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At the Race Track


Last updated 8/26/2020 at 2:53pm

Well, no, not that race track. Starting in the early 1950s, Colorado Springs had a drag strip. Some of the early racers wanted a safer place to test their cars off city streets. Now, if you do not know what a drag strip is, I will explain. Imagine two cars racing in a straight line for a quarter mile. Pretty basic, but that is a drag strip.

Colorado Springs had its first race track on land at the Colorado Springs airport, on a long narrow strip of land on the west side of the runways. It was a pretty basic strip, with a lot where the racers could work and watch, and on the other side where...

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