of the Capital City Stock Car Racing Association, the quarter-mile
banked dirt Valley Speedway opened on May 30, 1955. On that
day, 1,850 fans watched Doug Petersen of Helena win the "A
Main", and thrilled as Don Moe crashed into the pit separating
the track from the grandstand.
Speedway Stock Car Racers, 1950s
OF AUTUMN BARNETT
Barnett, Sr. on the right, with goggles and helmet; an unidentified
man on the left.
the 1973 Helena Chamber of Commerce promotional film "Helena
- City of Gold".
satellite images showing the ghost of the Speedway and
recent residential development...
2007 photo of housing construction at the site of
the Valley Speedway. Photo courtesy
of Tom Kilmer, who wrote:
is what has become of the Valley Speedway in Helena,Montana.
Another subdivision is
replacing a piece of history. It looks like the entire
track is gone now. I watched the heavy equipment level
the banked corners. Now the piping for water and sewer
is going in."