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Hialeah Speedway memories alive and well

Posted on: November 15, 2008

graphi9Considering this is the racing weekend in South Florida its only fitting that we stumbled across this story about the Marion Edwards Memorial — and with it a piece of Hialeah racing history. The race, now taking place at New Smyrna Speedway, was first held at Hialeah Speedway on October 1969 and continued each year through 2004. Sadly, the speedway closed in 2005 and its location now is home to big box retailers and smaller shops. The only sign the location was ever home to a speedway is now a mural inside Applebee’s.
But the memories are alive and well, and will be on display, albeit rather far away. This Saturday all drivers are welcome to bring their memories of Hialeah and share them with their fellow drivers and the fans during the The Marion Edwards Memorial which was brought back when a group decided to reunite Hialeah drivers.
Its a shame the reunion won’t take place in Hialeah on a weekend when racing is already in the air.

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1 Response to "Hialeah Speedway memories alive and well"

Hi,

I used to race flat track motorcycles during the 70’s at Hialeah Speedway. I have not found any history of the motorcycle racing there, but it was very enjoyable. I have attended some stock car races there and was sad to hear of the track closing.

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