Green Valley Raceway

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Green Valley Raceway
The Valley
Coordinates32°53′48″N 97°12′37″W / 32.89667°N 97.21028°W / 32.89667; -97.21028[1]
OwnerBill McClure (founder) and Bill Hielscher
Opened1960
Closed1986
Major eventsRoad course:
Trans-Am Series
Can-Am
Drag strip:
NHRA
AHRA
Road course
SurfaceAsphalt
Length1.6 mi
Turns8
Drag strip
SurfaceAsphalt

Green Valley Raceway was a motorsports race track located in Smithfield , Texas, and was part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. Designed and built by Bill McClure on his North Texas Dairy, the facility opened in 1960, and was used for over 20 years until its closure in 1986.

Track description and history[edit]

Green Valley Raceway was a 1.6 mi (2.6 km) permanent road course, whilst the start-finish straight was also used as a drag strip.[2] The road course was used for Trans-Am Series races, SCCA races,[2] and it also held a Can-Am race in 1984.[3] The drag strip was used for NHRA and AHRA-sanctioned events.[2] In 1974, Evel Knievel used the circuit for one of his stunt performances.[4] The track has since been demolished, and is now a site for housing developments. Green Valley Elementary School is also located where the track once was and the school uses a perfect attendance trophy made from a piece of the demolished race track.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tracks: Green Valley Raceway". Guido de Carli. 14 February 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Green Valley Raceway". North American Motorsports Pages. 2 September 2005. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Can-Am 1984". OldRacingCars.com. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  4. ^ Stuart Barker (21 January 2010). Life of Evel: Evel Knievel. HarperCollins UK. p. 120. |access-date= requires |url= (help)