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Meadowdale International Raceway
Raceway Woods

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Meadowdale International Raceway
Raceway Woods

Place

A former race course in Carpentersville, Illinois.  Opened in 1958.

It was a 3.27 mile asphalt-paved road course, capable of being shortened to 2.25 miles by a cutoff between the front stretch and Len's Hairpin.  32' wide, with uphill and downhill sections and a 4000' straight.

The track included all types of turns, including a 180-degree turn called the Monza Wall, just before the start/finish line. Other section names include:

  • Greg's Corkscrew at the northeast corner of the track
  • Whtehouse Bend between Greg's Corkscrew and an uphill climb leading to Len's Hairpin
  • Len's Hairpin between the hill climb and the Serpentine
  • Serpentine, a curving section of track between Len's Hairpin and Carl's Bend
  • Emil's Pit in the infield along the end of the Serpentine near Carl's Bend
  • Carl's Bend between the Serpentine and Steffan's Straight at the southeast corner of the track
  • Steffan's Straight along the south edge of the track and south of Steffan's Lake in the infield
  • Doane's Corner at the northwest corner of the track

    The track was bordered by Illinois Route 31 to the east, Sleepy Hollow Road to the west, and Huntley Road to the south.

    After the track was closed, it was converted into a Kane County/Dundee Township park called Raceway Woods.  In 2009 the park/track was host to Meadowdale, Motorsports & Memories, a classic car show.

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    Photographs

    Meadowdale International Raceway 50th Anniversary Illinois License Plate 50th Anniversary Illinois License Plate
    Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
    Fatboyz Cafe Cruise Night:  August 2, 2008
    East Dundee, Illinois
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