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Nilestown Speedway

Other Information
Points Champions
Photos (none)
Program Covers (2)
Nilestown, ON

Status
Closed

Years in Operation: 1952-1974

Name History:
Nilestown Speedway (1952-1957
London Auto Raceway (1958)
Nilestown Speedway (1959-1974)

Track Configurations:
1/4 mile dirt oval (1952-55)
1/4 mile paved oval (1955-1974)

Notes:
  • Opened as a dirt track in July, 1952
  • The track was paved part way through the 1955 season
  • Switched to Late Models from Super Modifieds for the 1967 season
  • Ross Cockwell was promoter in 1967
  • Late in 1969 Alex Jazy became promoter and Harry Wilson the track manager
  • Harry Wilson became promoter in 1970
  • Frank Fargnoli and Ken Kitchen became the promoters in 1971
  • Switched to Friday nights in 1972 after Delaware switched to Saturdays
  • Ken Kitchen became the sole promoter in 1974
  • Closed in July, 1974
  • For photos of the track remains in 2003, see: http://www.canadianracer.com/nilestown.asp