NEW JERSEY (USA)
1950 - POWELL SPEEDWAY
Pleasantville Speedway originally opened as a 1/2 mile dirt oval track under the name of Powell Speedway, reflecting the name of its owner builder Art Powell.
1950 - SAL MOSCHELLA
It is reported that Sal Moschella was the first person ever to drive on the Powell Speedway, While working on the design and building with the owner of the new track Art Powell, Sal was often asked to test the track after a days work and give Art his feedback.
1950 - PLEASANTVILLE SPEEDWAY
Not long after its opening the track was onsold to new owners who did away with the dirt and paved the tracks surface.
The speedway became very popular with drivers and spectators, running on Saturday nights, featuring Stock Cars and Late Models.
1974 - ATLANTIC CITY RACEWAY
In about 1974 the name of the track was changed to Atlantic City Raceway, but the writing was on the wall, the track was under pressure to close, and in 1979 it did, The land was on-sold and the track demolished.