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Witness to History

Drag Racing has been around for a long time and that means there’ve been plenty of historic moments to choose from, some that we’ve been lucky enough to witness first hand. Here are a couple of historic moments the BTE community shared with us on our Facebook page .  John Rennie “Jim Liberman climbing the flagpole after a great win at N.E.D. Epping, N.H.” Robert M. Harris  “Billy Meyer set the world record for launching a blower at OCIR 700... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Race to these Dates... in History

It’s time to hit the history books–drag racing history, that is. We’ve compiled a few significant moments in drag racing’s story in the U.S. from historic firsts to key institutional developments. Come along for the ride to learn more about the sport we know and love. Speed vs Acceleration The Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) hosted their first speed week in Bonneville Salt Flats in 1949. The race gave racers the opportunity to run “against the... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Friday, February 7, 2020