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Lions Drag Strip 1961-66
At the shut off aera of Lions. Don Prudhomme in the GBP dragster. In the background you can see the oil refinery on Alameda street. You can see how large the parachutes were in the early days. © Steve Brackett photo 1963.
Beebe and Mulligan Dragster
Don Zig’s Straight Ape
John Martin in the Savage
1962 Reath Automotive
1962 Strokers Dragster
Mooneyham 554 Sedan
Beebe Bros Fuel Altered 1963
Tom McEwen Dragster
Don Ewald Dragster
Mickey Thompsons Hemi Pontiac. Photo Courtesy of Don Gillespie
Beautifull Mooneyham and Sharp rail with Jack Chrisman driving at half track with tires still smoking. © Photo by Steve Brackett (60-61)
Jack Chrisman’s Comet, the first Nitro Blown Funny Car, called Lion’s Drag Strip it’s home track.
Art Chrisman on far side unknown racer nearest the camera. © Steve Brackett photo (60-61).
Another super gas rail during the fuel ban. Adams & Mcewen with there Highback rail. © Steve Brackett photo (60-61)
Adams & Wayre rail coming up the return road after making a run with John Mulligan in the drivers seat 1966.
62 Aug hampshire steen
62 Finders Hirshfield 35 Willys
Feb 2, 1964 UDRA – (far) Roger Casler best Hayden Proffitt. Courtesy of Don Gillespie.
Feb 1 1964 Sour Sis vs Greer Black and Prudhomme
CJ Hart and Mickey Thompson
Aerial view of May 17, 1964 UDRA – Lion’s Drag Strip
Oct 10, 1964 Safford Gaide, Shark, Photo Courtesy of Don Gillespie
Stellings Hamp vs Blue Top Fuel. Photo Courtesy of Don Gillespie
Jan. 19, 1964 Wenderski – Larry Sutton with flags
Early days at Lions. Yeakel Bros. roadster by Steve Brackett.