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Union Speedway, Union NJ 1936-1942


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Author: 3-Wide   Date: 11/1/2018 9:11:49 PM    Show Orig. Msg (this window) Or  In New Window

Some very interesting things I found skimming through the articles.

Where is/was Rt 29 in Union?  I know Rt 29 along the Delaware in Trenton, and up to Stockton, but wonder where Rt 29 Union was and/or where the speedway was located.

Near the middle of the thread there's a piece in there where a promoter was being held in jail for passing bad checks and for homicide (due to a death at a track where a 16 year old spectator died.)  He was released after friends/racers "passed the hat."

Also near the end of the thread, the track was protested because of the use of fuel during war times.  Also, noted was that the track was allowed to continue to operate for a period of time during the war, even though there was concern over the use of rubber.  The track got the ok because the government (at one point) said that it was good for morale to offer the events. 

Great stuff Jeff - Not only for the racing aspect, but for the history lesson along the way.

Thanks for doing the research Jeff, and for posting the link.




 
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Union Speedway, Union NJ 1936-1942 Jhardifer 11/1/2018 8:21:01 PM