We at Cornet Dodge appreciate being so close to the LaSalle Speedway. This ¼-mile dirt track speedway has a rich history and provides a great amount of entertainment for fans.
The LaSalle Speedway was founded in 1947 and was originally named the Tri-City Speedway. It was closed after just six races due to low interest. While it was closed, a cow milking center operated on the spot, and then a drive-in theater was constructed there. Ironically going along with the racing theme, the final showing at the drive-in was Herbie Rides Again on November 13, 1973.
The racetrack did not re-open until the summer of 1992. Izzo Construction reconstructed another dirt track speedway at the exact same site as the original. Tom Izzo, the man who bought the land, called the new speedway LaSalle Speedway. Seating was expanded in the later years as the speedway became the track that it is today.
There have been some famous races on the LaSalle Speedway, as it is the site of the Lucas Oil Road to Knoxville Spring Shootout, ARCA Truck Racing, AMA action (American Midgetcar Association), and World of Outlaw Sprint Car races. NASCAR star Kasey Kahne also raced against amateur races for 20 laps in 2010.
Over the years, entertainers such as Toby Keith, Sawyer Brown, and Trick Pony have performed at the LaSalle Speedway.
The speedway hosts a variety of fantastic racing events. Be sure to check out all the events coming up at the LaSalle Speedway. You will definitely have a great time!