The breeze was warm and the smell of high-octane race fumes filled the air as muscle cars, street rods, off road trucks, pro streeters, and more made their way down the back roads to New Life Church in Wallingford, Connecticut. CNN is the place to be every June. CT Dragway was the place to be for many famous teams including Tasca Ford. Anyone who is old enough to have been there retells countless tales of horsepower and camaraderie. Anyone who is too young to have lived through those stories has certainly listened to them. Out of those tracks there are four still left in operation today.
Dover Drag Strip
Drag Racing in Connecticut
Photographer: Unknown. The back window got air time on FOX Television at last year Maple Grove race and those who came to the race had a great time!!! You can send to my PayPal account at funnycar at aol. New night light came in the mail today, New England Championship trophy lamp, anyone remember these? Nothing like winning at Indy. So great to see these SS's, running again this weekend like the good old days.
Event Coverage: 23rd Annual Connecticut Dragway Reunion
Photographer: Unknown. The back window got air time on FOX Television at last year Maple Grove race and those who came to the race had a great time!!! You can send to my PayPal account at funnycar at aol.
The track was touted as "the smoothest, most state-of-the-art facility" of its kind at the time. The track featured epoxy-based asphalt, 60 feet wide. It had its own "timing tower" that had the timing equipment, and served as the operations center, with operators calling the Elapsed Time [ET] and MPH of each pair of racers via intercom to the "Times slip booth" at the other end of the track.