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SRCA Drag Strip, Great Bend,       Overall, about what you’d expect at   Motorsports Park).  My
            Kansas.  Bathrooms are good          a small drag strip.                  impression was from an NHRA
            for most small tracks and get a                                           National event, where I found that
            7.  Concessions are a 10.  All sorts   Firebird International             the hot food was cold, cold food was
            of choices; the pork tenderloin      Raceway, Chandler, Arizona           warm, and the employee attitude
            sandwich is awesome.  (Note:         (now Wild Horse Pass                 was shitty.  Rated a 2
            This track is where the very first
            NHRA Nationals was held in 1955.
            Events are still run by the SRCA
            – the Sunflower Rod and Custom
            Association, originally formed in
              Eddyville Raceway,
            Oskaloosa, Iowa.  Bathroom
            facilities are decent.  Love the
            showers!  Makes a weekend race
            much more enjoyable.  Not that
            they are fancy, but they’re clean
            and have plenty of hot water.
            Concessions are very good. I recall
            them having pretty decent chicken
            strips.  I give it a 9.  Restrooms get
            an 8.

              Irwindale Raceway, Irwindale,
            California.  The food was all In-N-
            Out burger chain grub:  a Double
            Double, with their fries and a
            shake... always tasted the same as
            at their stores.  Best ever.  Rated a 9
            (I don’t give 10’s).
              Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling
            Green, Kentucky.  That place
            has the best restrooms - bar none!
            A/C, plenty of urinals and enclosed
            toilets.  Great place to hang and
            cool off.

              North Star Dragway in
            Denton, Texas.  Hamburgers
            and Hot Dogs - not too expensive,
            mediocre quality.  Drinks kinda
            pricey.  Food quality is a 4.
            Suggestion:  Go for the racing,
            not the food and drink.  Restroom
            troughs and stalls - Large enough,
            not too dirty.  Sinks have enough
            paper towels.  Clean enough.

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