On June 22, 2019 The Lion’s Drag Strip Museum will open its doors to the motorsports community for a one day Grand Opening Celebration that will take you back in time to the early beginnings of professional drag racing and provide fans an opportunity to meet the legends that called Lion’s Drag Strip their home track. 

Doors will open at 1:00pm with Opening Ceremonies to begin at 2:00pm with Master of Ceremonies and former Nitro Funny Car Drive, Mike Dunn and a warm greeting from The Lions Drag Strip Museum founder Rick Lorenzen. Following opening ceremonies, the day will be filled with exhibits and cars that will bring back memories beginning with a Guest Panel Discussion that includes Ed Iskenderian, TV Tommy Ivo, Carl Olson, Larry Sutton, Danny Thompson and Steve Chrisman. The Lions Drag Strip Museum accommodates a 4000 sq. ft. reproduction of the Lion’s Drag Strip starting line within its 15,000 sq. ft exhibit area which will include 5,388 sq. ft of wall painted murals created by Kenny Youngblood, Yvonne Meclalis and Keith Mooreland. The Museum proudly displays a Memorial Wall honoring the 12 men killed in competition at Lions with photos and heartfelt stories assembled by museum volunteer Mike McCarthy. 

This wouldn’t be a drag race event without the smell on nitro in the air, Steve Gibbs of Nitro Revival will be presenting Rolling Thunder and Line of Fire in the back lot, plus a secret guest appearance and demonstration that will keep you standing in wonder. This is a don’t miss event and we do expect to sell out fast. 

We strongly recommend purchasing tickets online in advance by visiting as we expect this event to sell out. 

The Lion’s Drag Strip Museum will be open to the public following the Grand Opening by reservation only on Wednesday afternoons between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Please visit to reserve your tour. The Lion’s Drag Strip Museum website is dedicated to preserving the memories and history for future generation. We encourage racers to share their stories and experiences at Lion’s by submitting their story using this link