EAST AMWELL, NJ —A tent full of race cars and memorabilia will be on exhibit at the Hunterdon County 4-H & Agricultural Fair, which opens next week.
The exhibit is sponsored by Flemington Speedway Historical Society. The Fair will be held will be held Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 21 through Aug. 25, at the Roger K. Everitt (South County Park) fairgrounds on Route 179, just south of Ringoes.
The Hunterdon County 4-H & Agricultural Fair is successor to the Flemington Fair, which was held for decades at the same location on Route 31 in Raritan Township as the Flemington Speedway. At its peak, the Speedway was recognized as one of the top tracks for modified stock cars in the nation, earning the nickname "Modified Country, USA." For years, the Flemington Speedway hosted the National Dirt Track Championship for modified cars.
In addition to a display of restored and “tribute” race cars for the duration of the fair, the Flemington Speedway Historical Society will present “Race Day at the Fair” on Aug. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m., with a reunion of former drivers, car owners, pit crew members, and speedway officials. The reunion is open to all, so stop by and share your memories of the speedway, which closed in 2000.