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Source: Gary Lindahl
I was there many times and the track was an egg shaped 3/8ths oiled clay track with a drive in car ramp, pits on the inside and a long access road from the street to get in the place, only one way in and one way out. The track ran on Friday nights and featured the old sportsmen modified division and stock cars. It was built by the Schill family who ran the track until there son Harold was severly injured in a crash with the Valentine bros.
Verle and Harold still attend the Jackson Motor Speedway oldtimers reunion which is held the last Saturday of October each year at the Elks Club in Jackson. Manchester was a neat track and was the first place to sell french fries at the concession that we know of. In its day, the pits would have close to 100 cars for the two divisions. Denny Donaldson Dick Crup, Don Taylor, Ed Todd, Glen Stevens, Don Earles, The Drumhillers and Valentines were some of the stars.