Lost Drag Strips II – More Ghosts of Quarter-Miles Past
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Fresh on the heels of the best-selling book Lost Drag Strips comes a new look at other long-lost and forgotten drag racing facilities from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
In the first volume, the author examined the birth of drag racing and its subsequent popularity that invaded every city and community across America. Unfortunately, after the initial explosion of popularity, it waned, and various drag strips closed for a myriad of reasons. Financial pressure for the real estate they occupied, suburban sprawl, and waning participation were all reasons for the change in fortunes for the small, and even not-so-small, racetracks. The first volume was great, but readers demanded more!
Lost Drag Strips II picks up where the first volume left off, covering even more tracks with archival photos of racing in the tracks’ heyday, the cars that ran there, and coverage of the tracks as they exist today. This volume also includes some of the tracks that survived, those that fought off the economic demons and the urban sprawl and continue to run today.
Tracks in this volume include: Fort Wainwright/Racing Lions Motorsports Park, Avenue G Drag Strip, Fremont/Baylands Drag Strip, San Fernando Drag Strip, Fontana Drag City, Inyokern Drag Strip, Kahuku Air Strip, Las Vegas Speedrome, Continental Divide Raceways, SRCA Drag Strip, Southwest Raceway, Willow Run Raceway, Minnesota Dragways, KCTA Drag Strip, Detroit Dragway, Niagara Airport Dragstrip, New York National Speedway, York US 30 Drag-O-Way, South Mountain Raceway, La Place Dragway, Yellow River Drag Strip, Thunderbolt Dragway, and more.
Size: 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Product Code: CT550
Chapter 1: West Coast
Avenue G Drag Strip White City, Oregon
Fort Wainwright/Racing Lions Motorsports Park Fairbanks, Alaska
Fremont/Baylands Drag Strip Fremont, California
Fontana Drag City Fontana, California
San Fernando Drag Strip San Fernando, California
Inyokern Drag Strip Ridgecrest, California
Kahuku Air Strip Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii
Chapter 2: Mountain West
Las Vegas Speedrome Las Vegas, Nevada
Continental Divide Raceways Castle Rock, Colorado
Chapter 3: Midwest
SRCA Drag Strip Great Bend, Kansas
Southwest Raceway Tulsa, Oklahoma
Willow Run Raceway Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Minnesota Dragways Minneapolis, Minnesota
KCTA Drag Strip Kansas City, Missouri
Detroit Dragway Detroit, Michigan
Chapter 4: East Coast
Niagara Airport Drag Strip Niagara Falls, New York
New York National Speedway Center Moriches, Long Island, New York
York US 30 Drag-O-Way York, Pennsylvania
South Mountain Raceway Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
Chapter 5: Southeast
La Place Dragway La Place, Louisiana
Yellow River Drag Strip Covington, Georgia
Thunderbolt Dragway Green Cove Springs, Florida