B&L Speedway - Benzonia MI 

Address: 6795 Hoadley Rd
City: Benzonia
State: MI
Zip: 49616
County: Benzie
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Dirt Oval - was open in 1950's

This lost track was found by Ron Gross of Michigan Drive Ins while he was researching the location of the Nite Sky Drive-In in Beulah. Although the track seemed a bit primitive, the remnants on the lot still are unmistakably from an old track. The name of the track is not definite, although I believe it was confirmed by some local folks. I am using the address of the empty bar on the lot for reference. The track is West of the building and you can still see the outline as of 2024.

Source: John Merryman

I went to see a couple races at the track in the mid 60's with my uncle and dad. I remember the car count was low and it took a while to line up the cars. It brings back a fond memory as the three of us were always going to Michigan tracks!

Source: Rory Sosebee

This was owned by my Uncle Louie Gelakosky if I remember right it was named the B&L Speedway (Betty & Louie).

Info Updates:
11/29/2022 - Linda
This race track and property was owned by my parents, they developed it in the mid 1960’s. Named by my parents, Betty and Louie as B&L Raceway, my job there was to sell tickets for entry of spectators. So many memories and thrills from its development.
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B&L Speedway - Grandstand With Flagman Stand Courtesy Ron Gross
Grandstand With Flagman Stand Courtesy Ron Gross
B&L Speedway - Grandstand Courtesy Ron Gross
Grandstand Courtesy Ron Gross
B&L Speedway - Fence And Track Courtesy Ron Gross
Fence And Track Courtesy Ron Gross
B&L Speedway - Bar Next Door Courtesy Ron Gross
Bar Next Door Courtesy Ron Gross
B&L Speedway - 1954 Aerial
1954 Aerial
B&L Speedway - Aerial Photo
Aerial Photo
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