Lost Drag Strips Ii

Autor: Scotty Gosson
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613252234
File Size: 60,49 MB
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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. Unfortunately, after the initial explosion of popularity, it waned, and various drag strips closed for a myriad of reasons. Financial pressure for the real estate they occupied, suburban sprawl, and waning participation were all reasons for the change in fortunes for the small, and even not-so-small, racetracks. 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 today. 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.

Lost Drag Strips

Autor: Tommy Lee Byrd
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613250452
File Size: 16,68 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 1972
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This book takes a look at many of the lost quarter-mile tracks across the country. Some of them are gone completely; paved over to make room for housing developments or strip malls. For fans of drag racing's past, it's a sobering and interesting study.

How To Drag Race

Autor: Kevin McKenna
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1932494472
File Size: 72,13 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Whether you're bracket racing your daily driver, tuning the new suspension setup on your weekend bracket racer, or competing in one of many pro classes, drag racing is the participation motorsport of choice. McKenna uses over 300 color photos to show you what to expect your first time out, how to set your street or racecar up for consistency and speed, and driving technique for enthusiasts at all levels. He talks tires, safety equipment, driving aids like line-locks and delay boxes, choosing a class, and advanced racer math. Special sections detail how to maximize your current setup and strategy bracket racing success.

Boyhood In America

Autor: Jacqueline S. Reinier
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576072150
File Size: 44,53 MB
Format: PDF
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The first reference work to focus on the history of American boyhood from the early 17th century to the present, with careful attention to sports, ethnicity, education, and region. * 150+ A–Z signed entries including such wide-ranging topics as cowboys, abuse, drag racing, gangs, and superheroes * 124 expert contributors from a myriad of disciplines, including history, cultural studies, media studies, education, literature, sociology, and anthropology

New Horizons

Autor: Jeffrey L. Rodengen
Publisher: Write Stuff Enterprises Incorporated
ISBN:
File Size: 41,80 MB
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In this comprehensive history, best-selling author Jeffrey L. Rodengen unfolds the untold story of Ashland Inc., a company shaped by the strong personalities of its leaders and the hard work of its people. Ashland Inc.'s legacy began in 1924 when Paul Blazer became manager of an oil refinery known as the Ashland Refining Company. Gradually, the company reduced its vulnerability to the price of crude oil by expanding into chemicals, road construction, convenience stores, automotive products and coal. Carefully researched and lavishly illustrated, New Horizons: The Story of Ashland Inc. reveals a prototype organization for success in the highly competitive world of business.