Jennerstown Speedway Complex - Jennerstown, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 40° 09.459 W 079° 04.376
17T E 664120 N 4447035
Quick Description: Jennerstown Speedway, one of the oldest short-track facilities in the United States
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 2/12/2017 6:20:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMV2DY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
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Long Description:
Constructed in the late 1920s as a flat half-mile dirt oval, the Jenners Fairgrounds, as the speedway was then known, played host to ‘big car’ racing (forerunners to the sprint cars of today) during the 1930s. Following World War II a smaller, lighted dirt quarter mile track was built in the infield in 1953. In 1967, local businessmen John Frambaugh, Sam Turrillo, Bill Philson, John Philson, Doc Whiney, Harry Horne and Piney Lasky purchased the grounds and completely rebuilt the track into one of the fastest half-mile dirt ovals in the nation and immediately began a major modernization project. Over time Lasky became the sole owner of the facility, and in 1987 made the decision to move Jennerstown to the next level by paving the track and bringing asphalt racing back to Western PA for the first time since the Heidelberg Raceway closed in 1973

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Type of Track: Oval Paved

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