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Pennsboro Speedway

Pennsboro Speedway is a 1/2 mile dirt oval located on the old Ritchie County Fairgrounds in Pennsboro, West Virginia.

The track has been idle since 2002 but an effort is underway to revive it.

New: 2015-03-13

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Latitude: 39.2788028 Longitude: -80.9857294 Time zone: EST/EDT (-0500/-0400)

Historical Note

The facility was originally used for horse racing in the late 1890s, which alternated with auto racing until horse racing ended in 1962. Auto racing started around 1929, ending in 1930. After WWII, racing restarted around 1949, running into the early 50s, then from around 1964 to 1967, 1989 to 1997, and 2000 to 2002. The original covered grandstands from 1891 burned down in 1981.


Allan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 748. Order from National Speedway Directory

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Ritchie County Fairgrounds, Inc
P.O. Box 8
Pennsboro, WV 26415

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