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Ghost Tracks - Brighton Speedway
1/4 mile paved oval
Brighton, Ontario

This is how the paved Brighton Speedway looked in April of 2005. These photos are nothing new to the fans of the current Brighton Speedway dirt track - they've been parking on the old track for over 35 years.

The old Brighton Speedway opened in 1968 (or possibly earlier). Lou Reddom was the original owner. The track raced on Sunday afternoons with V8's, 6 Cylinders and Flatheads. The current dirt track opened in 1970, with both tracks running that year - the dirt track on Saturday night and the paved track on Sunday afternoon. The paved track was not as successful as the dirt one, so Reddom closed the paved track after the 1970 season. The grandstands were moved to the dirt track.

The old track was used for go-kart rentals for a while beginning in the 1980's. The yellow lines on the track indicate the kart course. The tires were also added for karting. Turns 1-2 were highly banked. They were taking up a lot of room in the parking area so some time after 1970, they were ripped up.

If anyone has any more information on Brighton Speedway (the paved one!)- photos, programs, points champions, years in use, etc please contact me webmaster@motorsportscentral.com.

Photos


Looking down the front stretch. Turn 1-2 have been removed. In the distance is grandstand for the current dirt track.


Looking down the back straight toward turn 3-4

Turn 3-4

Turn 3-4


Turn 3-4


The original guardrail is still there. Compare it to the photo below.


Looking back toward turn 3-4


Standing where turn 1-2 used to be

 

Historic Photos
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1970 - John Buchanan with the checkered flag. Photo by Marshall Thompson, appeared in Wheelspin News .


1970 - Bob Bebee, 6 Cylinder Division. Photo by Marshall Thompson, appeared in Wheelspin News .


This aerial photo appeared in Wheelspin News early in 1981. It shows the dirt track on the left and the paved track on the right. The hand is that of Lou Rinaldi who had just bought the track in late 1980. The Rinaldi family still owns Brighton today.