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Illinois Ghost Tracks
List of Ghost tracks in Illinois currently documented in Open Historical Map.
Located east of Sandoval, Illinois.
The track appears to have operated from 1962 through 1964. The name appears to have driven from the track's site adjacent to a drive in movie theater.
Length from America's Speedways. Name and location from Facebook Retired Race Tracks group. Dates from [Decatur Herald and Decatur Daily Review archived on newspapers.com]. Traced from historic USGS aerial imagery.
Meadowdale International Raceway
AKA Illinois International Raceway.
Located west of Carpentersville, Illinois.
The track operated from 1958 through 1969. OHM contains representations of both the first circuit, including the infamous Monza Wall, and the later circuit after the Monza Wall was torn out in 1968.
Spring Creek Speedway
AKA Macomb Speedway
Spring Creek Speedway was located near Macomb Illinois.
The track operated from 1968 through 2009 as Macomb Speedway, and in 2010 and 2011 as Spring Creek Speedway.
Dates and names from America's Speedways and National Speedway Directory. Traced from Bing imagery.
Located in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois.
The Times-Herald race was held on Thanksgiving Day, 1895 and was the first auto race in the Americas (the first auto race ever was held in Europe in 1893). The current map in OHM is incomplete as determining the exact route is proving to be a bit of a research problem.
The 50th anniversary map  is commonly reproduced, but is usually incomplete, lacking the keyed notes (I am still searching for a copy of the keyed notes). It does not entirely match up with the 1895 Rand McNally street map of Chicago. I am currently matching up a written description of the course against these two maps, attempting to sort out some of the details.
- The History of America's Speedways: Past and Present, Alan Brown, 2003
- Ghost Tracks, Pete Hylton, Legacy Ink, 2007