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Air Park Speedway

City: Douglas State: MI Zip: Phone:  
County: Allegan
Notes: Dirt Oval
Operating Dates: 1953-1963
Special thanks to Brain Baker for photo and info.
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 9350

5/1/2017 - Rod Mellon
My Uncle Mike Mankin from Allegan raced a blue #51 there. He probably raced stock on a shoestring budget. My parents took a photo of me standing on his seat wearing his white helmet, looking out the window holding the steering wheel. I was hooked on racing at 3 yrs old.

11/15/2016 - jim schmiechen
FOR AN EXHIBITION AT Saugatuck MI Museum Looking for photos and any info on Air Park Speedway, Douglas-Saugatuck Mi in the 1950s-1960. Also did Bob Muhlke's 1963 events take place at some track? THANKS.
1/16/2016 - Wes Stafford
Drove my first sprint car here, even if it was a six-cylinder sled during intermission on a very muddy track. It was a start.
2/26/2009 - Kurt
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12/17/2004 - John Colvin
The speedway was about 2 miles South of Douglas on the E. side of US31. It was a 3/8 dirt track with quite a bit of bank. It had Lights for night racing. It was a fast neat race track.

Pits were outside the 1st turn. In the 50s they ran 3 classes of cars, Stocks, Modifides and Super Modifides. Some drivers names I recall are Glen Rocky, Jim Murphy, Junior Turpstra, Norm Nelson, Bob DePaw, The Lockwood bros. , the Vilwalk bros.

, Dale Adams, The Covey bros. , Ralph Baker, Chuck Grano, Chuck Neal, Gordon Vanderbeak, Butch Gould and lots more. The Track ran Friday nights, in the late 50s Hartford was re-built with a bank added to the track and lots of the cars started running there instead of Airpark. Outside of a music Concert I dont recall of any event that was held there after 1960.

Thru the years it gradually turned into a Blueberry farm.
Air Park Speedway - 1953 AD FROM JERRY
Air Park Speedway - AERIAL PHOTO

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