Thanks about the sign, hopefully next year we WILL have at least one car there. Marty realy surprised me!! You guys all are GREAT. Thanks again, Rich
PS:(I know better we raced at island NJ. in the day, just thought someone was talking bad about Dover)
What an incredible thread ❗
I think the things that were wrong with DDS are the things that were right about it.
That sneaker, err I mean speaker, is working just fine.
And the pole remains…overlooking.
What an awesome thread Man@! Thanks Folks!!!!!
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THIS IS ONE OF our Most Popular topics…why it is been “Stickied”…(Stays at top of topic list-‘stuck’)…it’s long and funny but worth the read…how all of the guys have contributed is fantastic.
……………..Just got word of another report of “infiltration” to the closed track in ’77 …wating for more details …stand -by…Very interesting !
So was Dover an NHRA track, I read on another site that it was not NHRA approved and not a full 1/4 too………… True or internet B.S……..
All That Info Here …gotta look! …Sanctioned for One year. ALL I DID was put the word ‘Sanctioned” in search and Wa-La …It Was Here… Click :
I better go back and read again , I missed that part 😳 …….
Hey …New report …Paulie says around 1977…he decided it would be neat to take his snowmobile up to the then closed track and make some winter runs on the old quarter. The Tower was still there But the track level was down about 10 ft. lower than the shut down area.That has since been ‘leveled’ out for possablre future developement. But get this ….He goes up in the tower and sees all the timing guages have been busted out by vandals. How could they ‘desicrate’ this hollowed ground ?! and the two chairs were still there.He thinks it would be cool to hi-jack the entrance sign , but his buddy talkes him out of it .”Ohno ,better not, It’s gona reopen” It didn’t and he lost the oportunity to have THE number one Dover Relic.
On July 4th 1976 I was going past the track and the gate was open so I drove up in, I drove down the staging lanes and stopped on the starting line and got out. It was DEAD quiet ( scarry ), I went up to the tower the door was locked , I looked inside and every thing was there just like I remembered it, ( it was like they closed the door and said see you next week ).Looking around The only thing that changed is they had put two piles of dirt half way down the track in both lanes. Like all the times I ever went to the track it seamed, NO CAMERA .
The next time I went back was 1991 and I took the video of what was once Dover and went to the 1st reunion with the film. If you listen real close you will hear drag cars in the back round, GHOST OF DOVER????????.
I was talking with a man by the name of George Strid in about 1985 and I mentioned Dover and he said I was there building it. I said what did you do, he said I spent 3 months on a bulldozer, never asked about who else worked there or if he had any pictures.
That’s the spirit…!!!
whats left is very easy to find on google maps
Lets find George Strid !!