Langhorne in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Opened in 1926, this circular one-mile dirt track was known as the “Big Left Turn." It hosted a NASCAR inaugural race in 1949. Notable drivers Doc Mackenzie, Joie Chitwood, Rex Mays, Lee Petty, Dutch Hoag, A.J. Foyt, and Mario Andretti raced here in stock, midget, sprint, and Indy cars. Langhorne was reshaped as a “D” and paved in 1965. The National Open Championship run here was regarded as the “Indy of the East.” Final race was held in 1971.
Erected 2006 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 10.561′ N, 74° 53.142′ W. Marker is in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on Lincoln Highway, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is next to the McCafferty Ford showroom. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1939 E. Lincoln Highway, Langhorne PA 19047, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mollie Woods Hare (approx. 1.8 miles away); Archaeology and History (approx. 1.8 miles away); Revolutionary War Burial Site (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Birthplace of Edward Hicks (approx. Middletown Township World War I Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Durham Road Milestone (approx. 3.6 miles away); Falls Monthly Meeting of Friends (approx. 3.6 miles away); Falls Township World War Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Langhorne.
Also see . . .
1. History of Langhorne Speedway. (Submitted on October 18, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Langhorne Speedway - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Entertainment • Man-Made Features • Notable Events • Notable Persons • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,423 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.