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Oldest Tracks in Drag Racing

Pinpointing exactly when drag racing began is a bit difficult, but nothing holds more history than the race tracks themselves. These tracks were the backdrop for legendary runs by Don “Big Daddy” Garlits, Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen, and many more. Unfortunately, a lot of tracks have closed throughout the years, but many are still up and running. Check out our roundup below of some of the oldest operating drag strips in the United States.  Great Lakes Dragaway -... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Drag Racing Racetracks: Canada

Drag racing will take you places. You’ll go on trips all over the U.S., and maybe even make a visit to our neighbors in the Great White North, if you’re lucky. Whether you’re there for a race or a non-racing related trip, make some time to visit Canada’s best drag strips that we rounded up in the blog below.    Castrol Raceway (Edmonton, Alberta) The Castrol Raceway can hold up to 15,000 people and is also home to the largest drag racing event in... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Monday, September 23, 2019

Famous Drag Strips in the US: Part 2

Whether immortalized in movies or for being the site of big name national races, some U.S. drag strips are known throughout the drag racing world. We’ve made a list of some of the most well-known drag strips in the United States. This is part two of a three-part series. You can read part one here .  Maple Grove From nostalgia racing, Top Fuel dragsters, and jet-powered vehicles to Street Bike races and Street Legal Grudge racing, Maple Grove has something to offer for almost... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Thursday, May 2, 2019

Famous Drag Strips in the U.S.

Whether immortalized in movies or for being the site of big name national races, some U.S. drag strips are known throughout the drag racing world. We’ve made a list of some of the most well-known drag strips in the United States. Have you raced at them all? Pomona Raceway - Pomona, California This quarter-mile drag strip opened in 1961 and is famous for hosting the NHRA’s Circle K Winternationals and Automobile Club of Southern California Finals (as well as being operated by... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Thursday, April 18, 2019

Drag Racing Terms To Know Before Hitting the Track: Part 1

For newcomers to drag racing, learning the lingo is a great way to settle in to the racing community and learn more about the sport. We’ve put together a glossary of words and phrases to know before you hit the drag strip. Part 1 covers the first half of the alphabet letters A-M; Part 2 will pick up with letters N-Z in an upcoming blog. Awful Awful (source) Drag racing slang for a AA/FA ("Double A" Fuel Altered) race car. Blower Supercharger or turbocharger... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Wednesday, January 23, 2019