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  • Atlanta Dragway closing down

    I was sad to learn that Atlanta Dragway, the long-time home of the NHRA Southern Nationals, hosted its last national event over the weekend, and that it will shut down at the end of the year after being sold off by the NHRA to a group of developers. This was initially reported back in January by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other sources, so my finding out about this four months later should say a lot about how much I follow drag racing anymore. Back when there were fewer events, and each one mattered that much more, I was really into drag racing, and for your Hoosiers on here, you'll remember that Atlanta Dragway was the place where Whiteland racing legend Bob Glidden had his scary finish line crash at the 1986 Southern Nationals.

    Between this and Englishtown, we've lost two highly active drag strips that hosted NHRA national events in the last five years. Not a good sign.
    “America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, badass speed.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

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    This is too bad, and a sign of the times that there is a population explosion - compared to the "population explosion" times of the 70s.

    Road Atlanta is getting surrounded by development, as is to a lesser extent, Road America. Won't be long before people complain to local elected officials....
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