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The Ridge Raceway

Ridgetown, ON

Status
Closed

Years in Operation: 1951-1956;1969-1978; 1983-1995

Name History:
The Ridge Raceway (1951-1955)
Ridgetown Raceway (possibly informally)
Harwich Raceway (1971-?)
The Ridge Raceway (1983-1995)

Track Configurations:
1/3 mile dirt oval (1951-56, 1969-78)
3/8 mile dirt oval (1983-1995)

Ghost Track Photos:

This is how The Ridge Raceway looked in August, 2004 when Ron Nelson visited it.

The track surface was in very good shape at the time. The pits, which were located behind the back straight, are grown over. The pit concession booth, pit sign-in shack and the pit grandstands are still standing. The spectator grandstand is gone.

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On the back straight, looking toward turn 3. Courtesy of Ron Nelson.
Standing in turn 3, looking back down the back straight. Courtesy of Ron Nelson.
Standing in turn 4, looking down the front straight. Courtesy of Ron Nelson.
In the infield, looking toward the scorers' tower at the left. Courtesy of Ron Nelson.
Pit concession and grandstands. Courtesy of Ron Nelson.
Officials' booth in the pits. Courtesy of Ron Nelson.
Standing in turn 4, looking toward turn 1-2. Courtesy of Ron Nelson.
On the back straight, looking toward turn 4. Courtesy of Ron Nelson.
Turns 3-4. Courtesy of Ron Nelson.
Aerial photo from 2006. I don't remember who submitted it.