Lost Dragstrip: Fontana Drag City

5:43:00 PM

By Michael Satterfield

Fontana International Dragway

Not far from my studio in Rancho Cucamonga the last few remains of what was once known as Fontana Drag City remains among the suburban housing tracks. I decided to take a trip out to the site and snap some photos of what few signs remain of Mickey Thompson's old track.
Officially it was known as Mickey Thompson's Fontana International Dragway, from 1955-1972 it was a major stop on the NHRA circuit. The only thing left from the legendary drag strip is the shutdown area at the very end just before the turn off for the return road. There are also chucks of concrete from some of the walls and other buildings strewn about. The strip closed after several serous accidents and deaths, the NHRA deemed the track to short and narrow for safe racing.

Today Just a small patch of the strip remains

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Original Photos via:  http://www.standard1320.com/1320History/Tracks/Tracks.html

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