Time: October 18, 2009 all day
Location: Island Dragway
City/Town: New Jersey
Website or Map: http://www.doverdragstrip.com
Event Type: drag, race-show, display, area
Organized By: Dino Lawrence & BoB Smith
Latest Activity: Jan 13, 2010
There Back! ….reliving the “Dover Experience”…for the first time, in 33 years, there will be a DOVER DRAG STRIP race event. Oct.18, 2009 will see the ODF’s… “Old Dover Farts” back at the track with their own “DOVER DRAG STRIP NOSTALGIA DRAGS presented by Drag Racer Magazine”! Island Dragway, has graciously allowed the Dover Die-hards to host an event in their Name, and already the enthusiasm is building. For 18 consecutive years, about the only place the “Dover Guys” got to be remembered, was at the annual “Reunion “held each year in Danbury, Ct. Well that’s on again, this Sept. 6…But that is more a social Car Show get-together .This time, It’s hammer down….with over 40 real Dover era racers already committed, many with their original car! It will include a Nostalgia display area and all non competing race cars and street rods are welcome. Dash Plaques,Participant decals and Trophies ,are all explained at the Nostalgia Drags Heading at The Forum. The legendary track, in Wingdale, N.Y. operated from 1961 to 1976. Such racing “names’ like Dick Moroso, Al Hoffman, “Doc” Burgess, Paul Gommi, Fred Egloff, Drake Viscome, Richie Shott, Bobby Lagana and scads more national event winners and record holders ,called Dover “home’ .Interest in the track and the Race concept have been fueled by the recent “revival” taking place at the “official” tribute website : www.doverdragstrip.com . With over 420 Dover “guys” on the active forum and 27000 hits logged since it went online … Dover is back on the limelight. The site has all the information about the Race & Reunion along with literally thousands of photos, 12 videos to view, Memorabilia Store, history and former racers checking in from all over the country. Bob Smith of N.E.T.O. is coordinating the event with former announcer Dino, who will take to the mike for the first time in 35 years.