Mount Lawn Speedway

New Castle

Track length: 0.3 miles

A Short History

Mt. Lawn Speedway, a flat .3 mile egg-shaped oval located 5 miles west of New Castle, was built by the late George W. Sweigart in 1934. It is currently owned by his son George A. Sweigart making it the oldest family owned track in Indiana and possibly the United States. It began as a dirt track, had a concrete surface in the early 40's and had its first asphalt surface after the war in the late 40's.

Mt. Lawn was home to the Mutual Racing Association in the 40's and had such stars as Kenny Eaton, Johnny Arnold, Red Renner, Ralph Stover and Dick Frazier. Frazier drove a roadster powered by a flat head Ford V-8 and held the worlds record for a half mile set at Winchester Speedway. Some of the more notable competitors at Mt. Lawn include Jim Rathmann, Dick Rathmann and Pat O'Conner in the 50's and the latest star was Tony Stewart who drove a midget in 1995.

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