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Reading Fairgrounds Speedway

Reading Fairgrounds Speedway was a 1/2 mile dirt oval which was briefly accompanied by a 1/16 mile dirt dragstrip, located north of Reading, Pennsylvania.

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Elevation: 350 feet Latitude: 40.380159 Longitude: -75.930462 GPS: N 40 22.8095, W 75 55.8277 Time zone: EST/EDT (-0500/-0600)

Historical Note

The 1/2 mile dirt oval opened on September 20th, 1924, operating until May 17th, 1942. It reopened after WWII on May 26th, 1946, operating until June 29th, 1979. A 1/16th mile dirt dragstrip operated during the 1960s.

References

Alan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 632. Order from National Speedway Directory

Track Office

Reading Fairgrounds Speedway
N 5th St Hwy
Reading, PA 19605

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The track was located on the Reading Fairgrounds; the site is now the location of the Fairgrounds Square Mall as seen in the terraserver image.

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