Open Historical Map/Projects/Ghost Tracks/US/AZ

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Arizona Ghost Tracks

List of Ghost tracks in Arizona currently documented in Open Historical Map.

Bee Line Dragway

Located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community outside of Mesa, Arizona.

[Bee Line Dragway]

This well regarded facility opened in 1963 and closed in 1980. Its remnants are abandoned in the desert.

Sources

Dates and location from Lost Drag Strips[1]. Traced from Bing.

Manzanita Speedway

Located in Phoenix, Arizona.

[Manzanita Speedway]

Manzanita Speedway was converted to auto racing from a dog track in 1951. It operated in various configurations through 2009.

Sources

Opening date and location from America's Speedways[2]. Tracing based on USGS topo imagery from JOSM.

St. Johns Grand Prix

Located at the St. Johns Industrial Airpark, St. Johns Arizona.

[St Johns Grand Prix circuit]

The St. Johns Grand Prix was a temporary airport circuit used from 2000 to 2006.

Sources

Map of course and date information provided by the former race promotor, runways traced from OSM Bing.

References

  1. Lost Drag Strips: Ghosts of Quarter-Miles Past, Tommy Lee Byrd, 2013
  2. The History of America's Speedways: Past and Present, Alan Brown, 2003