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Drag Racing exhibition to be held at Touchwood in Solihull.

A LOCAL raceway which specialises in ‘drag racing’ is holding an exhibition event in Touchwood in conjunction with its chosen charity, Soldiers off the Streets.

A LOCAL raceway which specialises in ‘drag racing’ is holding an exhibition event in Touchwood in conjunction with its chosen charity, Soldiers off the Streets.

Shakespeare County Raceway in Stratford-Upon-Avon is based on the site of the former 1943 Long Marston Airfield, which fits in with the origins of the sport.

Drag racing, which involves two vehicles racing from a standing start over a quarter mile, was first conceived in the USA by bored servicemen returning after World War Two and competing on disused airfields. The charity will be at the Raceway’s exhibition on Saturday, March 9, selling wrist bands to raise extra funds.

 

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