Pine Bowl Speedway was a 3/10 mile paved oval located south of Troy, New York. The track is still back in the woods, overgrown, but is not readily accessible.
Thanks to Greg Rickes for the scan of the newspaper ad.
New: 2005-11-20 Last Updated: 2015-01-10
Pine Bowl Speedway opened in 1948 as a 3/10 mile dirt oval. For 1949, paving was planned. Due to problems with the paving machine, only the corners were paved (by hand) for the 1949 season. The track was completely paved for the 1950 season. Racing ended in 1965. A small number of unadvertised races were held in 1966.
The years of operation given in America's Speedways appear to be off by two.
Ken Gypson, 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. 502. Order from National Speedway Directory|
Pine Bowl Speedway
Pine Bowl Road
Wynantskill, NY 12198
A newspaper ad for the track during its heyday:
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This address is fabricated to mark the end of the road as it exists today. In the 60s, this road continued on for a short distance to the track; it on private property today and I have not yet identified the owner in order to gain permission to visit the old track, which is reportedly still back there. (This is another defunct track which isn't all that far from the home of firstname.lastname@example.org).
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