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Race Tracks Everyone has their favorite race track(s) growing up as a kid. In this forum you can discuss your favorite old race track. Make sure to title your new thread with the name of the race track.

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Old 11-24-2011, 11:07 AM   #11
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Default Re: Shelly Park Speedway Idaho Springs, Co.

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Old 11-24-2011, 06:25 PM   #12
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Default Re: Shelly Park Speedway Idaho Springs, Co.

Right on Ron! Thanks for posting this. I love the hand drawn ads.

I once had a great-aunt who lived up there for many years in the house just below the entrance to the cemetery. She's long since passed now, but I remember asking her about the race track when I was younger. Her only response was "Oh, there was some type of racket (noise) going on down there."

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Old 02-02-2014, 09:38 AM   #13
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I grew up in Idaho Springs and attended many races at the track. In the picture of the cars # 13 is Chuck Keim, a neighbor, #21 I remember Cal Sherrill well, #47 is H. McMillan and the 1936 Ford coupe in back could be Warren Hodgson. Caroll (C. T.) White was a good friend and dominated the races for several years in his Plymouth. Boyd Quinn was the wrench on the car and made it go fast. With C. T.s driving they were hard to beat. C. T. died in a drowning accident in 2013. Boyd Quinn is doing well. The present ball fields on the site are named Shelly and Quinn fields in honor of the original owner of the land who donated it to the town and Boyd who did the excavation work for both the race track and the ball fields.
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