MOUNT VERNON — Pacemakers Dragstrip has been in operation just outside of Mount Vernon since the mid-1950s. Back then, the race track was bordered by a railroad track, now long abandoned. Over the years, the dragstrip’s configuration has changed so that part of the railroad track area began to be utilized as space for drag racer trailers, once the metal tracks and wooden cross-ties were removed.



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3 Responses to “Pacemakers pit squeezed by Heart of Ohio Trail”

  1. Roger

    Let’s hope the commissioners are smart enough to realize how much Mr. Nelson wants to do this for his own business as well as for the good of the trail — you don’t get that alot with property owners, so I hope the commissioners sure don’t screw this offer up!!!

  2. ghostrider

    I walked them tracks when I was a kid to watch the cars race on Sundays. I don’t think they have to worry to much about that now. Take a min. to check out some of the old pictures back then on that race track has a lot of history…

  3. Jacob

    I rode this portion of the trail, and it’s strange–it suddenly disappears into the drag strip. It sounds like the owner is being very reasonable.