The purpose of this online news magazine is to provide current information about drag racing in the Northeast. Our primary focus will be the four active drag strips in the area – Lebanon Valley Dragway (LVD), New England Dragway (NED), New Oxford Dragway (NOD), and Winterport Dragway (WPD).
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Northeast Drag News
The purpose of this online news magazine is to provide current information about drag racing in the Northeast.
Our primary focus will be the four active drag strips in the area – Lebanon Valley Dragway (LVD), New England Dragway (NED), New Oxford Dragway (NOD), and Winterport Dragway (WPD). We will also supply coverage of straight-line and other drag racing-related events in the region.
Northeast Drag News is an independent news organization.
We are not affiliated with any specific drag strip, club, sponsor, or race team. Our intent is to give the drag racing community in the Northeast a dependable, non-biased, and trustworthy source of information about the sport that we all enjoy.
In short, if you are a member of the Drag Racing community in the Northeast; as a fan, a racer, or as a business owner; this is YOUR news magazine.
While the geographic area that we cover may expand as time, money, and reader interest dictate, we will generally not be covering events outside of the New England region, nor will we be supplying news of the major sanctioning bodies unless it specifically applies to drag racing in the Northeast. There are other news websites that cover those things, and most of them do it pretty well.
Northeast Drag News needs your help.
You make the news, so you will have to let us know when you have some news to share. You also need to tell us what you want to know. But most importantly, you need to tell your drag racing friends about us.
Elsewhere in this issue, you will find information on how to have Northeast Drag News sent directly to your e-mail inbox. We will not be selling our mailing list, but in the future, we may ask you to either opt-in or opt-out of mailing lists for our advertisers or sponsors. But that choice will be completely up to you.
We plan to engage with the drag racing community with content such as fan photo contests, drag racing club news, and off-season drag racing-related events.
Our long-term plan is to become a resource that everyone involved with drag racing in the Northeast will find helpful and informative. We know that you can find most of the information that we will serve elsewhere, but our goal is to give you one central source for all of the information that you can count on throughout the racing season.
Northeast Drag News will be published online on a regular basis, probably every month during race season and less often in the off-season. We will also publish Monday Time Slip, a weekly recap of racing results during the racing season.
Northeast Drag Racing Events Calendar
Another useful item is the Northeast Drag News Online Events Calendar. If you are hosting an event related to drag racing in the Northeast, let us know and we will add it to the calendar.
Northeast Drag Racing Database
The third leg of the Northeast Drag News is the Northeast Drag Racing Database (NEDRDB.com). NEDRDB is an online wiki created to archive the history of the sport of drag racing in the Northeast. With more than 70 years of drag racing in New England, there is a huge amount of racing information, personal history, and images out there. We hope that the drag racing community will see the value of having a central, curated, online storehouse of all the information and history.
A Look Ahead
In Issue #1, we will keep it simple. Consider this issue an early license run with a half-track shut-off. The next issue (Volume 1, Issue 2) will be a full-length pass at half-throttle. In that issue, we will gather together the schedules for drag racing and land speed racing and have a look at what drag racing will look like in 2021.