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CLEARVIEW SPEEDWAY AIRVIEW
AKA Shippies speedway on Rt. 2 just out Troy raced in 30s-40s

I've heard of that one but have no idea where it was. What part of Troy?

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EAST GREENBUSH SPEEDBOWL AIRVIEW
On Rt. 9-20 just east of Miller Rd. behind an auction house and a pizzeria. Race 3-4 times in the mid 50s until the town closed them down from traffic problems.
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Shippies is east out of Troy heading to Eagle Mills. Just past a steel deck bridge there is Shippie Rd. Note a golf course in the air view. Also scan the roads on terraserver to find your way.

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For those of you who are not aware of who Danny Ody is, here's a picture of him after winning the RWD class with his Caddy at this past January's Albany Saratoga Hangover 100.

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CAPITAL CITY SPEEDWAY AIRVIEW
AKA McKowns Grove Speedway in Guilderland off McKown Rd. and Western Ave. near Styvasant Plaza raced in the 1930s-40s had a 1/5 mile dirt oval and a road course. This track still exsists but is not visible by satellite. Heavly wooded area and banking can only be picked out with 6-8 inches of snow on it . I took photos in the winter and found the layout. This track is just about lost.
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VICTORIA SPEEDWAY AIRVIEW
 Right on Rt. 20 just outside of Guilderland raced back in the mid 60s Track is sitll in nice shape
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B-K SPEEDWAY AIRVIEW
On Rt 158 near RT.20 just out of Guilderland Center near Altamont. This track was 1/5 mile and raced in the early 1950s. I spoke with the land owner recently and he said he was restoring the track.......HOW COOL IS THAT !
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On Rt 158 near RT.20 just out of Guilderland Center near Altamont. This track was 1/5 mile and raced in the early 1950s. I spoke with the land owner recently and he said he was restoring the track.......HOW COOL IS THAT !

That is terrific news! It is extremely rare to hear about any track being restored. If you hear anything more about it, keep us posted.

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Danny,
  WHen you went to Whites Beach, did you photograph anything ?
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Havent taken any pictures yet of Whites Beach, but I do have current photos of Burden Lake, East Greenbush Speedbowl, Greenport, Capital City, Victoria.
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