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Williams Grove Speedway

Williams Grove Speedway is a 1/2 mile semi banked clay oval located in Williams Grove, Pennsylvania. It is one of the most highly regarded race tracks in the United States.

Last Updated: 2001-01-21

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Williams Grove is a park which opened in 1928. The first race at Williams Grove was on May 31st, 1939. The track operated until May 10th, 1942, and reopened after WWII on September 30th, 1945. The track was patterned after the famous Legion Ascot Speedway of the 20s and 30s in Los Angeles.

The track has also been refered to as Ascot of the East, Williams Grove Park & Speedway and National Grange Fair and Picnic Grounds.


Don Radbruch, Dirt Track Auto Racing, 1919-1941: A Pictoral History. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2004 , ISBN 0786417250 , pp. 237-240.

Allan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 642. Order from National Speedway Directory

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1 Speedway Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055


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Travel 7 miles southwest of I-76 on US 15 to SR 74. Then 1.5 mi. NW on SR 74, then 1.5 mi. N., then west on Park Place


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