The 1975 NHRA US Nationals were notable for a bunch of reasons as every iteration of the Labor Day weekend classic always is. Wally Booth set a pro stock record in his AMC at 8.75 seconds, Raymond Beadle stopped Don Prudhomme’s complete domination of the 1975 season for at least one weekend and Don Garlits took home the top fuel honors. Cars like the Gapp and Roush pro stocker were hauling the mail and Jeg Coughlin Sr. was having a heck of a weekend in the Pro Comp category before running into Dale Armstrong in the final round. Oh, at the track that weekend was a five year old Jeg Coughlin Jr!
This is the way Indy looked exactly 45 years ago this September. Compare it to the videos that we have run from events like the 1958 race and you will see how rapidly the sport was changing through the 1960s and 1970s. Know what else makes this video spectacular? It is hosted by Chris Economaki, one of the most iconic names, voices, and forces in American motorsports history.
Kick back, relax and enjoy this glimpse into the US Nationals from 1975!