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GOOD NEWS!! Drag Strip Reopens After 35 Years!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jon Lundberg, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Jon Lundberg
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
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    After being closed and "re-purposed" over a 35 year period, Onondaga Dragway has re-opened. The 1/8th mile facility is located in central Michigan, halfway between Lansing and Jackson.

    Congratulations to all concerned!
     
  2. 51 Hemi J
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    I looked this up on Google Earth and found the racetrack at 3.25 miles west of Leslie, Michigan on Bellevue Road.
     
  3. an1951
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    :) WOW! Neat to hear this. Very, very rare to see this happen again anywhere, a drag strip reopening.....
     
  4. Jimbo17
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    Anytime a drag strip reopens it is a wonderful thing and I wish they all the success in the world.

    Jimbo
     

  5. Did you announce there Jon ?
     
  6. jfreakofkorn
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    awesome to the hear ....

    whats the story on the drag strip ...
     
  7. JT Apperson
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    from va

    Very Kool. I wish Aquasco would reopen. Spent many a weekend there...JT

    Tear down a Mall and build a dragstrip
     
  8. jimdillon
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    Jon I have been watching for this for several months, when are they actually going to run cars, or have they started? Remember the place as having a short shut down area, which I believe accounts for the 1/8th mile. Will definitely support them-Jim
     
  9. rfraze
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    Excellent News, Jon!! I have been jokingly promoting the idea of establishing drag racers as an endangered species, because we are. Maybe it would help protect our habitat, dragstrips.
    Support your local track!
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2013
  10. Jon Lundberg
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    Responding to the various queries:
    1. the track has opened and run one event; good weather, good turnout of both cars and people.
    2. yes, I did announce there from about 1962-70.
    3. please go to their FB page and welcome them back at: "thenewonondagdragway".
    4. yup, she was a tad short; they'll have great success as an 1/8th miler.
     
  11. Inland empire hot rods
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    from so cal

    I wish California would do this.....a new Lions or County.....a guy can dream right
     
  12. longram60
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    That's great news! I grew up near there, attended my first race there (circa 1963), made my first pass down the quarter there (1964 Plymouth, G/SA). I remember you announcing.
     
  13. This is good news,,we here about so many being closed because of suburbia closing in. HRP
     
  14. cooljunk
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    Raced there a few times in the 60's. 61 Chevy 348 4 speed.
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    Would like to bring the Falcon gasser out if I can find out when they run.
     
  15. AHotRod
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    Fantastic News!
     

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