NHRA Museum to Host Lions Drag Strip Reunion on Dec. 1

Nov 18, 2012

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California, has announced that it will be hosting the official Lions Drag Strip Reunion on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2-5 p.m.

The event, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the last race held at the drag strip, will include a panel discussion with special guests, and a photo and memorabilia exhibit.

In addition, former Car Craft magazine staffer Rick Voegelin will present his small-scale slot car recreation of the Lions Drag Strip and its famous cars.

Voegelin’s Lions Drag Strip is a quarter mile long in HO scale. It features 8 feet of shutdown and a sand trap at the end, a computerized timing system records elapsed times, top speeds, reaction times, and margin of victory of the amazing slot cars.

“Since closing 40 years ago, Lions remains one of drag racing history’s favorite drag strips,” said Museum Curator Greg Sharp in a statement released by the museum. “Growing up in nearby San Pedro, Lions was a magical place for me and many others. It’s where heroes and history were made. The Lions Reunion will be special treat for all the people who were there and for those who dreamed of being there. We’ll have dozens of racing legends, officials, and fans participating in this unique event.”

Tickets to the Lions Drag Strip Reunion are $25 per person, which includes admission, the panel discussion, an event souvenir and light refreshments.

To purchase tickets, call (909) 622-2133 or e-mail museumre@nhra. All proceeds from the event will benefit the museum.