What’s your earliest NHRA/Drag Racing memory?


For me, it was Shirley Muldowney’s 1972 crash at Dragway 42 in her Mustang funny car. I was a wee teen, and was standing by the fence with my dad and a friend; the car blew up right as it passed us. I remember my dad telling us to stay where we were while he ran to the end of the track to see how bad it was. He took some great pictures, including ones when the car was still on fire. I’ll have to remember to ask if he still has them. Even after all these years, I still have vivid memories of that day.


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