Lost New Jersey Racetracks Project

Lost Racetracks of New Jersey - Mr. Local History Project

Boy this has turned into an obsession. We keep digging and we keep finding more and more racetracks that were once in New Jersey! Have one to share?

The Mr. Local History Project is a non-profit organization that picks up on great local stories in New Jersey. The Lost New Jersey Racetrack-Racers Project is to shine the light on the great motorsports history in New Jersey. For example, did you know there was actually a 1.5 mile wooden oval built in New Jersey to rival the Indianapolis Motor Speedway? True. Did you know that they used to race inside negro league stadiums in New Jersey? True again.

Join us as we map every track and gather like minded people on Facebook to share their stories before we lose them forever!

Interactive Track Map – Active and Lost Racetracks in New Jersey

Using Google Maps technology, the map project tries to locate the EXACT location so you can design a tour and go visit some of these motorsports graveyards. Many are still there hiding in plain sight.

Make sure you understand the colors on the map. Red means “active”, Black represents “Lost” and Yellow is either a “Wooden” racetrack OR it means we have found the general location and are looking for additional details on the location.

Finding ALL of the lost tracks in New Jersey. Mr. Local History Project
Mapping ALL of the lost tracks in New Jersey. Mr. Local History Project. If our location is NOT correct, please drop us a note with the correction.

Join the Conversation on Facebook

In addition to the interactive map, there’s a new Facebook public group called “New Jersey’s Lost Racetracks-Racers” where like minded people can gather and discuss all things motorsports of the past from the great state of New Jersey. Open to anyone with a Facebook account.

Join our Facebook Group to discuss New Jersey’s Lost Racetracks – Racers

New Jersey Lost Track Videos

You keep posting, and we’ll keep sharing. Lot’s of great historic videos.

New Jersey Racetrack Map Addition/Correction Form

    New Jersey Track List
    (Alphabetical)

    1.  – Airport Speedway – Pennshawken, New Jersey – Dirt Oval
    2. Lost – Alcyon Speedway – Pitman, New Jersey – ½ mile dirt oval
    3. Lost – Arneys Mount Speedway * – Mt. Holly, New Jersey – Drag Strip, 1/4 mile Dirt Oval
    4. Lost – Asbury Park High School Stadium – Asbury Park, New Jersey – Oval
    5. Active – Atco Speedway * – Atco, New Jersey – 1/3 mile dirt oval, ½ mile paved oval, Drag
    6. Active – Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, New Jersey – 1/5 mile concrete Indoor Oval
    7. Lost – Atlantic City Speedway (Amatol)  (Wood) – Hammonton, New Jersey – 1.5 mile Wood Oval
    8.  – Bayonne Speedway – Bayonne, New Jersey – 
    9. Lost – Brainards Raceway * – Harmony, New Jersey – 5/8 mile dirt oval
    tri-oval, Drag Strip
    10. Active – Bridgeport Speedway – Swedesboro, New Jersey – 5/8 mile dirt oval
    11. Lost – Camden Convention Hall` – Camden, New Jersey – indoor concrete oval
    12. Lost – Cape May Court House Fairgrounds – Cape May, New Jersey – ½ mile dirt oval
    13. Lost – Capital City Speedway – Trenton, New Jersey – 1/5th mile dirt oval
    14. Lost – Clark Township Speedway – Clark, New Jersey – 1/5 mile dirt oval
    15. Lost – Corson’s Speedway – Corson, New Jersey – Dirt Oval
    16. Active – CURE Insurance Arena – Trenton, New Jersey – Indoor Oval
    17. Lost – Delaware Twp. Speedway – Deleware Twp., New Jersey – 5/8 mile dirt oval
    18. Lost – Dover Speedway – Dover, New Jersey – ½ mile dirt oval
    19. Lost – East Windsor (Hightstown/Airport/Acella) Speedway – East Windsor, New Jersey – ¼ mile paved oval
    20. Lost – Englishtown Raceway – Old Bridge, New Jersey – Oval
    21. Lost – Essex County Speedway – Newark, New Jersey – 
    22. Lost – Flemington Fair Speedway – Raritan, New Jersey – 1/2 mile dirt oval, 5/8 paved oval
    23. Lost – Flemington Speedway * – Flemington, New Jersey – 5/8 mile dirt oval, Paved Road Course, Drag Strip
    24. Lost – Freehold Raceway (Approximate) – Freehold, New Jersey – ½ mile dirt oval
    25. Lost – Garfield Stadium – Long Branch, New Jersey – 1/5 mile cinder oval
    26. Lost – Harmony Raceway – Harmony, New Jersey – 5/8th dirt tri-oval
    27. Lost – Heightstown Speedway – Heightstown, New Jersey – 1/4 mile paved oval
    28. Lost – Hinchliffe Stadium – Paterson, New Jersey – 1/5 mile cinder oval then paved
    29. Lost – Ho Hok Kus Speedway – Ho Hok Kus, New Jersey – 1/2 mile dirt oval
    30. Lost – Ironbound Stadium – Newark, New Jersey – 1/5th mile Paved Oval
    31. Active – Island Dragway * – Great Meadows, New Jersey – Drag
    32. Lost – Linden Airport * – Linden, New Jersey – 2.0 mile paved road course, Drag Strip
    33. Lost – Lodi Municipal Stadium – Lodi, New Jersey – 1/5 mile paved oval
    34. Lost – Long Branch Municipal Stadium – Long Branch, New Jersey – 1/4 mile paved oval
    35. Lost – Manahawkin Speedway – Manahawkin, New Jersey – ½ mile paved oval
    36. Lost – Manville Airport * – Manville, New Jersey – Drag Strip
    37. Active – Meadowlands Sports Complex – East Rutherford, New Jersey – 1.8 mile paved road course
    38. Lost – Miller Municipal Stadium – West New York, New Jersey – 1/5th mile dirt oval
    39. Lost – Morristown Speedway – Morristown, New Jersey – 1/2mile dirt oval
    40. Lost – Mount Holly Fairgrounds – Mount Holly, New Jersey – Dirt Oval
    41. Active – New Egypt Speedway – New Egypt, New Jersey – 7/16 mile clay oval
    42. Active – New Jersey Motorsports Park – Millville, New Jersey – Road Course
    43. Lost – New Market Speedway – South Plainfield, New Jersey – 1/2mile dirt oval
    44. Lost – Nutley Velodrome (Wood) – Nutley, New Jersey – Oval
    45. Lost – Olympic Park Stadium – Irvington, New Jersey – 1/2 mile stadium oval
    46. Lost – Pine Brook Speedway – Montville, New Jersey – Oval
    47. Lost – Powell / Pleasantville Speedway * – Pleasantville, New Jersey – ½ mile dirt
    oval, Drag Strip
    48. Active – Raceway Park – Old Bridge, New Jersey – Motorcross, Go Card, Street
    49. Lost – Raceway Park – Englishtown Drag Strip – Old Bridge, New Jersey – Drag Racing, Jr. Drags
    50. Lost – Roosevelt Stadium – Jersey City, New Jersey – Oval
    51. Lost – Rupert Stadium – Newark, New Jersey – Paved Oval
    52. Lost – South Orange Bowl (Wood) – South Orange, New Jersey – Oval
    53. Lost – Strato Rods Raceway * – Wrightstown, New Jersey – Drag Strip
    54. Active – The Sussex County Fairgrounds
     – Agusta, New Jersey – Demolition Derby
    55. Lost – Trenton Speedway – Hamilton, New Jersey – 1/2 mile dirt oval, 5/8 paved oval, 1.5 mile kidney
    56. Lost – Trenton Speedway – Trenton, New Jersey – ¼ mile dirt oval
    57. Lost – Tri-City Cinder Track – Newark, New Jersey – Cinder Road
    58. Active – TROG -The Race of Gentlemen – Wildwood, New Jersey – Drag, Sand
    59. Lost – Vailsburg Motordrome – Newark, New Jersey – Oval
    60. Lost – Vineland Speedway – Vineland, New Jersey – Road Course
    61. Active – Wall Stadium Speedway – Wall, New Jersey – 1/3 mile Asphalt Oval
    62. Lost – Wildwood Motordrome – Wall of Death (Wood) – Wildwood, New Jersey – Oval
    63. Lost – Woodbine Airport* – Woodbine, New Jersey – Drag Strip
    64. Lost – Woodbridge Speedway (Wood) – Woodbridge, New Jersey – Wood Oval, dirt oval

    6 Thoughts to “Lost New Jersey Racetracks Project”

    1. Carl Suk

      Missing Hamoney Speedway, Harmoney, NJ

    2. Was listed as Brainards Raceway. Is that the same for you?

    3. Gordon

      I believe #1 the Airport Speedway way back was in Pennsauken NJ. I don’t know if that is the same one that is being referenced. But to my knowledge it was never spelled Pennshawken.
      There was many places redeveloped in and around the airport circle from the 1930-present..so many places lost to time. Fascinating stuff. Keep up the great work.

    4. thomas a wardell

      You forgot Hope Chapel Racetrack aka Lakewood gravel pit. It was just over the border of Lakewood Township and Jackson Township. It was 1/4 mile gravel race track.

    5. Frank Figora

      I’ve kept all the programs from races I’ve seen in New Jersey from 1947 through 1954,
      both sprint cars, midgets & stock cars. They include Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson,
      Dover, Morristown, Trenton & Lodi, Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, Teanack Armory.
      I’ll send the results to anyone interested.

      [email protected]

    6. Jim

      How about the old track on the old whitehorse pike in waterford twp south jersey??

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