Walt Disney World Speedway was a 1 mile tri-oval located ajacent to the Magic Kingdom parking lots at Walt Disney World, west of Orlando Florida.
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The track was originally built for the Indy Racing League, which held a 200 mile race there annually from January 26th, 1996 through January 29th, 2000. THe NASCAR Craftsman Truck series also raced there in 1997 and 1998. Professional racing ended after schedule problems led to cancellation of the 2001 IRL race.
The track has also been referred to as Tomorrowland Indy Speedway.
The facility was used for a mixture of testing and "driving experience" events after the pro racing program ceased in 2000. Marque club style HPDE events were occasionally held using a combination of the oval with a course section through the paddock. The oval section was used in the reverse direction in at least some cases, which contributed to the death of an instructor at such an event in 2015.
The death at WDW Speedway was not the cause of the closure, which had already been announced.
|Allan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 213. Order from National Speedway Directory|
Walt Disney World Speedway
Walt Disney World
Orlando, FL 32801
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