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Ghost Tracks - Wasaga Beach Speedway
1/4 mile paved oval
Located on Oxbow Park Road in a Provincial Park in the town of Wasaga Beach

This is how Wasaga Beach Speedway looked in August, 2003. The track opened in 1956 and closed about 1970 (dates are approximate). There was originally a half-mile horse track on the property. The paved track was built later, inside the old horse track.

The old horse track is still there. It's not easy to notice from the ground, but is quite clear in the aerial shots show below.

In the mid 1960's drivers like Norm Lelliott, Doug Warnes, Ab Leach, Al Middlebrook and Tom Cuzilla were regulars at the paved Wasaga Beach Speedway. Many of the Wasaga regulars were also regulars at Sutton (then called South Shore Speedway). The track started to die out in the late 1960's and at the end of the the 1969 season it appeared that it would close. The Stapleton brothers (Harry and Jack) purchased the track and gave the speedway a reprieve for the 1970 season when they ran "B" Modifieds and 6 Cylinder Diamonds. It appears to have closed at the end of the 1970 season.

The remains of Wasaga Beach Speedway are located in a Provincial Park and are accessible to anyone. Look for the orange gate on the left side of Oxbow Park Road. Park your car on the side of the road and walk down the sandy lane. The track is only about 100 metres or so down the path.

The pits were outside of the track, off turn 3-4 and the drivers entered the track from turn 4. There were grandstands along the front straight but these are long gone.

If anyone has any more information on Wasaga Beach Speedway - photos, programs, points champions, years in use, etc please contact me: webmaster@motorsportscentral.com.

Remains of Wasaga Beach Speedway from the air




A lap Around Wasaga Beach Speedway


The start/finish line


Standing on the front straight looking toward turn 1


Approaching turn 1


Coming out of turn 1 and into turn 2


Coming through turn 2


At the exit of turn 2 looking down the back straight


Mid-way down the back straight


At the entrance of turn 3


Looking into turn 4


At the exit of turn 4, looking down the front straight

 

More Photos


As you walk down the path this is the view of the speedway - turn 4


As you walk down the path this is the view of the speedway - turn 1


Part way down the back straight looking back toward turn 2


On the outside of turn 3


Mid-way between turn 3 and 4 looking back toward turn 3


On the outside of the track, mid-way between turn 3 - 4, looking toward turn 3


On the outside of the track, mid-way between turn 3 - 4, looking toward turn 4


On the front straight looking back toward turn 4