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Barrie Speedway

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Barrie, ON

Years in Operation: 1965-1974, 1976-1997, 1999-present

Name History:
Barrie Speedway (1965-?)
Twin Cities Speedway
Barrie Speedway Park 2000 (1997)
Motorplex Park (1998)
Barrie Speedway (1999-present)

Track Configurations:
1/4 mile paved oval (1965-2004)
1/3 mile paved tri-oval (2005-present)

Status
Open

Notes:
  • Built and run by Jerry Watson until his death in November of 1977

  • Bought by Ross and Toni Money in 1978

  • Bought by Al Blight in the fall of 1979

  • Bought by Norm Davis between the 1994 and 1995 seasons

  • Bought by Gino Carlevaris and Joe Miller between the 1996 and 1997 seasons

  • Gord Coates and Nigel Squirrel became the lease-holders in Nov, 1998

  • Repaved between the 1998 and 1999 seasons

  • Brad Moran replaced Gord Coates as a co-owner in the fall of 2000

  • Underwent a massive rebuild in the fall of 2004 to convert to a wider and longer track with a kink in the back straight to form a tri-oval

  • A pit lane was also added in the fall of 2004

  • Bought by Apex Motorsports (Rick Hurst, Diane Cunningham, Dave Simcoe, Doug Clarke and Angie Clarke in April 2011