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The Ridge Raceway
Updated: January 3, 2007
Posted: August 15, 2006

It's been very quiet since the original announcement. The web site that had appeared has since disappeared. A friend of mine was in the area over Christmas time and took some photos. Here's one taken from the south end of the property. It shows no activity at all.



Original Article:

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.

The article was posted in the discussion section of The Ridge Raceway Ghost Track page.

Nathan Trudell recently purchased the property that the remains of The Ridge Raceway sit on. He plans to open the track in the spring of 2007 under the slightly modified name of Ridgeview Raceway. Ridgeview will be racing on Friday nights and will run similiar classes as nearby South Buxton Raceway (which runs Saturday nights): UMP Super Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Comp 4 and Pure Stocks. Ridgeview will also be the home track for Ontario Dirt Late Model Series.

Trudell will take ownership of the property on September 1 and will get to work levelling the hill on the south side of the track to build a new pit area. All the other facilities will have to be built as well: grandstands, walls, fencing, concessions, washrooms, etc.

The track website is already up: http://www.ridgeviewspeedway.com.