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Old 14-10-2008, 22:19
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695. Grandview Bowl (Nanaimo, BC - Canada)

Grandview Bowl is located in Beban Park in Nanaimo, British Columbia. It ran super modifieds, stock cars and the occasional sports car race. Grandview Bowl was open from 1958 until 1985. The track was visited by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip in 1959 during the Royal visit to Nanaimo. As can be seen from the photos below, the remains of Grandview Bowl have almost been destroyed by a new soccer field build sometime between early 2006 and early 2008.
(Source: Canadian Racer - Ghost Tracks)
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Old 14-10-2008, 22:28
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696. Stampede Speedway (Calgary, AB - Canada)

Built in 1981 by Jody McLeod and named after the original Stampede Speedway which became Circle 8 Speedway in 1971 (closed about 1980).
Closed in 1985.
Some remains like fences and tire walls can still be found on the inside.
(Foto courtesy: Canadian Racer - Mark Thompson)
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Old 14-10-2008, 22:36
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697. False Creek Speedway (Vancouver, BC - Canada)

A 1/4 mile oval that opened in 1957 as Dirt Oval.
Paved in 1959 and closed in 1962.
The oval still exists and is in fairly good shape.
(Foto courtesy: Canadian Racer - Eugene Gervais)
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Old 14-10-2008, 22:53
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698. Langley Speedway (Langley, BC - Canada)

With its 3/8 mile this track is legendary in Canada and opened in 1965.
In 1969 the Vancouver-Fraser Park District started to buy land to create a park and the Speedway lying on this land came under pressure.
The lease periods became shorter and the track got more and more restrictions.
In 1980 operations were taken over and the name became Action Raceway.
In 1984 the lease was not renewed...
The track was used by a wide variety of cars ... Early Late Models, "A" Modifeds, "B" Modifieds and "C" Modifieds, Limited Super Stocks, Claimers, Open Competition and Modified Sportsman, Late Models, Super Stocks, Street Stocks and Bombers.
And for Touring Cars ... NASCAR Winston West Series, NASCAR Late Model Sportsman series, Canadian American Modified Racing Association (CAMRA) events and the International Drivers' Challenge (IDC).

The track still exists and is in great shape as can be seen on the picture.
(Foto courtesy: Canadian Racer - Bud Bussiere)
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699. Mustang Speedway (Pike River, QC - Canada)

A special one to mark the MileStone ...

A Dirt Oval dating from 1964 with a length of about 1/3 mile.

If you cannot see him ... have a closer look !
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Old 15-10-2008, 19:00
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