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Airport Speedway - Camden, NJ (Palmyra)

(1934 - 1939) 1/4-mile dirt oval

Alcyon Speedway - Pitman, NJ

(1895 until 1960)

Amatol Speedway - Hammonton, NJ (1926 - 1928)
(aka: Atlantic City)

The track was a banked 1.5-mile long and 50' wide wooden oval board track built in 1926 to handle speeds of 160 MPH. Amatol/Atlantic City held several Champ Car races from May 1, 1926 until September 16, 1928.

Arney's Mount Speedway - Springfield, NJ
(aka:Mount Holly)
Unconfirmed Dates:
1/3 paved oval track (4/25/55 - 1958)
1/8 mile drag strip (1957 - 1958)
Arney's Mount Speedway was a 1/3-mile paved speedway with a drag strip. The speedway and attached drag strip are still pretty much intact. The remains of the grandstands, ticket booth/office, concession stand, rest rooms and the inside and outside fences can been seen. The speedway had a nice amount of banking to it and seemed pretty wide as well.

Asbury Park High School Asbury Park, NJ
1/4-mile dirt oval (1934 & 1935)
Racing was conducted every Friday night at the High School Stadium with races sanctioned by the American Midget Racing Association.

Atlantic City Convention Hall Atlantic City, NJ
The indoor track in the Atlantic City Convention hall was a 1/5th mile flat concrete oval.

Atco 3/8-mile Oval - NJ

Atco Raceway - Atco, NJ
(aka: Atco Dragway)
1/4-mile paved drag strip (5/30/60 - Present)

Augusta Fairgrounds - Augusta, NJ
1/8-mile dirt oval (6/7/92 - 1992)
Located at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, ran micro-stocks.

Bader Field Atlantic City, NJ
Dirt oval - scheduled for 7/30/38 but didn't run

Bridgeton Fairgrounds Bridgeton, NJ
(aka:Garden State Fairgrounds)
1/2-mile dirt oval (1925, 1930, 1934 - 5/2/36)
The speedway was located at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds.

Camden Convention Hall - Camden, NJ
1/10-mile indoor wood oval

Cape May Court House - NJ
1/2-mile beach oval (9/4/1905 to 4/28/1906)
Races were held on the beach.

Cape May Court House Fairgrounds - NJ
1/2 mile dirt oval (1922 - 7/6/40)

Capital City Speedway - Trenton, NJ
1/5-mile dirt oval (July 1936 to 1936)
Located at Princeton Ave. and Spruce St.

Clark Township Speedway Westfield, NJ
(5/19/35 - 9/8/35)
1/5-mile dirt oval

Coytesville (Near Fort Lee, NJ)
1/4 mile dirt oval (years unknown)
2 midget races run on a track built as a dog track, but gambling was not approved.Races unsuccessful

Delaware Township Speedway Camden, NJ (which is now Cherry Hill, NJ)
5/8-mile dirt oval (1937)

Dover Speedway - Dover, NJ
1/2-mile dirt oval
(6/11/33 to 1935, 7/4/47 to 1952 and 6/12/54 to 7/10/54)
Located on US 46 (on the East side of town, next to the Dover Tank & Stack Company).
The grandstands reportedly collapsed on two different occasions.

East Windsor Speedway - East Windsor Township, NJ
(aka: East Windsor Fairgrounds, Acella Speedway)
1/2-mile clay oval (6/11/1965 - 8/23/2002)
East Windsor appears to be the most current New Jersey speedway to be lost.
The track was built by Don Jones on the same site of the old Hightstown track located off Airport Road near the border of Hightstown. While many rumors still circulated about the track reopening, the truth is the speedway continues to sit idle with plans being pursued to build homes on the property as reported in the Windsor-Heights Herald. Within a few years of the tracks closing, a home was built just off turn three that sits roughly 100ft or so from the racing surface.
East Windsor was leased a few times over the years to Ken Brenn, Sr., Joe Scamardella and Lindi Vicari over the years, but the track was best known for the Jones family promoting most of the events held at the track with the "It's my way or the highway" attitude that saw top competitors like Billy Pauch and Doug Hoffman get suspended from competition.
East Windsor was known for its Modified racing until the RSCA days of Lindi Vicari came to a close on 11/2/1980. Jimmy Horton won that event, which was the last Modified feature held at the track that featured a full full field of Modified cars only.Don Jones took back over promoting his family owned track in 1981 and was one of the first tracks to feature true Small Block Modifieds as the headline division. The track would never again by run by anyone other then a member of the Jones family. Soon after the switch was made to Small Blocks, the township began to fight with the speedway over noise. The track was the first track to have a strict noise ordinance placed upon it. The level of noise was measured by the township just off the property to ensure the track did not exceed it's ordinance. The track made street legal mufflers mandatory and on all racecars and even had a device located at the start/finish line to disqualify any car that exceeded the level of noise the township would permit. The track hosted one DIRT sanctioned Modified event that was won by Phil Meisner, while Doug Hoffman was the track's sole Small Block Modified DIRT representative. Jimmy Horton was the tracks all-time Modified winner and Doug Hoffman was the all-time Small Block winner, winning the last race held at the track on 8/23/02. Kenny Brightbill won the last track championship.

Flemington - NJ
1/8-mile paved drag strip not located at Flemington Speedway.

Flemington Fair Speedway - Raritan Township, NJ
/2-mile oval (1917 - 1972)
5/8-mile clay oval (1972 - 1990)
5/8-mile paved oval (1991 - 2000)
The speedway was demolished to make room for retail stores like Wal-Mart that will be built on the property that sits off Route 31 in Hunderton County.
The famous covered grandstand was torn down in January of 2006.
In 2005 all of the aluminum seats were sold and moved to the Bridgeport Speedway, located in Logan Township, NJ.
The track appeared all but lost when when zoning changes were passed by the Raritan Town Board in September 2002 that effected the property of the speedway at the request of the Kuhl's, the majority owners of the property.
Flemington held the title of America's oldest weekly running speedway up until it closed. Flemington also was home of the National Auto Racing Hall of Fame, which has since been moved to Mahoning Valley Speedway in PA. The clubs cars took to the track once a month until the Fall of 2003.
There was one last ditch effort to try and save the speedway, via an online petition started by a website to Boundless Motorsports, but the tracks fate was already sealed. The petition gathered well over a thousand signatures and was even mentioned on SPEED Channels, Wind Tunnel Show with Dave Despain.
Drivers like Dick Tobias and Ed McVay lost their lives at the track.
Billy Pauch topped the all-time career win list while Doug Hoffman became the all-time asphalt feature winner. Hoffman even won a NASCAR sanctioned Modified event held at the track, while Pauch won a prestigious Race of Champions event.

Flemington Fair Speedway Fire January 28, 2002
A fire was brought under control late Monday afternoon, January 28, 2002 at the Flemington Fair Speedway. The fire consumed the fair office, main concession stand, Fusco's chicken stand and the back of the building that was the beer garden. Police arrested three juvenile suspects that fled the scene. The rest of the speedway and all of its other buildings were all fine.

Fort Dix Speedway - Plumstead Twp., NJ
(aka: New Egypt Speedway)
Fort Dix Speedway (AKA New Egypt Speedway) was built as a dirt track in the 1950's and paved in the 60's. Fort Dix became New Egypt Speedway and closed in the 80's. Rick Grosso bought the old New Egypt paved track in the mid 90's. The speedway was enlarged and reconfigured three times. Today it is a 4/10-mile "D" shaped clay speedway. New Egypt has been in continuous operation once again since 1998. New Egypt speedway is the only dirt speedway in New Jersey that features both DIRT Modified and the World of Outlaw touring series races yearly.

Freehold - Freehold, NJ
(8/6/27 to 1940)
1/2-mile dirt oval that was a horse track (Current home of Freehold Raceway?)

Guttenberg NJ
1-mile dirt oval (September 1911)

Harmony Speedway - Harmony NJ
Harmony Speedway was 1/2-mile D-shaped dirt speedway with a paved drag strip built by Carl Van Horn. Harmony was sanctioned by Lindy Vicari's famed RSCA organization from 4/17/66 - 7/26/67. The grandstand were set far back from the dirt oval due to the drag strip.

Hightstown Speedway - East Windsor, NJ
(aka: Airport Road, Airport Junction Speedway)
Currently the site of East Windsor Speedway
Hightstown Speedway started out as a 1/5-mile dirt track, but was better know as the flat 1/5-mile paved speedway. The speedway was located in the far left corner of the current East Windsor Speedway parking lot (looking from Airport Rd. towards today's track).The track was located so close to the road back then that they would hang items on the fence to stop people from parking on the road to watch the races. Hightstown was originally run by Al Ekert, who also ran the airport located on the same property. The track was flat and not banked very much. Hightstown ran Friday's while most drivers would then run Wall Stadium Saturday and Long Branch Speedway on Sunday. Six cylinders and flat heads were once mandatory and meet with resistance. Many Hightstown/East Windsor locals also raced at the track, such as: Barry Jones, Don Stives, Dusty Mullsberry, Jack Stackhouse, Jimmy Glover, Joe Vigue, Lou Mohr, Lou Stonaker and Sopy Campbell. Today there is nothing that would indicate Hightstown Speedway ever existed. The current speedway that occupies the property now, the East Windsor Speedway ended its 2002 racing season almost a month early to continue its court fought over devolvement occurring all around the speedway effecting the speedways drainage.

Hinchliffe Stadium - Paterson, NJ
Hinchliffe Stadium was a 1/5-mile speedway located in North Jersey.
Babe Bower was the 1939 AAA track champion.

Ho-Ho-Kus Speedway Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
(aka:Bergen County Park)
(1910 - 7/4/38)
A famous 1/2-mile dirt oval big car track.

Hope Chapel Oval Lakewood, NJ
(aka:Hope Road Oval)
Dirt oval (4/16/50 to 10/18/51)
Hope Road Oval was located in a gravel pit on County Line Road.

Ironbound Stadium - Newark, NJ
Hosted stock car racing events.

Launch Haven Boardwalk - Somers Point, NJ
Wood track. Race was scheduled for 6/11/10 to be held on the boardwalk, but was never held.

Lawnside - Lawnside, NJ
Dirt oval well known to the local flat track motorcycle people in the area that ran in the late 50's.

Lincoln Field - Trenton, NJ
(1938 - 9/17/39)
1/4-mile dirt oval located at a picnic ground on Klockner Rd.

Linden Airport - Linden, NJ
2.2-mile paved road course (8/21/49 to 1950)
2.0-mile paved road course (1951 to 6/13/54)
1/4-mile drag strip (1954 to 1955)
Races were held on runways with the last race being a NASCAR Grand National race won by Al Keller in a Jaguar. This was the only NASCAR race won in a foreign car.( before Toyota)

Lodi Municipal Stadium - Lodi, NJ
(7/13/47 - 1950)
1/5-mile paved oval

Long Branch Speedway - Long Branch, NJ
(aka: Long Branch Memorial Stadium)
1/5 mile cinder oval (6/25/37 - 39)
Formerly a dog racing track 1/5 mile paved oval (6/25/49 - 1951)
(aka Garfield Stadium)
Long Branch was part of the Shore Race Club and raced on Sunday's in the 50's. The track was located near the boardwalk. The Nicol Family encounter hard times getting into Long Branch which prompted them to build Wall Stadium (Now Wall Township Speedway).The property is now the site of retail business.

Longport Speedway - Longport, NJ
2.5 mile beach track (9/4/1905)
The track went from 24th street in Longport to Fredericksburg Ave. in Ventnor.

Manville Airport - Manville, NJ
(1951 - 1964)
1/4-mile paved drag strip

Manahawkin Speedway - Manahawkin, NJ
1/2 mile dirt oval - 4/23/50 to 1951
The track was located in a gravel pit and was about 800 yards from the site of the paved track.

Manahawkin Speedway - Manahawkin,NJ
Manahawkin Speedway was a 1/4-mile paved oval.
The track ran in the 1950's. The middle of turns 3 and 4 were removed to run sewer lines for a school that was recently built.

Maple Grove Park - Trenton, NJ
Dirt oval (1935)

McAfee - Vernon Twp, NJ
There is a old race track in a town called McAfee located in Vernon Twp, Sussex County, NJ. The speedway is believed to have operated during the late 40's and early 50's for a period of about 4 or 5 years. Charlie South, driving for the late Leon Conklin, was a track champion. The track used to be an old horse track at the turn of the century. It is reported that you can still make out some of the old track, but not very much as it is very over grown with no remains left of the buildings or grandstands.

Meadowlands Grand Prix - East Rutherford, NJ
1.8 mile paved road course (7/1/84)
1.6 mile paved road course (1985 to 1987)
1.217 mile paved road course (1988 to 1991)
The Meadowlands Grand Prix was held at the meadowlands Sports Complex. The race was originally run through the parking lot in 1984. Indy cars ran at this annual event.

Merchantville - NJ
1/2-mile dirt oval (11/11/34 to 1935)
The track was located on West Maple Ave. five miles East of the Camden Bridge.

Miller Stadium - West New York
(aka: West New York Stadium, Municipal Stadium)
1/5-mile dirt oval (8/8/34 to 1940)
Ran auto races in 1934 and 1935, then ran motorcycles until 1940.

Monmouth County Airport - Belmar, NJ
(1948 - 1950)
1/2-mile dirt oval

Monmouth Fairgrounds - Long Branch, NJ (near Ocean Port)
(aka: Elkwood Park)
1.0 mile dirt oval - 9/1/1902, 8/20/1904, 8/19/1905, 7/4/1908 and 9/6/1917
The speedway is near Red Bank and is the current site of Monmouth Park, a horse track.

Morristown Airport - Morristown, NJ
(1945 to 1948)
Morristown was a small oval that ran T.Q. midgets

Morristown Speedway - Morristown, NJ
(6/1950 until 10/1955)
Morristown Speedway was a 1/2-mile dirt oval also located in North Jersey. There was a 100-mile race run on August 24, 1951. Dan Bailey and Frank Mundy both driving 1951 Studebakers finished 14th and 23rd out of the original 44 entries for this 100-mile race. Tim Flock, Lee Petty and Buck Baker all won races at the Morristown, NJ Speedway

Mount Holly Fairgrounds - Mount Holly, NJ
1/2-mile dirt oval (1922 - 7/04/27 and 5/19/37 - 6/23/40)
Mount Holly Fairgrounds was at the Burlington County Fairgrounds which later became the Fairgrounds Plaza, a shopping center. The track was better known for horse racing and had the only double-deck grandstands on the East Coast at the time.

Newfield Park - Newark, NJ (1934)
Only one midget race was held and Malcolm MacKenzie was the winner.

Newfoundland Speedway - Newfoundland, NJ
1/3-mile dirt oval (1949 to 1951)
Ran motorcycles only.

New Market Speedway - Piscataway, NJ
1/2-mile dirt oval (1927, 7/1/28 to 10/5/34)
The speedway was located on New Brunswick Avenue in Piscataway near the Piscataway-South Plainfield border in Middlesex County, NJ. The track ran Sprint cars from 1927 to 1934 with seven lives lost during races at the track. The site is presently occupied by Pleasant View Gardens, a garden apartment complex with no trace of the track surviving today.

Nutley Velodrome - Nutley, NJ
(4/3/33 - 8/26/39)
1/7-mile high banked wood oval built by Joe Miele, opened for bicycle racing with turns banked at 45 degrees. Three drivers were killed in 60 race dates before it was demolished in February of 1942. Nutley built a park and playground on the site in 1950, named after Father Glotzbach, a priest who worked with troubled children. Paul Russo was the first auto race winner. Eddie Staneck was the 1938 AAA track champion, Johnny Ritter was the 1939 AAA track champion.

Old Bridge Stadium - NJ
(8/1953 until 1968)
1/2-mile paved track located off of Rte. 18 (Just before Rte. 9)
Old Bridge raced during the 50's and into the 60's with the last race held in 1968. The pits were behind the back straight with a factory built there sometime around 1970. At least between 1972 to 1979 you could drive through the factory parking lot and onto the track. The track was still in amazing condition to turn fast laps in street cars. The speedway was dug up and a condo development (Whispering Pines Housing development) built in 1980.
In 1965, Old Bridge was race #31 on the NASCAR schedule with Junior Johnson the winner. Lee Petty, Ralph Moody and Fireball Roberts also had NASCAR wins at Old Bridge Stadium.

Olympic Park Stadium - Irvington (Newark), NJ
1/2-mile dirt oval (1909 - 1911 and 7/24/15 - 1917)
Built as a harness track in 1909, Olympic Park was at the Becker Grove Amusement park and ran motorcycle races from 1909 to 1911. An IMCA race held under the lights won on 7/24/15 was won by Art Klein.
1/5-mile cinder oval (6/10/34 - 10/7/34 and 5/4/36 - 6/29/36)
The cinder surface had ground up Coca Cola bottles mixed with the cinders. The first ever race for midgets run on the East Coast was held on 6/10/34.

Paterson Velodrome - Paterson, NJ
1/6-mile wood oval (7/1908)
Ran motorcycles

Pennsauken Speedway - Camden, NJ (Pennsauken)
1/2-mile dirt oval (9/03/34 - 10/21/34)
The speedway was located in a gravel pit and was not Airport Speedway.

Pine Brook Speedway -Pine Brook, NJ
Pine Brook Speedway was a 1/10th mile asphalt track that ran on Friday nights and featured TQ Midgets and Micro-Stocks.

Pleasantville Speedway - NJ
(aka: Atlantic City)
Pleasantville Speedway was a 1/2-mile paved track also known as Atlantic City Speedway.

Roosevelt Stadium - Jersey City, NJ
(aka: Jersey City Speedway)
1/4-mile shale oval (7/3/51 - 8/9/51)
1/4-mile paved oval (10/7/51 - 9/17/55)
Located at a baseball diamond, site was torn down in 1984. Roosevelt Stadium was a NASCAR sanctioned track and had also been televised.

Ruppert Stadium - Newark, NJ
1/5-mile paved oval (5/6/50 - 1952)
Ruppert Stadium was located at 258 Wilson Ave and is now the site of the Ruppert School Stadium.

South Orange Bowl - South Orange, NJ
Wood oval that ran motorcycles in the 1910's.

Strato Rods Dragway - Wrightstown, NJ
1/4-mile paved drag strip (1968 to 1982)
Located on runways at McGuire Air force base

Teaneck Armory - Teaneck, NJ
(1/12/52 - 2/13/54 and 2/1/58 - 1962)
1/10-mile indoor concrete oval that hosted Stock car and Midget races.

Toms River Speedway - Toms River, NJ
1/4 mile dirt oval (March 1950 - October 1950)
The track was located off of Whitty Road in Toms River.

Trenton Speedway - Hamilton, NJ
1888 - NJ State Fairgrounds built, 1900 to 1945 1/2-mile dirt oval, 1946 to 1956 - 1-mile dirt oval, 1957 to 1968 - 1-mile paved oval, 1969 to 1980 - 1.5-mile kidney oval with the Trenton Speedway being completely demolished in 1983 (Now the NJ Grounds for Sculpture). Kidney-shaped oval; width: 65', turns, 55', straights, 80' wide. Banking: turns 1 & 2 - 10, dogleg - 4, turns 3 & 4 - 15 with a radius of the dogleg - 20 and a 2200' front straight. Trenton Speedway was a 1.5-mile paved track. Trenton was one of New Jersey's first tracks built in 1900 as a 1/2-mile dirt track. The track was increased to 1-mile in May 1946 and paved in 1957. Many Indianapolis type races were run at Trenton. In the 1960's and early 1970's, NASCAR also held races at Trenton. Trenton's NASCAR winners include Richard Petty, Fireball Roberts, LeeRoy Yarbrough and David Pearson (who holds the all-time Trenton track record). Bobby Allison won the last NASCAR race held at Trenton July 1972. The 1/2-mile dirt rack featured Midget racing for the very first time on September 28, 1940 with the feature going to Cowboy O'Rourke over Paul Russo and Harry Hart.

Trenton - Trenton, NJ
1/4-mile dirt oval (1950 and 1951)
Built by D. Natale Bros., the track was on the Southeast of town.

Tri-City Stadium - Irvington (Newark), NJ
1/5-mile cinder oval (5/4/38 - 1939)
1/5-mile paved oval (5/29/40 - 10/5/41)
(Might have ran in 1942 as well)
The track opened on 7/26/33 for motorcycle racing on Mill Road and Union Ave. One lap around the track would put you in three different townships. It was torn down during WW2. A bowling alley was later built on the site in 1958.Red Redmond was the 1940 AAA track champion, Johnny Pierson was the 1941 AAA track champion.

Troy Hills Speedway - Parsippany (Troy Hills), NJ
1/3-mile oiled dirt oval (1931 to 1934)
This track was paved with a mixture of something called mine dust and road oil. There was no dust and this helped Troy Hills to achieve an excellent safety record.

Tuckerton Speedway - Tuckerton, NJ
Dirt oval (5/30/50 - 10/21/51)
Located about eight miles from the Manahawkin Speedway.

Union Speedway - Union, NJ
1/2-mile dirt oval (5/10/36 - 9/22/40)
1/5-mile paved oval (5/3/42 - 7/28/42)
The 1/5-mile track was built inside of the half mile track and was managed by Albert Santo. Races were held under the supervision of Ferdie Arrigoni. The track championship went to George Fonder.
Located off County Road 29 on Springfield Rd., Union Speedway ran a motorcycle race on 5/10/36 with the first auto race held on 5/15/36. Pappy Hough won the last race. Track was torn down in 1946 and is now the site of an industrial park.

Veteran Stadium - Bayonne, NJ
(aka: Bayonne Speedway)
1/5-mile paved oval (5/16/49 - 1950)
Located on West 25th Street near Newark Bay.

Vineland - NJ
1/2-mile oval (4/03/55 until 7/30/65), Built by Charles Nocco - located off Rte. 47
Dirt oval (4/03/55 until 10/20/57) and paved oval (4/12/58 until 7/30/65)
1/10-mile dirt oval(1956), Pappy Hough won the Micro-Midget race on the 1/10th.
1.5-mile paved road course (10/26/58 until 1965)
Roger Penske and Mark Donohue used to drive sports cars on the road course.
1/4-mile paved drag strip (8/02/58 until 1967)
Now the site of the Cumberland County College.

Vineland Fairgrounds - Vineland, NJ
1/2-mile dirt oval ran in the 1930's.

>Wayne - (Singac)>NJ
1/2-mile dirt oval (1920's)
1/5-mile dirt oval (1931)
Located between Little Falls and Fairfield, Wayne ran motorcycle races under the lights on the small track.

Weequahic Park - Newark, NJ
(Essex County Fairgrounds)
(aka: Newark Fairgrounds, Waverly Fairgrounds and Waverly Park)
1/2-mile dirt oval (9/3/1906 - 11/6/1906)

Wildwood - NJ
Beach oval (1910 - 1911 and 8/27/26)
Races held on the beach around barrels.

Woodbine - NJ
(1951 - 1955)
Woodbine was the first drag strip in New Jersey and was a 1/4-mile paved drag strip.

>Woodbridge Speedway - Woodbridge, NJ
1/2-mile dirt oval (7/4/26, 8/28/32 - 1941)
1/2-mile wood oval (7/21/28 - 10/18/31)
Woodbridge Speedway was built by Wilbert Baine and had turns banked at 38 degrees. Johnny Rohrer (10/27/29), Bob Robinson ( 7/27/30) and Bernie Katz (5/10/31) were all fatally injured on the board track, while Fred Farmer was fatally injured on the dirt track on 8/28/32. Bert Karnatz won the very last major board track race. Woodbridge High School now sites on the site and uses the old track grandstands.The high wooden banks of Woodbridge in 1931.

Woodstown - NJ
Dirt oval (8/4/37)

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