Great Lakes Dragway
is a quarter mile dragstrip
in the Town of Paris
, Kenosha County
, near Union Grove, Wisconsin
The drag strip opened in 1955
, and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2005. The drag strip became the oldest continuously operating dragstrip in the country after Inyokern Airport
In the early days of the track, races were started by a flagman (before dragstrip Christmas Trees) and cars sometimes raced four abreast.
In the 1970s, hydrogen peroxide "rocket dragster" exhibition cars ran down the track in the low 4 second elapsed time range at over 350 miles per hour.
The track hosts Harley
drags, real street drags, import wars, modified superstocks, and divisions for high school students. The track also has special events such as stunt shows, a National Hot Rod Association
Summit Summer Series event, Wild Thrill Shows, Import Wars, Bugfest, and Fun Racing. The track has held snowmobile
drags in winter months. Motorcycle Daredevil and World Record Motorcycle Jumper "Super" Ken Mackow got his start at... Read More