In the tiny community of Wittmann AZ sits the remnants of Speedworld Raceway. It began in 1961 and was known as Phoenix Dragway. During its 50 years of existence, it changed and eventually became Speedworld. Speedworld played host to many events such as drag racing, motocross, mud bogs and sand drags. They also offered an off road park, paintball area, BMX and R/C airplane location. I remember taking the trek out to Speedworld to watch dirt bike racing and drag racing. I have great memories of spending time with my family out there.
Today, Speedworld sits abandoned. Apparently the Maricopa County Land and Development Committee wanted the owner to upgrade and improve the accommodations at the race park, but they were too expensive. It is a ghostly presence of empty buildings and racetracks. Maybe someday it can open again. We shall see.
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