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CNE Speedway

Toronto, ON

Status
Closed

Years in Operation: 1900-1934; 1952-1966; 1990; 1997

Name History:


Track Configurations:
1/2 mile dirt oval (1900-1934)
1/3 mile cinder oval (1952)
1/3 mile paved oval(1952-58)
1/4 mile paved oval (1959-1966)
1/3 mile paved oval (1990, 1997)

Photos:

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1911
1911
September 16, 1911. Toronto Archives photo.
September 16, 1911. Toronto Archives photo.
Barney Oldfied, 1913. Toronto Public Library photo.
Auto polo, sometime between 1914 and 1920. Toronto Archives photo.
Sometime between 1914 and 1920. Toronto Archives photo.
Airplane vs car race, July 1920. Toronto Archives photo.
Roy LaPlante in the Wisconsin Special, 1920. Toronto Public Library photo.
1924.Toronto Public Library photo.
Toronto Star ad for August 29, 1925 races
Marion Martens - August 29, 1925
CNE officials, 1926
The field in the front straight in 1926. Toronto Archives photo.
Ralph DePalma, August 27, 1928. Toronto Archives photo.
George Bowers, 1952
Early days, probaby prior to 1957.
Mal Smith in the early days of the CNE. Photo courtesy of Jim Tapp.
Ralph Spencer in the first years of the track.
Ralph Spencer in the first years of the track.
Opening day - April 8, 1955
1956
1956. The platform in the infield is for a CNE show. Courtesy of Pamela Stec.
1956. Courtesy of Pamela Stec.
Ted Hogan, 1956.
Dixie Engel, probably 1955 or 56. Courtesy of Sandra MacKinnon.
Ted Hogan, 1957.
Modified Division - sometime between 1959 and 1962. Photo courtesy of Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Archives.
Modifieds, sometime between 1959 and 1962. Photo courtesy of Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Archives.
Modifieds, sometime between 1959 and 1962. Photo courtesy of Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Archives.
Harvey Lennox, Modified Division, sometime between 1959 and 1962. Photo courtesy of Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Archives.
Tom Cuzzilla, sometime between 1959 and 1963. Courtesy of Tom Cuzzilla, Jr.
Tom Cuzzilla, sometime between 1959 and 1963. Courtesy of Tom Cuzzilla, Jr.
Tom Cuzzilla, sometime between 1959 and 1963. Courtesy of Tom Cuzzilla, Jr.
Gary Witter, around 1960.
Track staff, 1961
Track staff, 1961
Tom Cuzzilla, sometime between 1964 and 1966. Courtesy of Tom Cuzzilla, Jr.
Late Model, sometime between 1964 and 1966. Photo courtesy of Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Archives.
Don Goodall, Late Model division - probably 1966. Photo courtesy of Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Archives.
Hobby Division, around 1965 or 1966. Photo courtesy of Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Archives.
Hobby Division, around 1965 or 1966. Photo courtesy of Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Archives.
Hobby Division, around 1965 or 1966. Photo courtesy of Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Archives.
Hobby Division, around 1965 or 1966. Photo courtesy of Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Archives.
Hobby Division, around 1965 or 1966. Photo courtesy of Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Archives.
Late Model Divison - 1966, #47 Norm Lelliott spins,#39 John Shirtliff, #9 Vic Parsons, #11 Ken Carroll, #37 Ross Howes. Photo courtesy of Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Archives.
Late Models, probably 1966. Rick Spence #60, Jim Hallahan #33. Photo courtesy of Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Archives.
Jack Cook, Late Model Division - probably 1966. Photo courtesy of Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Archives.
Scott Watkins takes 1990 heat win.Courtesy of Ernie Pothier.
Pro-Four spins out in 1990.
Can-Am Midgets, 1990. Courtesy of Ernie Pothier.
Can-Am Midgets, 1990. Courtesy of Ernie Pothier.
Can-Am Midgets, 1990. Courtesy of Ernie Pothier.
Can-Am Midgets, 1990. Courtesy of Ernie Pothier.
Can-Am Midgets, 1990. Courtesy of Ernie Pothier.
CASCAR racing, 1990. Jeff Goode photo from the Toronto Star Photographic Archive, downloaded from the Toronto Public Library site and used as per the Toronto Star License for personal, educational and research use.
Can-Am Midgets, 1990. Boris Spremo photo from the Toronto Star Photographic Archive, downloaded from the Toronto Public Library site and used as per the Toronto Star License for personal, educational and research use.
Hobby Cars, 1990. Boris Spremo photo from the Toronto Star Photographic Archive, downloaded from the Toronto Public Library site and used as per the Toronto Star License for personal, educational and research use.
Aerial photo of CNE Speedway when the track was 1/3 mile.
Aerial photo of CNE Speedway in early 1959 when the track was being reduced to 1/4 mile.
Aerial photo of CNE Speedway in 1966, the last season of the track. Compare to the earlier 1/3 mile configuration.