Packard Proving Grounds contained a 2.5 mile concrete oval, located in Utica, Michigan.
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|
|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|
Packard Proving Grounds
23 Mile Road
Utica, MI 48317
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