Located near Scarborough, Scarborough and District Motor Club originally
wanted to construct a 14 mile circuit on Seamer Moor, then a 10 mile track
on the local racecourse. However, cash and World War II intervened, but
immediately after the war the Oliver's Mount circuit was constructed to
celebrate "Welcome Home Week" for returning servicemen, and a motorcycle
meeting was held on Tuesday 17th September 1946 on a 2 mile 780 yd circuit.
In July 1954 the Esses were reprofiled to create a 2 mile 728 yd circuit, on
which two car meetings were held for Formula 3. There were subsequent
attempts to run car races for other categories, but the track was too narrow
and became a motorcycle track, which it still is today.