THE WEBSTER FLATS RACE TRACK

Lyndonville, Vermont

 
From Biggy, Caledonia Record
A family relaxes around one of the cars after the races.

 


Courtesy of the Northeastern Speedway Site
Ned Lemieux, who would go on to race at Northeastern and Thunder Road.

Courtesy of the Northeastern Speedway Site
Jackie Coolbeth, who would go on to race at Northeastern and Thunder Road.

Courtesy of Pete Racine
Dunie Berube, a friend and
crewman of Pete Racine.
 

Courtesy of Paul Zampieri
Perley Densmore, who
would go on to race at
Northeastern and TRoad.

Courtesy of Pete Racine
Henry Whipple, father of
current historian, Phil.

Courtesy of Pete Racine
A crowd at the
races. [Very small photo]

 


Courtesy of Pete Racine
An early race lineup.


Courtesy of R. Scott Haskell
Lining up the cars roar in a slightly later photo, considering the photos below do not reveal the bleachers, hay bales, or fencing.

       Very little is known about the Webster Flats track right now. I have not had a chance to talk to Dennis Bean, Johnny Gammell, or any of the other guys who might know more. From the few photos, it is evident that it was the forerunner of some of the newer tracks like Northeastern Speedway in Lower Waterford. Also, it was very informal, with few safety precautions - much like the Morrisville track.


Courtesy of A and A Ward Photography
Spectators take the opportunity between races to run across the track into the pits. So much for crowd control.

 


Courtesy of Biggy

A field of cars comes towards
a turn at Webster Flats. I don't know
which turn, but it is probably #1
. Note the
 proximity of the crowd to the racing surface.


Courtesy of Biggy

The cars roar by in pursuit
of the silver and black car,
which might be the
Bigelow boys' father.

 


Courtesy of Biggy

Another heat race, Again, the
silver and black coupe could
be the original #2.

 


Courtesy of Biggy

Bobby Bissell takes
a victory lap with
Stub Parker in the car.
This looks a lot like
the #32 Gammell drove
later, but is it ?

 

  
Courtesy of R. Scott Haskell
Pete Racine

Courtesy of R. Scott Haskell

Pete Racine [lft] with Cuffy Cuthbertson
and an old car from that era.


Courtesy of Pete Racine

Apparently, the place was formally called by the name of its promoter.

 


Google Earth Photo
I really think this is the Webster Flats location, from all I have heard.


Historic Aerials.Com  Photo
This is the Webster Flats location, from a 1964 aerial view. Hard to tell if it
agrees with the location shown above.

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