I just heard this afternoon that the local drag strip has sold out to developers. This is the place where I leaned to love horsepower and loud motorsports. I can remember NHRA events including the first one I ever seen with Don "The Snake" Prudhomme taking on Tom "the Mongoose" McEwen. It seemed a slow death after Topeka built their own track,KCIR falling out of big events to just local and small regional events. The big crowds ceased to come out to the now antiquated track. I remember building up my Mustang and taking it out for "Grudge Night" instead of street racing. Building up my first motor and burning up the track and set after set of new tires. A sad day for K.C. Missouri. and eastern Missouri. Long live mud pits. Goodby KCIR.