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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 06-20-2010, 01:57 AM   #31
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This is the only pic i have of the old Lakeside track. but gives a nice fan perspective
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:32 AM   #32
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(Photo by Jerry Lee McGuire) When this photo was shot in the summer of 1997 the speedway
sign still hung proudly in the air in turn 3. It was soon cut down and left abandon along side
the dilapidated East stands.





(Photo by Jerry Lee McGuire) Here’s a look at the covered East stands around 1997 and the
long since boarded up East refreshment stand. The uncovered East stands were dismantled
in 1995 and used at Second Creek Raceway.





(Photo by Jerry Lee McGuire) This shot from 2007 shows what was left of the original
North/West stands and “Music Box” up on top. Looks like one could knock the whole thing
over with one easy push.





(Photo by Jerry Lee McGuire) The only racing that goes on in the town of Lakeside anymore
is this little Midget ride at Kiddieland. It was probably built in the late ‘30’s or early ‘40’s
when Midget racing was popular at the site.
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Old 08-10-2010, 02:34 AM   #33
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I started going to the races in the 50s we drove up from the springs
almost every sunday. We set in the east grandstands top rows. I remember
sneaking away at intermission and going over to the arcade at the park for
a little while getting back just in time for the semi. Liked watching Malloy
do his thing in Pachello's 19. Then later on watching Don Wilson drive it, I
remember one night they timed in the flat head and tried to sneak the 6 cyl.
out to run the dash. At the end of the season they had a run what you brung winner take all. It was October 59 or 60 I remember it was chilli down
at the fair grounds in Pueblo Malloy ran off and left every one in Pachello's
black 19 with an ardin in it. That one picture of me when I pit for Blu my mom took that picture before the races one night I was a little nervious Blu was a little superstitious and didn't like pictures before the races. When the main started me and Mark Billick walked out nealed down in the pit out gate you can't imagine watching the main that close to the track. You could never get away with that now. But we were young Mark even had a full head of Fonze hair. That summer when I helped Blu I was working at a Texaco station on south Brodway. I broke my leg but I had a walking cast on i'll always remember Fritz called me hop along. When I started racing stockcars at Pikes Peak I brought my 55 chevy up and run at Lakeside it was like a dream come true.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:51 PM   #34
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i really like the lakeside speedway.it must have been amazing to watch the races.ive been to the park a few times.unfortunately its in pretty bad shape.there are a few old cars parked around the speedway,only one i can remember is a light blue 67 or 68 mustang.lakeside should at least restore it and turn it into a sort of museum instead of letting a denver landmark fall in to such a bad shape.

any way here are some pics i found on flicker of the current shape of the speedway
it wont let me post pics
maybe a mod can help me post them
i guess we can thank jaovandelagematt for uploading those

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Old 09-19-2010, 05:06 PM   #35
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i really like the lakeside speedway.it must have been amazing to watch the races.ive been to the park a few times.unfortunately its in pretty bad shape.there are a few old cars parked around the speedway,only one i can remember is a light blue 67 or 68 mustang.lakeside should at least restore it and turn it into a sort of museum instead of letting a denver landmark fall in to such a bad shape.

any way here are some pics i found on flicker of the current shape of the speedway
it wont let me post pics
maybe a mod can help me post them
i guess we can thank jaovandelagematt for uploading those

if posting links is not allowed feel free to remove it
Welcome to Auto Racing Memories! I have certified your membership so now you have full privileges and you can post pictures if you want to. For tips on how to post images check out these instructional videos.

Looking forward to hearing more of your auto racing memories!
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:17 PM   #36
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Welcome to Auto Racing Memories! I have certified your membership so now you have full privileges and you can post pictures if you want to. For tips on how to post images check out these instructional videos.

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thank you.here they are
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:47 AM   #37
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Recent Denver Post article about Lakeside Speedway and the people who still remember it.
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:16 PM   #38
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I found a great shot of Lakeside, showcasing the midgets, from the great book "The Might Midgets" by Jack Fox
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"Give pint's for half pints", I do
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:41 PM   #39
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i love lakeside speedway its like i was born there we were there every weekend on sat we were at englewood speedway and on sun we were at lakeside speedway i was there when kristy carlson was killed i knew her we talked a few times she was a nice person i was sitting on the top seats on that side of the grandstands that night i can still rember it like it was yesterday everyone was claping and cheering on there favorite drivers and all i rember it happen so fast the car went up hit the fence and stoped on the grand stands the whole track went quiet you could hear a pin drop it was so quiet it is something i will never forget but there was one thing i needed to do when the track was officialy closed this seems a little weard but i snuck in and kissed the track surface and said my good bys lakeside speedway will b missed
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:46 PM   #40
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(J.L. McGuire collection) Here's a sad photo taken the day after that
unfortunate accident in July 1988.
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