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This is a print on demand (POD) book with color photos. The paper and photo quality in this book, although good, often does not match the original version but the information remains the same.

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During the 1950s and 1960s, the sport of drag racing exploded in popularity. In its early days, drag racing had a class for everybody, from professional rails to four-door sedans. As a participant sport, drag racing made itself very accessible, and as a result, drag racing facilities sprang up all over the country, some national in scale and others very small and local. This was great, for a while, but with the sprawl of suburbia and various economic conditions including the growing expense of racing, hundreds of drag racing facilities were lost across the country. Many of these were places of legend where the biggest names in the sport got their start or ran some of their most memorable passes. Others were relatively unknown, but served a local area's needs for a safe place for local speed addicts to run their cars. For whatever reason, they are no longer in business, but evidence of their existence remains.

This book takes a look at many of the lost quarter-mile tracks across the country. Some of them are gone completely, paved over to make room for housing developments or strip malls. Others are ghostly remnants of what once was, offering a sad and even eerie subject for the photographer.

The images are teamed with vintage shots of drag racing's glory days, sharing what once was one of America's most popular pastimes with the modern reality facing these facilities today. For fans of drag racing's past, it's a sobering and interesting study. The stories are true and the photos are thought provoking, which makes this book hard to put down.

Lost Drag Strips is a 2013 International Automotive Media Competition award winner and won "best-of" in the book category.

Tracks include: Lions Associated Drag Strip, Orange County International Raceway, Riverside International Raceway, Bee Line Dragway, Motion Raceway, Motor City Dragway, Oswego Dragway, U.S. 30 Drag Strip, Dover Drag Strip, Pittsburgh International Dragway, Connecticut Dragway, Pocono Drag Lodge, Lakeland International Raceway, Green Valley Raceway, Dallas International Motor Speedway, Hudson Drag Strip, Shuffletown Dragway, Brainerd Optimist Club Drag Strip, Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip, Paradise Drag Strip, Double H Drag Strip, Southeastern International Dragway, Smithville Drag Strip, Lloyd's Drag Strip, Harriman Drag Strip, Green Valley Raceway Drag Strip, Drag City, Loudon Raceway.

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This is a print on demand (POD) book with color photos. The paper and photo quality in this book, although good, often does not match the original version but the information remains the same.

.

During the 1950s and 1960s, the sport of drag racing exploded in popularity. In its early days, drag racing had a class for everybody, from professional rails to four-door sedans. As a participant sport, drag racing made itself very accessible, and as a result, drag racing facilities sprang up all over the country, some national in scale and others very small and local. This was great, for a while, but with the sprawl of suburbia and various economic conditions including the growing expense of racing, hundreds of drag racing facilities were lost across the country. Many of these were places of legend where the biggest names in the sport got their start or ran some of their most memorable passes. Others were relatively unknown, but served a local area's needs for a safe place for local speed addicts to run their cars. For whatever reason, they are no longer in business, but evidence of their existence remains.

This book takes a look at many of the lost quarter-mile tracks across the country. Some of them are gone completely, paved over to make room for housing developments or strip malls. Others are ghostly remnants of what once was, offering a sad and even eerie subject for the photographer.

The images are teamed with vintage shots of drag racing's glory days, sharing what once was one of America's most popular pastimes with the modern reality facing these facilities today. For fans of drag racing's past, it's a sobering and interesting study. The stories are true and the photos are thought provoking, which makes this book hard to put down.

Lost Drag Strips is a 2013 International Automotive Media Competition award winner and won "best-of" in the book category.

Tracks include: Lions Associated Drag Strip, Orange County International Raceway, Riverside International Raceway, Bee Line Dragway, Motion Raceway, Motor City Dragway, Oswego Dragway, U.S. 30 Drag Strip, Dover Drag Strip, Pittsburgh International Dragway, Connecticut Dragway, Pocono Drag Lodge, Lakeland International Raceway, Green Valley Raceway, Dallas International Motor Speedway, Hudson Drag Strip, Shuffletown Dragway, Brainerd Optimist Club Drag Strip, Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip, Paradise Drag Strip, Double H Drag Strip, Southeastern International Dragway, Smithville Drag Strip, Lloyd's Drag Strip, Harriman Drag Strip, Green Valley Raceway Drag Strip, Drag City, Loudon Raceway.

Pages : 178
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 299 b/w and color photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613254769
Product Code : CT514C

Foreword by Don Garlits 

Introduction 

 

Chapter One: The Rise 

The Cars 

More Speed and More Fun 

 

Chapter Two: The Fall

Safety 

The Economy 

Population and Politics 

Moving On 

The Alternative 

 

Chapter Three: The Wild West 

Lions Associated Drag Strip 

Orange County International Raceway 

Riverside International Raceway 

Bee Line Dragway 

 

Chapter Four: Somewhere in the Middle 

Motion Raceway 

Motor City Dragway 

Oswego Dragway 

U.S. 30 Drag Strip 

 

Chapter Five: East-Bound and Down 

Dover Drag Strip 

Pittsburgh International Dragway 

Connecticut Dragway 

Pocono Drag Lodge 

 

 

Chapter Six: Southern Comfort 

Lakeland International Raceway 

Green Valley Raceway 

Dallas International Motor Speedway 

Hudson Drag Strip 

Shuffletown Dragway 

 

Chapter Seven: Chattanooga Hotspots 

Brainerd Optimist Club Drag Strip 

Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip 

Paradise Drag Strip 

Double H Drag Strip 

Southeastern International Dragway 

Smithville Drag Strip 

Lloyd’s Drag Strip 

Harriman Drag Strip 

Green Valley Raceway Drag Strip 

Drag City 

Loudon Raceway 

 

Chapter Eight: The Modern Era 

The Rebound 

 

 

Index 

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