Nostalgia often runs deep for drag racers. Whether it’s the historic Lions Drag Strip in California or any one of the dozens of small-town dragways across the country, many racers fondly recall their glory days of competition at these beloved tracks.
While many of these dragstrips have fallen prey to real estate developers, their locations live-on in the internet. And we’re not just talking about random forum threads and blog posts scattered here and there—at least one person has taken the time to “pin” their locations on a custom Google map.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CUSTOM MAP.
The map is littered with push pins that denote these racetracks, and you can zoom-in for the name and precise location of each one.
It looks like this map was built from content collected from the “Lost and Forgotten Dragstrips” Facebook Group. And our hats are off to them. (Though Google adds a disclaimer that the data may not be updated and/or accurate.)
Still though, it’s cool to pop around and realize how many drag strips once occupied the land that’s now often become a sprawling suburbia.
And if this sort of thing interests you, there are books out there that you’ll probably dig too.
please add the stick city strip ,cowtown ,fla. please
Howdy, OnAllCylinders didn’t author the map, and it doesn’t seem to have a way on the Google Map to submit additions. You may want to contact the old FaceBook group to see if the map’s creator is still maintaining it.
Sand Valley Drag strip opened after OKC drag strip closed and it is not listed.
Go ahead and chalk up Houston raceway park. It is being torn down as we speak another one lost for the great city of Houston.
Yup, they announced that back in 2021.
Before people move around the drag strip for their new homes they knew that drag strip was there they should have moved to another area anything within a mile of a drag strip should not be allowed to put a house or start with and if they do it’s their own damn fault this is Jack price 25-year-old drag racer or 25 years ago 25 again it just makes me boiling mad with all the good drag strips are staying away