The 710 Dragway in North Carolina and Douglas Dragway in Georgia are the latest tracks to join the IHRA Member Track family. This announcement coming on the heels of quaarter-mile Rockingham Dragway changing to a NHRA sanction.
The 710 Dragway is an eighth-mile, all-concrete facility located in Rowland, NC. Built in 1962, the facility was completely renovated in 2013 and reopened in June of 2014. The track is currently under the leadership of owner and operator Jerry Oxendine. 710 Dragway will join IHRA’s Division 9 Raiders.
“Under the guidance of Jerry Oxendine, the old facility was completely leveled and rebuilt with the racer and race fan in mind,” said Phil Gingerich, IHRA Director of Track Development. “In addition to a great new facility, the track has brought in all of the latest equipment: New tractors, new drags, new cleaning equipment. They bought the best of everything, which will only help increase the presence of this facility in eastern North Carolina.”
Another track that has recently undergone a facelift is Douglas Dragway, located in the southeastern part of the state in Nicholls, Ga. Sitting on 135 acres, Douglas Dragway features an eighth-mile dragstrip, half-mile banked oval track, a restaurant, and plenty of accommodations for racers and fans alike. Douglas Dragway will join IHRA’s Division 2 Heat Wave.