The famed 1/4-mile dirt track includes four homes on the near 56-acre property
LaSalle Speedway is a 1/4-mile dirt track located in LaSalle, Illinois. It sits 90 miles west of Chicago and 80 miles east of Davenport, Iowa.
In June 2019, it was announced that the Illinois dirt track would be closed for the remainder of the racing season.
The track first opened in 1947. At the time, it was a 1/5-mile dirt oval under the name Tri-City Speedway. Additionally, the complex featured a drive-in theater at the time, a popular 1950’s attraction.
In the 1980’s, the Glynn family operated it. But, it was closed after a few seasons.
In December 1991, Kerry and Tony Izzo Sr family purchased the property. The track was re-branded as LaSalle Speedway. New seating and skyboxes were added. The track was also converted to it’s current 1/4-mile layout.
Over the past 28 years, multiple upgrades were introduced to the track. Musco lighting was fitted into the infield.
In recent years, the track lacked a weekly show. They operated the track as a “specials only” dirt track. That’s a popular trend among local tracks.
In 2018, the dirt speedway canceled their annual Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event, just weeks ahead of the scheduled date. The LOLMDS did not schedule a return for 2019.
Other popular LaSalle Speedway events: Thaw Brawl, UMP Summer Nationals, IMCA One Night Stand, Bill Waite Jr Memorial IRA Sprint Car Special, the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars, and the ARCA Truck series.
Concerts held at the track: Toby Keith, Sawyer Brown and Trick Pony.
The promoters didn’t give much insight into the June closure but they did note, “current personal events and unfortunate circumstances.”
LaSalle Speedway For Sale
The dirt track is now for sale. It includes the track itself as well as four homes on the property which can be used by the owners or rented out.
Dirt track purchase includes:
Near 56-acre facility.
– 2 Fully Stocked Concession Stands
– All-Purpose Building (can be used for novelty sales or additional beer sales)
– 2 Ticket Booths
– Parts Building
– Pit Office (including PA system and an observation deck)
– Digital Scoreboard
– Air Conditioned Scoring Tower (includes PA system)
– Long list of equipment necessary for track operations
Track Cost: $2,000,000
Interested buyers can contact Brian Jortner at email@example.com or at (440) 935-7460.