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NHRA Drag Review 1997 Duke Archive DVD

NHRA Drag Review 1997 Duke Archive DVD

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Product code: 5153DAReleased: 26 October 2010118 minutesDVD Region: 0

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The roar of nitro-smokin' engines, the unmistakable smell of melting rubber and exploding fuel, speed records being shredded into little pieces....this is the power driven, gut-busting world of top class US drag racing. 

 In 1997 the multi-million dollar NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series was fought out over 22 spectacular events and here you can check out the speed, danger and sensational action that marked out the best heats and finals of the season.

’97 also provided the launch pad for some exciting new names, most notably that of rookie Top Fueller Gary Scelzi, and was the first year that drivers had the chance to clinch NHRA Winston titles at Houston’s superfast Raceway Park.

But that was then, this is now! So strap yourself in, turn up the sound and prepare for two hours of breathtaking highlights from America’s hottest championships:

Top Fuel: Cory McClenathan went all out in his bid for the title but the pressure from Scelzi pushed the outcome to a memorable climax (Cory did however become the first drag racer to break 320mph). And it was time to say a sad farewell to two-time Top Fuel champion Scott Kalitta, retiring after 16 hard-fought years.

Funny Car: After a lean start against Whit Bazemore and Tony Pedregon, a sensational late season charge brought a seventh series win for multiple champion John Force, This is the class that takes drivers up to 315mph in a quarter mile and in ’97 the crowds also witnessed some historic speed smashing by the likes of Etchells, Capps and Pedregon.

Pro-Stock: Houston’s Raceway Park provided a sensational backdrop for Jim Yates, looking for his second consecutive Pro-Stock victory in the McDonald’s Pontiac Firebird up against a barrage of stiff competition led by old hand Warren Johnson

Pro-Stock Bikes: John Myers was the closer pursuer in this power-packed two wheel class – but the brilliant Matt Hines still took the title with an impressive lead over his nearest rivals. 

This is action where one hundredth of a second can mean the difference between winning and losing; where the power beneath the hood creates enough sound and fury to shake an entire stadium.

This is your unique, official video record of the 1997 season - miss it and weep!