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Altamont Fairgrounds

Altamont Fairgrounds featured a 1/2 mile dirt oval in Altamont, New York. The track was used primarily for Big Cars during most of its history.

The Altamont Fair is an ongoing concern, but the old track is now an access road.

New: 2019-12-03

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Track Facts

Latitude: 42.6974204 Longitude: -74.0269069 Time zone: EST/EDT (-0500/-0400)

Historical Note

The track was originally built for trotters, starting in 1893, and horse racing overlapped with auto racing for a number of years during the 1920s. Auto races were advertised in 1910 but there is no evidence that they actually took place.

Big cars raced from 9/17/1926 to 5/31/1954; 45 of the 49 races were under the auspices of the AAA Contest Board.

Altamont Fairgrounds was the home track of Lee Wallard, winner of the 1951 Indy 500.

References

Paul Malecki, Lecture, Saratoga Auto Museum, 2019-11-30

Allan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 475. Order from National Speedway Directory

Track Office

Altamont Fairgrounds
129 Grand St
Altamont, NY 12009

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