Whether well known or just known locally. No matter what years served. Any and all race tracks that are lost, shall never be forgotten.
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This is designed for race tracks that were taken away from us. Here's a chance to relive history and keep the memories alive!
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It was nice of Jack Ingram to talk about Harris Speedway at the Hall of Fame awards show.
I grew up going to races at Tri-County (later Queen City) Speedway just north of Cincinnati. My dad would take me as a kid. Once I turned 16, I was always there. What a great track. When Bill Redwine was actually running the track (he leased it out the last years of operation), it stayed busy. Once paved (1972) it became the central place of a lot of the touring late model drivers. They would run TCS on Wednesdays, Indianapolis Raceway Park on Fridays, TCS on Saturdays, and finally Columbus, OH on Sunday. The ASA used to run there twice a year. I was lucky enough to be track help for Gary Bowsher's rookie year. Man I loved that place. Since 1975 I haven't lived closer than 1500 miles from there. I got to see it one last time in the fall of 2007. I nearly cried when I saw sapplings growing through the track and the concrete main grandstands. They demolished it 2 years ago.
As stated earlier, my dad is directly responsible for my love of racing. In 1975 I joined the Air Force. My final active duty assignment was in Tucson, AZ. I retired there in 1995. In 1993 I started working on a crew on an asphalt modified. I started racing my own modified in 1998 at Tucson Raceway Park. Unfortunately my dad never got to see me race, as he passed in January of 1997. It's not that I was a great racer, and he missed seeing that. I just did the best I could, with the money I had. I just wish he could have seen me race just once though.
Tucson Raceway Park has been closed now for 3 years. I hear that there is new hope though, as a group has gotten together with the fairgrounds commission to re-open it. In 1992 NASCAR held the lease, and operated it through I believe 2001. This is where the famous Winter Heat races took place from throughout the late 90's. Then they sold the lease to the famous Deery Brothers, that operate several tracks & sactioning bodies. Unfortunately we got the brain dead Deery, David. He managed to destroy that track in less than 5 seasons. That track was one of the very first tracks that had "intentional" progressive banking. TRP was topigraphically mapped by Bob Molder, owner of Wide World of Maps. They used that to build Irwindale Speedway. Homestead-Miami, Bristol, and several other tracks were configured because of Tucson Raceway Park. I wish them all the best there in Tucson. The new name is Tucson Speedway.
I sure miss the lights and sounds of Summerville Speedway. (prior to Charlie covering the Ga clay with black death)
Y'all left out North Wilksboro...
I miss the Twin City Speedway that was in Concord /Kannapolis NC. Not sure when it closed, but watched my dads,Frank Faggart, cars there. So exciting! Wish I had pics, but when my dad passed, a family member won't let me have any. I keep hoping to see some pics of dad and his cars on here.
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