Ten years ago this month, the Lauffer family was running the blue Frame Works dragster, looking to run a 200mph pass on the very last drag race. They missed that mark by inches.

Carlsbad Raceway Last Drag Race, 2004

Sunday, August 8, 2004 was the last drag race ever held at Carlsbad Raceway
By Dean Kirsten | August 12, 2014

Photos by Dean Kirsten


It's hard to believe that ten years ago this month, Carlsbad Raceway closed its gates for the very last time. Since 1964, this track has seen it all, from Top Fuel, to Funny Cars, gassers and yes, a whole bunch of fast VWs! The DKP had their very first Drag Day at this site, many years ago. With the cool coastal breezes, racers liked this track for more than a few reason, as it was super close to where they lived. But today, ten years later, this entire site is now all industrial building, and nothing remains of the old track. RIP Carlsbad Raceway.

 More to See...

DKP Pre-Bug-In Cruise Night
Köwabunga Van Klan Bus Show on HB Pier!
10th Annual Springfest
BUGORAMA SOUTHWEST
OCTO Winter Meet 2016
20th Annual Buses By The Bridge
2015 VW Drag Racing Action
15th Annual Stampede & Roundup

Don't Miss the Next Issue. Subscribe Now!

Subscribe now to get the latest issue of Hot VWs Magazine.
TASTEFUL TYPE 3
Paul Davis of Yucaipa, California has been an avid "Type 3 Nut" for years, and his recently finished custom 1963 Squareback is one amazing ride. Check it out in the June 2016 issue of Hot VWs, along with others in our Type 3 Special!

Departments
Wright Publishing, Inc.
Hot VWs Resources
VW Industry News
Social Media
Extras
Contact Hot VWs
Careers
Advertise
Subscribe
Hot VWs Magazine • info@hotvws.com • 3176 Pullman, Suite 107, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-3317 • (714) 979-2560 • hotvws