Bill, I don't recall Manahawkin Speedway. I think in 1950 most of Manahawkin was gravel pits. My family moved from Ship Bottom to Beachwood following the March 62 storm. My father taught at Sothern Regional and was good friends with Joe Justy who owned the Esso station on the corner ef RT 9 and Bay Ave. I was real little when we used to go back to the abandoned airport in Manahawkin. There were still some planes there out in the woods.We raced our stock car at the Manahawkin Speedway in 1950.It was an old gravel pit.Worked on a new house being built on the Helis Stock Farm,It was in 1960.They named it Acorn Farm.I remember the race track for training the horse's.It was completely enclosed.Quite impressive.They could run the horse's no matter what the weather.The old Alcyon Speedway was another great dirt track.That was in Pitman.Video tapes or dvd's are available of Alcyon and Vineland Speedway's.
Boy, that place has exploded, hasn't it? You can see these apartments from the parkway, makes you think you are in East Orange. I saw an article in the paper today about the new houses they are building off 72 West of the parkway. Very sad.Don't bother going out to find the Manahawkin Speedway...I was there a week ago and it is very much gone. Not "faded away" gone, but "uprooted, plowed under, regraded, and soon to be built on" gone. Drat.
I used to go out to the Manahawkin Airport with my Dad as a kid. It sure has built up since then...Boy, that place has exploded, hasn't it? You can see these apartments from the parkway, makes you think you are in East Orange. I saw an article in the paper today about the new houses they are building off 72 West of the parkway. Very sad.
Damn shame they let EWS die/ fall apart.
Friday nights will never be the same to some.
Twas a good friday night from time to time watching the races at EWS and enjoying a frosty dozen.
It's a shame the housing development behind the track (and from what I heard the A-Hole owner of the track) ruined it for everyone.
Fans and racers alike.
I haven't been to one of those in years. Been meaning to go to Wall Stadium again for a while now. I don't even remember how to get there.I miss the demolition derbies at Wall.