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    olcurmdgeon
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    Dover Dragstrip left a lasting impression on my as to how things “ought” to be. In the 90s a buddy and I ran a 130″ wb 1960s rail, flathead powered. First with four carbs and later with hilborns on alcohol. Chute pack body and a 1959 Chev sedan delivery as a push car. Ran nostalgia events from New England to Indy and had a ball. We used to push start until the tracks got nasty about that and we had to go to onboard starter. But I still remember as a kid the goosebumps when two rails were pushed down the track to start, crossed over and came back cackling, crossed over again behind the starting line and then staged! That truly was the golden era of affordable backyard drag racing.

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