Heidelberg in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Heidelberg Raceway and Sports Arena
Erected 2012 by Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Sports. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
Location. 40° 23.247′ N, 80° 5.487′ W. Marker is in Heidelberg, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Pike (Pennsylvania Route 50) and Greentree Road, on the right when traveling south on Washington Pike. Located between Kings Restaurant and Walgreens. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Saint Luke's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Neville House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bower Hill (approx. one mile away); Honus Wagner (approx. 1.4 miles away); Southminster Presbyterian Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Mt. Lebanon Municipal Building (approx. 2˝ miles away); Saint Bernard Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Borough of Dormont Pool (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Heidelberg.
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1. Welcome to Ringling Bros. Circus. (Submitted on July 15, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Official Site of NASCAR. (Submitted on July 15, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Welcome to the Borough of Heidelberg. (Submitted on July 16, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
4. Plaque to celebrate Heidelberg Raceway. July 12, 2012 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article by By Bob Podurgiel (Submitted on March 28, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
The unveiling ceremony was held on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at the site of the former raceway in Heidelberg. Former drivers were in attendance including Dick Bailey and Joe Mihalic, who flew in from Daytona just for this occasion. State Senator Wayne Fontana, U.S. Conressman Tim Murphy, State Representative Nick Kotik and Allegheny County Council member Mike Finnerty were the political figures delivering speeches, as well as the Mayor of Heidelberg, Kenneth A. LaSota. Other speechmakers were Andrew Masich, Chairman of the PA Historical and Museum Commission, David Kohler from the Pittsburgh Circle Track Club, Steven Witlock of NASCAR Members Club plus an interesting story about the last circus occuring at the track by Mary Lou Kientz, who was a former waitress at Josie's Truck Stop formerly outside the track. Despite the rain, many spectators showed.
— Submitted July 15, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 985 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 15, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 11. submitted on July 16, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.