The Drag Strip has been hosting races since the summer of 1970 when it was originally known as Bonanza Raceway. In late 2008 it was made known that the drag strip was going to be closed. Not wanting to see this happen, five local businessmen, who were avid racers and fans themselves, decided to purchase the track. They wanted to keep the track going for the diehard spectators and racers, both the current and future. At that time the track was renamed Walla Walla Drag Strip. Since 2009, with tremendous support from local businesses, spectators and racers, we have been able to make improvements to the track. The first was to lay down 1/8 mile of new concrete track in 2011.