The Winston Speedway is one of the most popular race car tracks out there. The one thing that a lot of people wonder is if amateurs are allowed to race on this course. The truth is that anyone can race on the Winston Speedway, but you definitely need to have gone through rigorous training and ensure that you are completely safe while on the road. The reason behind this is due to the fact that the professionals running Read the rest of this entry »
Winston Speedway is renowned for its excellent clay track. Compared to a traditional asphalt track, there are quite a few differences. A dirt race track uses the assistance of water to keep the clay smoothly packed down. Before each race, workers spray the track with water to ensure that the dirt sticks together properly. The condition of the clay track can change several times during the course of a race. Although the track starts off Read the rest of this entry »
The “D” shaped, Michigan Winston Speedway is the fastest race track on the NASCAR circuit. Drivers hit 215 – 220 mph going into the corner at the end of the straightaway.
It began in 1967, when builders hired by owner, Lawrence H LoPatin, moved 2.5 million cubic yards of dirt in an area off U.S. Highway 12 in Southeastern Michigan. The Speedway opened in 1968. The first race was the Motor State 500 in 1969. Roger Penske bought the Speedway in 1972 for an estimated $2 million and Read the rest of this entry »
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