Near Winfield in Putnam County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Kanawha Valley Drag Strip
Erected 2019 by West Virginia Drag Racers Hall of Fame and West Virginia Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Sports. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1958.
Location. 38° 31.063′ N, 81° 51.423′ W. Marker is near Winfield, West Virginia, in Putnam County. Marker is on Winfield Road (West Virginia Route 817) half a mile south of Waterside Circle, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winfield WV 25213, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington’s Land (approx. ¾ mile away); George Washington Andrew & Charles Lewis March (approx. ¾ mile away); A Park for the Coal Miner (approx. ¾ mile away); Coal Mining in Putnam County (approx. ¾ mile away); Historic Hoge House (approx. 2 miles away); The Civil War in Putnam County (approx. 2.1 miles away); Putnam County War Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winfield.
Also see . . . Drag Racing Hall of Fame opens in Winfield. 2017 article by Scott Parsons for the Putnam Herald, reprinted in the Huntington WV Herald-Dispatch. Excerpt:
“The nitro cars have been started at the doo wop shows and if you've never seen it, it is quite an experience in sight, sound and smell,” Gregg Simmons said. ”It’s hard to describe but if you've ever seen it, it's an amazing display of raw horsepower.”(Submitted on August 1, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.