Shelby County Fairgrounds

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Shelby County Fairgrounds
RTR ID: 20241a
Shelbyville, IN USA
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Dirt Oval
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First Race: Late 1930's. (Larger track 09/08/1935)
Date of First Visit: 07/06/2012 (Track #1454)
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Racing at the Shelby County Fair dates back to the 1930s.

The old wooden grandstands burned down on May 19, 2012. These aluminum seats were in place for the fair less than two months later.

You can see a bigger track encircling the .265 mile dirt oval. It is not clear if the outer track was the same one that hosted sprint car racing in the 1930s.

MTQMRL Three-Quarter Midgets were the only class racing on this fair date.

It was 100 degrees and dusty. After the feature, several drivers were overcome by the heat, and the races scheduled for the following day at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds were postponed, as it was supposed to be even hotter.
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