Kingwood Underground
the heart and soul of our Kingwood, Texas family
Login - Create Account - Help
Clean out your garage on Kingwood bookoo! Or find local garage sales on Yard Sale Search.com
KU Live!

Does anyone remember Eastex dragstrip in kingwood?

who's talking here?

RoseSr 1
ms_mm 3
MonzaRacer 1
JHMO 1
Ladybug 1
Mote of Soup 1
ghostpost 4
♥♥justme♥ 1
Warren Peace 1
blueherron4 1
tinman 8
AsExpected 4
Soap 1
Quicksilver Messenger Service 5
Spinqueen222 2
Cs Land Escapes 1
Eyes Of Green 1
sweetscreaminmonkey 1
nanny and pappy 1
LiveFreeOrDie 3
Davi 1
cooterbooter 1
Stephanie 1
In AbsentiaW 1
me 4
SparkleShine 1
itstxdaddy 1
crazypinetrees 1
CrazyDiamond 3
Lynda I 1
Joe Blow 1
SineadORebellion 2
8675309 1
freebyrdII 8
txmomx2 1
FXR2 1
atthebeach 1
tebberann 4
pantherdadx2 6
kwgraniteguy 1
Insurrection 1
OL AG 89 1
Eastex 4
freebyrdll 1
a165725uu 3
Tigs 2
Eastexanne 1
alandee51 1
Aggravation 1

     » send to friend     » save in my favorites     » flag dangerous topic flag as a dangerous topic

me --- 2 years ago -

If anyone remembers the dragstrip, we were talking about it last night and was wanting
to know if anyone has pictures or if anyone remembers the house back there that was supposedly haunted? 

OL AG 89 --- 2 years ago -

Friends & I drove from Spring Branch area to run the strip back in the late 70s to early 80's. I was living in KW when it finally went away 90ish???.... I heard rumor that someone in the area still has the timing tower in their backyard(moved from original location) as a tree house for the kids.... never confirmed... I don't remember a house, but we just came to race, didn't really hang around the area. 

pantherdadx2 --- 2 years ago -

Hell yea I remember it. As a youngster, it was a short walk from the Cove through the woods to the track. My dad used to race, so he should have some pictures of it. Remember the house, but didn't know it was haunted. I beleive at the time the owners or whoever was responsible for the upkeep of the property still lived there. 

AsExpected --- 2 years ago -

We never made it out there when it was around, as much as Dad always wanted to go.
I remember on calm winter nights I could hear the engines being run up to full-throttle from the back corner of Elm Grove... 

AsExpected --- 2 years ago -

hear 

freebyrdII --- 2 years ago -

Oh yeah... Great times! 

tinman --- 2 years ago -

nanny and pappy....

Thank you so much for the facebook link. I used to love to go to the drag strip on Saturdays and Sundays.

I grew up in Sherwood Trails in the 70's and you could hear the engines with every pass.

Our neighbors from across the street moved down with the mob of folks from Michigan during that time and they raced a Vega or Maverick out there. I think the entire family worked at Kenneth's as mechanics.

Great memories 

Mote of Soup --- 2 years ago -

Where, exactly, was it located? In relation to what is there now. 

LiveFreeOrDie --- 2 years ago -

 

LiveFreeOrDie --- 2 years ago -

Where, exactly, was it located? In relation to what is there now.


Right off of 494 between northpark and kingwood drive, you can still see evidence of the track on google maps 

ghostpost --- 2 years ago -

I remember hearing the roar of the cars on the weekend. 

Cs Land Escapes --- 2 years ago -

Was it where the storage facility is? 

In AbsentiaW --- 2 years ago -

It was just south of the entrance to Kings Manor off 494. The elementary school sits where the strip started.

When you come to the first stop sign and have to turn left or right on Kings Manor drive the strip ran straight east through the house development that is there now.

I think you can still see where it crossed the tracks off 494. 

Quicksilver Messenger Service --- 2 years ago -

Back in the day I used to do alot of drag racing......always kept tripping in those high heels... 

tinman --- 2 years ago -

The entrance road is still visible on the 494 side of the RR tracks. You can still see where everyone used to turn into the strip. Of course, after the tracks there is a neighborhood and a school.....lol

Oh...and the house was haunted. No doubt about it. 

Quicksilver Messenger Service --- 2 years ago -

Seems I recall that the Bandidos would frequent the strip also.... 

ghostpost --- 2 years ago -

Seems I recall that the Bandidos would frequent the strip also....


Yes, there was a fight between some of them there that ended up in a killing if I recall correctly. 

Soap --- 2 years ago -

You may be able to install Google earth and use the option to look at older archived images to see how far back they go in that area. I don't currently have it installed myself. 

ghostpost --- 2 years ago -

In 1983 a Bandido was killed in a confrontation with members of the Banshees, at the Eastex drag strip near Porter, Texas, just north of Houston. Also killed in the melee was the Banshees' president; Bandidos member John Batchelor cut his throat. Batchelor was subsequently shot to death with a .25-calibre automatic pistol by one of the Banshees; two other Bandidos received stab wounds.

source 

freebyrdII --- 2 years ago -

There were also an inordinate number of cars hit by trains entering and exiting the drag strip...no lights... no arms. 

8675309 --- 2 years ago -

One of the most memorable accidents caused by a race tracker goer was that of a Doctor coming home after his shift at Northeast Hospital. There were no medians on Hwy 59 at the time and the car crossed over and hit the doctor head on. He was killed but the drunk who hit him lived. There were many local car accidents, mostly those who had left from the drag strip and it's questionable festivities. 

itstxdaddy --- 2 years ago -

ghost...thanks for posting that link. very interesting read. 

freebyrdII --- 2 years ago -

WOW... it sure brought back some good old memories! 

sweetscreaminmonkey --- 2 years ago -

oh i remember it when it was.. when i was small and lake houston park in New caney was a girl scout camp we would come home from there and drive by the strip.. i still remember going to the movie in kw around where sears hardware is now on kw drive. never saw a race at the drag strip but Bf did a lot when he was younger. 

Eyes Of Green --- 2 years ago -

I went a few times, my dad had a friend that would race his funny car. 

freebyrdII --- 2 years ago -

I miss Pop's Ice Cream..... 

me --- 2 years ago -

yeah I'm asking about the house it was at the end of the drag strip by the bayou. in earlier mid eighty's it was already have burned down, yet really creepy with clothes still in the closet and stuff still in the a pantry. then, around 86 or 87, 8 got totally burned down. my question is, what happened to the original owner, and why was the house sitting there all creepy and semi abandoned 

Insurrection --- 2 years ago -

I miss Pop's Ice Cream..... 

Dang, you must be as old as I am! 

MonzaRacer --- 2 years ago -

Wasn't in this area during that time...but just talking about the old dragstrips brings back memories. The one I went to, starting in the mid 60's was just a 10 min drive from where I lived in Illinois. The first 200 mph run happened there by Chris Karamasines...




This was my 65 Comet I ran back then...

0 

freebyrdII --- 2 years ago -

DH ran a '66 he called the "Copper Kitty!". Insurrection I'm experienced...... 

tinman --- 2 years ago -

Pops........*sigh*

Last of the great old ice cream parlors.

Does anyone remember going to the 4th of July bar b que at the Bear Branch Gazebo?

I'm pretty sure the volunteer fire dept. put it on. My Mom used to make such a big deal out of going to get a plate of bar b que there. 

Ladybug --- 2 years ago -

Funmom, what was the name of that Girl Scout Camp? Was it Peach Creek??

I remember that drag strip. I now regret never going to them, but I remember the cars with trailers pulling in and out. 

Spinqueen222 --- 2 years ago -

Good God! how old are you guys? 

SineadORebellion --- 2 years ago -

I asked my DH....he remembers it and used to go all the time. (He graduated KHS in 1985). 

Spinqueen222 --- 2 years ago -

Good God! how old are you guys? 

SineadORebellion --- 2 years ago -

Good God! how old are you guys?

My hubby is 45....I am 29. :)

(DH graduated in '85....I graduated in 2001). 

freebyrdII --- 2 years ago -

I graduated in 1971!!!! 

blueherron4 --- 2 years ago -

I use to work for a car lot back then and my boss (Ronnie Crawford) had two cars that he raced. The car was named Halloween it was orange and he had one that was silver it was called Silverbullet after Coors Lite. 

ms_mm --- 2 years ago -

Hi pantherdad - I'm from "the Cove" as well.

I remember the sounds from there quite well.

Yes. I am old.

Yes. I went to HHS. 

page 1 2 3
Login to add your comments!

see more discussions about...


Online now:
hit counters

Terms of Service - Privacy Policy - Ice Box

Kingwood Underground