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GREAT LAKES DRAGAWAY JOINS NHRA MEMBER TRACK FAMILY

GLENDORA, Calif. (Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006) – NHRA announced the addition today of Great Lakes Dragaway to its member track roster beginning with the 2007 racing season. Great Lakes Dragaway is among the busiest drag strips in the country with over 170 race days scheduled per year.

The track will participate in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and in the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League while it continues to run current programs for high school, street legal and import racing competitors. Track operators also plan to carry on with a variety of specialty events.

The track is owned and operated by Randy Henning, Ray Drew and Marcel Kuper who have made a number of improvements to the facility over the past couple years including widening and paving the race track, installing concrete guard walls and adding Musco track lighting as well as remodeling their restroom and concession areas.

“We are pleased to welcome Great Lakes Dragaway to our NHRA member track network,” said Jay Hullinger, NHRA North Central Division Director. “We look forward to working with the track operators to enhance their existing racing programs and bringing their racers benefits that only NHRA can offer.”

"We are excited to be back with NHRA. Our goal is to continue to grow to be the biggest little track in America and with the support of NHRA we can do that," added Drew.

Great Lakes Dragaway is located near Union Grove, Wis., between Chicago and Milwaukee, four miles west of I-94 on Kenosha-Racine County Line Road (K-R), exit 337. For more information, visit the track’s web site, www.GreatLakesDragaway.com.

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., the NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. It presents 23 national events through its NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. The NHRA has more than 80,000 members and 140 member tracks. The NHRA-sanctioned sportsman and bracket racing series’ provide competition opportunities for drivers of all levels. The NHRA develops the stars of tomorrow by offering the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Summit Racing Series, NHRA Xplod Sport Compact Racing Series and the NHRA Street Legal Program presented by AAA. The NHRA also offers the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League for youths ages 8 to 17.

I see Big improvements coming if this is final...
 

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Hey, do you know if grandstand seating has been added to the far side of the drag-strip? It's the area next to the cornfield and opposite the parking lot side.

I haven't seen the place in fifteen years. I glad to hear the place is getting fixed up. I lived in West Allis many years ago and often went out to Great Lakes Dragaway when "Broadway Bob" promoted it. Sunday, Sunday, Sunday . . . !
 

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I raced my '64 GTO there from 1964 to 1972. Box stock with no headers and 7" slicks, it ran 14.08 at 100 mph even. Best stock ET was 13.29 at 109.75 mph with the 3.90 gears. With cam change and 4.56 gears, it ran 12.70 at 108 mph.

Many, many broken axles and spider gears. No one knew what 60 ft. times were then, but my '64 with wide ratio Muncie, 4.56 gears, and 9" wrinkle wall Firestone Drag 500's was pretty quick through first gear. Quite a few times, the rpm drop from third gear to fourth cost me a race. The frame began buckling where the traction bars are connected.

Those were the good old days!! Still haven't run my '04 to see if it would run 13's stock.
 
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