Winchester Speedway is a 1/2 mile paved oval located west of Winchester, Indiana.
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New: 2005-11-09 Last Updated: 2006-04-23
The track was built in a cornfield by Frank Funk, opening in 1916. It operated as a 1/2 mile flat, oiled dirt oval through 1921. It operated as a 1/2 mile high banked oval from 1922-1929. The high banked oval was oiled from September 1st, 1929 through May 30th, 1942, and then after WWII from August 14th, 1945 through 1951. NASCAR GN ran on the high-banked oiled oval on October 15th, 1950. The track was paved in 1951 and has operated continuously since, except for 1961 and 2004.
The track has also operated as Funk's Lake and Funk's Motor Speedway. Frank Funk promoted the track from 1914 through 1963.
|Allan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 298. Order from National Speedway Directory|
|Don Radbruch, Dirt Track Auto Racing, 1919-1941: A Pictoral History. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2004 , ISBN 0786417250 , pp. 159,170-171. Order from Powell's Books|
2656 W IN-32
Winchester, IN 47394
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