Akron Fulton Airport Champions Raceway

Akron Fulton Airport Champions Raceway (HM2N2Y)

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N 41° 2.547', W 81° 27.78'

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In 1951, several pioneer drag racers opened one
of the Midwest's first drag strips known by local
racing enthusiasts as the "Fulton Airport
Champions Raceway." For the next eight years
half-brothers Art and Walt Arfons, Otis "Otie"
Smith, and "Akron Arlen" Vanke raced here.
Both Arfons, who were long time bitter rivals,
at one point held the world land speed record.
Otie, the first president of the Cam Jammers
car club in Akron, won the National Hot Rod
Association's 1959 championship. Vanke won many
national championships as a Stock, Super Stock,
and Pro Stock racer.
HM NumberHM2N2Y
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Year Placed2016
Placed ByAkron Airport Racing Pioneers and The Ohio History Connection
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 461085 N 4543572
Decimal Degrees41.04245000, -81.46300000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 2.547', W 81° 27.78'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 2' 32.82" N, 81° 27' 46.8" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
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