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67440Dodge
05-29-2013, 06:55 PM
It happened back in December, I didn't hear about it until recently.

http://www.dragzine.com/news/new-jerseys-historic-island-dragway-closes/

4264door
05-29-2013, 07:01 PM
Too bad to see it go away, sad news indeed when any drag strip is de-commissioned.

ws27
05-29-2013, 11:32 PM
That's too bad.

theman440
05-29-2013, 11:36 PM
That is too bad Mike, it seems that we are experiencing another round of track closures across the country. Both tracks in Phoenix are closed. one for good not sure about the other. California Speedway is closed and is in the middle of some screwy excessive noise lawsuit and Irwindale was closed but re-opened. Now Island - I'm sure there will be more. Personally there is not much in this world that I enjoy more than drag racing and experiencing the sounds and smells associated with the drag strip.

Hemi Guy
06-02-2013, 11:32 AM
I raced at Island since 1963 sure going to miss it.

Piper
06-12-2013, 12:29 PM
well well well...fat lady hasn't sung yet


http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/warren-county/express-times/index.ssf/2013/06/island_dragway_in_independence_1.html

67r/t4speeder
06-12-2013, 12:58 PM
Some good news

67440Dodge
06-12-2013, 01:48 PM
WOOHOO!!

Racer Brown
06-12-2013, 03:01 PM
I hope so, they've closed up enough dragstrips in the last 25-30 years.