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Atherton Speedway

Other Information
Points Champions
Photos (none)
Programs (none)
Simcoe, ON


Years in Operation: 1953-late 1950s; 1970-?

Name History:

Track Configurations:
1/4 mile dirt oval (1953)
1/4 mile paved oval (1954?-late 1950s)
1/4 mile paved oval (1970-?)

  • Opened May 15, 1953
  • Located at the southwest corner of Hwy 3 and Turkey Point Rd
  • Original owner was Tony Hegmans
  • Original promoters were John Wingrove and Marsh Forchuk
  • Raced on Friday nights in the early years
  • New owner in 1954 was J.P. McDonald
  • Operated by Jim Dunham in 1970
  • Ran Mini-stocks in 1970