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Drag Racing Legends to be Honored in June 19th Ceremony

Local Ohio drag racing legends Art and Walt Arfons, Otis “Otie” Smith, and “Akron” Arlen Vanke will be the subjects of an Ohio Historical Marker plaque dedication on Father’s Day, June 19th, at the Akron Fulton Airport to honor their contributions and innovations in the drag racing industry.

The Rebirth of the Green Monster

Recently, Tim Arfons brought the sights and sounds of turbine dragsters to an entirely new generation of racers and fans thanks to the life-lessons and hands-on expertise he learned from his father, the legendary Art Arfons. Arfons has painstakingly remade the famous Green Monster front-engine dragster to better-than-new condition and is using it as a high-speed history lesson for today’s drag racing fans.