Manchester Speedway

By dhowell - Posted on 03 January 2008

This is the sixth year for operation of the Manchester Motor Speedway, located 2.5 miles south of the village off South Macomb street.

Some 35 people work in the pits and grounds on Friday nights when the races are held. This is a half-mile, high clay bank track and provides amusement for hundreds who jam the gates every week to watch the Sportsman modified and superstock cars tear around the track.

This is the only race track of its kind in Washtenaw County and cars are timed into one hundredth of a second during the time trials. The track is operated by a corporation headed by Veryl Schill of Manchester. Eighty cars sign in for races on Friday's with a rain date of Sunday.