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Drag Strip List

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia

NOTE: Historical research on pre-1977 drag strips has been completed, but research continues on bygone drag strips, i.e., those tracks that opened after 1976, but are now closed. Last updated:  3/23/17

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historic and Bygone U. S. Drag Strips

Includes Sanctioned, Independent, Outlaw, and Speedway Tracks

 DRAG STRIP LIST

This is the most comprehensive listing of drag strips ever compiled. There are two main features in this encyclopedia: Location and Memories.

The LOCATION section contains the drag strip entries arranged by state, and therein, alphabetically by name of drag strip. On the LOCATION page, click on the state where the drag strip is located to go to that state's page. In each state, the first section lists all that state's drag strips in the chronological order in which they began operation. Then follows the entries for each drag strip in the state arranged in alphabetical order.  If the drag strip had no official name (or research was unable to determine it), the city near where it was located is named followed by a generic "Drag Strip" in quotes. Drag strips that are still operating presently, although not always continuously, in their original location are highlighted in the chronological listing. Entries offer an overview of the drag strip's history (with focus on the early years), a link to see it's location on a map, a link to share your MEMORIES  of that drag strip, and (when available) a link to view a YouTube video or listen to an old radio ad. Sources used in researching the drag strips primarily come from newspapers, combined with the Internet and you, the readers.

Historic drag strips, by definition for this encyclopedia, are at least forty years old, i.e., opened in 1976. Bygone drag strips, by definition, may not be very old, but no longer exist. For that reason, some drag strips that are still in operation, but not forty years old, may not be found in this compilation--yet. But given time, they will be listed. The encyclopedia does not include venues for snowmobile or sand drags.

The MEMORIES section contains recollections and photos submitted by readers. On the MEMORIES page, click on the state to go to that state's drag strips to read/see what readers have submitted. If you have information to share, CONTACT us. Information may include corrections, additional input, or to share MEMORIES about a drag strip. You may also send a scan of a few photos or a scan of a document that will be uploaded to appear with the text of your memory. In order to comply with copyright considerations, the photo or document must be items only in your possession; no copying of photos from the Internet.
Mel Bashore , compiler