Although named after Collierville,
a Memphis area suburb, the dragstrip was actually located in Marshall
County, Mississippi about a mile past the state line. It backs up
within feet of Highway 72. Click the satellite photo for a full size
view that points out the dragstrip.
Not being a native to this region, I really don't know the
history of this old track. I can say for sure that for the last
decade, no doubt much longer, the track has been used as a junk yard.
The only horsepower around here would be the three seen grazing on the
right side of the track.
Hmmm. That decrepit building certainly appears to be a
remnant of the racing facility.
Anyone out there have tales or information about this old track?