Memphis' Crime Crisis

Drag racers hard to catch, harder to charge and convict

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 18, 2022 12:52 PM CT | Published: January 17, 2022 4:00 AM CT

Whether it is an old-fashioned drag race on a quarter-mile of city street straightaway, weaving in and out of traffic at 100-mph-plus on interstates or performing stunts in public parking lot, the street racing culture brings danger, and sometimes tragedy, to those unfortunate enough to be nearby.


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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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