Dorney Park Speedway was a 1/5 mile paved oval and paved dragstrip located at the Dorney Park amusement park near Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The amusement park opened in 1884. The 1/5 mile paved oval opened in 1940, operating through June 21st, 1942. It reopened after WWII around May 31st, 1947, operating through 1986. A 1/10 mile paved oval operated briefly in 1952. A dragstrip operated briefly in 1962. The Hercules ride now occupies the site where the track was located.
|Allan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 605. Order from National Speedway Directory|
Dorney Park Speedway
Dorney Park Road
Allentown, PA 18104
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