[TrackChasers] aerial track shots
I checked out the terraserver link you sent me for the Las Vegas tracks. I
hadn't used this site for quite a while and I see they have made some
improvements. It would be neat if you could pick different years from the
past to look at other than their latest offering, to see how some tracks
changed over the years.
When I was at the Moose River, Maine, track last month I heard mention of
snowmobile races. I wondered if they were held at the same track. I checked
it out on the terraserver site and found the track was already there back in
1997. It looks the same on the aerial shot as it does now. They call it
Then I thought, I wonder if you can see the Corson's Crazy Corners track in
St. Albans, Maine. I was there in 1995 and that may have been the track's
last year. Sure enough, most of the track layout can be seen on the 1997
Lots of neat tracks could be found on this site if one has lots of time to
spend moving around and zooming in and out.
> Lots of neat tracks could be found on this site if one has lots oftime to
> spend moving around and zooming in and out.Will;
I've got a good collection of PA tracks on Terraserver and have found
some not listed in Allans book, done a little investigation and found
they had racing. Any requests?
Here's Rummages Grove between Berwick and Wilkes Barre, PA raced
coupes in the 1950's. Ed Spencer and Harlan Croop raced here.
Circle M in Auburn, PA has been on the hitlist of our small group of
PA trackhunters and not too far from you.
Some are only visible on the Topo Map portion.
Nazareth, in Guy's backyard. (Have they gotten any tenants for the
strip mall there?)
Lancaster / Pequea Valley Speedway run by Hilly Rife
Langhorne maybe on of PA most famous tracks is barely visible.
I have a bunch more.
I've found that if you get an error message in Terraserver after a
point & click on the highlighted text you need to highlight the rest
of the address, clip and paste it at thr end of the Terraserver
This is how I find them before I visit them.
Have you found many defunct tracks in southeastern PA? I would think with
the great amount of development over the past few decades it would be hard
to find much around here.
Have you visited many defunct track sites at non fairgrounds locations?
- You are right SE PA has been tough. Most of the locations have come
from oldtimers and from finding them on old USGS maps and photos
available in their library in Harrisburg, PA.
Some of the SE PA url's i have.
DELCO (Location from and oldtimer and confirmed on an old map)
There are others that I have but don't have url's because they are
Some of the old tracks sights I've been to are. (All in PA) Gold
Mine, Circle-M, Mount Carbon, Berwick Beach Haven, Brandonville,
Rummages Grove, Bowling Green, Lewisburg Fairgrounds, Montandon,
Catawissa, Jack Watts Jalopy Track in Mazeppa, Lock Haven
Fairgrounds, Tioga, Mansfield Fairgrounds, Muncy, Walnutdale (1-mile
and 1/2 mile), Reedsville, Riverview, Harrisburg Fairgrounds,
Altoona, Sunbury, Pocono Sunrise, Carrolltown, Dorney Park, Penn
National, Blue Mountain, Nazareth, Lancaster/Pequea Valley, Reading
Fairgrounds and Reading at the bandshell, Huntingdon, Ebensburg,
Carlisle, York, Bloomsburg and Allentown Fairgrounds, as well as
Hershey are obviously easy to find. Latrobe and Hesston when they
were closed. I've also been to Green Pine and Kreamer dragstrips,
Ber-Vaughn and Bloomsburg QM tracks. Been real close to Anthracite
and Ft Lebanon but chose not to trespass on heavily posted land.
In NJ, Trenton and Harmony.
Here is an interesting URL
Its Stroudsburg Speedway. Promoted for a while by the Grbac family
who also had Old Bridge and hosted stocks, midgets and URC. The
airstrip runs right through the niddle but just to the north you can
makeout turns 1 and 2.
> Have you found many defunct tracks in southeastern PA? I wouldthink with
> the great amount of development over the past few decades it wouldbe hard
> to find much around here.locations?
> Have you visited many defunct track sites at non fairgrounds