Lions Drag Strip incredible Grand Premier accidents 1972
Season opening Grand Premier at Lions Drag Strip in Janaury 1972 marked the return of NHRA sanction to the world famous Wilmington/Long Beach, CA racetrack. Incredible clip is from Part 1 (of 3 part) video documentary "Lions - The Greatest Drag Strip", and shows the unusual amount of accidents that took place, thanks to veteran lensman Paul Sadler and Dave Kerr. Lions would close after its 17-year run just eleven months later.
IRWINDALE RACEWAY 1971.wmv
Special thanks to Tom West & Steve Reyes, for shooting the Nanook stills, at the same time my father Ray Renfro shot this footage. Drag Racing So. California style, racing action on the track, and take a walk through the pits along with my family and I, in an era missed, but not forgotten.
Irwindale Drag Strip 1975
Silent, no audio. All footage filmed and unedited by Doug Hayes. Everything here is how it came out of the camera.