Monroe Speedway - Monroe MI

City: Monroe
State: MI
County: Monroe
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Source: Ron Gross

Nascar ran a Grand National race here on July 6, 1952. It was 200 laps on the 1/2 mile dirt track. Average speed was 44.499 mph, and the pole speed was 57.6 mph. The race was won by Tim Flock in a '52 Hudson, Herb Thomas was second, and Lee Petty came in third. Nine of the fifteen starters finished the race, and there were two cars on the lead lap.

Info Updates:
6/20/2007 - Art Bean
My Dad Jessie Bean had a 1937 Ford race car there in 1951 that my uncle Lee Goins drove #777. I know it was 1951 because my Dad had a new 1951 Ford that he pulled the race car to the track with. I think it was out South Custer Rd toward Dundee, Ida area. Joe Lake had a garage or tire place on Telegraph Rd and had several race cars there. There were a few more race tracks in the Monroe area. I think they even raced cars on the horse race track on Telegraph Rd or was the horse race track on Dixie Hwy at that time?
8/14/2005 - Chris Fobbe
I am not totally sure, but I do believe nthis track held a NASCAR Grand National series even less than ten years before MIS was built
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