Fresh on the heels of the best-selling book Lost Drag Strips comes a new
look at other long-lost and forgotten drag racing facilities from the
1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
In the first volume, the author examined the birth of drag racing and
its subsequent popularity that invaded every city and community across
America. The first volume was great, but readers demanded more!
Lost Drag Strips II picks up where the first volume left off, covering
even more tracks with archival photos of racing in the tracks’ heyday,
the cars that ran there, and coverage of the tracks as they exist today.
This volume also includes some of the tracks that survived, those that
fought off the economic demons and the urban sprawl and continue to run
Tracks in this volume include: Fort Wainwright/Racing Lions
Motorsports Park, Avenue G Drag Strip, Fremont/ Baylands Drag Strip, San
Fernando Drag Strip, Fontana Drag City, Inyokern Drag Strip, Kahuku Air
Strip, Las Vegas Speedrome, Continental Divide Raceways, SRCA Drag
Strip, Southwest Raceway, Willow Run Raceway, Minnesota Dragways, KCTA
Drag Strip, Detroit Dragway, Niagara Airport Dragstrip, New York
National Speedway, York US 30 Drag-O-Way, South Mountain Raceway, La
Place Dragway, Yellow River Drag Strip, Thunderbolt Dragway, and more.
About the Author
Scotty Gosson worked his way from wrecking yards to rod and custom shops
as a mechanic and fabricator. His involvement in drag racing and
landspeed racing led to a successful career in the print industry, where
he is a popular magazine feature freelancer. His work has appeared in
Drag Racing USA, Hot Rod, Car Craft, Rod & Custom, Hot Rod Deluxe, and
Goodguys Gazette. Other CarTech books by Scotty Gosson include America’s
Coolest Station Wagons; Rat Rods--Rodding’s Imperfect Stepchildren; and
America’s Wildest Show Rods of the 1960s & 1970s.
• Features archival photography of the tracks in their prime as well as
modern photography of how they look today.
• Includes content on facilities that managed to survive the economic
• More coverage of what has proven to be a very popular subject