any one hour show. This
time we anticipate the audience could be larger, reaching over 3 million
people in one airing. It will then go into regular rotation like our other
shows which typically run about 100 times each per year and are distributed
widely all over South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Jet Blue and
military networks around the world. We have now made 10 ALL OUT's which
were shot in front of very large audiences, up to 33,000 in Detroit making
us the second largest event in Drag racing. We are contracted to make 10
new shows next year around the country. Season Five of PINKS begins airing
I have no power to re-open the Brotherhood Raceway or any other track
around Los Angeles, I can only make television that draws attention to the
situation in this city and many others around the country. I have
personally been a supporter of the Brotherhood's efforts for several years.
It is a shameful situation that the city that created drag racing has
turned its back on this group of racers. There is obviously a serious lack
of political will and leadership in this city that I find particularly
disturbing. Tell me what else I can do to help this cause. Too many
innocent people are dying on our streets. I would like to personally
present a copy of this show to the Mayor of Los Angeles and encourage him
to watch the show, see what we are doing around the country with our show
that is having a tremendous impact to take racing off the streets and onto
the track. It is my understanding that he has the power to re-open the
Terminal Island track. If any of you could be instrumental in making this
meeting happen I would be very grateful.
Hopefully this will encourage the city leaders to take serious steps to
re-open Brotherhood Raceway.
LASD- Deputy Sheriff Chaffin, Bill - Team Sheriff Racing
LAPD- Officer Rodriguez - SFV Street Racer Task Force
LAPD- Officer Foti, Tony - LAPD Racing
Justice Department - Automated e-mail
Please forward this email to anyone you feel should be aware of this airing
including the News Departments that have worked with the Brotherhood on
Street Race Stories.
Fox 11 NEWS Producer
NBC NEWS Reporter
ABC NEWS Reporter
Pullin Television, Inc.
PINKS: Lose the race, lose your ride! Season Five shoots August-October
PINKS: ALL OUT! Episodes shooting monthly across North America.
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