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NEW YORK RACE TRACKS OF THE PAST

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105th Field Artillery Regiment Armory - Brooklyn, NY
1/10-mile paved indoor oval (12/8/1936 - 1/19/1937)
The track was located at Franklin Avenue & 166th Street.
Bill Schindler won first feature event at the track.
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106th Regiment Armory - Brooklyn, NY
1/7 mile flat wood indoor oval (12/2/1938, 12/5/1938 and 12/9/1938)
The track was located at Bedford & Atlantic
Bill Schindler won first feature event at the track.
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Addison - NY
1/4-mile dirt oval (7/5/1953 - 1953)
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Adirondack Speedway - Glens Falls, NY
Dirt oval (1951)
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Airport Speedway - NY
(aka: Big Flats)
1/4-mile dirt oval (9/7/52 - 1953)
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Airport Speedway - New Springville, NY (Staten Island)
1/4-mile dirt oval (1953)
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Airport Stadium Speedway - Rochester, NY
1/4-mile paved oval (6/9/1939 - 7/26/1940)
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Akron Motor Speedway - Akron, NY
(aka: New Akron Speedway)
1/2-mile dirt oval (1935 - 5/30/1941 and 1946 - 1948)
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Albany - NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (8/17/1912)
This may have been the Albany Riding Club
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Albion Fairgrounds - Albion, NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (1919, 1929 and 1932)
The location is now the site of the Fireman's Recreation Fields on King St., just north of SR 31
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Alexandria Bay Speedway - Alexandria Bay, NY
(aka: Edgewood Speedway)
1/3-mile dirt oval (1950 - 1954)
The location is now the site of Edgewood Resort grounds
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Altamont - NY
Dirt oval (1932)
The track was built and ran around a barn.
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Amenia Fairgrounds - Amenia, NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (9/20/1936)
The track was located at the old Harley Valley Fairgrounds
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American Legion Speedway - Woodstock, NY
(aka: Woodstock Legion Speedway)
1/4-mile dirt oval (1937 - 1941)
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Angelica Raceway - Angelica, NY
1/3-mile dirt oval (1958 - 1964)
The track was located at the Alleghany County Fairgrounds
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Arlington Speedway - Poughkeepsie (Arlington), NY
(aka: Arlington Raceway and Poughkeepsie Airport Speedway)
1/4-mile dirt oval (8/4/1951 - 9/7/1962)
1/8-mile paved dragstrip (1961)
The speedway was located 1/2 mile north of the Howard Johnson Inn on Van Wagner Road and now is the site of the WKDP radio station.
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Ashland Park Speedway - Warrensburg, NY
1/4-mile dirt oval (1949 - 1954)
1/2-mile dirt oval (1952)
The tracks were possibly at the Fairgrounds.
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Avon Fairgrounds - Avon, NY
1/2- mile dirt oval (1918 and 1946)
Races were run on the horse training track.
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B & K Track - Guilderland (Sharps Corner), NY
(aka: Dutcher's Speedway)
1/5-mile dirt oval (1947 - 1952)
The track was located behind Dutcher's Restaurant.
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Babylon - NY
1-mile beach oval (4/14/1900)
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Baldwinsville - NY
Dirt oval (1935)
Baldwinsville was located NW of Syracuse.
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Ballston Spa Fairgrounds - Ballston Spa, NY
(at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds)
1/2-mile dirt oval (9/3/1932 and 9/8/1940)
1/4-mile paved oval (1999)
Racing featured mini-trucks and the 1/4-mile is currently a kart track.
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Batavia Fairgrounds - Batavia, NY
(at the old Genesee County Fairgrounds)
1/2-mile dirt oval
(1920 - 1929, 7/4/1935 - 1942, 8/10/1946 - 1952 and 1962 - 1972)
1/9-mile dirt oval (7/2/1938 - 8/5/1938)
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Batavia Int'l Motorsports Park - Batavia, NY
(aka: Batavia Motorsports Park, Can-Am Speedway, Kelly's Motorsports Park and Batavia Motor Speedway)
1/5-mile dirt oval (1990 and 1996 - 1998)
3/4-mile asphalt road course (1998 - 7/2/2000)
Racing featured the mini-cup cars.
The 3/4-mile road course opened in 1998 for kart racing.
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Bath Speedway - Bath, NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (1952- 1954)
The track was located at the Steuben County Fairgrounds.
Dutch Hoag started his career at this track and was the track champion all three years.
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Bay Ridge Oval Stadium - Brooklyn ( Bay Ridge), NY
1/5-mile dirt oval (8/11/1938 - 1939)
The old motorcycle track was located at 15th Ave. & 86th St. at Dyker Beach Park.
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Bearsville Speedway - Woodstock, NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (1920's or 1930's)
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Belden Hill - (Location unknown), NY
Dirt oval (1984)
Mini-Sprints were run at the which may have been NE of Binghamton.
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Bennett's Field Speedway - Utica, NY
1/4-mile dirt oval (5/14/1950 - 1950)
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Berkshire Park Fairgrounds - Gloversville, NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (10/2/1937)
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Big Flats - NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (1938)
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Bray Brook Oval - Staten Island, NY
Oval (Years unknown)
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Brentwood Airport - Brentwood (Long Island), NY
Dirt oval (11/13/1949)
They ran an exhibition stock car race when Islip Speedway was rained out.
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Brewster Speedway - Brewster, NY
1/3-mile dirt oval (1949 - 1951)
The track was home to the SNYRA club before they moved to the Danbury Fair Speedway, CT.
The track was located on Lincoln Road, 1/2 mile north of US 6.
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Briarcliff Manor - NY
30-mile road course on city streets (4/24/1908 - 4/27/1908)
3.17-mile city street road course (11/11/1934 - 6/23/1935)
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Bridgehampton Cup - Bridgehampton, NY
Airport road course (6/11/1949 - 5/26/1953)
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Bridgehampton Race Circuit - Bridgehampton, NY
2.85-mile paved road course (9/28/1957 - 1983 and 1987 - 1997)
A NASCAR Grand National race was run on 8/3/1958.
The location is now the site of The Bridge golf course.
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Brighton Beach - Brooklyn (Coney Island), NY
1-mile dirt oval (8/10/1902 - 7/10/1915)
The track was built in 1880 and was a trotter horse track.
Key races run at the track included a 1000 mile race on 5/6/1905 & 5/7/1905 and 24-hour races run in 1907, 1908 and 1910.
The track was located just east of Coney Island and was torn down in 1970.
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Brighton Fairgrounds - Rochester (Brighton), NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (early 1930's and early 1950's)
The track was located on Crittendon Blvd. and now is a housing development.
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Brockport - NY
Dirt oval (1919)
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Bronx Coliseum - Bronx, NY
(aka: New York Coliseum)
1/10-mile cinder indoor oval (1/6/1935 - 4/21/1935)
1/7-mile wood indoor oval (1/8/1939 - 4/26/1942)
The Coliseum was located at East 177th St. & West Farmington in Starlite Park and site is now a bus repair garage.
It was built in 1926 in Philadelphia, PA and shipped to NY in 1928.
The wood track designed by Bill Heiserman.
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Brookfield Fairgrounds - Brookfield, NY
(aka: Brookfield Speedway)
1/2-mile dirt oval (1949 - 1954 and 1960)
1/3-mile dirt oval (5/14/1978 - 6/14/1981, 1983, 1985 and 1995 - 1996)
The track was located at the Madison County Fairgrounds.
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Brooklyn Sports Arena - Brooklyn, NY
1/5-mile dirt oval (1933)
Featured motorcycle racing.
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Brown farm - Olean, NY
Dirt oval (6/2/1940)
Jalopies were run at the track located on Portville Rd.
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Buffalo - NY
Dirt oval (1921)
This track might have been Keniworth Park.
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Buffalo Armory - Buffalo, NY
1/8-mile indoor paved oval (12/1950 - 1/14/1951)
The track was built in 1940 and was located at the corner of Best St. & Masten Ave.
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Buffalo Civic Center - Buffalo, NY
(aka: Roesch Stadium, Jopp Stadium)
1/4-mile cinder oval (5/30/1940)
1/4 mile-paved oval (8/30/1940 - 7/30/1942 and 8/30/1945 - 8/22/1959)
The location was on Best Street and was built in 1935.
Jim Reed won a Nascar GN race on 7/19/1958 and the Buffalo Bills NFL team used to play there.
The site was later called the War Memorial and demolished in 1998.
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Buffalo Convention Center - Buffalo, NY
1/6-mile indoor oval (5/30/1942 - 5/10/1942)
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Burden Lake Speedway - Sand Lake, NY
1/4-mile dirt oval (1948 - 1956)
Pete Corey & Kenny Shoemaker both started their driving careers at Burden Lake and Jimmy Bedell was a five time track champion.
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Cairo Fairgrounds - Cairo, NY
(aka: Cairo Fairgrounds Speedway, Cairo Speedway)
1/2-mile dirt oval (8/18/1974 - 9/22/1974)
The track was located at the Greene County Fairgrounds.
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Caledonia Speedway - Caledonia, NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (5/30/36 - 1942 and 5/5/46 - 1949)
The track was located at the Caledonia Fairgrounds.
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Cambridge Fairgrounds - Cambridge, NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (1929, 1932 - 5/30/1940 and 1942)
The track was located at the Cambridge Valley Fairgrounds on SR 372 and now is a private horse pasture.
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Camp Ma-Na-Cu - Parksville, NY
.076-mile paved oval (8/12/1984)
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Campville Fairgrounds - NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (unknown)
The track was located halfway between Endicott and Owego on Route 17C. Believed to have run the AAA & Big Cars, and Sprint cars in the 30's and 40s.
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Canastota - NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (1930's)
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Canton Speedway - Canton, NY
(aka: Saint Lawrence Speedway)
1/4-mile dirt oval (1949 - 1957)
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Capital City Speedway - Albany, NY
1/4-mile dirt oval (8/7/1938 - 1939)
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Carmel Race Track - Carmel, NY
(aka: Putnam County Driving Park)
1/2-mile dirt oval (1929 - 1941)
The track was located 1/2 mile east of SR 52 on Fair Street at the Putnam County Fairgrounds.Originally it was a harness horse track, now it is overgrown fields and wetlands.
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Carroll's Grove Speedway - Troy (Brunswick), NY
1/5-mile dirt oval (1949 - 6/25/1950)
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Cassadega - NY
Dirt road course (2002)
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Castle Hill Speedway - Bronx , NY
1/4-mile dirt oval (6/10/1938 - 10/10/1939)
1/4-mile paved oval (5/14/1940 - 10/17/1941)
The track was located at Layfayette and Havemeyer Ave. and was promoted by Bill Heiserman.
The track was torn down in 1942 for construction of a defense project.
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Cedarhurst Speedway - Cedarhurst (Long Island), NY
1/4-mile paved oval (5/9/1938 - 9/20/1941)
Walter Stebbins was the promoter and held the first A.R.D.C. midget race 5/15/1940.
The site of this track would be near where Kennedy Int'l Airport is located.
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Coney Island Velodrome - Brooklyn, NY (Coney Island)
1/8-mile wood oval (1932 and 5/28/39 - 8/10/40)
The Velodrome was built for bicycle racing and had 45 degree banked corners.
Midgets and motorcycle races were held in 1932.
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Deer Park Speedway - Deer Park, LI
(aka: Deer Park Speedrome)
1/2-mile dirt oval (5/12/29 - 7/4/41)
1/4-mile dirt oval (8/10/41)
1/4-mile paved oval (July 1946 - 1948)
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Dover Dragstrip - Wingdale, NY
1/4-mile paved dragstrip (1965 - 1970)
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Freeport Speedway -Freeport, LI
(aka: Freeport Municipal Stadium)
1/5-mile dirt oval ( 4/8/34 - 6/20/34)
1/5-mile paved oval ( 5/4/35 - 1942 and 8/30/45 - 1974)
1/4-mile paved oval (1975 - 9/24/83)
Freeport's first promoter was Bill Heiserman.
The property is now the site of the Caldor's Department Store
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Fulton Airport - Fulton, NY
1/4-mile paved dragstrip (1955)
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Glen Aubrey Raceway - Glen Aubrey, NY
>(1951 - 1968)
The track was located State Route 26 in Glen Aubrey which was a little northwest of Binghamton and for most of it's life it was a Friday night track which ran in conjunction to Chemung from 1951-1955 under the Finger Lakes Racing Association.
In 1956 the track switched allegiances to the Southern Tier Stock Car Association and ran that way until 1961 when it dropped the coupes and ran a form of Pure Stocks until it's demise in 1968 due to horrible mismanagement.
It was not uncommon to have upwards of 150-200 cars in the one class during the mid 60's which included all forms of cars including Cadillacs, Hudson's, Lincolns and of course Chevys and Fords.
Indy Car mechanic Lew Parks started his career there as a car owner for URC driver Bryant Ingalls. The track ran a URC race in 1963 and 1964 and they were won by Ingalls in 1963 and Red Reigel in the Werglund Chevy in 1964. The site is now a Trailer Park.
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Hemlock Fairgrounds - Hemlock, NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (1947 - 1953)
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Islip Speedway - Islip, LI
1/5-mile paved oval ( 8/2/47 - 9/8/84)
1/8-mile paved dragstrip (1961 - 1962)
Islip ran annual World Figure 8 Championship on ABC Wide World Of Sports and held NASCAR GN races on 7/15/64, 7/14/65, 7/16/66, 7/15/67 and 7/7/68
The property is now the site of a cookie factory
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Ithaca-Dryden Speedway - NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (1950's - 1970's)
The track was located on Route 13 between Ithaca and Dryden.
Ithaca-Dryden ran as a companion track to Skyline Raceway in Blodgett Mills.
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Maple Grove Speedway - Waterloo, NY
(aka: Waterloo Speedway, Seneca County Fair Speedway)
1/2-mile dirt oval (1921 - 1941, 1946 - 1971 and 1976 - 1977)
The track was located at the Seneca County Fairgrounds.
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Midstate Speedway - NY
1/2-mile dirt oval ( - 1972)
Midstate was a regular stop for a number of cars from both the Southern Tier and the Capitol district.
The track was a big narrow 1/2-mile Fairgrounds track with a covered grandstand and looked like a big paper clip.
The track hosted the first ever Syracuse qualifier that was won by Dick Hansen.
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Patterson Speedway - Patterson, NY
1/4-mile dirt oval (1950 - 1952)
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Penn Yan Fairgrounds - Penn Yan, NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (1918 - 1921)
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Polo Grounds - New York City, NY
1/4-mile dirt oval (1940 - 1942)
1/5-mile wood oval (6/5/48 and 6/8/48)
1/4-mile paved oval (8/28/58 - 9/12/59)
The Polo Grounds was located where the New York Giants baseball team used to play.
Races were ran on the warning track of the field while the track was a 1/4-mile dirt oval. The 6/5/48 race held 25,000 spectators in attendance for racing on the 1/5-mile wood oval built of aluminum and wood promoted by Alexis Thompson.
Ed Otto promoted racing during the 50's on the 1/4-mile paved oval that was built after the baseball team moved to San Francisco, CA.
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Tri-Cities Drag-way - Endicott, NY
1/4-mile paved dragstrip (1962 - 1969)
The drag strip was located on an airport.
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Twin Valley Raceway - Chenango Forks, NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (1970 - 1972)
The track was located just of Route 12 and closed over a dispute between the track owner and the lessee shut the track down.
Twin Valley was a big 1/2 mile dirt track and on ran both Fridays and Sundays.
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Victoria Speedway - Guilderland, NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (Aug. 26, 1960 - June 29, 1966) (A practice was rained out on Aug. 19, 1960 after some hot laps.)
The track was located 12 miles west of Albany on US 20, located near Sharp's Corners.
It was a horse track on the Victoria Acres Horse Farm.
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