St. Alma Speedway - St. Louis MI

Address: 432 E Hoffman Rd
City: St. Louis
State: MI
Zip: 48880
County: Gratiot
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Update 2/26/2024: I am using a modern address for mapping reference. The track was on this lot, South a few feet.

Dirt Oval - Operating Dates: 1956-1961

Source: Michael Dancer

I had an Uncle who raced at this track when I was little. His name was Dean Bissell. I can only remember a few other drivers. There was Bill Terwilliger, Roger Ryder, Ed Northrup and Bud Morrow. There was another guy that I knew but I can only remember his last name, Dolloph. Since my Father passed away in '57 I had a hard time getting to the track,because I was only 8, but my Mother would take me every once in awhile because Dean was her brother. I believe they raced on Sunday afternoons, but I am not sure. They might have raced Saturday nights and had specials on Sunday afternoon every once in a while. Maybe someone else out there could jog my memory on things?.

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Info Updates:
3/7/2024 - Cyndi Roslund
My dad, Earl Fortney, raced at St. Alma too. I remember all those names that Michael Dancer mentioned--especially Roger Ryder and Bud Morrow. I believe they did race on Sundays because a lot of those guys also raced at Crystal. Great memories.
6/28/2021 - Linda
Orlin Teegardin, Gene Simcox and Earl Fortney all raced here. Loved watching the old races when I was a kid.
6/13/2019 -
Dale Betzer. And Darrell Hunday also raced this track.
1/9/2012 - Roger Ryder jr.
chuck dolloph.
St. Alma Speedway - 1956 Aerial
1956 Aerial
St. Alma Speedway - Aug 1956
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