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Message posted by Webmaster on 16 November 2003 at 9:31pm - IP Logged
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Discuss your memories of Bismark Speedway here.

Message posted by GEORGE H on 07 March 2005 at 4:42pm - IP Logged

Message posted by wornoutagain on 31 May 2006 at 1:09am - IP Logged
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this site has potential,  the track is there and the venue is viable.  Does anyone claim ownership to this site?

Message posted by Web master on 31 May 2006 at 9:15am - IP Logged
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Quote: Originally posted by Guest on 31 May 2006
this site has potential, the track is there and the venue is viable. Does anyone claim ownership to this site?

When I was there in 2003, the property was owned by Albert Vanderliek. He was the one who built the track originally. He was getting older so I doubt that he has any interest in getting it going again. In addition, half of the track is now a large pond.

Message posted by Fred Carleton on 21 November 2008 at 12:53pm - IP Logged
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I remember Bismark, one of the few things! My brother Luke and I showed up with his $600.00 turn key in line six cylinder on hot lap day. The old crate was one of those cars you sat corner to corner in. This was my first time in a real race car and once I showed everybody what I was all about, off to Winston Cup I was! Buckled in, and a wave from Luke and off I was down the front chute. I floored the gas right to the front axle and hung on for dear life through the corners. My speed was unbelievable, probably setting a track record I,m sure. As the piercing wind flung my hippy hair out the back window during my third or fourth lap Dave Vanderzan blew by me in his FOUR CLY. MINY STOCK like I was tied to the farmers milk truck next door. SO MUCH FOR THAT TRACK RECORD! PS. I never made it to Winston.


If its got wheels drive it Fred Carleton #96

Message posted by Mike Lindsay on 16 August 2011 at 2:42pm - IP Logged
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I was by the track on Aug 13-2011 (took the back way to Merrittville-extra 15 minutes but much more sane driving) and it's pretty well impossible to see any vestiges of the old track especially since they have planted corn on the property closest to Hwy 20. Couldn't even spot the old tower any longer so I wonder if it was cleared out

Message posted by Mark Cooper on 27 December 2014 at 9:11am - IP Logged
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Thanks to "Canadian Racer" for showing the pictures of Bismark. It brings back memories of when I drove in off-road there in 1977-78. I was in a class that was for older single-seat off-road cars - sort of a "B" class (I think it might have been called "CC Class", but it's been so long). I think the name of my organization was CORRA. I remember that the road course used one turn that led onto the front straight and was the quick part for the course and was fun to slide through it with the tail out.

Message posted by riz on 30 September 2017 at 9:54pm - IP Logged
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all gone now, everything was razed, i imagine the property finally changed hands after Vanderleiks passing. you can see the footprint still from satellite imagery but nothing on the ground anymore

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