WESTBOROUGH – Feel the need for speed?
Auto racing enthusiasts are welcome to a reunion near the site of the former Westboro Speedway.
The reunion will take place at the Westborough Shopping Center near the intersection of Route 9 and Lyman Street on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event will feature an exhibit of race cars, food, raffles and more.
The speedway operated from 1947 to 1985 at the now-RK Speedway Plaza. According to Kris Allen’s book on the history of Westborough “On the Beaten Path: Westborough, Massachusetts,” the Westboro Speedway was built by five World War II veterans: Roland and Leo Turgeon, Norman MacDonald, Joseph Hennebry and Richard Trum.
The group had formed the Allied Sports Association, and built the quarter-mile track and stadium with a $100,000 investment.
Allen wrote that the Westboro Speedway retained its popularity through a series of owners, and in the 1980s it was the site of a rock concert, wrestling match, rodeo and flea markets as well as races.
According to MetroWest Daily News, the speedway closed in 1985.
The event is sponsored by the Pronyne Motorsports Museum in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
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