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Atlanta Dragway Goes Up On the Auction Block

Nearly 30 years after purchasing the Atlanta Dragway, the NHRA is putting the Commerce, Georgia track up on the auction block. Home to the Southern Nationals, the dragway was originally built as a potential airport before finding a purpose as a dragstrip. According the strip's website, the original timing tower and red clay strip were part of the airport design.

Purchased by the NHRA in 1993, the sanctioning body has made multiple upgrades to the strip, the grandstands, and the technology that powers the timing and scoring systems over the course of its tenure there.

Atlanta is one of three strips owned by the NHRA, and its sale will go towards necessary improvements for other tracks including the Lucas Oil Raceway, Gainsville Raceway, and the Auto Club Speedway in Pomona, CA, according to a quote from

Despite the potential sale, the Southern Nationals are still tentatively scheduled for the Atlanta track in 2021.