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By milwhcky @ 2007-03-13 16:08:28
Forty-four years of racing came to an end in 2006, as this multi-use racing facility is being turned into a housing development.

It opened in 1963 as a drag strip. Three years later, a 1/4 mile oval track was built. The turns of that oval track had no banking, as the drag strip passed through the oval. The final drag race was held here in 1977.

For many years, stock car drivers in Wisconsin could race on four different tracks each week (Thursday-Sunday), with this being a popular Saturday night option. 1992 NASCAR champion Alan Kulwicki won his first stock car race on pavement here in 1975.

A larger 1/3 mile oval track was built in 1989, and because the drag strip was no longer used, the new oval track's corners were progressively banked.

SODA off-road events were held here on a temporary course in the 1990's. The property also featured motocross and karting tracks.
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@ 2008-08-25 15:16:24
Two years after it closed, and nothing has been done with the land. The track's concession and scoring buildings are still standing, as are the farm buildings on the southern part of the property. The view in Google Street View (from 2007) is no different than what I saw yesterday.
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@ 2009-08-14 17:15:08
Disappointing. It is too bad this track had to close. It was definitely a family environment and some of the best racing in Wisconsin. I was under the impression they were going to develop the land in 2007. With the economy and the housing industry flat, it may be a long time before we see any development.
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@ 2009-08-14 18:57:15
I drove by the land earlier this summer and found that the concession and scorers buildings have been torn down. I've been hoping that LGR could reopen just as Stockton 99 Speedway in California did after a housing development plan fell apart, but I doubt that the neighbors would allow it.