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I am using a modern address that is basically the lot where the track was.
Source: Lyle Denny Jr
My father, Lyle Denny, Sr. was a big part of the history of the Saranac Speedway as he was the sound man. He supplied the sound system from the first race season to the last. I was 7 years old at the time and I remember heading to the race track about 10:00 Sunday morning to put up all of the speakers and related equipment. The trees around the track served as our poles to mount the speakers on.
I still have the 78 rpm record of the National Anthem that he played before each race day started. One thing that really stands out in my memory is that race track should have been the Saranac Dust Bowl as water was scarce. Another thing was someone came to the track with what I guess was concidered a super modified and kicked everyone's fanny. I don't remember ever missing a race day.
I have some additional pictures of the track and some of the racing action. My neighbor lady used to race there without her parents being aware of it. For many years after it's closing it was favorite place for us kids to play cowboys and Indians and a few war games. It's to bad these places of pleasure have to close down for what ever reasons. I am still a stock car racing fan today and my favorite driver is my son #28 Cody Denny.