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342: Wisconsin’s Lake Geneva Drag Strip

Show Date: 01/02/2021

(Season 15, EP 1)

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Happy New Year!

2020 sucked! Car shows canceled, restaurants were closed, businesses suffered and everyone was told to stay separated.

Let’s put pedal to the metal and get ready for 2021!

Wisconsin’s Lake Geneva Drag Strip / Raceway

Source DragZine, March, 2011;

Billed as “Wisconsin’s Busiest Racetrack,” Lake Geneva’s claim to fame wasn’t drag racing and in fact, wasn’t even a part of half of the tracks more than four decade run, It did however, open as a dragstrip in early 1960’s. The published reports of the opening date vary, although research narrows it down to Fourth of July weekend of 1962 or 1963. On opening day, just 600 fans came through the gate. After that first race, several of the contractors who had gone unpaid formed a collective group and took over operation of the Lake Geneva Dragstrip until it’s closing in 1977.

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