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Default 325 Dragstrips in the US in 1968 ?


I don´t know why this was published in the Swedish magazine Start & Strip in 1968. There must have been more dragstrips. Where these NHRA sanctioned ?






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Default Re: 325 Dragstrips in the US in 1968 ?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: COPO_Anders</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
I don´t know why this was published in the Swedish magazine Start &amp; Strip in 1968. There must have been more dragstrips. Where these NHRA sanctioned ? </div></div>

Must be NHRA tracks only.

For example, the list is missing &quot;Lapeer International Dragway&quot;, in Lapeer Michigan, which was in business in 1968 and is still in operation.

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Default Re: 325 Dragstrips in the US in 1968 ?

As for the Indiana listings, Avilla was IHRA, US 30 was UDRA I believe, Osceola was independent/outlaw or NADS and Terre Haute, which was NHRA is completely missing. I also know there was a George Ray type drag strip in Van Wert Ohio that isn't listed. Had to be a lot more than 325 no doubt.
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Happy to report 3 of the 4 are still open in Kentucky. And 2 more newer ones that I know of. They are London, Ky and Jamestown, Ky


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Default Re: 325 Dragstrips in the US in 1968 ?

I found another remark made in 1970 that NHRA had 160+ dragstrips and AHRA had 90+ (can´t remember the exact numbers). So those 325 can´t be NHRA only.

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I also noticed that Van Wert was missing and they are also missing Kettlersville, OH.
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That can't be accurate. Midwest Raceway in Manhattan, KS. isn't listed. It was an AHRA track at one time, I believe.
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Also Nashville IL.,in southern, IL., had a great dragstrip w/ huge crowds on Sunday's, they were know for having big name match races nearly every week between Chevy, Dodge, and Ford , I watched Dick Harrell race here several times ,he usually won.
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Neat listing - Thanks. Elk Creek and Waynesboro were left off of the Virginia list. Smaller strips to be sure.
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Default Re: 325 Dragstrips in the US in 1968 ?


Here is another list of sanctioned drag strips from 1969 that I found in a &quot;National Dragster&quot; that Sammy sent me earlier this year. Sanctioned by whom ? I understand there are/were a few different organisations like NHRA, AHRA, IHRA. Was National Dragster a magazine just for one of these organisations ?




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