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Time Tower at the Connecticut Drag-stripe Colchester CT. Although it has been updated with a second-story deck and vinyl siding on the exterior, the timing tower still stands at the site of Connecticut Dragway. Signs that read “Historical District” are placed in front of the tower, which is an indication that Consumers Union takes the historic property seriously. (Photo Courtesy Trent Sherrill)

Time Tower at the Connecticut Drag-stripe Colchester CT. Although it has been updated with a second-story deck and vinyl siding on the exterior, the timing tower still stands at the site of Connecticut Dragway. Signs that read “Historical District” are placed in front of the tower, which is an indication that Consumers Union takes the historic property seriously. (Photo Courtesy Trent Sherrill)

Connecticut Dragway had its share of wild action, especially in the heyday of funny car racing. This photo of two seemingly out-of-control funny cars—The Illusion in the far lane and Paul Stefansky’s Super ’Stang in the near lane—is a great example of the crazy passes made by fearless drivers. The tree was very vulnerable, with absolutely no protection from Funny Car madness. (Photo Courtesy Bob Snyder)

Connecticut Dragway had its share of wild action, especially in the heyday of funny car racing. This photo of two seemingly out-of-control funny cars—The Illusion in the far lane and Paul Stefansky’s Super ’Stang in the near lane—is a great example of the crazy passes made by fearless drivers. The tree was very vulnerable, with absolutely no protection from Funny Car madness. (Photo Courtesy Bob Snyder)

The track got its start in 1961, Frank Marratta built it from the ground up. Most tracks from the late 50's and early 60's were originally airport runways, Connecticut Dragway was built specifically for racing. Marratta had been exposed to drag racing in years prior, and actually received an offer to become a partner in the Dover Drag Strip less than a year before opening his own track. Going out on his own was a gamble, but it paid off as the track saw lots of success through the years

The track got its start in 1961, Frank Marratta built it from the ground up. Most tracks from the late 50's and early 60's were originally airport runways, Connecticut Dragway was built specifically for racing. Marratta had been exposed to drag racing in years prior, and actually received an offer to become a partner in the Dover Drag Strip less than a year before opening his own track. Going out on his own was a gamble, but it paid off as the track saw lots of success through the years

Connecticut Dragway Reunion & Nostalgia Night | Hotrod Hotline

Connecticut Dragway Reunion & Nostalgia Night | Hotrod Hotline

Connecticut Dragway 1965 Maintenance/restoration of old/vintage vehicles: the material for new cogs/casters/gears/pads could be cast polyamide which I (Cast polyamide) can produce. My contact: tatjana.alic@windowslive.com

Connecticut Dragway 1965 Maintenance/restoration of old/vintage vehicles: the material for new cogs/casters/gears/pads could be cast polyamide which I (Cast polyamide) can produce. My contact: tatjana.alic@windowslive.com

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