Track officials had only expected 5, The airport was built as an auxiliary airfield in and given to the city of Abernathy for civilian use after the war. They charged 50 cents admission, with racing each Sunday. When he saw the flag man at the finish raise his flag, he stopped the stop watch. On April 14, , Jerry Berdien set a new track record with a Cecil Lankford copped top eliminator in his A dragster on January 29, , with a speed of
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August 8, Buried: Michael Wear Old Columbus Rd. John Rains was killed in a fatal racing accident at the strip on August 17, June 16, Car: With this success, a race was scheduled for August 25, M ike Mccormick, e-mail communication to site administrator, Dec.
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He crossed the finish line while making a solo run during time trials. The old airfield was about eight miles west of Meadow. However, the lack of a fence around the strip caused the strip to lose income as spectators were simply watching the racing for free. He was transported to Dukes Hospital in Peru where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
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Description: Mike Waldrop 1 Hialeah Dr. Track officials had only expected 5, One old racer recalled the track, "It was kinda short with about yards of paved shut down until you run off onto the dirt. He was a construction carpenter by trade. Barrett was a drag racer and owner of a body shop in Abilene.