Dragstrips- Half Moon Bay, Kingdon, and Sacramento
Thu, 14 Dec 2017, 10:19 AM ~ By Steve Reyes
In the last segment on dragstrips, we featured the Fremont and Sears Point dragstrips. A big contrast from the newly opened Sears Point operation was the former airport turned dragstrip located in Half Moon Bay, California. This race track/airport runway was just south of San Francisco along the coastal highway, just a stone’s throw from the Pacific Ocean. When I went there, the place was run by the owners of Champion Speed Shop based in San Francisco. They raced off and on at HMB with about two or three big shows a year. As the track was an old runway, it was not the smoothest racing surface. Also, the quicker and faster the top fuel dragsters ran, the shorter the stopping area became at Half Moon Bay.