In Jacksonville there hasn't been a drag strip in years. However to the relief of gear heads in Jax a small 1/8th mile drag strip was opened at an old runway in Green Cove Springs. The track has been a great success among the racers and car fans in Northeast Florida. The drag strip wasn't the only thing that Green Cove had to offer. With the demand for more forms of Motorsport and having the space available the track expanded to accommodate a drift circuit and mud pit. Once a month the track sets up and drift and mud day where both drifters and mud boggers can destroy tires and get stuck. Having both events going on at the same time is great as there is action no matter where you are.
The Drag Way's drift days bring people from all over Florida especially now that the Central Florida Racing Complex, CFRC, is closed. There were drivers from Tampa and Orlando who drove up for the event. In fact two of my buddies from Orlando came up for the day and with a 1988 Fox body and a 2003 BMW 325i E46 we all went to kill some tires.
The mustang is my friends dads old SCCA race car that he got running and welded the diff to slide around in for fun. The bimmer belongs to Teddy who has done a lot of work to get it drifting the way he wants including welded diff, stripped interior and a 5 speed manual swap. For more info on Teddy check out his site, http://www.teddysfriend.com/
While I focused more on taking photos that day I also did some video work for my two buddies.
The Green Cove Drag Way is looking to add night drag racing and is working on getting an autocross section built. The small 1/8th mile drag strip has grown and is still growing to be a full and diverse Motorsport park. For more information please visit them at, http://greencovedragway.com/