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Ghost Tracks - Edenvale
1.73 mile paved airport circuit
Located on the south side of Highway 26 between Stayner and Edenvale, Ontario. The entrance is off the 15/16 Line.

The photos below show how part of Edenvale looked in August, 2003.

Edenvale was originally built as an airfield during World War II. It was one of the many former airfields used by sports car racers in the 1950's. It held its first race in 1950. At the end of the 1955 season the owner decided he wanted to promote races himself. He renamed the track Stayner Speedway for 1956. The track held 2 USAC stock car races in 1956. The race on May 19 was won by Johnny Mantz. The July 21 race was won by Marshall Teague. The British Empire Motor Club (BEMC) who had organized many of the sports car races at Edenvale set up shop at another abandoned WWII airfield, Harewood Acres, located near Jarvis, Ontario. Edenvale sat empty during 1957 and 1958. In 1959 the owner renamed it Edenvale Raceway and tried one more time to hold races. Motorcycle and sports car events were held that year.

The military re-activated the site in 1962 as a remote radio communications station for Base Borden. It was closed in 1994 and sold. As of the summer of 2003, part of the airfield is used an ultra-light aircraft airfield. Another area is used by the Edenvale Flyers Remote Control Airplane Club.

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Photos


The area used by the RC Flying Club. This the straight immediately after the corner named "Gray Mare". The cars would be coming toward the viewer.


Looking back toward the final corner before the start/finish line. The track entrance is on the right. The pits & paddock would have been to the left. The cars would be coming toward the viewer.


This was shot through a barbed wire fence that separate the RC club area from the rest of the airfield. This is looking toward "Brad's Bend". This photo is looking in the same direction as the cars would have been traveling.


Standing on the final corner before the start/finish line.The track entrance is on the left. The pits & paddock would have been directly in front. This photo is looking in the same direction as the cars would have been traveling.

Looking back toward the final corner before the start/finish line. The track entrance is on the right. The pits & paddock would have been to the left. The cars would be coming toward the viewer.


Looking back toward the final corner before the start/finish line. The track entrance is on the right. The pits & paddock would have been to the left. The cars would be coming toward the viewer.


Looking up the start/finish line straight. Directly in front is the entrance to the pits & paddock. The circuit continues on the left. This photo is looking in the same direction as the cars would have been traveling.