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2009 Pre-Season News
Posted: May 5, 2009

The article is late this year and not as complete as I would like it to be, but here it is any way.

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Ghost Track - Orillia Speedway
Posted: May 19, 2008

Chris Burrage visited the site of the old Orillia Speedway in April of 2008 and sent along these photos.

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2008 Pre-Season News
Posted: April 17, 2008

The snow has finally melted here in Southern Ontario, the mall shows have wrapped up and practice days and racing have started. That means I'm overdue for CanadianRacer.com's annual check on the off-season news and a look ahead to the 2008 season.

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Stock Car Racing in the Kawarthas: 1967-1970
Posted: January 10, 2008

The late 1960's were a busy time for race fans and racers in the Peterborough / Kawartha area. There were up to six tracks operating in the region at the same time with two more just outside.

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2007 Southern Ontario Season Review
Posted: January 1, 2008

Now that the snow is on the ground and it seems like a long time to the start of the 2008 season, a review of the 2007 with photos might help break the boredom.

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Canadian Sprint Car Nationals - Ohsweken Speedway
Posted: October 5, 2007

The 2008 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals was another successful event at Ohsweken Speedway.

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NASCAR in Canada Part 2 - Winston West
Posted: August 27, 2007

The NASCAR Winston West Series raced nine times in BC between 1971 and 1981.

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Fall 2007 Special Events Preview
Posted: August 25, 2007

The CNE has started, the back-to-school sales are on and a few leaves have started to change colour. That means it's time for CanadianRacer.com's annual look at the upcoming special shows at Southern Ontario's speedways.

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Civic Holiday Weekend: Humberstone and Merrittville
Posted: August 13, 2007

I made my annual trip to the Niagara region for the Civic Holiday weekend. Sunday was the "All Canadian Championship" at Humberstone featuring the Ontario Dirt Late Models. Merrittville hosted the 15th annual "Trevor Wilkens Memorial" with the DIRT Big Block Modifieds.

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World of Outlaws at Ohsweken Speedway
Posted: July 26, 2007

The World of Outlaws returned to Canada for the first time in 25 years with an event at Ohsweken Speedway on July 25.

Jason Sides took the feature win over Donny Schatz, Jac Haudenschild, Steve Kinser and Danny Lasoski.

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VARAC Vintage Festival 2007
Posted: June 22, 2007
Update: June 29, 2007

This year's festival honoured 40 years of Formula 1 in Canada.

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Ontario Sportsman Series
Posted: June 18, 2007

The new Ontario Sportsman Series held its inaugral event at Mosport Speedway on June 16, 2007. A selection of photos taken by the Web Master are in this article.

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2007 Pre-Season News
Posted: April 28, 2007

The 2007 racing season is upon us in parts of Canada, so it's time for CanadianRacer.com's annual review of the off-season news.

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Cayuga Speedway Park - Future Plans
Posted: April 28, 2007

On April 7, CanadianRacer.com visited the Canadian Motorsports Expo in Toronto. At the show I had a chance to talk to Eugene Croken who was manning the Cayuga Speedway Park booth. I took the opportunity to find out what was happening at the track.

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Canadian Motorsports Expo Photos
Posted: April 14, 2007

Photos from the show held at the Toronto Congress Centre on April 6-8.

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Performance World 2007
Posted: March 9, 2007

It must be nearly race season because Performance World is here.

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The History of the CNE Speedway 1952-1966
Posted: March 3, 2007

A brief history of the legendary Toronto track.

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New Stock Car Racing Book: "Track Talk - Racing Memories by jalopy, hobby and Canadian Vintage Modified drivers"
Posted: January 3, 2007

Wendy Ward Roper has written a book whose title pretty much says it all.

You can order a copy of the book by visiting Wendy's web site at www.tracktalk.ca

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The Web Master's Personal Review of the 2006 Southern Ontario Racing Season
Posted: October 23, 2006

Tons of photos and observations.

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Langley Speedway Open House
Posted: October 9, 2006

The Langley Speedway Historical Society held its first-ever open house at the site of the old Langley Speedway on Septembe 10, 2006.

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Fall Events in Southern Ontario

The end of the 2006 racing season is fast approaching in Southern Ontario. Most tracks have their big show to wrap up the season. The Labour Day weekend is particularly busy this year with racing fans having to make several hard choices on where to spend their time.

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The Ridge Raceway to Return from the Dead

On August 11, the Chatham Daily News ran a story about racing returning to The Ridge Raceway. The Ridge has been a ghost track since 1995.

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Brighton Speedway 2006 Media Day
Posted: June 18, 2006

Brighton Speedway has an action-packed schedule on tap for 2006.

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Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Grand Opening &
The Reunion of Golden Years of Stock Car Racing in Toronto

Posted: June 11, 2006

The title says it all. The event was held on June 10 at Legendary Motor Car in Halton Hills, ON.

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Ghost Speedways - Onslow Speedway
Posted: May 13, 2006

Gordon Wilson sent in these photos of Onslow Speedway in Truro, NS.

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2006 Pre Season News
Posted: May 1, 2006

The racing season is kicking-off across the country so it's time for CanadianRacer.com's annual round-up of news from the off-season.

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Ghost Speedways - Riverview Speedway
Posted: April 23, 2006

Robert Edgar visited the site of Riverview Speedway in Trenton, ON and sent along these photos.

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Ghost Speedways - Northern Raceway
Posted: February 24, 2006, Updated March 26, 2006

Gerry Liscumb has sent some photos of Northern that he took in 2005.

Glen Thomas visited the site of Northern Raceway in Sault Ste Marie, ON in the summer of 2005 and sent along these photos.

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Ghost Speedways - False Creek Speedway
Posted: March 19, 2006

Eugene Gervais visited the site of False Creek Speedway (Vancouver) in January and submitted these photos to CanadianRacer.com.

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Performance World 2006
Posted: March 10, 2006

Racing season is fast approaching - the weather is getting warmer and its time for Performance World Car Show.

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Ghost Speedways - Northern Raceway
Posted: February 24, 2006

Glen Thomas visited the site of Northern Raceway in Sault Ste Marie, ON in the summer of 2005 and sent along these photos.

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The 1967 USAC Indy Car Races
Posted: February 18, 2006

The USAC Indy Car series ran at Mosport and Tremblant in 1967.

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The Evolution of Racing Classes
Posted: January 27, 2006

Stock cars have continued to evolve over the years and everything runs in a cycle.

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Ghost Speedways - Seabreeze Raceway
Posted: December 29, 2005

Kirk Alexander and Nick Blackburn made separate visits to the site of this Ghost Speedway in Lawrencetown, NS.

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Ghost Speedways - Langley / Action Speedway
Posted: December 11, 2005

Bud Bussiere sends these photos of Langley Speedway (AKA Action Raceway) in Langley, BC. He has also sent a bunch of photos of Langley in it's racing days.

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Big Cars at Langford Speedway
Posted: December 3, 2005

Brian Pratt has submitted this article which covers the history of long-gone Langford Speedway in British Columbia.

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Ghost Speedways - Scoudouc Airfield
Posted: November 25, 2005

Scoudouc Airfield in New Brunswick was was a left-over WWII airfield that was used for sports car racing and drag racing from 1959 to 1967. Rejean Leblanc visited the site in the summer of 2005.

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Ghost Speedways - Elephant Rock Speedway
Posted: November 10, 2005

Our first Ghost Speedway from Prince Edward Island was found by Rich Wilkins.

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The Web Master's Personal Review of 2005 Southern Ontario Racing
Posted: October 28, 2005
A review of the events and series that the Web Master saw this year.

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Southern Ontario Fall 2005 Oval Track Special Events
Posted: August 28, 2005
Photo by Peter Brand

The Fall is a great season for stock car racing in Southern Ontario. Many tracks host special shows for Labour Day or to wrap up the season in September or October.


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Ghost Speedways - Havre Boucher Speedway
Posted: July 27, 2005

Forrest Jenkins found a second Nova Scotia Ghost Track this spring - Havre Boucher Speedway.

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Ghost Speedways - Fraser's Mountain Raceway
Posted: June 25, 2005

Forrest Jenkins visited the old Fraser's Mountain Raceway, near New Glasgow, NS and sent these photos

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Ghost Speedways - Standard Speedbowl
Posted: June 4, 2005

Mark Thompson sends us his second ghost track from Alberta.

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Ghost Speedways - Brighton Speedway (old paved track)
Posted: May 22, 2005

The original paved Brighton Speedway still sits in the parking lot of the current Brighton Speedway dirt track.

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CASCAR 2005 Pre-Season Practice
Posted: May 16, 2005

A few photos from Mosport on May 15.

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Ghost Speedways - Stampede Speedway
Posted: May 14, 2005

Mark Thompson has sent in these photos of this track in Calgary.

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Ghost Speedways - Shannonville Raceway
Posted: May 12, 2005

Photos of this 1/3 mile dirt ghost track, located near Shannonville, ON.

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Ghost Speedways - Tillicum Raceway
Posted: April 27, 2005

Mike Topf visited the remains of Tillicum Raceway, near Vernon, BC and sent these photos.

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Brighton Speedway 2005 Pre Season Press Conference & Media Day
Posted: April 22, 2005

Photos and news from Brighton Speedway's Media Day.

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2005 Pre Season Track News
Posted: April 16, 2005

Read about the new tracks coming this year.

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Ghost Speedways - Hurricane Speedway
Posted: April 16, 2005

Matt Hansford has sent these photos of Hurricane Speedway, near Sudbury ON.

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London Speedorama
Posted: April 3, 2005

Photos of the oval racers from the show.

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The Sundown Grand Prix
Posted: March 19, 2005

A short history of the 6 hour (or so) daytime-to-darkness road race.

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Performance World Car Show - 2005
Posted: March 11, 2005

Photos of every stock car and road racer at this year's show.

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A Beautiful Day for Ice Racing
Posted: Jan 30, 2005

If you've never seen ice racing, read this article and then check out the real thing.

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NASCAR in Canada - Grand National Races
Posted: Jan 28, 2005

The first of a series of articles covering the history of NASCAR sanctioned events in Canada. This one covers the two Grand National Races held in the 1950's.

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Ghost Speedways - Windsor Dragway
Posted: Jan 21, 2004

The first Ghost Dragway at CanadianRacer.com is Windsor Dragway and comes to us from Barry Dunbar of Windsor.

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Ghost Speedways - Wallace Speedway
Posted: Dec 11, 2004

The remains of the 1/3 mile paved Wallace Speedway are in good shape and is documented here.

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Ghost Speedways - Ontario, Miscellaneous
Posted: Nov 21, 2004
Ron Nelson found Dayus Raceway in Windsor. The web master found Model T Speedway, Jackpot Speedway and Teviotdale Speedway. Photos of all are in this article as well as photos of Dayus in it's better days.

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Ghost Speedways - The Ridge Raceway
Posted: Nov 13, 2004
Ron Nelson visited the remains of the 3/8 mile dirt oval, The Ridge Raceway in Ridgetown, Ontario.

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Ghost Speedways - Danny's Speed Bowl
Posted: August 29, 2004
Ernie Pothier found the remains of this 1/4 mile paved oval located near Bathurst, NB.

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Bill Brack, Multi-time Canadian Champion
Posted: August 14, 2004
Bill Brack interview by John R. Wright.

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Ghost Speedways - Cedar Mills International Speedway
Posted: July 9, 2004
Ernie Pothier strikes again! Here is the 4th track that Ernie visited and the third article from his photos. Cedar Mills is located near St. Stephan, New Brunswick and was a 1/4 mile paved oval.
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Al Pease, Veteran Canadian Racer
Posted: June 29, 2004
John R. Wright has contributed this article on long-time road racer Al Pease.

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Ghost Speedways - Petty Raceway
Posted: June 16, 2004
The second in a series of Ghost Speedways sent to CanadianRacer.com by Ernie Pothier. Petty Raceway is located in River Glade, New Brunswick and last saw action in 2000.

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Ghost Speedways - Hammond River and Brookside Speedways
Posted: June 10, 2004
The first in a series of Ghost Speedways sent to CanadianRacer.com by Ernie Pothier.
Hammond River Speedway and Brookside Speedway are both located in New Brunswick.

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The History of Lansdowne Speedway
Posted April 12, 2004
An article by Dave Truemner covers the period from 1955 to 1960 when Ottawa's Lansdowne Park was the site of Wednesday night stock car racing.

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How Times Have Changed #3: Club Racing
Posted March 26, 2004
A quick look at how club racing has changed over the years.

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Performance World
Posted March 6, 2004

Get a preview of some 2004 Southern Ontario stock cars.

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The History of Pinecrest Speedway
Posted February 29, 2004
A brief history of Ontario's legendary Pinecrest Speedway.

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Ghost Speedways: Moosehead Premium Dry Speedway
Posted July 2, 2004
Moosehead Premium Dry Speedway (formerly known as Exhibition Park Motor Speedway) just outside Halifax, Nova Scotia operated until 2001. At that time it joined the ranks of the Ghost Speedways.

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How Times Have Changed #2: Eating On The Way To The Track
Posted December 29, 2003
Stopping for lunch on the way to the track costs a bit more these days.

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The 1990 Bud Stocks at the CNE
Posted November 27, 2003
Stock car racing returned to Exhibition Stadium in 1990 for the first time in 24 years. Unfortunately, it only lasted one season.

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The History of Harewood Acres
Harewood Acres, near Jarvis, Ontario was an airfield circuit that hosted many Regional, National and International events from 1956 until in closed in 1970.

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How Times Have Changed #1: Stock Car Payouts
"How Times Have Changed" will be a series of short articles that will focus on a particular aspect of racing and the changes that have occured over the years.

Part 1 deals with pay outs in oval track racing. In this case, how they haven't changed much.

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Ghost Speedways - Nilestown
Race tracks have come and gone in Canada over the years. Many of the old tracks were redeveloped into housing developments or shopping malls. Some simply closed and were left to decay over time into what I call "Ghost Speedways". Several of these tracks are documented by CanadianRacer.com.

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The 1969-1970 Gulf Canada Series
In 1969 & 1970 the Canadian Road Racing Championship was contested by the big, powerful Formula A cars. It would be the first time that the Canadian Championship paid a cash purse.

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Cancelled Canadian GP of the Past
The on-again and off-again saga of the 2004 Canadian GP continues.

No Grand Prix in Canada? "Ridiculous!" you say. "Unheard of!" you say. Ridiculous, yes; unheard of? Nope; it's happened twice before.

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