I’ll be honest, there isn’t much information on this ghost track, but I’ll tell you what I do know. This was a dedicated dragstrip located in Milton, Vermont and operated from the 1960s to early 1980s. This was and has been the only known dragstrip in the entire state of Vermont and had seen many many cars. The track is a half mile long and was sanctioned by NASCAR. The Milton Speedway was no doubt a hit back then with the famous NHRA Shirley Muldowney raced her first husband Jack with a super stock car a few times, but can’t confirm if she has ever raced her dragster or not.
The track has a lot of history and I had the opportunity to walk down the old track or at least what is left of it and captured some pictures of the old but not forgotten, Milton Speedway.
Lets start out with some pictures of what the track originally looked like.
The strip from an aerial shot. By the looks of it, photo probably wasn’t taken very long before the track closed.
A picture probably taken in late 1960s of a drag car launching for a run down the 1/2 mile track.
Two drag cars competing at the Milton Speedway sometime in the late 1960s
Here’s a video of drag racing in action.
What remains today
You can easily make out the old track cutting through the vegetation where nature is reclaiming.
I tried to match up the old black & white aerial photograph to give you an idea of how much has changed over the years. Its still amazing how much still actually remains.
Check out some of the pictures I took of the old Milton Speedway. I was even able to find some original paint markings on the track that were probably preserved from trees protecting it from the rain.
It really is amazing how much nature has taken over.