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Ghost Tracks - Windsor Dragway
1/4 mile paved drag strip
Windsor, ON

Satellite image of Windsor Dragway. Click to enlarge. Click here to go to Google to see the full image.

This is how Windsor Dragway looked in the summer of 2004 when Barry Dunbar visited it. Windsor Dragway is located on Manning Road, 1 mile north of Highway 401 at Interchange 3 in Windsor.

Windsor Dragway opened on August 25, 1968 and closed at the end of the 1971 season on October 3. A crowd of 4,000 was on hand for that opening day in 1968.

It appears that no effort was made to clean the site up. Much of the infrastructure still remains - the concession stand, washrooms, the now collapsed scoring tower, guard rails, etc.

If anyone has any more information on Windsor Dragway - photos, programs, etc please contact me webmaster@motorsportscentral.com.

Photos


Concession stand


The scoring tower has collapsed. The photo below shows the tower in better days.


The start line and the light stand. This is the area shown below.


Entrance to the pits


The pit area

 


Looking down the strip. The guard rail can be seen at the right.


The tower and start line in 1969. Photo from Wheelspin News.


Taken on opening day in 1968. Photo from Wheelspin News.

A reader submitted the following photos. They are taken from a Super 8 film that was shot in July, 1969. The jacket was purchased in 1970.
 
     
John Gacioch Photo        

July 1969