VIDEO: Saying Goodbye To Atco Dragway | A Trip Down Memory Lane…

“And another one bites the dust!” Earlier in the year we all got word that the world famous Atco Dragway (Atco, NJ) would be closing its doors for good. This came as a huge surprise to the drag racing community as the news literally came out of nowhere. Today CycleDrag takes us on a trip down memory lane detailing the rich history of the track that started it all for big time motorcycle drag racing. Atco Dragway, located in Atco, New Jersey, is one of the oldest drag racing facilities in the United States. It opened in 1960 and quickly became a prominent venue for drag racing enthusiasts. Over the years, Atco Dragway has hosted a wide range of drag racing events, including national and regional competitions. The dragway has witnessed the evolution of drag racing and has been a hub for both amateur and professional racers. It played a significant role in the development of the drag racing community on the East Coast. Make sure to head over to their 👇 YouTube Page below and subscribe to stay up to date on their latest videos. Be sure to share your thoughts and comments below.

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“The abrupt news of Atco Dragway in Atco, NJ closing forever after 67 years sent shockwaves and sorrow throughout the motorsports and drag racing community. In this video we take one last drive to this closed down drag strip to see it’s current state and relive some of the special memories that made Atco so dear to Cycledrag, including traveling their as a young boy with my father and family, watching motorcycle drag racing legends like Larry “Spiderman” McBride, Elmer Trett, Jim McClure, Dave Schultz, John Myers, the start of the AMA / Prostar series, a Top Fuel Motorcycle explosion the Spiderman was lucky to survive and a ton of other cool memories. We also talk about what we can do to prevent more drag strips from closing as top NHRA teams from Tony Stewart racing, to Mike Salinas to the Capco Boys of Torrence Racing have all commented on what must be done to keep drag strips open after watching the closure of Atlanta Dragway, Houston Raceway Park, Bandimere Speedway and so many more. We pay homage to a lot of great people who have passed on including “Atco” Joe Sway who was in charge of the iconic racetrack for so many years. Join me for this trip down memory lane to Atco Dragway in New Jersey.”

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