This is the former I94 Speedway, also known as the I94 Raceway for a time. It is right off Interstate 94, outside of Sauk Centre. There was some question as to whether this track might re-open after the final race on Sept 4, 2009, but the track has now fallen into such disrepair, it seems clear the track will never reopen. It was a dirt track for four years, asphalt for about twelve years, and operated with a clay surface for the final season in 2009.
I actually raced here once in a media race, in the summer of 1999. I raced against five other media personalities from the region, and placed third out of six. You can see some pictures of the track in it’s heyday here, and read the obit for the track here.
The track on this day was wide open — no gates or no trespassing signs.
Photos by Troy Larson, Copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC