Atco Dragway has permanently closed after hosting New Jersey racing for 63 years. Don’t fret, though, racing fans! Here are some other area dragways you can visit.

Car enthusiasts and families alike can have fun watching racing at a dragway. There’s nothing like the sound of those engines revving. The cars speeding by you as you cheer them on from the stands. If you race yourself, these dragways are super important for you to be able to hone your craft.

You can make it a day for the whole family at places like these. If you have a free weekend, why not spend it watching races and having fun? Area dragways host weekly races during the racing season that you can go to.

For all intents and purposes, these dragways we’ve listed aren’t exactly “down the road,” but they’re still great to go to. They’re close enough in the area that you can make a day of things with your family. It’s good to know that racing and motorsports are still very much thriving in this very part of the US.

Start your engines! Pack up your car and go watch some races! Here are some dragways a short drive away from Pennsylvania you can visit.

  • Cecil County Dragway

    Cecil County Dragway is in Rising Sun, Maryland. It first opened in April 1963. Their track season runs from March to December. They have a quarter-mile surface featuring an all concrete 1/8 mile and 1/2 mile shutdown area. They’re located on 140 acres and have room for 350 racers with trailers on pavement, and an additional 350 racers with trailers on 45 acres of grassy area.

  • Maple Grove Raceway

    Maple Grove Raceway is in Mohnton, PA. It’s centered around a quarter-mile straight racetrack which features NHRA Drag Racing. There are many specialized automotive-oriented events throughout the season. Maple Grove has something to offer for almost every type of automobile interest.

  • Island Dragway

    Island Dragway is in Great Meadows, NJ. Whether you like nostalgia drag racing, modern supercars, diesel trucks, or projects, they have an event for you. Weather permitting, there is something happening there EVERY weekend, March through November.

  • US 13 Dragway

    US 13 Dragway is in Delmar, DE. There are actually two raceways on site. US 13 Dragway, and Delaware International Speedway. The Delaware Motorsports Complex that houses the US 13 Dragway and Delaware International Speedway is a family operation. On Saturday nights, Delaware International Speedway heats up with modifieds, late models, street modifieds, AC Delco modifieds and modified lites.

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