The property is now the site of the Caldor's Department Store
Fulton Airport - Fulton, NY
1/4-mile paved dragstrip (1955)
Glen Aubrey Raceway - Glen Aubrey, NY
>(1951 - 1968)
The track was located State Route 26 in Glen Aubrey which was a little northwest of
Binghamton and for most of it's life it was a Friday night track which ran in conjunction to
Chemung from 1951-1955 under the Finger Lakes Racing Association.
In 1956 the track switched allegiances to the Southern Tier Stock Car Association
and ran that way until 1961 when it dropped the coupes and ran a form of Pure Stocks until it's
demise in 1968 due to horrible mismanagement.
It was not uncommon to have upwards of 150-200 cars in the one class during the mid
60's which included all forms of cars including Cadillacs, Hudson's, Lincolns and of course
Chevys and Fords.
Indy Car mechanic Lew Parks started his career there as a car owner for URC driver Bryant
Ingalls. The track ran a URC race in 1963 and 1964 and they were won by Ingalls in 1963 and Red Reigel in the Werglund Chevy in 1964. The
site is now a Trailer Park.
Hemlock Fairgrounds - Hemlock, NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (1947 - 1953)
Islip Speedway - Islip, LI
1/5-mile paved oval ( 8/2/47 - 9/8/84)
1/8-mile paved dragstrip (1961 - 1962)
Islip ran annual World Figure 8 Championship on ABC Wide World Of Sports and held NASCAR GN races on 7/15/64, 7/14/65, 7/16/66, 7/15/67 and 7/7/68
The property is now the site of a cookie factory
Ithaca-Dryden Speedway - NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (1950's - 1970's)
The track was located on Route 13 between Ithaca and Dryden.
Ithaca-Dryden ran as a companion track to Skyline Raceway in Blodgett Mills.
Maple Grove Speedway - Waterloo, NY
(aka: Waterloo Speedway, Seneca County Fair Speedway)
The track was located at the Seneca County Fairgrounds.
Midstate Speedway - NY
1/2-mile dirt oval ( - 1972)
Midstate was a regular stop for a number of cars from both the Southern Tier and the
The track was a big narrow 1/2-mile Fairgrounds track with a covered grandstand and
looked like a big paper clip.
The track hosted the first ever Syracuse qualifier that was won by Dick Hansen.
Patterson Speedway - Patterson, NY
1/4-mile dirt oval (1950 - 1952)
Penn Yan Fairgrounds - Penn Yan, NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (1918 - 1921)
Polo Grounds - New York City, NY
1/4-mile dirt oval (1940 - 1942)
1/5-mile wood oval (6/5/48 and 6/8/48)
1/4-mile paved oval (8/28/58 - 9/12/59)
The Polo Grounds was located where the New York Giants baseball team used to play.
Races were ran on the warning track of the field while the track was a 1/4-mile dirt oval. The
6/5/48 race held 25,000 spectators in attendance for racing on the 1/5-mile wood oval built of aluminum and wood promoted by Alexis Thompson.
Ed Otto promoted racing during the 50's on the 1/4-mile paved oval that was built after the baseball team moved to San Francisco, CA.
Tri-Cities Drag-way - Endicott, NY
1/4-mile paved dragstrip (1962 - 1969)
The drag strip was located on an airport.
Twin Valley Raceway - Chenango Forks, NY
1/2-mile dirt oval (1970 - 1972)
The track was located just of Route 12 and closed over a dispute between the track owner and the lessee shut the track down.
Twin Valley was a big 1/2 mile dirt track and on ran both Fridays and Sundays.