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Message posted by Web master on 21 November 2004 at 10:10am - IP Logged
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Discuss your memories of Dayus, Teviotdale, Model T and Jackpot here.

 


Message posted by mark t on 08 March 2005 at 6:18pm - IP Logged
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still no post of the post....?....LOL

Message posted by Web master on 08 March 2005 at 10:54pm - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Guest on 08 March 2005
still no post of the post....?....LOL
Forgot about again. I'll make a note to myself!

Message posted by mark thompson on 15 March 2005 at 8:50am - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Administrator on 08 March 2005
Quote: Originally posted by Guest on 08 March 2005
still no post of the post....?....LOL
Forgot about again. I'll make a note to myself!

           thanks web master,i really think that this track should have a spot on your site. keep up the good work.

Message posted by Web master on 15 March 2005 at 2:04pm - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Guest on 15 March 2005
Quote: Originally posted by Administrator on 08 March 2005
Quote: Originally posted by Guest on 08 March 2005
still no post of the post....?....LOL
Forgot about again. I'll make a note to myself!

           thanks web master,i really think that this track should have a spot on your site. keep up the good work.

Since nothing is left of Checker Flag, it won't be included as an official Ghost Track. I have some info for Checker Flag in it's entry in the track database. If someone wants to write a feature article (like the Pinecrest, Lansdowne or Harewood ones), I'd be glad to post it. I'd really like to see an article called Stock Car Racing in Windsor, that would also cover Dayus, Windsor Motor Speedway, Bluebird and Devonshire.  The histories of those tracks are interconnected.

Message posted by barry dunbar on 15 March 2005 at 8:01pm - IP Logged
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will be sending you pictures of checker flag and windsor speedway and bluebird very soon sorry for the delay the devonshire track was used for horse racing also i would like to do an article on the kiwanis race held at the ridge raceway held in the early 50s getting back to checker flag behind the housing development there is an old horse stable that is still there the rubble and the ashphalt and light posts are piled up on the property from the track.now that the weather is getting better ill be heading back to windsor speedway to take some pictures.say high to dave boon

Message posted by sagestwo on 10 October 2005 at 6:42pm - IP Logged
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Just a few tracks I don't see listed.   Hide-away Speedway East of Shakespeare.  I believe a 1/4 mile paved.  A lot of the regulars from Nilestown ran here.

Also, who can forget Ascot Speedway in Tillsonburg, Ont.  If you drive the #3 by-pass you can still see the outline of it S of Tillsonburg.  Drivers such as Jim Wilson, Tom Edgar, VanPatter, Claire Esseltine, Copperhead are just a few I can remember.

Allan


Message posted by Web master on 10 October 2005 at 9:16pm - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Guest on 10 October 2005

Just a few tracks I don't see listed.   Hide-away Speedway East of Shakespeare. I believe a 1/4 mile paved. A lot of the regulars from Nilestown ran here.

Also, who can forget Ascot Speedway in Tillsonburg, Ont. If you drive the #3 by-pass you can still see the outline of it S of Tillsonburg. Drivers such as Jim Wilson, Tom Edgar, VanPatter, Claire Esseltine, Copperhead are just a few I can remember.

Allan





Hide-A-Way is listed in the track database. I'm told that nothing exists any more so it doesn't count on the Ghost Track list. It was turned into an off-road track in 1973. Ascot is also listed in the track database. Thanks for letting me know there are still some remains. I'll try to get to some photos of it some time.

Message posted by rob e. on 28 April 2006 at 7:25pm - IP Logged
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does anyone have anything on riverview speedway. we need some programs and pics.

Message posted by rob edgar on 10 May 2006 at 4:24pm - IP Logged
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still havn't found anything new yet on riverview speedway in trenton,on.  trying to find some programs and other stuff.

Message posted by Gasolinie on 23 May 2006 at 5:43pm - IP Logged
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Try contacting Shelley Gregory for info on Riverview. She's a local real estate agent. I haven't spoken to her in years but my Dad said she used to keep a lot of stuff on Riverview and Brighton. Who know's what other tracks as well since we're on to our third generation of Gregory's running the local track.

Message posted by rob edgar on 26 May 2006 at 5:49pm - IP Logged
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 ya i have and it's in the works. what is your name mr. gasolinie. what do you think of riverview now? pretty grown in now eh!

Message posted by Stella on 14 September 2007 at 9:59pm - IP Logged
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Hey this was a Kool thing that you did... to check out old race tracks:) what a great idea.. how did you find out about them??


Message posted by Web master on 15 September 2007 at 7:57am - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Guest on 14 September 2007

Hey this was a Kool thing that you did... to check out old race tracks:) what a great idea.. how did you find out about them??


I posted on other discussion boards asking about them and people were able to provide directions. Usually I had to ask the locals when I arrived in the area.

Message posted by KJS on 17 September 2007 at 4:27pm - IP Logged
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I am looking for pictures from Sunset Speedway in Stroud from the late 60's early 70's. Specifically of Glenn Bowen. He drove a 57 Pontiac named the "Pony Express" in the late 60's and a 63 Corvair modified in the early 70's. He was track champion in 68 and / or 69 I believe.

Message posted by Jack on 09 November 2007 at 3:35pm - IP Logged
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I am interested in Hideaway Raceway. I tested my Formula Vee there in 1970 and evidently turned a competitive time with some of the cars which ran there. I believe there was also a ski hill in the area with a T-bar set up. Does anyone know who owned the property and what is there now?

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John

Message posted by Paul Pearson on 03 September 2011 at 3:03pm - IP Logged
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Jack Pot Speedway

As a child I worked parking cars at the Jack Pot Speedway in Williamsford Ont.

For pay we were giver free tickets to the races each Sunday.It was trully amasing to see hundreds of spectators come out every week to watch the races, it did not matter if it was sunny or raining cats and dogs the races went on.

My brother Tim Pearson and a few freinds built a race car and Tim drove it.

The owner and developers name was Don Carpenter he was a hands on kind of guy, he would grade the track, run the tow truck, flip hot dogs and some times announce the races and at the end of every race day pay out the winning prixes, pay the staf all from the gate proceeds and if the gate proceeds did not cover it he would reach into his own pocket to make sure all were paid.

Don Carpenter was a consultant engineer who worked in Toronto and spent the weekends on his farm in Williamsford were he first got in the chicken business with ten thousand hens laying eggs and then he got into cattle and then breeding horses then came the race track and after that he built a man made lake and stocked it with thousands of pike.

After the lake was built he tried to sell off building lots on his farm as a type of co-op as he could not subdevide the farm and that as well as every venture he went on not one made him any money.

But with that being said I realy believe money was the last thing Don had in mind.

Don is deceased now and I am sure were ever he is he is creating some thing from nothing and injoying every minute of it.

Thanks for the good times you brought this young boy and the thousands who turned out every Sunday to watch the races, the crashes and them great 25 cent hotdogs.

Rest in Peace Don

Paul Pearson

Kamloops BC


Message posted by MIKE WAUGH on 28 October 2013 at 11:28am - IP Logged
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Great article, my uncle Paul Waugh raced a 67 Valiant at JackPot and Model T. My dad Reuben worked for N.B.C> Wholesalers, and they sponsored the car, it was powder blue to match the N.B.C. colors #54 on the door, slant 6, and my uncle Paul was the main driver, but his brothers incl my dad would all take turns racing, the announcer always had a hard time figuring out which Waugh boy was driving,, but you couldn't mistake when Paul was driving, if he couldn't get around ya, he went over ya,,

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