FOR 2018 LET'S SHOW MORE SUPPORT FOR OUR LOCAL DRAG SCENE...

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With my "home away from home" (Old Bridge Township Raceway Park) drag strip now discontinuing straightline racing operations, I believe it's my duty like never before, to get the word out on the imperative importance of folks to make the concerted effort to go to their local drag strip(s) with far more frequency to provide much needed support. Over the last several seasons or so, car counts and casual spectators were in a somewhat steady decline at Raceway Park, much due to socioeconomic reasons and other variable factors (and constantly complaining neighbors forcing "curfews" and limited "noise days" sure didn't help the situation at all, etc, etc), subsequently, the drag strip business became far less sustainable than it was in the past, and unfortunately resulted in drag racing no longer existing at E'Town... That said, once again, I strongly encourage my readers to please try to show a little more support for your local drag scene in 2018-- Show that you REALLY care about the survival of drag racing by getting out to the drag strip. I also ask that you try exposing your children and grandchildren, or even your coworkers to the accelerating wonder of drag racing, take 'em out to the strip with you sometime, this way, maybe we'll have some more solid security for the sport in the future. Bringing younger generations and potential new fans to the track is a smart way to ensure there's a more possible secure future for drag racing... Below is a groovy photo I shot at E'Town's OLD TIME DRAGS event of the late, great Jim Shores' "Fireball Monza" Funny Car, that's now campaigned in tribute by Jon Wall...