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Top End Dragways

Top End Dragways


The track was built in 1959 by George Holland, it was the first drag strip to be built in Minnesota and was called Red River Valley Dragways. Under Georgeís ownership, the track was sanctioned by AHRA (American Hot Rod Association).

In 1969, the track was purchased by Duwayne Engness, he renamed it to Interstate Dragways and changed to NHRA Sanctioning. Threw out the early and mid '70ís, Duwayne ran NHRA Class cars (Super Comp, Gas, and Street) only. In the late '70ís he added bracket classes to the mix for a few years then migrated to running only bracket classes. Classes that Duwayne ran were Super Comp which ran on a pro tree and the racer dialed there own handicap. Pro Et, Heavy Street, and Street which all run on a full tree and racers dialed there handicaps. In '78, they switched to running two day weekends (previous years were one day events).

In 1996, the track was purchased by Ron Johnson who continued to run the track as Interstate Dragways and under NHRA sanctioning.

In fall of 2010, the track was purchased by Charlie McCann and renamed Top End Dragways. Top End continues to run under NHRA sanctioning and car count is increasing every race. 2012 will be a big season for Top End which will be hosting the first of its annual National Open in May.

Testimonial from Clyde Fredrickson, the former Interstate Dragways (Now under ownership as Top End Dragways): “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you and Al throughout the years. You have a great product and service. I wish you the best of luck and success in your business and personal lives! I imagine that our paths will cross in the future. I intend to do more racing so I will still be in contact from time to time.”

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