Ardmore Dragway was originally built as the Ardmore Municipal Airport. After the Ardmore Municipal Airport moved locations, the Ardmore Timing Association was created and together with the Slowpokes’ Car Club, the land was leased to be redesigned into a racetrack.
In 1954, the first race was conducted at Ardmore Dragway. The track changed ownership several times but in 2007 the next generation of Carrells took over ownership and operations when long time racers Rick and Brenda Carrell purchased the track and also became an NHRA Member Track. They are now on the fourth generation of Carrells to be involved in Ardmore Dragway since Rick’s father, Joe Carrell, was one of the original co-owners & founders of Ardmore Dragway in 1954.
The dragstrip has been through major renovations since 2007 including a complete resurfacing of the track, asphalt of pit roads, new grandstands, renovated tower, new concession stand, new concrete bathrooms which are also safe rooms, a spectator entry gate, concrete barrier walls, new fuel building, digital scoreboards and Musco Stadium Lighting.
Ardmore Dragway hosts several key events including the Windmill Nationals, Good Guy Challenge and the Cowpasture Nationals. The name comes from the fact that Ardmore Dragway used to be a cow pasture where cattle grazed and roamed the land. Many still remember Ardmore Dragway as the dragstrip in the middle of the pasture.
As an NHRA-sanctioned track, the facility offers racers a variety of NHRA racing opportunities, including the NHRA Summit Racing Series, NHRA Summit King of the Track, NHRA.TV Challenge and NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League ET Finals
Ardmore Dragway – Drag Racing and Family Fun!
Ardmore Dragway nestled in the foothills of the Arbuckle Mountains is located 7 miles north of Ardmore, OK off of 1-35 (exit 40) and then 1 mile east.