The Kinston Dragstrip was originally built as a quarter-mile dragstrip in 1960. KDS MotorSports became IHRA-sanctioned in the mid 80’s. The very first divisional points meet was held here in 1991. KDS is home to some of the most legendary names in all of motorsports such as Richard Petty, Don Nicholson, Hubert Platt, Ronnie Sox and Scotty Cannon, just to name a few. There have been several world records set here over the years as well!