ST. LAWRENCE VALLEY SPEEDWAY
Canton, NY

       The race track in Canton is one of the more important venues, in terms of the effect it had on the growth of the sport. Not only did it see some of the most prominent early drivers from the western New York area, but - when the pivotal Airborne Park Speedway opened in 1954, its first set of races were dominated by drivers from the Canton area and from Vermont. Despite the fact that the track died out by the end of the 1950's, it had seen the start of the careers of such luminaries as Sterling "Buck" Holliday, NASCAR National Sportsman Champion Bill Wimble, driving star and future Watertown promoters, the Ziegler brothers, and many more.

 

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This is the way the site looked in 1960.


St. Lawrence Valley Plain Dealer   


Midstate Site
Buck, with the Floyd
Geary C-38, in which
he was almost unbeatable
up North.

Courtesy of Otto Graham

 

Courtesy of ChrisCompanion
Bill WImble, with
the Gaylord Rowe 26

Ed Baccei Photo
Wimble's main car
the Dave McCready 33.

Courtesy of Rick Parry
Bob LaPointe,
Ilion, NY

Courtesy of Craig Revelle
Bob Ziegler,
Boonville, NY

Courtesy of Rick Parry
Harry Huyck,
Ilion, NY
 

Courtesy of Rick Parry
Unidentified car 60

 

Courtesy of Mike Russo
Dick Woodley,
Floyd Geary B-29

Conde and Parry Website
Chuck Mahoney

Courtesy of Rick Parry
Unidentified Car 4
Good look at judges'
stand.
 

Courtesy of Rick Parry
Unidentified Car 8

Courtesy of Rick Parry
Unidentified Car 66
Did he have the
Ruppert sponsorship
or just liked the beer ?
 

Courtesy of Rick Parry
Unidentified Car next
to Harry Huyck.

Courtesy of Rick Parry
Hot Rod Burdick,
Euclid, NY

Courtesy of Rick Parry
The Black Panther
car serves as a
grandstand.

Courtesy of Rick Parry
Fred Shepard,
Cambridge, NY

Courtesy of Rick Parry
Unidentified Car 00

Courtesy of Rick Parry
Unidentified Car 5

Courtesy of Rick Parry
Unidentified Car H1
Goodview of tower.

Courtesy of Rick Parry
Gene Radie

Courtesy of Rick Parry
Lew Irwin
         

There is a section on the same track on the Northern New York Drivers, Tracks, and Teams Page - CLICK HERE


Jubinville Photo From the St. Lawrence Plain Dealer via Fulton Postcards Website

Wesley Beck, one of the several Ilion drivers at St. Lawrence Valley Speedway, with a victory.

 


Courtesy of Robert Danough Collection
Clarence "Speedy" Williamson and his Hudson ran at St. Lawrence Valley Speedway.

 


Jubinville Photo From the St. Lawrence Plain Dealer via Fulton Postcards Website

Harry Huyck, one of the many top drivers at Canton from Ilion, wins one.

 

 

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