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When Dalby Shirley was manager of the Henderson Drag Strip during the late ‘50s, the track was a Nellis AFB Auxiliary runway from WWII. Access to the site was granted by the Henderson City Hall Recreation Department, to give young people a place to race. Once the races became popular, additional advertising and prize money was needed and the new Thunderbird Hotel on the highway to Los Angeles came to the rescue.
We will also bring you up to date information on long time drag racer, Cliff Findlay and his citywide group of autodealerships, their sponsorship in 2011 of the current Pro Stock World Champion, and the Findlay Olds SpecialTop Fuel Car of 1964!