Shakespeare County Raceway

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Shakespeare County Raceway
Location Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Opened 1973
Former names Long Marston Raceway
Avon Park Raceway
Major events British National Drag Racing Championships
Surface Asphalt
Length 0.4 km (0.25 mi)

Located near Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England, Shakespeare County Raceway became a permanent drag racing facility in 1980 when it was known as 'Long Marston Raceway'.

Situated on the former RAF Long Marston station which became Long Marston Airfield, drag racing events occurred on the site sporadically since the early 1970s.

In 1990 the track became known as 'Avon Park Raceway', advertised as "Spectacular drag racing for cars and bikes at the fastest track outside the USA",[1] before settling on its current name.

It is generally considered to be Britain's 'second' dragstrip after Santa Pod Raceway.


  1. ^ Motor Cycle News 18 April 1990, p.2 Promoter's advert. The New Avon Park Raceway. 1990 Major Events calendar April to October. Accessed and added 2015-05-14

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Coordinates: 52°8′14.54″N 1°45′26.16″W / 52.1373722°N 1.7572667°W / 52.1373722; -1.7572667