Watch the Skilled Last Rounds At The 1979 NHRA World Finals – Bonin, Garlits, Glidden, Extra!

Right here’s some traditional drag racing video that’ll put a smile in your smacker this Wednesday morning. We’re taking a visit 39 years into the previous to Ontario Motor Speedway to observe the ultimate skilled rounds of the NHRA season. 1979 was a very good yr for the game of NHRA drag racing and this race was the capper on it. You will note a few of the largest names to ever grace a drag strip in motion right here in addition to some guys who had been maybe not as well-known however equally beloved by the followers.

Rob Bruins was the 1979 NHRA high gas champion and had it locked up by the point this occasion got here round, Bob Glidden already has his championship dealt with as effectively. On the humorous automobile aspect of issues Raymond Beadle locked up his first of what can be three titles in a row in 1979 and the Blue Max legend was in full swing. Whereas these issues are cool, somebody nonetheless wanted to win the race, proper? Two of the three nationwide champions made the finals. Glidden needed to face down Frank Iaconio and high gas champion Rob Bruins had Don Garlits within the different lane. The humorous automobile remaining had Tripp Shumake and Canadian Gordie Bonin racing, Bonin driving top-of-the-line trying humorous automobiles of all time within the type of the Bubble Up Firebird.

The one factor you’ll discover talked about right here greater than as soon as is the actual fact that there's a “unhealthy lane” and by the seems of it, there's a unhealthy lane. The fitting hand aspect of the monitor is the one which Dave Mac and the racers seen as suspect and if you see how the automobiles react on it, you’ll see why.

The weekend after subsequent would be the 24th Sunday of 2018 the place my “work day” has ended with a pair of thundering high gas dragsters racing off into the afternoon solar. It’s cool to look again 389years and see the identical scene, albeit at a distinct place in house and time.

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