Do you have a need for speed? Well Lubbock Dragway is the best place here to get that need taken care of for their 50th year in Lubbock.

They started up on April 9th, 1972 for the first time ever and is the 9th oldest drag strip in Texas. It is seven miles east of Lubbock on FM 400. It cost more than $250,000 to build and it was all thanks to J.H. Aufill. When it opened there was seating for 5,000 people but more than 10,000 people attended the first race and even more people were turned away. Raymond Beadle, driving Prentiss Cunningham's top fueler clocked the fastest time with 205.48 MPH. Here are some photos of what it looked like back in 1972 and how far they have come.

Lubbock Dragway Facebook
Lubbock Dragway Facebook

This 2022 season started with preseason testing on March 19th and 26th. The season opener starts on April 1st with Cash Days and TNT. On April 2nd it starts the season opener of Hub-City Heads Up and Index Classes.It is a 1/8 mile drag racing. Most races are $10 a person and kids are free.  You can see more about their schedule below.

You never know what you can expect at events like these. There could be records set, crashes and so much more. Currently, the MPH Record on this track is 166MPH held by Adam Jennings. Here is a little video teaser to get you excited to go!

You can find out more about them on Facebook or their website. They are located at 9902 East County Rd 6300 Lubbock, TX 79403.

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