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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.


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.


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.


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


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Lost Drag Strips: Ghosts of Quarter-Miles Past, Tommy Lee Byrd, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 The History of America's Speedways: Past and Present, Alan Brown, 2003