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Abandoned Drag Strip History: Dover Drag Strip in Wingdale, New York, With Video


Abandoned Drag Strip History: Dover Drag Strip in Wingdale, New York, With Video

Dover Drag Strip operated in Wingdale, New York, from 1961-1976, and is now a ghost track with nothing but the return road still in place. The track is still remembered with a web site operated by Dean Lawrence, who was the announcer from 1965 to 1972. The site tells the story of how Chet Anderson attended a race in 1959 or 1960 and got so excited that he decided to build his own track. Did any of you BangShifters ever race there?

Click here to see all the details at DoverDragStrip.com.

Also, check out these two videos with action clips at the track during the early years. Note the total lack of guardrails. The web site also tells of a “precarious drop off” in shut down.

 

 

 

 


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