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Packard Proving Grounds

Packard Proving Grounds contained a 2.5 mile concrete oval, located in Utica, Michigan.

New: 2006-02-20

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Historical Note

The proving grounds opened June 14th, 1928. At least on exhibition race was run here and Leon Duray ran a 148.17 mph lap here in a supercharged, FWD Miller Indianapolis car.

The property was purchased by Ford after Packard went out of business. It now appears to be used for a variety of things, but the oval is still visible. The Google Map overlay suggests some streets have been built or are planned for the interior of the track.


Gordon Eliot White, Lost Race Tracks: Treasures of Automobile Racing. Hudson, Wisconsin: Iconographix, 2006 , ISBN 1583880844 , pp. 52. Order from Powell's Books

Allan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 385. Order from National Speedway Directory

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Packard Proving Grounds
23 Mile Road
Utica, MI 48317

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