Our photo for this week comes from the Niagara Airport Drag Strip (later known as just the "Niagara Drag Strip") in Niagara Falls, NY, adjacent to the Niagara Falls International Airport. The dragstrip was just north of the airport perimiter fence. According to the "Sunday Niagara" website run by Dean Johnson, whose father owned the strip, it operated from 1961 to 1974, and was the site of the 1967 NASCAR Nationals. You read that correctly--NASCAR--yep, that NASCAR--once was involved in drag racing, sanctioning a competition series from 1965 to 1967.
This photo of the strip's parking lot, which occupied the space between the dragstrip itself and the airport, looks to be from the early days, to judge by what's sitting in the lot and on the tarmac by the Air Reserve Station.
According to the Google satellite photo, the property is now farmland, but the paved dragstrip is still in place.
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--Cookie the Dog's Owner
(Photo obtained from the SDC Forum, to which it was contributed by member "JRoberts.")