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Discussion: Raceway Woods

in: Danny Riley

May 9, 2020 11:51 PM # 
GuyO:
Odd name for a park...
Did there used to be an auto racing (eg, NASCAR) track there?
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May 11, 2020 2:52 AM # 
Danny Riley:
Yup! Although not NASCAR, just your regular old international raceway. Used to be called Meadowdale Raceway, ran only for a couple years in the 60s but it was ruled too dangerous and I think quite a few people died on this course. Shut down, got repurposed as a forest preserve with trails where the old track was. So I essentially got to run a racing course!

Btw, CAOC has held a few orienteering races there. To this day, Raceway Woods is my favorite CAOC map of all time.

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