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Speedway Park

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Concord, ON

Years in Operation: 1948-1954

Name History:
Pinecrest Speedway (1948)
Speedway Park (1949-54)

Track Configurations:
1/2 mile dirt oval

Status
Closed

Notes:
  • Opened July 10, 1948

  • The original name was Pinecrest Speedway

  • The name was later used by the more famous Pinecrest Speedway

  • Was located immediately next to the Pinecrest Speedway that lasted from 1952-76

  • Operated by the Toronto Racing Drivers Club in 1949

  • Harley Morden Jr took over in 1949 and the races were run by the Canadian Auto Racing Society

  • Hosted stock cars, sprint cars (known as "big cars" then), midgets and motorcycles over the years

  • Changed location slightly in late 1949 - a new track was built about 100 feet from the original

  • Lloyd Shaw became the promoter in 1953

  • Major renovations in 1953 included resurfacing and banking the track, new grandstands and added lights