‘Lost Speedways’ return to Saratoga Museum

The fourth edition of the Saratoga Automobile Museum’s popular Lost Speedways, a look back at northeast racetracks no longer in existence, has been set for Saturday, November 29 at 2 p.m. in the Racing in New York Gallery.

“We thought Lost Speedways would be a one-time event but it’s taken on a life of its own,” said organizer Ron Hedger.  “Every program has been more popular than the previous edition. This time, we’ll branch out into drag racing and indoor racing as well as look at some very popular ovals that we haven’t discussed before.”

Long-time Schenectady speed shop owner and top fuel racer Erv Grant will recall the glory days of the South Glens Falls Dragway and the infield dragstrip at the Fonda Speedway, while National Speed Sport News columnist Gary London will talk about four unique venues in New York City. 

Lost Speedways stalwart Ken Gypson and racing historian/photographer Les King will briefly touch on a number of long-gone area tracks.

Memorabilia will again be a big part of the Lost Speedways program, with former racers, fans, photographers and collectors again invited to share their treasures with the public under the supervision of museum volunteers.

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