1930's RACEWAY PARK
The park was originally created for dog racing until the state of Illinois made dog racing illegal.
1938 - RACEWAY PARK
Harry Malone led a group promoting the track as a midget car racing track, The track opened on the 24th of September 1938, The winner of the first race was Harry McQuinn who eventually went on to compete in the Indianapolis 500.
The tracks management changed many times during the early 1940's, Art Folz and Wally Zale assumed the management position in 1940, but their reign was short cut when Zale was killed in a train wreck in 1942.
Then World War 2 stopped all racing in America for the time being, Rudy Nichels started promoting the track after the war, but he reached only limited success.
2000's - RACEWAY PARK
The track was demolished early in the 2000 years and is now a shopping centre named the Raceway Park Centre.