No motorized vehicles are allowed beyond the parking lots.
Treat the property with respect.
Take your trash out with you.
Report any vandals or vandalism.
Help make motorsports fans their most favored park attendees.
The original paving of the race course is
present around much of the old track path.
The balance is being chipped and graveled.
Easy path from parking to track surface
Meadowdale Raceway history signs
Some say that if you listen very carefully, you may hear the shriek of Ferraris or the thunder of fuel dragsters here on the 3/4 mile long main straightaway
Clubs find Raceway Woods a fine location for outings
1959- Scarab in Doanes Corner
Photo (c) by Edward T. Stoessel
Off the steeply banked Monza Wall and down the 3/4 mile roller coaster main straight. Seconds later you are blasting into the "Little Monza" at 170+ MPH. Your stomach drops out as you head into that banked downhill corkscrew turn...
We will never feel the gut churning thrill of racing at Meadowdale Raceway first hand again. But we can feel relief that this American racing icon will not disappear under a shopping center or subdivision. The track property has been purchased by the Kane County Forest Preserve District, the Dundee Park District and Dundee Township to preserve as open space.
The former home of Meadowdale International Raceways is now open for hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking and other outdoor recreation. Two entrances with parking give easy access to the 330 acre site. Come on out!
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This website has no official connection with any of the government bodies involved with Raceway Woods. It is strictly a hobby project of a former Meadowdale racer, race worker and race organizer. Information is believed correct, but is not guaranteed.
Sponsor: Chicagoland Sports Car Club is an active sports car racing organization with members all over the midwest. The club sponsored races at Meadowdale "back in the day". They are a key club in the Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs, and are known for their annual "Loooong Race". 2009 saw the 42nd running of the annual "Loooong Race", which dates back to events at Meadowdale.
Sorry, all 50th Anniversary memorabilia is SOLD OUT. As these sales were an important part of our ability to make this event a free festival, we appreciate your purchases. This area is now just a storage area for these graphic components.