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Letter: A drag strip on LI would bring benefits

Two cars clocked on radar racing at more

Two cars clocked on radar racing at more than 140 mph on the Long Island Expressway crashed moments later into this Islandia gas station, officials said. (March 3, 2011) Credit: Umit Ozdemir

I’m the founder of an organization called Long Island Needs a Dragstrip.

I started my group three months ago, and it has more than 12,000 members on Facebook. I want to give the public a safe place to race instead of doing it on the streets, and to educate and bring awareness to people about safe racing. I also want to bring the economic benefits of racing back to Long Island [“Missing the golden era of Long Island racing,” Just Sayin’, Sept. 24].

John Cozzali, Mastic