old race track in upper marlboro md

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joe

Joppa, MD

#1 Apr 1, 2008
I have seen old footage of Mark Donahue, Roger Penske and the likes racing at a track in Upper Marlboro. Late sixties. Where was this track located. Any photos
Michelle

Baltimore, MD

#2 Apr 21, 2008
Hopefully this didn't already post because my computer froze. Anyway, the track is located on 301 near the interchange with route 4. If you take 301 South from Route 4, the track will be on the left hand side past the Giant, before the railroad track. You can see the old grandstands from the road.
Mark-

United States

#3 Jun 10, 2009
I am looking for info.(newspaper clipings, pictures and what not's) about Upper Marlboro Race Track. My grandfather raced there in the 1920's. I have bits and pieces of articles but all of the posting. e-mail me at mark_grace@hsbct.com
Thanks
Edward Parlett

Powellville, MD

#4 Mar 14, 2011
Does anyone know if the track is still there, obviously overgrown with weeds, etc.?
marlboro speedway

Lothian, MD

#5 Jun 14, 2011
joe wrote:
I have seen old footage of Mark Donahue, Roger Penske and the likes racing at a track in Upper Marlboro. Late sixties. Where was this track located. Any photos
we are now having a garage sale every sat and sun at old marlboro speedway come by and check us out
marlboro speedway

Lothian, MD

#6 Jun 14, 2011
Edward Parlett wrote:
Does anyone know if the track is still there, obviously overgrown with weeds, etc.?
we are now having garage sale evry sat-sun at old marlboro speedway and yes track is still there we are also looking for vendors come bye and check us out
Garth Worrell

Marion, IA

#7 Nov 1, 2011
I went to many road races in the early 1960's at Marlboro. The course in places was too close to the fans. I was showered with rocks several times when cars went wide. I saw fans (in trees outside the course) sprayed with water by fire trucks. I don't know whether it was to get them away from the edge of the course or to make them pay an admission. I believe I saw cars and go-carts racing together at the Refrigerator Bowl. Not much was as safe as it would be today, but it is a fond memory from many years ago.

Ex - Volunteer

Annapolis, MD

#8 May 3, 2012
I was back there once sometime in the 80's, I was actually trying to find out the exact date that the Building burnt down to the ground. Our Fire Department responded to the Second Alarm of this Fire and this date, I was trying to get, corresponded to something else that happened later that day and was trying to find out exactly when it was. I am thinking Oct 25 1980
vetdude

Baltimore, MD

#9 Jun 28, 2013
Mark- wrote:
I am looking for info.(newspaper clipings, pictures and what not's) about Upper Marlboro Race Track. My grandfather raced there in the 1920's. I have bits and pieces of articles but all of the posting. e-mail me at mark_grace@hsbct.com
Thanks
In the 1920's? Marlboro didn't open until 1952..and it was just a dirt oval then. They added the paved track in 1954.
My uncle, rest his soul, raced his fuel-injected race-prepared 1958 Corvette there for six years.

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