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#1 kaw1109

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 08:01 PM

https://youtu.be/MSc2fuF_4oE


 

#2 old man d

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 10:23 PM

Thanks for posting. Liked seeing those tracks when they where open and racing. But, so damn depressing to see them now. Enjoy what we have now,---------cause you never know.



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 05:39 AM

Friends used to tell me blanket hill speedway was a place to go in the sixties. Off 422 out of Kittanning

#4 Walt Wimer

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 10:30 AM

Blanket Hill was an excellent track to go to back in the 60s!!  Sprint Cars and the old coupes, went there fairly often. Ran on Sunday nights. The track was built as a paved track in the early 1950s and then changed over to dirt.  I saw a race or two as a paved track back in my grade school days.  Harry Hein and Don Bailey may be the only living former drivers who raced there on pavement??  I have actual dates in a book if anyone wants such!!

 

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:53 AM

Sad video, for sure, and many more tracks could be added. Despite all the tracks that have closed, promoters still can't fill the stands on most nights. I was especially saddened to see a couple great karting tracks we competed on in the video- comes as no surprise, as most of today's kids are not interested, preferring video games instead. 



#6 blue by you

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 04:38 PM

Sad video, for sure, and many more tracks could be added. Despite all the tracks that have closed, promoters still can't fill the stands on most nights. I was especially saddened to see a couple great karting tracks we competed on in the video- comes as no surprise, as most of today's kids are not interested, preferring video games instead. 

ain't that the truth.



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:05 AM

I always wanted to do a walk around with a camera at the track end of my road..the former "Greater Pittsburgh" raceway.

its still all there,paved quarter mile with a figure 8 in the center..I'm sure there are a few besides me that remember when it ran.

sad though,trees growing up thru the cracks hiding the scars from forgotten battles. :(

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:42 AM

Thanks Kaw I feel old now. Lol I'm in that video 22:40 at Banana Speedway I'm third in line up next to wall in the black kart with numbers on front. Great track like a miniature PPMS. My favorite place to race.



#9 sprntr2011

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 02:03 PM

lost tracks,,,,,well i hope ya finds em lolololol

 

if the rounder ever gest lost just fire up an actiom snack n put it in front of a fan,,,,,,,,his nose willl get there a half hour before his rear lololololol



#10 Sparkler

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:46 PM

, Sprinter how old are you now you old geezer LOL

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 06:01 AM

Hey Walt, did you forget the Butler Fair grounds speedway?  I used to race there.  Also the Meadville Fair grounds speedway.  Also the old Pulaski Speedway



#12 Walt Wimer

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 08:17 AM

No way, i grew up there!!!  First race 1950!!!

 

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