(By Doug Gregory) – Local street racers would come to test before heading out to run for bucks at a couple well-known spots just North of Montgomery. Most of these were modest sleepers that generally looked like crud and ran like a scalded dog. One guy told me he ran a .030 piston in a .040 bore in his juiced 406 sbc just to get more rpm out of it.
I’ve also included a few photos from Dallas County Dragway just outside of Selma, AL. My few trips there noted dirt pits, fast cars, little spectator regard for safety, and betting going on trackside. It was a circus and I vowed on my last event there (runner-up in trophy) to never return. I started going because it was another excuse to visit the Sonic Drive-in because Montgomery didn’t have one then. I grew up eating cheeseburger #2s, cheese fries, and cherry Dr. Peppers from the Sonic in my hometown. Once I learned there was a Sonic within driving distance the 80-mile round-trip was made at regular intervals so I could get my fix.
Enjoy this last gallery from the now-defunct from Montgomery Dragway.