Owosso Speedway is a high banked 3/8 mile paved oval with gradual banking located near Ovid, Michigan. A dirt figure 8 track was added for the 2006 season.
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The track opened as a 1/4 mile dirt oval on September 12th, 1941, and operated into 1942 before closing for WWII. The 1/4 mile dirt oval reopened on or about August 28th, 1946 and operated until 1953, when apparently it was paved, continuing in that form until 1983, when the pavement was apparently removed, which lasted until 1988. A 1/2 mile dirt oval opened on September 16th, 1946 and operated until 1960, reopening in 1963 and continuing until 1972, when it was paved sometime during the season. The paved oval operated until 1982, when the pavement was removed for the 1983 season. The 1/2 mile dirt oval reopened on May 19th, 1983, and oeprated until 1988. The modern 3/8 mile paved oval opened on July 31st, 1988.
This track has also operated as Gale's Sports Arena, M-21 Speedway, and Rocket Motor Speedway.
The track was apparently the site of some sort of internment or holding camp during WWII.
|Alan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 385. Order from National Speedway Directory|
1204 West M-21
Ovid, MI 48866
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