Rhode Island is no stranger to the sport of drag racing. That being said, once Charlestown closed for good, the state was left stripless, seemingly for good. Guess what? It worked.
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Like Seneca Drag Strip, Charlestown came to life on the grounds of a military facility, this time it was an active Naval Auxiliary Landing Field hugging the coast of Block Island Sound on the southern end of the smallest state in the union. In the Southern New England Timing Association held two test events at the facility using a closed runway. All three strips worked in unison for years with their schedules as to allow each strip enough dates to be viable. Charlestown ran until and by the time it was all done, the place was definitely well known both in and out of the region.