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