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Forum: Race Tracks 03-06-2017, 12:09 AM
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Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

All good Mitch, been busy here recently myself, just updating when I have something new!


Located in Muskogee, Oklahoma at the Muskogee State Fairgrounds, sits the dormant Thunderbird Speedway. ...
Forum: Race Tracks 02-26-2017, 12:50 AM
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Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

Heres one that hit me close to home. This track WAS home. From 2000-2006 me and my dad never missed a Saturday night, rain, shine, sprint cars, late models, weekly beating and banging in the bombers,...
Forum: Race Tracks 12-17-2016, 08:48 PM
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Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

Got 2 more for ya.

63 Speedway:

https://www.facebook.com/169019740125001/photos/?tab=album&album_id=362360270790946

A 1/4 mile, high banked, paved oval in West Plains, Missouri. At this...
Forum: Race Tracks 11-27-2016, 10:52 PM
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Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

Long time no see fellas.

Heres a new one for ya.

Green Top Speedway A 1/5 mile dirt oval, located in Joplin, Missouri. This track operated from 1946-1954. Not much remains today aside from...
Forum: Race Tracks 03-30-2016, 06:08 PM
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Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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For those that enjoy my "Ghost Trax" project, me and my family are moving to the Joplin, Missouri area next week, I have a few tracks in mind to visit.

Mitch, maybe you can help me once again...
Forum: General Discussion about Racing History 02-22-2016, 04:22 PM
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Re: Forgotten or unknown history....

Shirley is a 3 time top fuel champion, also competed in Nitro Funny cars earlier in her career.
Forum: Race Tracks 01-23-2016, 05:02 PM
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Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

Mitch, the closest big city is College Station, this track is located 15 miles north of Texas World Speedway
Forum: Race Tracks 01-22-2016, 04:15 PM
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Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

Howdy yall,

Got yet another track for you.

Hot Rod Hill just northeast of Bryan, Texas. Not to be confused with an older track of the same name, opened in 1999-2000 and only operated until...
Forum: Race Tracks 01-02-2016, 02:38 PM
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Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

Happy New year everyone!

Ive got a new track for you. Cowtown Speedway in Kennedale Tx, across the street from Texas Raceway and Butted up to Kennedale Speedway Park. Was a 1/4 mile dirt oval,...
Forum: Race Tracks 12-22-2015, 11:04 PM
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Forum: Race Tracks 12-05-2015, 01:04 PM
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His name is Gary Thornton, he drove for Mike Manis and Bob Stroe, car number 42 or 43
Forum: Race Tracks 12-04-2015, 11:32 PM
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I got to go to Manzanita in 2005, when I was 9. On our way to see my half sister in California, we stopped in Phoenix, where my dad lived from 1959-1963 when we was about 6-9 years old. My dad was...
Forum: Race Tracks 12-02-2015, 08:13 PM
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Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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Mitch, sitting in the stands, or standing on the front stretch coming off of turn 4, I can see/hear the cars coming to the green flag, and then you blink, and they've disappeared right before turn...
Forum: Race Tracks 11-28-2015, 09:03 PM
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Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

Alright, after 4 tracks, a day in Talladega, and 2 14hr trips, im home, and this is what I have.


The Macon Fairgrounds Speedway: 1 mile dirt speedway, opened as a horse track on the Georgia...
Forum: Race Tracks 11-20-2015, 04:04 PM
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Ok, leaving for Atlanta early tomorrow morning. Have 4 tracks lined up, 1 paved oval, 1 1/3 mile dirt oval, a 1 mile track, and an old dragstrip. anyone want to take guesses?
Forum: Race Tracks 11-18-2015, 04:19 PM
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Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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Nothing to report here recently, haven't had the money to go to Dallas, and not sure if we are going to Atlanta for thanksgiving or not.
Forum: Race Tracks 11-10-2015, 10:42 AM
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Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

The track is about 10 miles from the center of town, and about 1.5 miles south of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

As far as the Armco rail goes, my guess is that it was never updated...
Forum: Race Tracks 11-06-2015, 12:36 PM
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Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

https://youtu.be/g7_j71N_xrE

Longhorn Speedway video!
Forum: Race Tracks 11-03-2015, 06:56 PM
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Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

https://youtu.be/J3BK64PkevM

Video from my Friday adventure!
Forum: Race Tracks 11-03-2015, 12:36 PM
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Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

From what ive been able to find, just running out of money. the buildings that were there were no longer up to code and would have cost too much to repair (hence the failed re-opening) As of recent...
Forum: Race Tracks 11-02-2015, 12:20 PM
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Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

Longhorn Speedway: 1/4 Mile nearly flat paved oval, located in Pilots Knob, Texas. (South of Austin) opened in 1960 as Austin Speed-o-Rama. Operated as Longhorn Speedway until the late 1990's. Plans...
Forum: Race Tracks 11-02-2015, 11:59 AM
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Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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Posted By Andrew4180
Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

You have no idea. A simple, "you're not allowed to be here, you have to leave" would have sufficed. I made an album on this site with a few pictures. Feel free to check them out. Will post the other...
Forum: Race Tracks 11-02-2015, 01:44 AM
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Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

Will do.

3 More tracks today. Longhorn Speedway in Austin, Tx, Alamo Dragway and San Antonio Speedway.

My trip at SAS didn't go so great though, after all my research trying to find a point...
Forum: Race Tracks 10-30-2015, 09:40 PM
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Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

Some more ghost tracks, drove 375 miles today and hit 3 of the 4 tracks I was shooting for.

1. Golden Triangle Dragstrip: Located South of Beaumont, Texas. Opened in the late 1950s and closed in...
Forum: Race Tracks 10-26-2015, 05:10 PM
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Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

All I need is some funding, if you build it, they will come. haha id love to have my own multipurpose motorsports facility like that one day.

And obviously 1973 was before my time, but with the...
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