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Wasaga Beach Speedway

Wasaga Beach, ON

Status
Closed

Years in Operation: 1954?-1970

Name History:


Track Configurations:
1/4 mile paved oval

Ghost Track Photos


This is how Wasaga Beach Speedway looked in August, 2003 and October 2020. The 2003 photos have been on this page since the early days of the site and thought it was time to update them. The photos below are labeled by year, so comparisons can be made. Oddly, the track looks in better shape in 2020 than it did in 2003. Someone must be maintaining it by pulling the weeds growing through the track. You can also see the growth of the trees since 2003.

The Speedway was built on the inside of the earlier 1/2 mile Wasaga Beach Race Track (for horses). The old horse track is still there. It's not easy to notice from the ground, but is quite clear in the aerial shots on the History tab of this track database entry.

The remains of Wasaga Beach Speedway are located in a Provincial Park and are accessible to anyone. Look for the orange gate on the left side of Oxbow Park Road. Park your car on the side of the road and walk down the sandy lane. The track is only about 100 metres or so down the path.

The pits were outside of the track, off corner 3-4 and the drivers entered the track from turn 4. There were grandstands along the front straight of the horse track but these are long gone. They can be seen on the Photos tab of this track database entry.

Archived Discussion

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A Lap Around Wasaga Beach Speedway
2020 - Near the start / finish line, looking toward corner 1.
2020 - Entering corner 1.
2003 - Enter corner 1.
2020 - Mid-way between corners 1 and 2.
2020 - Entering corner 2.
2020 - Exiting corner 2, looking down the back straight.
2020 - Exiting corner 2, looking down the back straight.
2020 - Mid-way down the back straight.
2020 - Entering corner 3.
2003 - Entering corner 3.
2020 - Mid-way between corners 3 and 4.
2003 - Mid-way between corners 3 and 4.
2020 - Entering corner 4.
2020 - At the exit of corner 4, looking down the front straight.
2003 - At the exit of corner 4, looking down the front straight.
Other Photos
2003 - This is the gate you are looking for on Oxbow Park Drive. It still looked the same in 2020.
2020 - Standing in corner 1, looking back up the front straight.
2003 - The start / finish line still had paint.
2020 - The paint colour is mostly gone from the start / finish line.
2003 - This is the view as you enter the track. Corner 4 is at the left. The front straight of the old horse track is immediately in front of you with the front straight of the paved track next to it.
2003 - This is the view as you enter the track. Corner 1 is at the right. The front straight of the old horse track is immediately in front of you with the front straight of the paved track next to it.
2003 - Between corners 3 and 4, with corner 3 and the end of the back straight. This is approximately where the pit entrance was located.
2003 - Between corners 3 and 4, with corner 4 and the start of the front straight. This is approximately where the pit entrance was located.
2003 - On the front straight, looking back toward corner 4.
2003 - On the back straight, looking back toward corner 2.
2003 - At the entrance to corner 3, looking back up the back straight.
2020 - On the outside of corners 1 and 2.