Atco Speedway (abandoned)

Atco Speedway (abandoned)


Chesilhurst, New Jersey (NJ), US
This abandoned 3/8 mile paved oval race track opened in 1950. It originally had a dirt surface, but was paved after the 1954 season. It closed in the late 1950's.

Parts of the grandstands and fence posts are still there. Plenty of recent photos in the more info link below.
This abandoned 3/8 mile paved oval race track opened in 1950. It originally had a dirt surface, but was paved after the 1954 season. It closed in the late 1950's.

Parts of the grandstands and fence posts are still there. Plenty of recent photos in the more info link below.
View in Google Earth Abandoned, Raceways - Car
Links: www.3widespicturevault.com
By: milwhcky

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jbottero picture
@ 2013-09-22 20:47:00
Wow, the corners don't look very banked...
milwhcky picture
@ 2013-09-23 15:51:54
Many oval tracks in that era and earlier were fairly flat. It was common for races to be held on former horse tracks found at many fairgrounds. Eventually, race cars became faster and NASCAR's banked speedways built in the 50's and 60's became popular, thus banked corners on short tracks became more common. This one reminds me of a small version of Indianapolis. Four right angle turns with short straights.

I'm surprised that this place is still somewhat recognizable after being abandoned for about 54 years.

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