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When did Drag Racing start?

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November 21, 2008 5:28PM

It started in California on the beach. they moved to asphalt so

they could go faster and get more traction. It started in about the

late 20s or early 30s. The Sounthern California Timing Assoc

started in 1947 and then the NHRA was founded in 1951. The first

official drag race event was in 1953. It may have begun in southern

California. The drag racing car can not be attributed to one

individual. "Big Daddy" Don Garlits is considered the "father of

modern racing."


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