Pictures from West End Speedway

Gilbert, PA

GPS coordinates: N 40 54.651', W 75 25.741', 731 feet above sea level

Welcome to West End Speedway
Photo by Brian Curry.

Arial view of West End track. The West End club operates out of the West End fair grounds. The large arena is used for other events including demolition derbys. The track is 1/10 mile, approximatly twice the size of a QMA track.
Photo from the West End web site. Click on image to see a larger picture.

Pan-O-Ramic view from the huge grand stands. Flag stand is built into the track entrance.Click on image to see the big picture.
Photo by Brian Curry.

The West End track features 4 safety lights, located at the end of the straights and at the exit of the turns. The light at the end of the back straight is shown at the track exit.
Photo from the West End web site.

Since the arena is multi-use, the track fixtures need to be removable. All four of the safety lights at the West End track are mounted on heavy bases made from car wheels. The lights are standard 8" traffic signals with sun shields.
Photo by Brian Curry.

Flag stand is built into the track wall at the track entrance. The safety lights are controlled from the flag stand. The removable wiring is shown laying on the bleachers to the left of the flag stand. Wires are run inside of garden hose to protect them from damage. (Click Here to see a close up of garden hose and connectors) The metal frame in the background will become a cover for the staging area.
Photo by Brian Curry.

Soft wall is modular and free standing. Each module is made from 3 race tires sandwiched between two 2'x8' strips of 3/4 plywood. The ends of the modules overlap when assembled. When hit, the sections move on the ground and pull apart from each other to absorb the impact. The wall is reported to be very easy on cars and drivers.
Photo by Brian Curry.

Close up of wall construction. Soft wall sections stored against main arena wall.

Close up of track wall at track exit. 3 tires protect the ends of the wall modules where they come together.
Photo by Brian Curry.

Track rub rail is made from 3" plastic pipe.
Photo by Brian Curry.

Driver's view of turn 3 and track exit.
Photo by Brian Curry.

Track prep equipment. Compactor, roller and water trailer.
Photo by Brian Curry.

Corner workers stand on the infield during a race.
Photo from West End web site.

Drivers waiting in the staging area under the assembled shelter.
Photo from West End web site.

Snack trailer.
Photo by Brian Curry.

Big arena surface being groomed after a demolition derby in order to set up the quarter midget track.
Photo by Brian Curry.

Victory lane :-)
Photo by Brian Curry.


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