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Five Flags Speedway opened for business on May 31, 1953, but things didn’t go as planned early in the track’s history.
Originally built as part of a 100 acre agricultural park, the track that eventually become known as Stafford Motor Speedway started life as a half-mile horse racing track.
Mike Marlar (157) battles with Brandon Sheppard during the 2019 Prairie Dirt Classic at Fairbury Speedway. (Jim DenHamer photo)
When the Fairbury Union Agriculture Board decided to clear some trees to build a horse racing track, they couldn’t have imagined what would be taking place at the location more than a century later.
Volusia Speedway Park came into existence in 1968 when Benny Corbin, a Korean war veteran, purchased a plot of land that featured a sandy quarter-mile oval in Barberville, Fla.
Jonathan Eilen (77) races under Carson Kvapil during Friday's ARCA Midwest Tour Howie Lettow Classic 100 Friday at Madison Int'l Speedway. (Doug Hornickel Photo)
Madison Int’l Speedway wasn’t the first track built in Oregon, Wis.
Track Of The Day: Devil's
Vermont’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway has gone through several transformations during its lengthy history, which dates back to 1967.
Were it not for a devastating hurricane, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park may never have come into existence.  
A few short years after the end of World War II, Stanley Schetrompf set out to build the track that eventually became known as Hagerstown Speedway.
Winchester
Dubbed the world’s fastest half-mile, Winchester Speedway started life as a half-mile dirt track.
Mason Zeigler (25z) races ahead of Tim McCreadie Friday night at I-80 Speedway. (Heath Lawson Photo)
I-80 Speedway, a four-tenths-mile dirt oval located in Greenwood, Neb., is one of Nebraska’s finest dirt tracks.

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