Prairie River Speedway

Address: M-86
City: Centreville
State: MI
Zip:
County: St. Joseph
Number of visits to this page: 11738
Notes: Dirt Oval
Operating Dates: 1951-1956
Info Updates:
9/10/2019 - jody gest
i was born in 1958 so the track had closed 2 year before that. my dad had raced there so i only heard stories. i grew up right next to the track and remember walking to it and seeing only a few bleachers and the tower which was all that was left. if anyone has photos I'm looking for my dads number 99. please email me.
3/3/2015 - Doug Austin
I have over Six hundred 8x10 pictures of cars that raced in 1953- 54 on this track. Doug.
4/3/2010 - Mike White
I wonder if this was the place I attended a couple times as a youngster with my parents. I just barely remember it (I was only about 5 or 6) but my folks talked about going to the races at Mendon. But since Mendon never had a track to my knowledge I assume this must be it. I have a keen interest in the area tracks I attended as a kid (Galesburg, Hastings, Kalamazoo, Jackson) especially Jackson and Hastings since they are long gone. Any pictures would be precious.
6/22/2006 - Roger Burton
The track is on the north side of M-86. And the track was east to west. It actually ran paralell to M-86. My father used to watch the races there quite often. He took me there when I was quite young. But I do remember the track being paralell to M-86. I think there are a number of houses on the site now.
5/17/2006 - Bill Moyer
The speedway was located between the towns of Nottawa and Centerville on the north side of M-86.
 Photos:6
Prairie River Speedway - BOB MIKEL 1952 WRECK
BOB MIKEL 1952 WRECK
Prairie River Speedway - 1955 AERIAL
1955 AERIAL
Prairie River Speedway - AERIAL
AERIAL
Prairie River Speedway - JUNE 19 1954 AD
JUNE 19 1954 AD
Prairie River Speedway - MAY 19 1954 ARTICLE
MAY 19 1954 ARTICLE
Prairie River Speedway - TOPO
TOPO
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