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Old 07-18-2004, 11:40 AM
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George Ray's Dragstrip

Just saw Horsepower TV when they featured a weekend at George Rays Dragstrip. WOW!!! I would LOVE to race on that strip. It's out in the country and very homemade and just looks like sooooooo much fun.
The website is www.georgerays.com


Has anyone on this board ever been there or raced their car there?

Mike

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Old 07-18-2004, 12:38 PM
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never been there, but the track that was built at rusk, tx. this spring, is owned by a family long into drags, in fact, it (to my knowledge) is the second track they've run. well, their house is just after the finish line. what a view.

that looks like my kind of place. thanks for sharing!!!
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Old 07-18-2004, 06:07 PM
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I saw the program too.

Was an interesting program bout a true old time rodder!


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Yeah i saw that on tv too, very cool.

I would love to go there
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Old 07-18-2004, 06:42 PM
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I think that strip is great!

If I ever get my hands on a big wad of cash I would love to build a dragstrip out here. I know exactly where I would put it. Nothing fancy but somewhere that people could legally come and run their cars. Maybe keep a few kids from getting killed or in trouble racing in the streets. I think we need more of that kind of stuff around here.
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Love the guard rail................................ask Dickie Harrell if he would like to race there with those trees so close to the track?

Oh yeah, that's what killed him...............................
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When your time is up its up .

and nascar tracks are safe ask earnhart oh thats right hes DEAD!
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I wouldn't worry so much about the drivers. It's the idgets up against the fence 600' down the track. They'll be the ones biting bumpers if one the cars gets way from the driver.

Cool place though. I'd race there.

Larry
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Old 07-18-2004, 11:10 PM
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I think its safer than it appears. On horsepower tv they showed a chevelle lose control and fly into some kind of concrete thing or somthing that stoped it from flying into the crowd.
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If i ever get rich i'm going to build me a drag strip, all heads up just like George Ray's, i hate bracket racing.

The only track in my area is Ohio Valley and it's all bracket racing.
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I spent alot of time at George Ray's. cheap way to spend a sunday. cost $5. a head. pretty laid back. you can still go down the strip with 2 of you in the car, but not during eleminations anymore.lol. Also, you could stand at the start right behind a car and shoot pictures (if you don't mind being pelted with rubber). I don't know any other strip that will let you do that. I didn't see the tv show, but did they show the orange 55 go down the strip. real old time. small block tunnel ram chevy, take her to 8000 rpm, and dump the clutch. front wheels in the air thru 3 gears.
Love it.
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