Oswego Dragway operated from to BangShift photo contributor Greg Rourke pointed us toward an awesome website that features dozens of killer photos and lots of history from the track. That big ass Merc weighed in at 4,lbs and was powered into the 12s in this photo, and later into the 11s by a Ford Tunnel Port and 4-speed combo. It was a dominant car for years at Oswego. Pro Stocks were still pretty ill-handling in the mid to late s as chassis technology had not yet caught up to the engine building prowess of dudes like Jenkins.
Drag Raceway Reunion Heads Back Downtown Saturday | Oswego, IL Patch
This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. Oswego's Drag Strip was one of the most famous around from Muscle car racers from all over the Midwest came to town to take on the strip just west of the village. Having the reunion downtown adds to the nostalgia," said event co-chairman Harry Warner.
New Museum Exhibit Highlights Oswego Drag Raceway
The village population as of the census was 30,,  more than double its population of 13, in Oswego is the largest municipality located completely within Kendall County. Arnold from New York laid out the village and named it "Hudson". However, when a post office was established, its location was given as "Lodi".
The author of this online tribute to Oswego recalls his first trip to the track, in The author recalls that this was his very first drag race, and thus helped to give birth to his newfound love of cars and drag racing. After 25 years of stable operation, the Oswego Dragstrip was closed after the property was sold to a nursing home. Unlike the times today when everything seems so fast-paced, the Oswego dragstrip existed in a world that was all its own.