I wasn't there , on the Last Day ...who was ? Got some questions. Did they announce that they would close like next week OR on a specific date ? Did people who didn't hear about it ,show up the following week to a locked gate.? Any ads that stated "Last Day" AND -Does anybody have a clue to who made 'The Last Run" .
I remember my 4 year old son and I were sitting in the bleachers across from the timing tower watching time trials and I could not wait to introduce him to his first hamburger with raw onion from the snack bar. I believe an announcement was made before intermission that this may be the last day of racing at Dover.
When time trials were over the announcement came. Dover will close now and we will not be coming back after intermission, no more racing. I believe the announcement may have also mentioned something about no insurance for the remainder of the day forced the cancellation of racing.
A sad day, but somehow the memory is alive and that's why we're here.
Not sure if this happened on it's last day but I remember leaving early with my friend and his Ford Capri for some sad reason(???). We headed down to Englishtown to race because back then they ran late into Sunday nights!! Could that have been the last day?? Either way it changed alot of peoples lives back then. I for one would love to see a track in that area again..even 1/8 mile.
Hey, Brian here my friend John Gunn won the last ss/ class that day and I have a pit pass from the last day it was May 23 1976. It was a few days after the 15th year of being open . Skip was there see what he remembers. Brian M
hi everybody... SUPER PUMPKIN here.. I was the last modified winner and I think it was the end of may [about]. at the end of lunch hour we use to have a drivers meeting and it was at that time Charlie sadly anounced that this is the last race . there was dead silence for quite some time . a very sad day for many . this was a very big part of our lives . we then drew who we had to race