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Bristol Dragway
     

Bristol Dragway

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by David M. McGee
 

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Bristol Dragway was carved into an East Tennesseemountainside in 1965. In the more than four decadessince, the track known as "Thunder Valley" has carved its niche as a world-class facility in professional drag racing. Located adjacent to Bristol Motor Speedway, the dragway's well-earned nickname stems from the unique acoustic experience fans get when the power of

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Bristol Dragway was carved into an East Tennesseemountainside in 1965. In the more than four decadessince, the track known as "Thunder Valley" has carved its niche as a world-class facility in professional drag racing. Located adjacent to Bristol Motor Speedway, the dragway's well-earned nickname stems from the unique acoustic experience fans get when the power of unlimited racing engines echoes off the nearby hillsides. Bristol Dragway retraces the track's early history, its role in shaping the sport, and its return to prominence after an $18 million renovation in the late 1990s. The book features images of drag racing's greatest stars and chronicles decades of the sport's most memorable moments.

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The experience of watching a NASCAR race at Tennessee's Bristol Motor Speedway has been compared to viewing jet fighter maneuvers inside a gym. Since it first opened in 1961, this fast, high-banked short course has been the scene of many of the sport's most exciting races. This pictorial history takes you down a dragway memory lane and then back again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439617779
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/11/2007
Series:
Images of Sports
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
48 MB
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Meet the Author

Author David M. McGee has witnessed more than 25 years of Bristol racing history as a photographer, journalist, race official, and announcer. He is the coauthor of Images of Sports: Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Bristol Dragway 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Vicki-Mai More than 1 year ago
Looking at the pictures in this book and reading how Bristol Speedway came about is spell bounding. I am not a follower of racing but felt like it was in my blood after reading this book. I felt as though I had been involved from the beginning. While I have never visited Bristol Speedway I am certainly planning a visit soon!