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West Branch Speedway (Rau and I-75) - West Branch MI

Address: Rau Rd near I-75
City: West Branch
State: MI
Zip: 48661
County: Ogemaw
Number of visits to this page: 10697
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From Water Winter Wonderland

There were 2 West Branch Speedways and they weren't that far from one another. This entry documents the one that was near Rau Rd and I-75. The outline of the track can be seen (just barely) near the rest stop on I-75 north. The other was on S M-76 just south of Airport Rd. There is a place called Michigan Bark Products which now occupies that lot. I have put together an aerial photo analysis that can be viewed below showing the locations of the 2 tracks. Hopefully the folks who submitted information are referring to the proper track.

Source: Bruce Cascadden

The old track is owned by Al and Bill Cascadden, original family members. Al has recently built an old "hot rod" and plans on working the old track up to run a few laps. The track is a bit overgrown but the banked turns can still be seen from the West Branch rest area on I-75 south of Rau Rd. We have some old pics and newspaper clippings but would like to hear from anyone with any other information or stories. thanks

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Info Updates:
10/17/2006 - Jim Little
The west branch speedway I attended was just off the road from skidway just before it turned off into the road to town. The last time I could see the stands cattle were grasing on the property.
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West Branch Speedway (Rau and I-75) - NOVEMBER 2006
NOVEMBER 2006
West Branch Speedway (Rau and I-75) - NOVEMBER 2006
NOVEMBER 2006
West Branch Speedway (Rau and I-75) - AL CASCADEN RUNS OLD TRACK
AL CASCADEN RUNS OLD TRACK
West Branch Speedway (Rau and I-75) - AT OLD TRACK RACES R ZETTEL D BACHELDER
AT OLD TRACK RACES R ZETTEL D BACHELDER
West Branch Speedway (Rau and I-75) - ED LEDUC R N B ZETTLE 55
ED LEDUC R N B ZETTLE 55
West Branch Speedway (Rau and I-75) - ED LEDUC R N B ZETTLE 55
ED LEDUC R N B ZETTLE 55
West Branch Speedway (Rau and I-75) - OLD TRACK 55
OLD TRACK 55
West Branch Speedway (Rau and I-75) - OLD WB TRACK 1955 III
OLD WB TRACK 1955 III
West Branch Speedway (Rau and I-75) - OLD WB TRACK 55 VI
OLD WB TRACK 55 VI
West Branch Speedway (Rau and I-75) - OLD WB TRACK 55 VII
OLD WB TRACK 55 VII
West Branch Speedway (Rau and I-75) - OLD WB TRACK II
OLD WB TRACK II
West Branch Speedway (Rau and I-75) - OLD WB TRACK VIII
OLD WB TRACK VIII
West Branch Speedway (Rau and I-75) - 1960S AERIAL PHOTO
1960S AERIAL PHOTO
West Branch Speedway (Rau and I-75) - BOTH WEST BRANCH SPEEDWAYS
BOTH WEST BRANCH SPEEDWAYS
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