Dawson County Raceway
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Dawson County Raceway

Gates open at 5:00 p.m., hot laps at 5:45 p.m. and races begin at 6:30 p.m.

Physical Address:
1000 Plum Creek Parkway
Lexington, NE 68850

Directions: Located at the Dawson County Fairgrounds along U.S. Hwy. 283 - 2 miles north of the Lexington/I-80 interchange (Exit 237)

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 204
Bertrand, NE 68927

Contact Details:
Cellular Phone: (308) 991-4645
Fax Phone: (308) 472-5306
Track Phone: (308) 324-5000
Promoter: Allen Wissmann
Website Contact: Allen Wissmann

Track Specifications
Type: Semi-Banked Oval
Surface: Dirt
Size: 3/8 mile

Other Details:
Elevation: 2,400 ft.
Camping: On-site camping is available.
Starting Times: Gates open at 5:00 p.m. CDT. Races start at 6:30 p.m. CDT
Seating Capacity: 1500

Track History: First race held in Nebraska was in 1912 in Hemingford,second race held September 9, 1913 in Lexington. Spring of 1913, Joe Morgan and his brothers with the help of Roy and Earl Wells, took 4 mules and a pull type grader and cut out an half mile track in Lexington. First race was held during the Dawson County Fair and they raced for 3 consecutive nights along with horse races and motorcycle races. In 1913 drivers included Haley Kirkpatrick, Don Wolfe, Lester Wolfe of Lexington and Joe Morgan, Oscar Swanson and Bob Mann of Gothenburg. 1914 Dawson County Fair races entertained crowds est. at 10-12,000 people. North Platte and Lincoln held their first races in 1915. First Nascar race in Nebraska was in May of 1949 held in North Platte. First Nascar race held in Lexington in July of 1950.


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