Looking Back to 1963 at Capital Speedway


Looking Back at Madison

Recently I came across an old newspaper ad for a big weekend at Capital Speedway back in 1963 that included the following.  The video above is from a few years later but shows the old quarter-mile.

Everything is Go at Capital Speedway

Friday, September 13, 1963

Stock and Modified

Time Trials 7:00 / Racing at 8:30

Special Feature:  $50 to win demo derby featuring track owner Sam Bartus

$100 bonus to beat Joe Jones’ track record on the quarter mile which was 14+ seconds

Adult Tickets were $1.50

Sunday, September 15, 1963

Midget Racing featuring drivers from six states

The ad also featured pictures of six drivers who were competing including Jones