Ishpeming Speedway - Ishpeming MI

Address: US-41
City: Ishpeming
State: MI
Zip: 49849
County: Marquette
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Update 2/26/2024: I think it is possible this track used the airport like Nick's 41 Dragway did. If it was near the drive-in that would be the most logical answer. The dragway was being referred to as a "Speedway" also. Just a thought.

Source: John McDonald

I had three uncles who raced at this track in the '50s, usually driving flat head Mercs or Fords. There was a drive-in theatre nearby and were both located on M-28 about five miles west of Ishpeming. I may have a picture of the track and if so will send it to you.

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Info Updates:
3/18/2020 - Steven P. McCoy
I forgot to mention, I have both movie projectors from the Evergreen Drive-in, that was real close to the Ishpeming Speedway. One can be viewed on this site, in the drive-in section.
1/13/2020 - amos mccoy
I believe this is where a fella named Earl Francis Krause, fell to his death during a parachute jump on July 4th, 1952. He was only 25 years old. He was trying to put on a show for about 4,000 spectators, when he opened his chute too late. Officers stated that he left an indentation in the ground of almost a foot. I would like to see a picture of the race track, and race drivers, where this took place. I know of a couple of guys that used to race there in the day. Rest in Peace Earl. Amos McCoy.
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Ishpeming Speedway - July 1959 Article
July 1959 Article
Ishpeming Speedway - July 5 1952 Earl Krause Skydiving Accident
July 5 1952 Earl Krause Skydiving Accident
Ishpeming Speedway - May 1953 Ad
May 1953 Ad
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