Date published: April 6, 2012
Journal code: NDRG
Top End Dragways
4147 70th St. S.
Glyndon, MN 56547
The track is located east of Moorhead, Minn., on Interstate 94. Go east from Fargo/Morehead approximately 5 miles to Exit 6 and go south on County Highway 10 for 1.1 miles, and the track will be on the right.
Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Trophy, Bike/Sled, Quick 16, Test 'n' Tune, Jr. Dragster
The track is open on the weekends in May through October, with Gamblers races on Saturdays and points events contested on Sundays.
* NHRA National Open, May 26-27
* Jr. Drag Racing League Challenge, June 24
* King of the Track, Aug. 12
* NHRA State Championships, Aug. 26
* National DRAGSTER Challenge, Sept. 30
In 1959, George Holland built Top End Dragways, the first dragstrip in Minnesota, and the track was originally called Red River Valley Dragways and was sanctioned by AHRA (American Hot Rod Association). In 1969, Duwayne Engness purchased the track and renamed it Interstate Dragways and had the track NHRA sanctioned. Until the late 1970s, Engness ran NHRA class cars (Super Comp, Gas, and Street) only, but in the late 1970s, he added bracket classes and eventually ran only bracket classes. In 1996, Ron Johnson purchased the track and continued to run it as Interstate Dragways and under the NHRA banner. In the fall of 2010, Charlie McCann purchased the track and renamed it Top End Dragways but still under NHRA sanction with an increasing car count at every race.
The staff has added a new sprayer and new timing system to the track.
The track will have new bleacher seating, additional reserved parking with power, and new rescue vehicles in the future.
* entry fees: vary by class, $25-$80