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Dorney Park Speedway

Dorney Park Speedway was a 1/5 mile paved oval and paved dragstrip located at the Dorney Park amusement park near Allentown, Pennsylvania.

New: 2007-06-09

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Elevation: 370 feet Latitude: 40.580768 Longitude: -75.53158 GPS: N 40 34.8460, W 75 31.894 Time zone: EST/EDT (-0500/-0400)

Historical Note

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.

References

Alan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 605. Order from National Speedway Directory

Track Office

Dorney Park Speedway
Dorney Park Road
Allentown, PA 18104

Track Imagery

The TerraServer link brings up the 1984 topo map showing the location of the track. Available aerial imagery shows the Hercules ride that was built on the site of the track.

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