Tracks Gone But Not Forgotten

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Tracks Gone But Not Forgotten

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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New Bremen (Ohio) Speedway

Started by Dave Kramer. Last reply by Paul Heinfeld Mar 13, 2013. 7 Replies

Bennett Speedway

Started by Dennis Andrews. Last reply by Jack Walker Jun 19, 2012. 2 Replies

SPEEDBOWL PARK, STERLING ILL.

Started by ron thruman. Last reply by jerry wolland Sep 30, 2012. 1 Reply

FREEPORT RACEWAY PARK, FREEPORT ILL.

Started by ron thruman May 3, 2012. 0 Replies

Harnett County Speedway

Started by Dennis Andrews. Last reply by Charles Ray Stocks Feb 4. 11 Replies

Montana

Started by kaden don stinger Sep 28, 2011. 0 Replies

Diamond Speedway

Started by Dennis Andrews Sep 23, 2011. 0 Replies

TARHEEL SPEEDWAY

Started by DANNY SLACK. Last reply by David l steelman Mar 26. 1 Reply

Byron Middle Georgia Speedway

Started by Connie Tidwell Frady. Last reply by Dave Symonds Sep 21, 2011. 1 Reply

DeLand Raceway Park "The Drive-In Race Track"

Started by Bill Rankin. Last reply by Chuck Binder Aug 27, 2012. 1 Reply

Daytona Beach-Road 4.1 mile course

Started by Bill Rankin. Last reply by Bill Ennis Nov 29, 2012. 2 Replies

BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY ( BIR )

Started by jon butch nelson. Last reply by jon butch nelson May 3, 2010. 2 Replies

Mt. Clemens (Mich.) Race Track

Started by Dennis Schalm. Last reply by Dennis Schalm Sep 11, 2010. 3 Replies

Fair Grounds Speedway Louisville KY

Started by James Bancroft Oct 20, 2009. 0 Replies

wilson fairgrounds

Started by craig jordan. Last reply by Dave Fulton Feb 3. 2 Replies

CLOVERLEAF SPEEDWAY

Started by Bill Hupp. Last reply by denny hudock Apr 28, 2010. 2 Replies

Michigan State Fairgrounds Speedway-DETROIT MICHIGAN

Started by George Oldnall. Last reply by Ernest Parpart Oct 31, 2012. 6 Replies

Augusta International Speedway 8 Track Racing Complex

Started by Henry Jones. Last reply by Jim Seay Apr 29, 2009. 1 Reply

Wilson County Speedway

Started by Tim Hamm. Last reply by Dave Fulton Feb 3. 9 Replies

ISLIP,AND FREEPORT SPEEDWAYS

Started by chargincharlie putzer. Last reply by chargincharlie putzer Dec 26, 2008. 1 Reply

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Comment by Russell Rector on January 30, 2014 at 10:44am

It was nice of Jack Ingram to talk about Harris Speedway at the Hall of Fame awards show.

Comment by Dave Fulton on December 15, 2013 at 8:18pm

Comment by Ron Brown on October 30, 2012 at 3:10pm

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.

Comment by Bill Craig on September 28, 2012 at 2:50pm

I sure miss the lights and sounds of Summerville Speedway. (prior to Charlie covering the Ga clay with black death)

Comment by Santus Gore on August 28, 2012 at 9:30pm

Y'all left out North Wilksboro...

Comment by Cynthia Faggart Joyner on September 3, 2011 at 9:01pm

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.

 

Comment by Jim Seay on June 10, 2010 at 6:25am
One track that has been "remembered" in various ways is Columbia Speedway.and that includes with a one-hour audio CD I've produced...a portion of the proceeds are being donated to the Legends of Racing Medical Hardship Fund to help racers and their families in need. Some of the greats - David Pearson, Richard Petty, Ned Jarrett, Dink Widenhouse and others talk about their experiences racing there as well as other previously untold stories..
To obtain one you may contact me at (803) 781-877 or via e-mail a jimseayproductions@yahoo.com.
Comment by Danny Casteel on June 9, 2010 at 8:40pm
Does anyone have memories or stories of Sportsman Speedway that was in Johnson City Tn. The track closed around 73 or 74. Pictures would be great.
Comment by Dennis Schalm on December 1, 2009 at 12:44pm
I did say "road course".
Comment by CHARLES WEBB on December 1, 2009 at 12:37am
I Really Miss Racing At The Shelby Fairgrounds And Rutherford Co Speedway,We Had Some Of The Very Best Racing And Drivers
 

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