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 July 13, 2007 was the 50th Anniversary of the 1st day of racing
at Des Moines Dragway (1st called Greater Des Moines Drag Strip).

DMD Reunion = Friday July 18 and Sat July 19, 2008 there will be
a DMD reunion at Eddyville Raceyway. It will be in conjuction with
a nostalgic drag event including draglist.com and Ozark Mountain
Super Shifters.  14 cars have been found in Iowa that used to race
at DMD.  I am inviting all of you to bring them to this event even
if they don't run and have to be trailered. Also, if you have a
special car, that didn't race at DMD, that you would like to bring
and display, you are encouraged to do so.  Any questions, feel
free to contact me.
Larry   (515) 285-9745

Flyers are now available! I can scan and email to you or send
me a self addressed, stamped envelope and I will send you a
hard copy.

Location for Pictorial Presentations @4 & 7pm. Click to enlarge.

Pacific Junction, IA Nostalgia Drag Event! 
Guys from the Omaha area have put together a nostalgia Drag Event similar
to what we had at Eddyville July 18 & 19. There will be a gasser Anglia &
Willys.  Frt Eng dragsters.  Altereds etc.  Flag starts from Mert Dunker who
did it 50 years ago at the Omaha Dragway.  This is their 2nd year for doing
this at MidAmericaMotorplex, on I29, about 20 miles south of Council
Bluffs.  There will be some grudge racing on Fri night the various events &
racing on Sat & Sun Sept 13 & 14, 2008.  After spending 5 days in the
Omaha/Council Bluffs area, I found that a number of racers from that area
raced at DMD.  Some of the guys are still involved with cars.  Jon Hall is
one such guy.  He won his class at the Geezer reunion this year and last
year.  George Roseland was part of a team that recently took a 41
Studebaker to Bonneville. 

Des Moines Dragway Reunion Schedule
  Since we are meeting in a bldg, we'll meet even if it rains.

Friday July 18, 2008

3pm = Gates open

4pm = Main Reunion Event - Recognition of points champions and
      pictorial presentation of Des Moines Dragway History. In the
      White building just NE of the fee booth.

  The Willys raced by the Grove Bros will be there Fri only
Approx 6 = break for supper

7pm = Lou Bredesky slide presentation of DMD pictures.

5 - 10pm = Test and tune runs on the drag strip

Saturday July 19, 2008

July 19, 2008

8am = Gates open

10am = possible 2nd picture presentation of DMD
            (abreviated version of Friday presentation)

10am = Time trials

Time unknown =

Denny Reed will be Flagging
Don Steadman who announced at DMD from 62 - 67 will be announcing.

Possible 2nd recognition of points champions by Timing Tower.

Dick Hoover, from Dallas Center not only plans on bringing the 32
      Ford he Raced at DMD, he plans on Racing it at Eddyville.
      400cid Dual Quads.

6pm = Eliminations

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