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Old 02-04-2013, 10:04 AM   #211
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Coles County Dragway,back in 1985.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:07 AM   #212
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Blaney drag strip in the early-mid 70's. Elgin SC. Baby Huey, Chi town husler, Blue Max, Chelsea King.....had friggin rubber in my hair and my teeth!
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:13 AM   #213
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The hook was set even before I ever went to a drag strip. I was probably 3 or 4 years old. Our next door neighbor was a drag racer. He would give me pictures of Funny Cars, Top Fuel rides, Pro Stocks, etc. This was around 1977 or 78. He let me sit in the car while they winched it up into the enclosed trailer they hauled it in. I don't know what class this guy ran, but I do remember it was a 74-77 Camaro, and it was definately a tubbed, big tire car and it had a hood scoop. I have been fascinated ever since.

The first dragstrip I ever went to was Green Valley, in Glencoe Alabama. I was probably 13 or 14, and my uncle took me. It is closed now, though the dirt track there is still going strong.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:23 AM   #214
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I had hung around dragstrips with my dad for years before ever making a pass myself. First pass I ever made was at Sikeston Mo in the street class in a 96 F-150. Two time trials and I won the first round against a B2000 truck in the other lane. I was hooked then. Got a by back in the 2nd round after I got beat by a Mustang then lost in the third round but I was hooked.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:29 AM   #215
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:30 AM   #216
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Music City Raceway. My friends dad took us to see Alcohol funny cars in the late 80's. I've been hooked ever since.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:31 AM   #217
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Orlando Speedworld...1986???
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:33 AM   #218
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Dragway park Cayuga 1983.
Now known as Toronto motorsports park.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:35 AM   #219
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Scribner Nebraska,

Saw Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, Doug Herbert, about 1989 ish. I was 10, and the Nitro got seared into my brain!
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Sunshine dragstrip , Clearwater Fl, I was 8 . I'd ride my bike up there whenever they were open. Watch Jerry gardner, John harmon, Carl Addy, an all the doc & bill gang. I was hooked...
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LaPlace Dragway, LaPlace La.

Sometime in the very early 60's. I was maybe 5 or 6 when I can actually remember being there but I know I was there since birth.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:56 AM   #222
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:00 PM   #223
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L.A.C.R. in palmdale / little rock,ca. back in the early 80's...i lived just 5 minutes from that track,you could hear the fuel and alcohol cars from our home>>>
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http://www.mts.net/~red67/

Keystone Dragways back in 73...
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:49 PM   #225
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Thorn Hill Dragstrip in Kenton county, KY (near cincinnati) when I was probably 13 back in 87. They still had the old "clock" style starting light system then. My dad would take me to go watch a friend of his run his S-10 with a 406/4sp combo.
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