Flemington track information

Flemington, New Jersey Flemington is the home of NASCAR modifieds, Late models, Street stocks and the site of the NASCAR Super Truck Series race on August 19. The track is 5/8 mile, semi banked asphalt oval which was paved over a clay surface...

Flemington, New Jersey

Flemington is the home of NASCAR modifieds, Late models, Street stocks and the site of the NASCAR Super Truck Series race on August 19. The track is 5/8 mile, semi banked asphalt oval which was paved over a clay surface in 1991.

The rumor last weekend (3/25/95) going around the Flemington Speedway Race Car Show being held in the Phillipsburg, NJ Mall was that the track had been sold.

According to the March 28th Area Auto Racing News and various articles in it the track HAS NOT BEEN SOLD and will be opening on April 29. A verbal offer has been received by track president Paul Kuhl. Mr. Kuhl is the president of the board of directors that operate the speedway and the fairgrounds and is the major shareholder of the ground. The board has only authorized Burroughs Corp. to submit an actual, written offer for additional review. The verbal proposal was a $6.75 million offer made through the Burroughs Corp who have a client who wants to build a mall. The verbal plan did call for a portion of the land to be set aside so that the fair could continue. The Fair would be shrunk down to 10 acres and rent would be $1 a year which would secure the Fair the site for the next 40 years.

The speedway begins its 80th year of operation this season and the fair enters its 138 year. Flemington is reported to be the oldest continually operating speedway in the nation with its first race being run in August 1915.

I pray that Flemington does not go the route of the Reading Fairgrounds Speedway. It was torn down in 1979 and a mall was built. A wonderful racing facility lost forever. Now the only racing activity there now is the annual race show.

-- -Russ Gould- r.a.s.n. rgould@oehs.upenn.edu

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