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Old 04-21-2010, 06:34 AM   #541
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This thread is awesome.......this is history I can get interested in!

I've got one that I don't think has been mentioned yet unless I overlooked it. Hallsville Raceway in Hallsville, TX. I think it closed in 2005. I've heard that it was sold earlier this year at a sheriff's auction! I remember going with my dad to race at that track when I was a kid. I found an aerial photo of it and thought I had some others but couldn't find them. Maybe someone else has some.....

Used to love going to this track in the late 80's / early 90's what a shame it closed,
wow this is the best thread i have read in a long time,, but damn it makes me feel old and sad,,,,
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:51 AM   #542
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Damn, this is a great post. When I was in high school I worked a NY National on weekends. I used to sit by the timeslips booth on a sawhorse and would wipe the numbers on the windshields of the losers with a wet sponge. Ah, those were the days ! That was in 1971. Now theres a huge amount of prefabs there for retired people and its called Greenwood Village. I think the only building thats left if the old block office that was near the spectator entrance.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:35 AM   #543
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Lived 2 miles from LaPlace Dragway when I was a kid; sometimes rode my bike there. Never thought I'd be working out of a office on the the site of the old strip; which is now known as Bert Street.
I just took a bunch of pics of what La Place looks like today. I will post them with a few from the old days when I get a free moment. I am also working on getting access to Southland in Houma to see what's left of it.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:51 AM   #544
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Here is a picture of Warner Robbins while the Super Gas Association was having a race.

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Used to love going to this track in the late 80's / early 90's what a shame it closed,
wow this is the best thread i have read in a long time,, but damn it makes me feel old and sad,,,,
R.I.P. Hallsville saw a lot of good racing there back in the day.
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:18 PM   #546
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Green Valley Race City
Ran my first official pass there - in the car I still race. Ran 14.6 @ 96.
I need to scan in a bunch of photos I found from like 1975. Here's one:
My dad has told me stories about Green valley. Said he was there when the "green monster" crashed, I think he said the driver was killed. I dont know what the "green monster" was, but to him it was a big deal. He used to run his army green 69 mustang there. My grandfather would'nt let him buy a mach1 , so he bought a 302 powered car and started building.
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:52 PM   #547
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Here's some from Wayne trail in Van Wert, Ohio.
I was hoping some pictures were going to come up from that old track.My dad told me to that track when I was 4 years old. I was been a track rat ever sence. Jim Trisel
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Old 04-21-2010, 03:35 PM   #548
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I will post some of El Paso dragway aka sun city dragway. remember going there with my dad and his 55 chevy.what a blast.now it just sits cuz the owner is a jerk
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How about this one???
I think that is Vargo Dragway in Perkasie, PA. Bucks County, North of Philadelphia. Closed many years ago. It is a farm now and they have a car show once a year. Cool place. The farmer uses it as a runway. Some old timers I know they used to race there in the 60's. It's a shame it closed. I heard the noise was bothering the cows or something.
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My dad has told me stories about Green valley. Said he was there when the "green monster" crashed, I think he said the driver was killed. I dont know what the "green monster" was, but to him it was a big deal. He used to run his army green 69 mustang there. My grandfather would'nt let him buy a mach1 , so he bought a 302 powered car and started building.
the green monster was a jet car back in the day owned by art arfons. he wasnt killed in it. died in 07. he was the land speed record holder 3 times.
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M-37 dragstrip brohman mich closed late 70s



I use race here in 74 & 75 I went by there yesterday and the tree is still there yet ...
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:24 PM   #552
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Hey my thread came back! LOL
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Here is a picture of Mike Koslek in his camaro probley in 1974 doing battle at the M-37 dragway in Brohman, Mi
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I just took a bunch of pics of what La Place looks like today. I will post them with a few from the old days when I get a free moment. I am also working on getting access to Southland in Houma to see what's left of it.
I live approx 2 miles from where the track was and i'm by the Southland Mall
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:49 PM   #555
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we used to go to the hamptons. (Long Island) Track was so-so, and u couldn't put a car with a ton of power on it but it was no more then 20-30 mins away. Some bitching snobs complained of too much noise and had it shut down. These people should have thought of this BEFORE they moved next door to a drag track. Now Atco /E-town is the closest and the track is supposed to become condos for more arrogant dumb asses.
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