Canadian Race Track Database

North Bay Speedway

North Bay, ON


Years in Operation: 1965-67;1978-1984;1987-1992; 1995-2003

Name History:
Sonny Dale Raceway (1965-67)
Sunnydale Speedway (1978-87)
North Bay Speedway (1987-2003)
AKA North Bay Motor Speedway

Track Configurations:
1/4 mile paved oval

Ghost Track Photos

This is what North Bay Speedway looked like when Gerry Liscumb Jr. visited it in September, 2004.

The track had only been closed for a year at the time, so everything was still in place. In looking at the current Google satellite view, it looks a lot different now. The track surface has been ripped up, the infrastructure has been removed and other structures have been built in the infield. These changes happened some time between 2009 and 2012. The oval that can been seen in the current satellite photo (see the History tab), is an earlier horse track.

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Main entrance to the spectator area. It appears that this building held the washrooms, concessions and scorers' / announcer tower.
Pit booth.
Sign at the road entrance.
Grandstands (toward corner 1) from the parking lot.
Grandstands (toward corner 4) from the parking lot.
Grandstands (toward corner 1).
The spectators passed under the building to get to the grandstands.
Grandstands (toward corner 4).
The back straight is in the distance.
At the start / finish line looking toward corner 1.
Standing in the starter's stand looking toward corner 3-4.
Google Earth photo from 2004, the year the ghost track shots were taken.