Hello everyone! We received a letter from a customer that we, quite frankly, could use your help with. Has anyone lived in North Dakota (or nearby) and seen/heard about a race track that looks like the ones in the photos below?
There was a track in Winnipeg call Kirkfield Park around that time and that may be it in the photos. There is some information on the internet about it but not a lot. I live right next to where it was and have been trying to find out more about it.
I'm from North Dakota and this may be the Fairgrounds in Grand Forks. It had a dirt track and a covered seating area like that in the 1950's and 1960's that I recall. What I don't remember is if the building in the background was there.
In 1915 Minneapolis developers built a giant racing facility that was said to rival Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The track in Minneapolis was called The Twin City Motor Speedway. Unfortunately, by 1917 the track was out of business. The site is now occupied by the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport. Here is a link to the full story: http://collections.mnhs.org/mnhistorymagazine/articles/60/v60i08p304-311.pdf Perhaps this was the location?
Unless you can focus in on a unique detail or car it could be anywhere.
Many of these track were fairground built on the same or similar plans.
I have a fairgrounds in Canfield Ohio that looks much like this today. It still has the banked dirt race track around it. The very track NASCAR used in the early 50’s. One race was won by Lee Petty.
Another race was the only race a 1948 Tucker ran in.