AERIAL VIEWS OF DEAD RACE TRACKS
[and some not so dead]

       Some of us old fart historians, who seemingly don't have lives, think the aerial photos of race track sites are really cool to look at. In some cases, these tracks have been essentially lost to the racing community for 50+ years. After years of relying on the old USGS Terraserver photos from the '90's, and then struggling with the often - too - recent Google Earth photos, I happened upon the Historic Aerials site, which have many aerials photos of towns anywhere from the 1930's, on up. Here is pretty much a complete offering of such photos. This is easier on you than always trying to use the message boards, whose URL links often dry up.



Google Earth
Adamsville, Fairgrounds
Adamsville, QU
1950's
Canada's 1st Lighted Track


Historic Aerials. Com
Adirondack Speedway
West Glens Falls, NY
1964 Site Photo

Historic Aerials. Com
2003 Shot



USGS Terraserver
Airborne Speedway
[Definitely not dead]

So. Plattsburgh, NY

Dave Brown Photo
Recent Aerial Photo


Google Earth
Alcyon Speedway
New Jersey
1950's Era Track

Historic Aerials. Com
1962 View

Henry Jones Photo
Altamont Fairgrounds
Altamont, NY
1950's Era Track

Google Earth
x

Historic Aerials. Com
Andover Fairgrounds
Andover, ME
1940's View

Historic Aerials. Com
Arundel Speedway
Arundel, Maine
1960's Era Track

Jimmie'sOldTime Site
 

USGS Terraserver
Ashland Park Speedway
Warrensburg Fairgrounds
Warrensburg, NY
1940's - 1950's

Historic Aerials .Com
1947 View

 

Jimmies OldTime SIte
Atlantic City Board Track
Atlantic City, NJ

When Active

Google Map Photo from
Jimmies OldTime SIte

Recent Vestiges

 


Source Unknown
Autodrome Montmagny
Quebec
Don't know much about it.

Half fast Video
Avon Park Speedway
Avon, Conn.
1950's Era Track

Historic Aerials. Com
Bangor State Fairgrounds
Bass Park Speedway
Bangor, Maine
1950's era Track
 

 


USGS Terraserver
Bear Ridge Speedway
Bradford, VT
Current Track
 

Historic Aerials. Com
Belfast Fairgrounds
Belfast, ME
1950's View

Courtesy of Dan Ody
Berkshire Park
Gloversville, NY
1950's Era Track
But it might be newer.

Half fast Video

Clearer Photo

Historic Aerials .Com
Biddeford Speedway
Biddeford, Maine
1960's Era Track

 

Bing Photo
Boonville Speedway
Boonville, NY
 

Historic Aerials. Com
Brattleboro Speedway
West Brattleboro, VT
1950's Era Track

USGS Terraserver

Different Angle

Google Earth
2000's View

 


Photoboucket
Brookfield Speedway
Brookfield, NY
1960's View

Historic Aerials. Com
Brookline Speedway
Brookline, NH
1960's View


Jimmie's OldTime Site

More Recent View


USGS Terraserver
Burgess Rd. Speedway
Bennington, VT
1950's Roadster Era Track

Historic Aerials. Com
Older View
 

Historic Aerials. Com
Burke Fairgrounds
Burke, VT
1950 Track
1960's View

 

Bing Photo
Cairo Speedway
Cairo, NY

Historic Aerials. Com
Cambridge Fairgrounds
Cambridge, NY
Now maybe a horse track.

USGS Terraserver
Can - Am Speedway
Newport, VT
1980's Era Track
built on a landfill - now obliterated.

Historic Aerials. Com
Carrolls Grove Speedway
Brunswick, NY
Recent  View


Historic Aerials. Com


Source Unknown
Catamount Stadium
Opening Day Shot
Milton, VT
1960's - 80's Era Track

Source Unknown
At the Height of Operations

USGS Terraserver
As it looks now.
 

GuideAuto. Com
Champion Speedway
Bedford, Qu
1960's/70's Era Track

Google Earth
 
 

Google Earth
Champlain Speedway
Ticonderoga, NY
1950's Roadster Era Track

Half Fast Video

An excellent view - the track is now underwater.

Half fast Video
Chenango County Fairgrounds
Norwich, NY
Unknown Era Track

Historic Aerials. Com
Cherryfield Speedway
aka Washington County
Cherryfield, ME
1950's/60's Era Track

USGS Terraserver
Newer Photo

Historic Aerials. Com
Cherry Park
Avon, CT
1950's Era Track
Might be same as
Avon Driving Park

USGS Terraserver
Cheshire Fairgrounds
 aka  Safford Park
Keene, NH
1950's Era Track

Jimmies OldTime SIte
Circle K Speedway
Whitesville, NY
 

Historic Aerials.Com
Clearview Speedway
So. Westerlo, NY
1950's Era Track
2006 View

 


USGS Terraserver
Colchester Raceway
Colchester, VT
1950's Era Track
Now site of Canyon
Estates Development

USGS Terraserver
Corinth race track
[Name Unknown]
Corinth, NY
1947 View

USGS Terraserver
Colchester - Bayview Spdwy
Also Malletts Bay Raceway
Colchester, VT
1990's View

Half Fast Video
Coxsackie Speedway
Coxsackie, NY
1980s View

Jimmies OldTime SIte
Cuba Lake Speedway
Cuba Lake, NY
 
           
   
Historic Aerials.Com
Danbury RaceArena
Danbury, CT
1960's View

Historic Aerials.Com
1949 View

 

Source Uncertain
Devils Bowl Speedway
aka West Haven Speedway
West Haven, VT
1967-Present

USGS Terraserver
 
 

USGS Terraserver
Devil's Bowl Speedway
Concord, VT
150's Era

Historic Aerials. Com
Dog River Speedway
aka Northfield Fairgrounds
Northfield, VT
1950's/60's Era Track

USGS / Google

USGS Terraserver
 

Historic Aerials. Com
Dover Speedway aka
Granite State Park
Dover, NH
1930's - 1950's

Historic Aerials. Com
Newer View

Source Unknown
Dracut Speedway
Dracut, MA
1940's / 1950's Era

Jimmie's OldTime Site

USGS Terraserver
East Corinth Speedway
East Corinth, VT
1950's Era

Historic Aerials.Com

Historic Aerials. Com
East Greenbush Speedbowl
aka Schodack Ctr Speedbowl

Schodack Center, NY
1950's Era

Historic Aerials. Com
East Windsor Speedway
Hightstown, NJ

 


USGS Terraserver
Ellsworth Speedway aka
Graham Lake Speedway
Ellsworth, ME
1960's / 70's Era

Google Earth

Newer View. Can you
tell the site is now a
cranberry bog ?
 

Historic Aerials. Com
Empire Raceways
Menands, NY
1940's / 1950's Era
About in the center,
where the large gray
parking lot is.

Courtesy of Dan Ody
Actual 1950's view

 


USGS Terraserver
Enosburgh Speedway
Enosburgh Falls, VT
1949 / 1950

Historic Aerials. Com

Source Unknown
Essex, MA
Unknown Track
 

USGS Terraserver
Exeter Fairgrounds
Exeter, ME
1950's / 1960's Era
Looks like two different
sized tracks there.

Historic Aerials. Com
F & M Speedway
Perth, NY
1950's Roadster Era

 


Historic Aerials. Com
Fairmont Speedway
Fair Haven, VT
1950's then 1960's

Forerunner of Devil's Bowl

Jimmie's OldTime Site
FlemingtonSpeedway
Flemington, NJ
When Active

 

USGS Terraserver
Fort Covington Speedway
Fort Covington, NY
1950's / 1960's Era

Jimmie's OldTime Site
Fort Drum Speedway
Upstate NY
 

USGS Terraserver

Frankfort Speedway
Frankfort, NY
1950 Only

Historic Aerials. Com
2000's View

 

Historic Aerials. Com
Franklin Motordrome
Franklin, NH
1950's View

Historic Aerials. Com
2003 View

Historic Aerials. Com

 


USGS Terraserver
Ge-Jo-Clin Speedway
Boltonville, VT
1950's Era Track
Actually, the site is now
Blue Mt. High School

Historic Aerials. Com
Gilford Bowl
Belknap, NH
2000's View
Possible location.

 


USGS Terraserver
Green Mt. Raceway
Colchester, VT
1950's

Historic Aerials. Com
Green Mt. Speedway
Sheldon, VT
1950's Era

Google Earth
Greenport Speedway
Hudson, NY
1950's Era

Image Shack. Com

Historic Aerials. Com
1940's View

 


Historic Aerials. Com
Guilderland Speedway
Guilderland, NY
1952

Historic Aerials. Com
Hinsdale Airport Speedway
Hinsdale, NH
1950's Era

Half Fast Video
Hollywood Bowl
aka Route 66 Speedway
Near Averill Park and
Poestenkill, NY
1950's and 1960

Historic Aerials. Com
 

Half Fast Video
Horace Mann Speedway
Franklin, MA
1960's Shot

USGS Terraserver Topo
Hudson River Driving Park
Poughkeepsie, NY
Unknown - not same as
the Arlington track.

Historic Aerials. Com
Hudson River Speedway
Fort Hardy Park Spdwy
Schuylerville, NY
1950's

Paul Garnsey Photo
via Dan Ody


 

Historic Aerials. Com
Ithaca Speedway
S. Lansing, NY
1950's Era

USGS Terraserver Photo

Ithaca-Dryden Speedway
1995 View

Historic Aerials. Com
2006 View


 

Historic Aerials. Com
Kennebunk Fairgrounds
Kennebunk, ME
1950's [Track split by
Maine Turnpike here]
 

Google Earth
Lakeville Speedway
aka Golden Spur, aka
Camp Joe Hooker
Lakeville, MA
1960's/1970's Era Track

Chrome Horn. Com
Langhorne Speedway
Langhorne, Pa
1950's thru 1980's
 
 
   
Wikipedia
Lansdowne Park
Ottawa, ON
1950's

Historic Aerials. Com
Lawrenceville Fairgrounds
Lawrenceville, NY
1970's Era
 

USGS Terraserver
Legion Speedway
aka Norway Pines
aka Big Daddy's, etc.
Rumney, NH
1960's to present.
 

Historic Aerials. Com
Lewiston Fairgrounds
Maine State Fairgrounds
Lewiston, ME
1940's thru 1950's

Google Earth
Log Cabin Speedway
Lancaster, NH
2003 Shot

Historic Aerials. Com
1956 Shot

 


Historic Aerials. Com
Long Branch race track
Unknown
1930's Era

Historic Aerials. Com
Lonsdale Arena
Lonsdale, RI
1940's / 1950's

Courtesy of Scott Kazan
Flooded, here.
 

Historic Aerials. Com
Lowville Fairgrounds
Lowville, NY
1950's Roadster Era Track

Historic Aerials. Com
Lyndonville Fairgrounds
Lyndonville, VT
1947 View
Track used in 1961

 
 

Half Fast Video
Lyons race track
Lyons, NY
1930's Era

USGS Terraserver
Malletts Bay Speedway
Colchester, VT
1950's [Track was where that
circular development near |
top right sits.]

Jimmie's OldTime Site
Malone Int'l Speedway
Malone, NY

Modern Era Defunct
Track


Historic Aerials. Com
Manchester Fairgrounds
Manchester Ctr., VT
1950's [Strange configuration]

USGS Terraserver

 


Historic Aerials. Com
Manchester Motordrome
Londonderry, NH
1960's Shot
 

Half fast Video
Maney Farm track
Geneva, NY
1950's Era


 

Historic Aerials. Com
MacGregor Speedway
Wilton, NY
1950's Possible Site

Historic Aerials. Com
MacGregor Speedway
Wilton, NY
1964 Shot
 

DeWolfe Photo
Via Ray Wilson

Mettowee Speedway
N. Granville, NY
1950's
Track

USGS Terraserver
New York State
Fairgrounds Mile Track
Syracuse, NY
1930's - Present

USGS Terraserver
New York State
Fairgrounds Mile Track
Syracuse, NY
1930's - Present

Historic Aerials. Com
Newmarket race track
Newmarket, NH
1950's

USGS Terraserver
Norridgewock Speedway
Norridgewock, Me
1950's

Courtesy of Scott Hakell
Northeastern Speedway
Lower Waterford, VT
Mostly 1960's

USGS Terraserver
North Ridge Speedway
Argyle, NY
Only 1990

Historic Aerials.Com
Norway Fairgrounds
Norway, ME
1953


Historic Aerials. Com
Norwood Arena
Norwood, MA
Mostly 1948 - 1972

Historic Aerials. Com
Ogdensburg Speedway
Ogdensburg, NY
1974
Never Used

Historic Aerials. Com
Old Orchard Beach
Old Orchard Bch, ME
1930's
This was the big track
- there was another.

Historic Aerials. Com
Otsego Fairgrounds
Midstate Speedway
Morris, NY
Recent View
 

Google Earth Photo from
Auto Sport Bull Board Site

Otter Creek Speedway
aka Hillside Raceway
Rainbow Ridge Spdwy
Waltham, VT
1960's, mostly

USGS Terraserver
If you look closely, the track
was shortened, in the turns
closest to you.
 

Historic Aerials. Com
Oxford Plains Speedway
Oxford, ME
1953 Photo

Historic Aerials. Com
Pico Raceway
Rutland, VT
1950's Era

USGS Terraserver
By the 1970's - the
site was a GE plant.

 


USGS Terraserver
Pine Bowl
Snyders Corners, NY
1950's / 1960's Era

Historic Aerials. Com

Jimmie's OldTime Site

 


Historic Aerials. Com
Plainfield Stadium
Plainfield, CT
1962 View

Courtesy of Ray Miles
Pleasantville Speedway/
Atlantic City Speedway
Pleasantville, NJ
1961

Courtesy of Ray Miles

Courtesy of Scott Haskell
Plymouth Fairgrounds
Plymouth, NH
1950's

Google Earth

Historic Aerials. Com
Reading Fairgrounds
Reading, PA
1940's View

Historic Aerials. Com
Revere Track
Revere, MA
1955

Historic Aerials. Com
Rhinebeck Fairgrounds
Dutchess County Fairgrounds
Rhinebeck, NY
1947 - 1962

USGS Terraserver
Rhythm Inn Speedway
Millers Falls, MA
1950's


Historic Aerials. Com
1961 Shot

Image Shack. Com

 


Historic Aerials. Com
Riverside Park Speedway
Agawam, MA
1940's - 1999

USGS Terraserver
Riverside Speedway
Groveton, NH
1960's to present

Historic Aerials. Com
Rockingham Speedway
Salem, NH
1920's - 1970's
Still a horse track.

Half Fast Video
Route 20 Speedway
?, NY
 

Half Fast Video
Rudd's Beach Speedway
Colonie, NY
Maybe a 1950's Roadster
track.

USGS Terraserver
Rutland Fairgrounds
Vermont State Fairgrounds
Rutland, VT
Various stock car shows -
usually troublesome.
Other types of racing.

 


Source Unknown
Sanair Spdwy Flat Track
Ste Pie, QU
1970's

Historic Aerials. Com
Sandy Creek Speedway
Sandy Creek, NY
1950's

Historic Aerials. Com
Sanford Speedway
Sanford, ME
1950's

USGS Terraserver
Saranac Lake Speedway
Saranac Lake, NY
1950's / 1960'sEra

Bing Images.Com

Recent Vestiges
 

Historic Aerials. Com
Savin Rock Spdwy
West Haven Speedway
West Haven, CT
1930's - 1980's ?
 

Historic Aerials. Com
Scotia Track
Scotia, NY
1952

Historic Aerials. Com
Smyrna Speedway
Smyrna, NY
 
Historic Aerials. Com
Seneca Falls
Seneca Falls, NY
1950's

Historic Aerials. Com
Sheldon Fairgrounds
Sheldon Jct., VT
1950's
Open Wheel and Stocks

Track location marked.

 


Historic Aerials. Com
Shippie's Speedway
Near Troy, NY
1950's

 


Historic Aerials. Com
South Alburgh Race Track
Alburgh, VT
1950's
Very Informal

USGS Terraserver
South Burlington Raceway
South Burlington, VT
1950's

Historic Aerials. Com
Springfield Speedway
Springfield, ME
1957 - 1965
 

Historic Aerials. Com

Star Speedway
All Star Speedway
Epping, NH
1966 to Present

8 MM DVD from Dan Ody
Stateline Speedway
No. Bennington, VT
1950's

Historic Aerials. Com
1951 View

Historic Aerials. Com
1962 View - Inactive
for three years.

 


Historic Aerials. Com
St. Lawrence Valley Speedway
Canton, NY
1950's

USGS Terraserver
Sunset Speedway
Colchester, VT
1950's
This is the drive-in
built on the track site.
 

Historic Aerials. Com
The Pines Speedway
Groveland, MA
1960's Shot

Historic Aerials. Com
Thompson Speedway
Thompson, CT
1971 View

Historic Aerials. Com
Ticonderoga Dirt Oval
Ticonderoga, NY
1930's era Track
[Not Champlain Speedway]

Source Unknown
Tioga Speedway
Tioga, NY

Google Earth
Trout Lake Speedway
Bolton's Landing, NY
1950's Roadster Era Track

Courtesy of Scott Wheeler
Veterans Park
Newport, VT
1950's [ A Horse Track,
mostly ]
 

Historic Aerials. Com
Victoria Speedway
Dunnsville, NY
1960's

Historic Aerials. Com
Washington - Razorville Speedway
Washington, ME
1956 View

 


Historic Aerials. Com
Waterford - New London
Speedbowl
Waterford, CT
1980's View

Source Unknown
Waterloo Speedway
Waterloo, NY
 

Source Unknown
Watertown Speedway
Watertown, NY

Historic Aerials. Com
Weissglass Stadium
Port Richmond, Staten
Island, NY
1954

Historic Aerials.Com

West Lebanon Track
West Lebanon, NH

Goodwin - owned
 track
1956 Vestiges -
 now a landfill

Historic Aerials. Com
West Peabody Speedway
West Haven Speedway
West Haven, CT
1940's - 1960's

Jimmie's OldTime Site

 


Fast Fast Videos
West Seneca Speedway
Seneca Falls, NY
1980's View

USGS Terraserver
Whites Beach Speedway
Playa Blanca Speedway
Ballston Lake, NY
1950's - 1960's

Jimmie's OldTime Site Photos

Historic Aerials. Com
Windsor Fairgrounds
Windsor, ME
1950's Era Track
1967 View
     
 
Recent  View
       

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