First, I will show the massive size of the one time drag strip. This is a recent aerial photo of the airport. You can see the three 1 mile strips were laid out in a triangle to give planes the benefit of all directions of wind flow. The runway closest to the hangers (not the taxiway next to the hangers) was used as the drag strip. To give some clarity as to how wide it is look at the main highway to the left of the tree line. It is a major 2 lane highway and about the same width as the most modern drag strips of the 50s. I can relate to Bob Osiecki's feelings the first time he looked at it thinking what a great place for drag racing. The main runway used as the drag strip was repaved about 10 years ago. The other two have the original 70 year old asphalt.