Photos from Meadowdale, the Ghost Track of Motorsports

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Photos from Meadowdale, the Ghost Track of Motorsports
Heuer and Pabst

Back in 1958, a new road course was opened in Carpentersville, Ill. Built by Leonard Besinger, a Chicago area developer, the track was famous for the Monza Wall and its long straight away.

Also, the majority of road racers in those days were used to drive off areas and escape roads. Not here. If you put a wheel off course you were in big trouble. You either hit a dirt embankment or a guard rail. No forgiving grassy area to turn around and get back on the course. 

The pros really liked the track and the amateur drivers hated it. The fans loved it, but for all the efforts to make it work, it closed in the late '60s.

Here are some photographs of some of the famous drivers of the era that raced there.

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