The official drag strip of Atlanta, GA isn’t exactly in Atlanta, the venue is located in a small town called Commerce, a little bit over one hour driving, from downtown Atlanta, via I-85 North.
The dragway opened its doors in 1975 and has been hosting the Southern Nationals since 1981. In 1993 it was bought by the National Hot Rod Association.
In October, 2000, my wife and I had the opportunity visit the strip, during the National Muscle Car Association-Power Tour. Over the weekend we took quite a few pictures but keep in mind we used an analog camera.
This is how drag racing was, 20 years ago. I hope you will enjoy.
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NHRA is selling the track at the end of this season, and it’s probably not going to be a drag strip anymore. The last Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway will be this weekend.
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It is really sad but the same story is happening all over the world. In my hometown in Brazil, the owner of the official race track said he operated the facility for the last decade only because of the love he feels for the sport, not because of the money.
He eventually gave up and sold the land to developers last year.