QUOTE (serider @ Apr 25 2011, 10:45 PM)
The best track was left out,Toronto Raceway in Springfield. My Dad was theT/O when it was closed down also was involved in Assumption bmx and was the original T/O at YMCA track too.
Where was Toronto Raceway? Now that you mention it I think I do recall at least hearing about it. As for Assumption, I remember the Ohl family ran the track there. In fact, my very first BMX race was at that track, in 1983. I remember the first time I was at the track and saw real BMX bikes for the first time. One that made an impression on me was Scott Ohl's Floval Flyer. Many years later, in '94, I wound up working a summer job with Scott and I bought that Floval from him. I sure wish I still had it! After Assumption closed at the end of the '85 season, the starting gate wound up being sold to the track in Loami in '88 when they were building it. The track in Assumption sat for several years after it closed, in fact my friends and I used to drive over there and ride the track. Sadly, a bunch of morons with their ATVs and motorcycles basically destroyed what was left of the track and the city, fearing a potential liability, wound up plowing it.