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Vargo Dragstrip

Vargo Dragstrip was a 1/4 mile dragstrip located near Perkasie, Pennsylvania. The dragstrip is now used as a private airstrip and an annual show is held there to support a local Motorsports Explorers Post.

New: 2007-10-09  Last Updated: 2007-10-12

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Track Facts

Elevation: 440 feet Latitude: 40.425209 Longitude: -75.2321 GPS: N 40 25.5125, W 75 13.92 Time zone: EST/EDT (-0500/-0400)

Historical Note

The dragstrip was built in response to the closing of Convair Field to drag racing. It officially opened on April 24th, 1960. After Jake Vargo, the owner & builder, died in 1968 the track was operated briefly by Jack Musilli, one of the promoters of Atco Raceway. The track shut down in 1969 as a result of local pressure.

The track also operated as Vargo Drag-O-Way and Vargo-Allentown Dragway.

References

Joe McNally, Email communication.

Alan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 640. Order from National Speedway Directory

Track Office

Track: Vargo Dragstrip Elephant Road Perkasie, PA 18944

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The track was located about 1000 feet east of the marked intersection on the map on Elephant Road.

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