Drag racing has been a great hobby for many car guys and gals over the years. From the 1950's and well into the 1970's it was a fairly affordable sport that a young person could enter into without a huge investment. Of course, the faster you wanted to go, the more money you could expect to spend. Most of these photos are from the 1960's and 1970's in the Sioux Falls area. For many years, the closest actual drag strip was at Sioux City, IA, on an unused airport runway. Sioux City Dragstrip closed around 1967. In 1967, Glenn Rapp opened Thunder Valley Dragways near Marion, SD; that track still operates today. In the early 1970's there was a dragstrip at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds, in Sioiux Falls, which only operated for a few years. Below you will see a collection of some local drag racers in action from the late 1960's to the early 1970's. Most of these photos are from Thunder Valley Dragways, with a couple from the old Sioux City strip.