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Lassiter Mountain Dragway Signs Multi-Year Agreement with IHRA

Friday, 11 August 2023

MOUNT OLIVE, Ala. — New track operators Marvin “Frogg” and Tessa Rogers see a diamond in the rough with Lassiter Mountain Dragway presented by Mobsquad Performance.

The drag strip 15 miles north of Birmingham enjoyed a good reputation and strong support in the past as an IHRA-member track. In more recent years, it has struggled . When the Rogers family inspected the facility, they saw plenty of good things like concrete walls and restrooms still in decent shape.

But, they also saw a place which needed a lot of elbow grease and tender, loving care. That’s why they’re working hard to get the track back in shape for the 2024 racing season.

“We are doing a once over of the entire track to make sure everything is up to standard and make the aesthetics a little better,” Tessa Rogers said. “We want to make it friendly to the public eye, something fresh and exciting. We needed time for paint, concessions and get things cleaned up, but we’re going to be ready to rock and roll in a few months.”

Part of that is a new multi-year agreement with the International Hot Rod Association and the great programs like the IHRA Summit SuperSeries, the most prestigious championship in bracket racing. Lassiter Mountain is also bringing No Prep racing and the Southeast Gassers on board.

“We’re new to the IHRA scene, but we look forward to the bracket races coming in,” she said. “We want to take this place well into the future. Drag racing is something our kids and grandkids are involved in. We want them to have a track where they can feel comfortable and learn how to race in a safe environment.”

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Two sons and a daughter race as well as a Junior Dragster for the two grandsons old enough to race. A couple of other grandkids are likely to be behind the wheel once they’re of age.

Plans are to have something going on every pretty day if possible. It’s important for the local community to have a place nearby to feed their need for speed.

“We want to give the racers somewhere to go and get them off the streets. Lassiter Mountain had a good reputation and had good support in the past,” Tessa said. “We want to bring it back strong and give the racers somewhere close to race on the weekends.”

They will be selling VP Racing Fuels and re-filling NOS bottles at the track.

Click here for the track’s Facebook page and email info@lassitermtndragway.com for more information.

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