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Last Post 10 Mar 2017 07:02 AM by  rtp.rick
Old Race Tracks near St. Louis
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Mtowner405
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21 Jul 2016 04:39 PM

    When I was a kid in the early '70s, my dad would take us to a sports car track in the St. Louis area.  My parents were divorced and we didn't live here, so I didn't spend much time in St. Louis.  

    I remember that drives would drive their cars to the events.  They just needed three point harnesses, a roll cage and a fire extinguisher.  Many would just slap on a magnetic number.

    I remember watching Formula V there.

    Does anyone know where a track like that might have been in those days?  I've asked around and hear a little about a track that may now be closed.  I'd be interested in checking it out if there are any signs of it's existence.

    Thanks,

    John

     

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    23 Jul 2016 10:25 AM

     

    That would have been Mid America Raceway at Wentzville.  It is now a housing development.


    The drag strip (main straight) was between what is now Huntleigh Parkway and Prairie Creek Drive in the google map link. 

     

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    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mid-America-Raceways-Inc/111634882209816

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    28 Feb 2017 09:20 AM
    Too bad it doesn't exist anymore.
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    09 Mar 2017 09:31 PM
    I did an HPDE there with the BMW car club of St. Louis in 1976 or 77. I was driving a 1976 Camaro with a 305 and a 3-speed automatic! There were some interesting cars there, including a big block Firebird, a GT350 Mustang, a Porsche 356, a BMW Bavaria, and several Formula cars. After that, I sold the Camaro and bought a BMW 2002.
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    10 Mar 2017 07:02 AM
    As most know, the very first SCCA National Solo Championships were run there in 1973.

    H's & K's,
    Rick Ruth


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