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McCarty Speedway

McCarty Speedway was a dirt oval located in Wright Park (Ford County Fairgrounds) on the south side of Dodge City, Kansas.

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Track Facts

Time zone: CST/CDT (-0600/-0500)

Historical Note

The track was built in 1934 as a 1/2 mile dirt oval. It operated in this form until September 6th, 1941. It reopened in 1948 and ran until 1952. Rebuilt as a flat 1/4 mile dirt oval, it ran in this form from 1953 through 1964. After a flood in 1965, the track was rebuilt as a 3/8 mile banked dirt oval which ran from 1966 until 1994.

The track was also operated as Dodge City Speedway and Wright Stadium.

References

Gordon Eliot White, Lost Race Tracks: Treasures of Automobile Racing. Hudson, Wisconsin: Iconographix, 2006 , ISBN 1583880844 , pp. 41. Order from Powell's Books

Alan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 320. Order from National Speedway Directory

Track Office

McCarty Speedway
Park Street
Dodge City, KS 67801

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The Terraserver image shows the track in 1991, when it was still operating. The Google image shows the traces of the track which are still visible.

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