Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Drag Strip May Soon Get the Green Light To Reopen at New Site.(Sports)

Byline: Dennis Latta Journal Staff Writer

The gates have been locked at Albuquerque National Dragway, the only sanctioned drag strip in New Mexico, but they might be open again soon.

The drag strip located south of Albuquerque International Airport was shut down on Dec. 31 when the lease ran out and no one was willing to assume the liability that would come with the signing a new lease.

The track is on Mesa del Sol land, which is owned by the State Land Office. The tract where the drag strip sits is available for lease as part of the efforts to get industries and commercial operations to move in.

The strip has been shut down several times in the past in disputes over control of the site. …

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