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Near Winchester in Randolph County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Winchester Speedway

 
 
Winchester Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 20, 2019
1. Winchester Speedway Marker
Inscription.  
Side A
Winchester Speedway is one of the most significant, historic short tracks in the United States. It opened in 1914 under the name Funk’s Speedway, and has held races continuously since. Known as the “World’s Fastest ½ mile,” it is the steepest banked active race track in the US. Winchester has long attracted the most famour racers in the world, and, at one time was the place you had to race to compete in the Indianapolis 500.

Side B
Troy Ruttman, A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Mario Andretti, Bobby Unser, and Johnny Rutherford are among the Indianapolis 500 winners who have raced at Winchester. Winchester has also developed many NASCAR stars. Ryan Newman, Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon, and Tony Stewart have all tested themselves on this storied track. Today Winchester’s lure remains, as the stars of ARCA and USAC challenge the daunting facility
 
Erected 2014 by Indiana Racing Memorial Association.
 
Location. 40° 10.293′ N, 85° 1.721′ W. Marker is near Winchester
Winchester Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 20, 2019
2. Winchester Speedway Marker
, Indiana, in Randolph County. Marker is on Indiana Route 32, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2655 IN-32, Winchester IN 47394, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Amanda Way (approx. 2.4 miles away); World War I War Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away); Dedicated to All Veterans (approx. 2˝ miles away); Randolph County (Indiana) (approx. 2˝ miles away); First in Nation (approx. 2˝ miles away); W.W. II and Korean Conflict - War Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away); Civil War Memorial - Randolph County Indiana (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
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Winchester Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 20, 2019
3. Winchester Speedway Marker
full view of marker, Speedway is visible in background
Winchester Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 20, 2019
4. Winchester Speedway Marker
marker as seen from Indiana Rt 32, again, Speedway is visible in the background
Winchester Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 20, 2019
5. Winchester Speedway Marker
sign, on the north side of Indiana Rt 32
Winchester Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 20, 2019
6. Winchester Speedway Marker
logo on marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 2, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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