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Atco Dragway announces permanent closure after 63 years

In a somewhat surprising announcement at 6:00 PM today, Atco Dragway, the home for many car enthusiasts in South Jersey, says it is permanently closing after 63 years.

The Camden County racetrack made the announcement on Facebook Tuesday night.

Atco Dragway is permanently closed. We will not be open from this point on.

“The remainder of our schedule for 2023 will be canceled, the Dragway wrote in a Facebook post.

“Thank you all for your patronage and memories over the years. Special thank you to our 29th annual Pan American Nationals racers & crowd for making Atco Dragway’s last event the biggest and best one ever.

“This isn’t the end for import racing in the northeast!

“To all of our staff, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sticking it out with us and being the best in the business!”

The drag strip was built in 1959 and officially opened on Memorial Day the next year.

Further details on what prompted the closure have not been released. There is a chance they were taxed to death.

Events were scheduled at the track through the end of the year.

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