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Ghost Tracks - Acton Speedway
1/4 mile paved oval
Located on the east side of Highway 125 (formerly highway 25), just south of Highway 124 (formerly highway 24) near Ospringe, Ontario (north of Acton and east of Guelph)

More on the history of Acton

This is how Acton Speedway looked in August, 2003. Acton opened in 1968 as many tracks did in that era - when a farmer cut out an oval on his property and the racers came. In this case the farmer was Ron White. It was paved late in the 1968 season and had a decent banking. The land slopes somewhat so that drivers on the back straight were going up hill and the front straight, going down hill. The track closed at the end of the 1972 season.

Acton raced on Sunday afternoons at 2:30, running 370 Cubic Inch Diamonds, 6 Cylinders and Mini-Stocks.

Fan parking was behind the grandstand in what is now a working crop field. The pits were located about 50 feet behind the back straight. The entrance to the track from the pits was on the middle of the back straight. This was confirmed by Bryan Rashleigh and the photos that he sent. There were no walls except on the front straight.

The track is located on private property behind a farm.

If anyone has any more information on Acton Speedway - photos, programs, points champions, years in use, etc please contact me webmaster@motorsportscentral.com.

A lap Around Acton Speedway


You can still see the start/finish line


Near the start/finish line looking into turn 1


Turn 1-2


Turn 2


Coming out of turn 2 looking down the back straight


Mid-way down the back straight


Turn 3-4


Turn 4


Turn 4


Coming out of turn 4 looking down the front straight


More Photos


In turn 1 looking back up the front straight


I assume this is the pit entrance booth


The remaining grandstand and spectator area. The track is on the right.


The remaining grandstand as viewed from the track


Gap in the front straight wall to allow access to the track.

 


Mid-way down the back straight looking back toward turn 2

 


Near the start/finish line looking back toward turn 4


Turn 1-2


I assume this was the spectator ticket booth or a concession stand. It is located behind the grandstand.


At the entrance of turn 3 looking back down the back straight toward turn 2


Turn 1. In the lower right corner you can see the access to the track