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Ghost Tracks - Moosehead Premium Dry Speedway
AKA Exhibition Park Motor Speedway

1/3 mile paved oval in Halifax, Nova Scotia

This is how Moosehead Premium Dry Speedway looked in December of 2003. Moosehead was 1/3 mile, paved oval that opened in June of 1998 and closed in 2001. It was sometimes known as Exhibition Park Motor Speedway. These photos come to CanadianRacer.com courtesy of Terry Dalton who was visiting relatives in Nova Scotia and was kind enough to make a visit and take some photos. The track is located on the grounds of Exhibition Park on Prospect Road just outside Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The promoter of the Maritime Legends Cars, Ron Hefler, convinced the management of Exhibition Park to build an oval. Hefler was the promoter for the first two years. In its short life Moosehead ran Sportsman, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, Hornets and was a stop on the Legends tour and for MASCAR. The owners of the property, Trade Centre Ltd, took over the track management in the last two seasons. Car counts dropped and attendance dropped off. The decision to close the track was based on financial losses.

For a track that only shut down quite recently, there isn't much left. The grandstands are gone and most of the track surface has been ripped up. The pavement for the front straight is still intact. The corners and back straight are roughly visible. The front wall and fence are still there and the start/finish line can still be seen.

If anyone has any more information on Moosehead Premium Dry Speedway AKA Exhibition Park Motor Speedway- photos, programs, points champions, etc please contact me: webmaster@motorsportscentral.com.

Photos

Looking down the back straight from the exit of turn 2

Standing on the front straight looking toward turn 1


From the spectator area looking at the front straight. The buses are parked near the start/finish line


The track exit located at the entrance to turn 2


From the spectator area looking at the front straight. The buses are parked near the start/finish line

Looking at turn 1-2 from the what was the spectator area

From the infield looking at the front straight

On the outside of turn 4. In the distance you can see turn 2 and part of the back straight