Wasaga Race Track

Wasaga Race Track
Category Exploration Date Status Province / State Country
Other Abandoned Ontario Canada
Submitted by Mike on Mon, 06/07/2010 - 15:15

History: 

To the best of my knowledge, the track opened in 1956 and closed in 1970. Prior to construction of the car racing track, this same location had a horse-racing track.

The 1960's saw a decline in activity here, tapering continuously until its closure the following year.


Personal Commentary: 

I stumbled upon mention of this online as I was looking for information on other locations in Wasaga Beach. I made a mental note of it and decided to go there on our next visit. As it turns out, I didn't have to wait too long. We took a slow walk around the turns and found it difficult to imagine, by today's race-track standards, how anyone could safely run a race here.


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Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/07/2010 - 21:14

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Wow, I never knew. Glad I found your post about this, have to do some research o this.
Andrew

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 15:11

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Stumbled upon the track today. Got lost in the forest and found it. Most people in town probably dont know it even exists

Funny you say that. The day I was there, there was a guy walking his dog nearby. I spoke with him briefly to see if he knew any history on the place, and he didn't even know there was a track just over the hill. It seems a well-kept secret.

Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 07/06/2013 - 23:22

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My father, uncle and a friend ran the races there. My father and uncle ran the horse races in the aftwtnoon then the stock cars at night. That was my childhood.

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