This is how
Stampede Speedway looked in March, 2005 when Mark Thompson visited
This is the second track in the Calgary area named "Stampede
Speedway". The original track opened in 1967 and was renamed
Circle 8 Speedway in 1971. It closed about 1980 (there's some confusion
over the date - could even be as late as 1983).
The track in these photos was built by Jody McLeod and opened in
1981. It was named after the original Stampede Speedway and most
of the Circle 8 racers moved over. McLeod sold his interest in the
speedway just before opening. The Stampede City Auto Racing Association
ran the track until it closed in 1985. Race City Motorsports Park
opened the following year. Stampede is located in the south east
of Calgary, 2 blocks east of 52nd St and 50th Ave.
The track surface is still quite visible. The tire barriers on the
inside of the track are still there, as well as some concrete barriers
that protected the infield. Most of the infrastructure is gone -
no sign of outside walls, fences, buildings or grandstands.
If anyone has any more information on Stampede Speedway - photos,
programs, points champions, years in use, etc please contact me