Winston County Drag Strip in Alabama is the latest in a string of tracks that have either been revamped, refreshed, or reopened across the country. The little eighth mile track is certainly not overloaded with frills but it provides a great place for people to race their stuff that is not a public street and that means that we’re all for it. In this video we essentially see the strip christened with an adventurous pass made by the “World’s Fastest Rat Rod” S10. This was apparently the first car down the track in something like four years and when we say that this is no prep, we mean it.
You will see the truck launch off and then a big cloud of dust follow it down the track. There’s stuff blowing everywhere, there’s not a clock turned on, not a Christmas Tree setup, and not an ounce of track prep done. We think that this is one of the more off the wall and awesome drag strip “christenings” we have ever seen. We give the driver of the S10 all the credit for whomping the throttle and working that blown hemi down the track without wadding it up.
Like we said at the beginning. This is not the biggest track in the country but it is a track and that is super important to us. All the doom and gloom jerks out there can declare drag racing as dead as a doornail every day of their lives and the sport continues to grow. More tracks have opened than closed over the last five years and the math supports it.
Winston County Drag Strip! Welcome back to the world of the living, we’re glad to have you!