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Publication: National Dragster
Date published:
Language: English
PMID: 54249
ISSN: 04662199
Journal code: NDRG

Top End Dragways

Glyndon, Minn.

Track manager

Charlie McCann

Track address

4147 70th St. S.

Glyndon, MN 56547

Track phone







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

Weekly schedule

The track is open on the weekends in May through October, with Gamblers races on Saturdays and points events contested on Sundays.

Special events

* 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

Track history

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.

Recent improvements

The staff has added a new sprayer and new timing system to the track.

Planned improvements

The track will have new bleacher seating, additional reserved parking with power, and new rescue vehicles in the future.

Track tidbits

* quarter-mile

* entry fees: vary by class, $25-$80

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