ABOUT ARDMORE DRAGWAY
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
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.
Ardmore Dragway is a complex that is larger than similar
complexes, with modern day conveniences customers would expect
from a well-designed event center i.e. concessions, indoor
restrooms, playground, and a full family entertainment
complex. Ardmore Dragway’s drag track will be able to
accommodate running 1/8 mile, 1000 ft, and 1/4 mile races.