This is one speedway you probably never heard of, but during its short run from 1959 till 1966, the founders and organizers created the first set of rules and became the first sanction in Vermont. Now the site stands as a monument to those who raced here...
The owner of the campground where we were staying in Saint Johnsbury, VT suggested I talk to Paul Bellefeuille, the person who now owns the property where the races were held. He uncovered and cleaned up the track hoping to re-establish racing on this very small 1/5 mile oval.
But it was not to be, the local zoning boards and neighbors were against it and he could not get a permit to hold races. But what he did do was organize a 50th anniversary celebration that brought many of the original racers together to trade memories of this historic track.
Its history is special and if interested, you can find out all about it at www.northeasternspeedway.com. Many of the other tracks in this area that came after NE, modeled much of the organizational makings originating here. It is a very interesting story.