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Islip Speedway

Islip Speedway was a 1/5 mile paved oval and figure 8 course located in Islip, New York. A 1/8 mile dragstrip also operated briefly here. The site is now occupied by a cookie factory.

New: 2007-11-25

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Elevation: 30 feet Latitude: 40.75202 Longitude: -73.211904 GPS: N 40 45.121, W 73 12.7142 Time zone: EST/EDT (-0500/-0400)

Historical Note

The track was built on the site of the old Suffolk County Airport. The 1/5 mile paved oval opened on August 2nd, 1947 and operated until September 8th, 1984. A 1/8 mile paved dragstrip operated from June 9th, 1961 through sometime in 1962. The 1/5 mile paved figure 8 course opened on August 11th, 1962 and operated until the demise of the complex. At its peak, the track was prominently featured on ABC's Wide World of Sports.

The track was also sometimes referred to as Islip Stadium.

References

Gary London, Lecture, Saratoga Auto Museum, 2007-11-24

Alan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 490. Order from National Speedway Directory

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Islip Speedway Freeman Avenue Islip, NY 11751

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