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  • #27720
    alan-heady
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      just go on google maps and just keep clickinf on the ariea till you get to the strip. you can even stand out at the road into the strip, took me 2 or 3 min. to find whats left

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      dino
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        Brian found this …don’t know how… but its from the State of N.Y. 1967 -the year I started announcing…


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        #30700
        super-sport-pete
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          stopped at THE track on good friday.haven’t been past the front gate since 5/23/76.guys at the bus co. said ok to go in.they have the key? went around the fence,stood on the finish line area and couldn’t believe my eyes that this MESS used to be “our” track! . someone said there is machinery rusting in the back. they must have worn them out carting the dirt away.with “LAKE WINGDALE” in the back,i would venture to say they upset the geology of the land so much they had to stop.i finally found some good pics of what it looked like in the day and still have a hard time seeing what is left.why did they spare this one piece of pavement? yes,i took a souveneir.thank you. the racers from poughkeepsie must have burned up brakes going down #21 to the track.over +out.

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          gaspumpchas
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            Thanks for making this such a great thread!!!

            Charlie

            #34171
            dino
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              Bumped this Back up …One our Best Topics … Tommy Byrd will find it interesting… BUT ….Anybody got any Photos to add to the mix?

              #35666
              dino
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                OK Gang…one of our best Topics needs some updating here…Will someone get us a 2012 shot ?…any changes to the property? plenty of you close by…just don’t get arrested.

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                dino
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                  TomatoHead Took this of the entrance, Sept 2 ,2012


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                  #36548
                  wizeguy1320
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                    quote dinotheweirdo:

                    OK Gang…one of our best Topics needs some updating here…Will someone get us a 2012 shot ?…any changes to the property? plenty of you close by…just don’t get arrested.

                    Dino !!! Just got back from Dover Drag Strip,….. I spread my grandfathers ashes at the finish line which is the only in tact piece of the strip left,…with the exception of the return road and a 20 ft section connecting to it,….. took about 250 pictures,… documented everything…. also ran into a hunter who used to sweep the track,…says he knew you,…what a dope i am, forgot to ask his name lol…uploading pics soon !

                    #36549
                    dino
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                      Thats Important News !…That Make three Dover Veterans with Ashes at the Track…Ron Frost….Bill Casey….and now your Uncle.Just a testament to the Tracks lasting legacy touching peoples lives.I know of no other Track that gets this type of prominance long after its gone.Looking forward to your photos and remarks…as I know we all are.

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                      maso
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                        Casey…???

                        Was that in his will…?

                        I didn’t know it.

                        The cartoonist, Pete Millar did the same thing at Famoso Speedway in Bakersfield only he had them pack his ashes in the drag chute and pop it open at 1,000 feet. I was there…! Sounds like something you’d see in one of his cartoons…!

                        #36643
                        wizeguy1320
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                          quote dinotheweirdo:

                          Thats Important News !…That Make three Dover Veterans with Ashes at the Track…Ron Frost….Bill Casey….and now your Uncle.Just a testament to the Tracks lasting legacy touching peoples lives.I know of no other Track that gets this type of prominance long after its gone.Looking forward to your photos and remarks…as I know we all are.

                          Just got the SD card with the images on it,…. going through them and will post a bunch up,…. when i was there, I was told by some hunters who park their trucks on the return road that the piece of track that is still left was the finishline,..its actually the part of the track that ran beside those rocks in the left lane,….was that the actual finishline? reason being, I assumed it was and walked exactly 1320 feet directly up track to find that someone planted a tree exactly 1/4 mile from the finishline…I called it “The Christmas Tree lol,…looking through the old pics,…and it could be exactly where the starting line was,… thought that was cool….

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                          vbob
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                            HEY

                            Dino, ashes were Wizeguys Grandfathers not Uncle as you posted!!
                            OK, Brian ,gotta get to the track and put some decorations on that starting line tree!
                            Must b close to the sneakers on the pole!

                            ‘V’


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                            #36645
                            dino
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                              Opps your’e right Bob….

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                              maso
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                                Oh…

                                Here we go again… 😆

                                #36648
                                dino
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                                  Have alerted Brian to ‘recon’ the tree….Nature remembered starting line? or….someone paced it off too? the mysteries of Dover…won’t go away.

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