Jennerstown Speedway

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Jennerstown Speedway
JennerstownSpeedway-Logo.jpg
Location Jennerstown, Pennsylvania
Time zone EST
Coordinates 40°09′32″N 79°04′20″W / 40.1588°N 79.0721°W / 40.1588; -79.0721Coordinates: 40°09′32″N 79°04′20″W / 40.1588°N 79.0721°W / 40.1588; -79.0721
Capacity 7,500
Owner Bryan Smith, Rob Beck, and John Taylor
Operator Andy Borkowski
Opened 1920s
Oval
Surface Asphalt
Length .522 mi (.84 km)
Turns 4
Banking Straights: 6°
Turns: 9°
Turn 4 at Jennerstown Speedway, 2007
Jennerstown Speedway

Jennerstown Speedway is a racetrack in Jennerstown, Pennsylvania, United States.

Opened in the late 1920s, the track has featured racing greats such as Dale Earnhardt, Sterling Marlin, Ken Schrader, and Darryl Waltrip.[1]

Track layout[edit]

The track is a 0.522-mile (0.840 km) asphalt oval. The straightaways are banked 6°, and turns are banked 9°.

Scheduled events[edit]

Jennerstown is reopening in 2014. Jennerstown will race weekly Saturday nights, featuring the late models, chargers, street stocks, and hobby stocks. The season opener is May 10, and will feature the Super Cup Stock Car Series, as well as the weekly racing program. Special events being considered are monster trucks, ISMA supermodifieds, Super Cup Series, tractor pulls, Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Nights, Senior Series, crash cars, skid plate races, and drifting.[citation needed]

Weekly divisions[edit]

  • Super Late Models
  • Chargers
  • Street Stocks
  • Hobby Stocks

Track history[edit]

The track began as Jenners Fairgrounds in the late 1920s as a flat half mile dirt track. A dirt quarter mile track was built in the infield in 1953, and the half mile was abandoned. The half mile was restored and briefly used in the mid-1960s. The half mile track was again rebuilt in 1967, and the half mile was used. The track was paved in 1987. The oval was repaved with a $350,000 polymer-based racing surface in 2004.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jennerstown Speedway to Open for 2014 Season". Myracenews.com. December 6, 2013. 

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