This will be an exciting line-up of events and the season will consist of over race days with the season-opener being held on Sunday, March 4th. We have kept all of the events that everyone has come to enjoy with exciting soon-to-be-announced event attractions. Series are the backbone of our program and promises to continue delivering fun and friendly competition for you and your family to enjoy.
Sheriff has issued a correction on the spelling of the last name of the deceased motorcycle racer. Further investigation revealed, Aaron Slemker correct spellingage 21, of Clayton, Ohio, was participating in a motorcycle drag racing class. After the warm up lap, Slemker was returning to the staging area operating his Kawasaki Ninja ZXR at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the motorcycle.
No special race has been lined up to commemorate the occasion. No fancy signs pay tribute to the 50th anniversary. Tri-State was one of the first drag strips in Ohio to employ the Christmas tree-style starting system, said track co-owner Bob Louden.
There was rain all over the area during the late afternoon, but somehow, it managed to skirt past Stittsville and the weekly evening show was able to take place. There was a big wreck on the back straight in the Thunder Car feature which took out a number of top runners but Ken Fisher 33 survived the carnage to take the checkers. There was also a dragster on display.
In addition to managing the culinary aspects of hosting guests throughout the facility, Murray oversees the staffing, scheduling and execution of racing events held on the Drag Strip on a weekly basis. A native of Illinois, Kuehn has an extensive background in sales, public relations, client services, race track operations and venue management. His previous position was with Cordova Dragway Park in Illinois as a facility manager overseeing a food and beverage outlet along with inventory control.
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Malcolm Durham has been called drag racing's first black superstar. Indeed, he earned respect as one of the top names in drag racing history by racing and winning across the country. But he always called Maryland International Raceway his home.