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Quinte Dragway

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Deseronto, ON

Years in Operation: 1961?-1970, 1981?-82

Name History:
Mohawk Dragway (?-1968)
Quinte Dragway (1968-1970)
Mohawk Dragway (early 1980's)

Track Configurations:
1/4 mile paved drag strip

Status
Closed

Notes:
  • Was located just south of Highway 401 at exit 91, near Deseronto

  • Went bankrupt in 1965

  • Ernie Chapman took over in 1965 after the bankruptcy

  • Mohawk Dragway closed midway through the 1968 season

  • Re-opened at Quinte Dragway under the management of local businessman Roy Hayman

  • Closed part way through the 1970 season

  • Always was known for being the first strip in Ontario to open each season - usually late March or early April

  • John Cowling and Glen Cole became the promoters in 1981

  • Closed in 1982 when the first 6 events were affected by rain

  • Most of the physical assets were purchased by Shannonville Motorsports Park - grandstands, fencing, ticket booths and cement barriers