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Westboro Speedway was located on Route 9 in Westboro, MA. It was built in 1947 for Midget racing and closed at the end of the 1985 season.

Westboro hosted Midgets, Modifieds, Stock Cars, and Supermodifieds over the years. Former track champions include Fred Borden, Ron Bouchard, Jeff Fuller, Rick Fuller, GeGe Gravel, Dick Houlihan and Pete Salvatore.

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1940s

NEAR Hall of Famer Joe Sostilio won the first race at Westboro, a 25-lap Midget affair on Tuesday night, August 5, 1947. Sostillio would go on to dominate the season with 7 wins in an 11-race season.


1950s

1960s

1968

For 1968, the Westboro Speedway ran under the Auto Racing Club banner shared with Seekonk Speedway under new promoter D. Anthony Venditti. Late Model Stock Cars ran as a division.[Jan. 18, 1968 - The Lowell Sun, Page 22]

1970s

In 1978, the final race for the Yankee All-Star League ran on a Wed. night at Westboro. Geoff Bodine continued his dominance in Dick Armstrong's Nu-Style Jewelry #1 Pinto as he won every race that season, winning the series championship.

1980s

The track was sold at auction in 1981.

Westboro Speedway
The track closed at the end of the 1985 season. The track was not demolished until 1988. Falconi had the option to reopen for the 1986 season, but decided not to after the concessions were damaged.

Present-Day

Today the site of Westboro Speedway is the Speedway Mall with a BJ's Wholesale Club, Stop & Shop and UPS Store.

The track has had several reunions - 2001, 2005 and 2010, the most recent to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the track's final season.



WESTBORO CHAMPIONS

Year Driver Div. ## Class B Div. ## Novice Div. ## Street Div. ##
1947
1948
1949Jack GriffinWhat Div?
1950Ray Hill
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955Fred Luchesi?
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961Pete SalvatoreClass A#2
1962Fred BordenClass A#10
1963Fred BordenClass A#10Marty BoiseClass B
1964Reino TulonenClass A#10Eddie MartinClass B#XX
1965Fred BordenClass A#10Marty BoiseClass B
1966Fred BordenClass A#10
1967Fred BordenClass A#10
1968
1969John RosatiUnited G.A.
1970Al BeckerUnited G.A.
1971Jim McCallumUnited G.A.
1972Jim McCallumUnited G.A.Dick HureauNovice
1973United G.A.Billy AntonellisNovice
1974Billy AntonellisUnited G.A.Louie RussoNovice?
1975Ron BouchardModified#17Hank GoffCadetFrank CarpenterStreet Stock
1976Bobby SantosModifiedSi AllenLate ModelMike ZajdelStreet Stock
1977Mike WeedenModifiedJohn Falconi, Jr.Late Model#10Brian AndrewsStreet Stock
1978Fred SchulzModified#T-5Sam SternLate Model#09Street Stock#
1979Jeff FullerModified#T-5Jim HicksLate Model#7Bobby FullerStreet Stock#17
1980Bugs StevensModified#00?Pete FiandacaLate ModelRick FullerStreet Stock
1981Jeff FullerModified#T-5
1982Dick HoulihanNEMMA Modified#1Sam SternLate Model#109Joe LemayStreet Stock#2x
1983Dave LindNEMMA Modified#T-5?GeGe Gravel?
1984Dick HoulihanNEMMA Modified#1Dave CrouseLM Super Street#52?
1985Kevin O'LaughlinNEMMA Modified#K2GeGe GravelLM Super Street#54Rookie

Westboro Races

DATE DAY SANCT. LAPS CLASS WINNER ## ENGINE CAR OWNER SPONSOR NOTES & COMMENTS '
08/05/47Tues. N25MidgetJoe SostilioOwn Offy #54BSMRA
08/12/47Tues. N25MidgetJoe SostilioOwn Offy #54
08/19/47Tues. N25MidgetJoe SostilioOwn Offy #54
08/26/47Tues. N25MidgetBill SchindlerCaruso Offy #3
09/02/47Tues. N25MidgetJoe SostilioOwn Offy #54
09/09/47Tues. N25MidgetJoe SostilioOwn Offy #54
09/16/47Tues. N25Midget
09/23/47Tues. N25MidgetBill Schindler
09/30/47Tues. N25MidgetJoe Sostilio
10/07/47Tues. N25Midget
10/14/47Tues. N50MidgetJoe SostilioFinale
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
06/15/48Tues. NMidgetJohnny ThomsonStrike Dates?
06/22/48Tues. NChet Gibbons
06/29/48Tues. NJim Florian
07/05/48
07/12/48
07/19/48Tues. NBill RandallRose Offy #38
07/26/48
08/03/48Tues. NJohnny Thomson
08/10/48
08/17/48
08/24/48Tues. NCharlie EthierRay Miller's Dad's car
08/31/48
09/07/48Tues. N35Johnny Thomson
09/14/48Tues. NJohnny Bernardi
09/21/48Tues. NJohnny Thomson
09/28/48Tues. N50Joe SostilioPollack Offy #30Finale
10/12/48Tues. N100
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
19495/??
06/03/49Fri. N.StockRed CummingsLitwin #42NESCRA
06/10/49Fri. N.25StockBill Tibbert
06/17/49Fri. N.25Bill Tibbert
06/24/49Fri. N.Bill Tibbert
07/01/49Speedy ThompsonShuebruk #2
07/08/49Stan WoodsShuebruk #2
07/15/49
07/22/49Andy Anderson
07/29/49Fri. N.
08/05/49Fri. N.StockGeorge Lewis
08/12/49
08/19/49Fri. N.24StockTommy DupontLaps?
08/26/49
09/02/49
09/09/49
09/16/49Fri. N.25StockRalph Moody
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
1950
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
8/28/1951Tues.200New CarRain date Aug. 29th
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
05/16/52Fri. N.StockRalph Flannery#26Opener – AARA
05/23/52Fri. N.
05/30/52Fri. N.StockReino Tulonen
06/06/52Fri. N.AAA50MidgetRay JanelleAAA – Only midget show of the year
06/13/52Fri. N.StockFred Borden#69
06/20/52Fri. N.StockDan Stanton
06/27/52
07/04/52
07/11/52Fri. N.Fred Borden
07/18/52
07/25/52
08/01/52Fri. N.StockReino Tulonen
08/08/52Fri.
08/15/52Fri. N.50StockPaul Ledger
08/22/52Fri. N.25StockTrigger Watson
08/29/52
09/05/52Fri. N.35StockReino Tulonen
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
05/08/535/8 or 5/15 AARA Opener?
05/15/53
05/22/53
05/29/53Fri. N.35CutdownRed Hill
06/05/53
06/12/53
06/19/53Fri. N.CutdownRed Castor
06/26/53
06/27/53Sat.NEMAMidgetBert Brooks#99Smith V-8 60First NEMA Midget Race
07/03/53
07/10/53Fri. N.CutdownTrigger WatsonWard Beam Hell Drivers
07/17/53Fri. N.CutdownRoland Lapierre#16
07/24/53
07/31/53Fri. N.35CutdownRed BolducMid-Season Championship
08/07/53Fri. N.25CutdownX Silva
08/14/53Fri. N.25CutdownFeatureRAINED OUT
08/21/53Fri. N.CutdownJunior PoolerPostponed Feature
08/21/53Fri. N.CutdownRed BolducRegular Feature
08/28/53Fri. N.CutdownRed Bolduc#3
09/04/53Fri. N.CutdownFred Borden
09/11/53Fri. N.CutdownRed Bolduc
09/18/53Fri. N.CutdownHop Harrington
09/25/53Fri. N.35CutdownHop HarringtonFinale
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
05/14/54Fri. N.CutdownRed BolducOpener – AARA
SportsmanReino Tulonen(Multiple divisions a night)
Non-FordBarrows
05/21/54Fri. N.CutdownFred Borden
Sportsman
Non-Ford
05/28/54Fri. N.CutdownFred Borden
Sportsman
Non-Ford
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
5/11/1956Fri.NEMAMidgetLen Thrall
5/18/1956NEMAMidgetRonnie Evans
7/3/1956NEMAMidgetRonnie Evans
9/3/1956NEMAMidgetAl Pillion
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
5/17/1957NEMAMidgetLen Thrall
5/30/1957NEMAMidgetBill Randall
6/15/1957NEMAMidgetJohnny Kay
7/3/1957NEMAMidgetBob Boone
9/2/1957NEMAMidgetBill Eldridge
9/21/1957NEMAMidgetBill Eldridge
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
5/16/1958NEMAMidgetBill Eldridge
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
8/15/1959NEMAMidgetDick Brown
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
8/13/1960NEMAMidgetRay Burke
09/00/1960CutdownFred Borden#99Andy Smith
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
6/10/1961ARDCMidgetJerry Russo
7/3/1961ARDCMidgetLen Duncan
8/19/1961ARDCMidgetLen Duncan
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
1962Flathead CoupeDeke Astle#2Opening Day
1962Memorial Day
5/12/1962ARDCMidgetTony Bonadies
7/3/1962ARDCMidgetTony Bonadies
8/4/1962ARDCMidgetJoe Csiki#22
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
5/17/1963NEMAMidgetTony Bonadies
6/7/1963NEMAMidgetJoe Csiki
1963Class APete Savatore#2Bouchard's Red & White Movers
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
5/13/1964NEMAMidgetJohnny Kay
6/10/1964NEMAMidgetKing Carpenter
7/25/1964NEMAMidgetAl Pillion
9/12/1964NEMAMidgetHank Williams
1964Class AFats Caruso#10Falconi Bros. Heating OilsOpening Day
1964Class AReino Tulonen#10Falconi Bros. Heating Oils
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
5/15/1965NEMAMidgetLen Thrall
6/17/1965NEMAMidgetWalt Gale6/19/65?
7/31/1965NEMAMidgetLen Thrall
8/27/1965NEMAMidgetLen Thrall
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
08/00/1965MidgetLen Thrall#65
08/00/1966Class ALou Austin#73Full Coupe
5/21/1966Sat.NEMAMidgetWalt Gale
6/4/1966NEMAMidgetLen Thrall
6/18/1966NEMAMidgetRay Roberts
7/16/1966NEMAMidgetGeorge Monsen
7/30/1966NEMAMidgetAl Pillion
8/29/1966NEMAMidgetChet Conklin8/20/66?
9/3/1966NEMAMidgetBill Eldridge
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
1967NEMAMidgetLen Thrall
1967NEMAMidgetLen Thrall
1967NEMAMidgetDave Humphrey
1967NEMAMidgetJoe Csiki
1967NEMAMidgetRay Roberts
1967NEMAMidgetFrank Gehling
1967NEMAMidgetFrank Gehling
08/00/1967Class BJim McCallum#52
1967Fred Borden#10
4/22/1967NEMAMidgetWalt Gale
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
4/19/1968Fri.J. Rosenfield
4/26/1968Fri.R. Sprague#42
5/3/1968Fri.J. Arrigo
5/10/1968Fri.E. Hoyle
5/17/1968Fri.R. Sprague#42
5/24/1968Fri.J. Tripp,, Jr.
6/7/1968Fri.J. Astle
6/14/1968Fri.D. Dias
6/21/1968Fri.J. Astle
7/5/1968Fri.R. Sprague#42
7/12/1968Fri.R. Bouchard
7/26/1968Fri.R. Bouchard
8/2/1968Fri.L. Andrews
8/9/1968Fri.R. Sprague#42
8/23/1968Fri.R. Bouchard
8/30/1968Fri.T. Progen
9/13/1968Fri.T. Progen
1968NEMAMidgetDave Humphrey
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
4/26/1969NEMAMidgetDutch Schaefer
8/9/1969NEMAMidgetJohnny Kay#22
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
4/18/1970NEMAMidgetJohnny Coybrenn
8/1/1970NEMAMidgetDave Humphrey
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
4/17/1971NEMAMidgetDave Humphrey#47McCarthy
6/19/1971NEMAMidgetLou Fray#14Pascale
7/24/1971NEMAMidgetJohnny Mann#66Stropoli100 lapper
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
4/29/1972NEMAMidgetJohnny Mann#66Stropoli
6/17/1972NEMAMidgetJohnny Mann#66Stropoli
7/29/1972NEMAMidgetJerry Wall#5Wall100 lapper
9/16/1972NEMAMidgetDave Humphrey#47McCarthy
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
5/5/1973NEMAMidgetBob Pick#77
6/23/1973NEMAMidgetJohnny Mann#1
7/28/1973NEMAMidgetJohnny Mann#1
9/15/1973NEMAMidgetButch Walsh#22
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
4/27/1974NEMAMidgetBill Eldridge#48Lindblad
6/22/1974NEMAMidgetJohnny Mann#1Cali
7/20/1974NEMAMidgetJohnny Mann#1Cali
9/14/1974NEMAMidgetDave Humphrey#47McCarthy
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
5/16/1975NEMAMidgetDave Humphrey#47McCarthy
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
5/15/1976NEMAMidgetDave Humphrey#47McCarthy
6/19/1976NEMAMidgetJohnny Coy#9Cali
7/17/1976NEMAMidgetJohnny Mann#9Cali
8/14/1976NEMAMidgetDave Humphrey#47McCarthy
00/00/1976ModifiedRoland Lapierre, Jr.#134Thompson 300 Qualifier
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
00/00/1977ModifiedMike Weeden#30Thompson 300 Qualifier
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
5/27/1978NEMAMidgetBilly Mann#61
8/26/1978ModifiedRoland Lapierre, Jr.#134
9/9/1978NEMAMidgetJoey Coy#21
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
6/16/1979ModifiedRoland Lapierre, Jr.#134
6/26/1979NEMAMidgetBobby White5/26/79?
7/14/1979NEMAMidgetButch Yuris
8/15/1979NEMAMidgetDave Humphrey
9/15/1979NEMAMidgetBobby White
9/29/1979NEMAMidgetButch Yuris
00/00/1979ModifiedRoland Lapierre, Jr.#134Busch 250
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
6/14/1980NEMAMidgetBobby White#63White
7/13/1980NEMAMidgetButch Walsh#35Bien
8/9/1980NEMAMidgetBobby White#63White
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
5/23/1981NEMAMidgetButch Walsh#35Bien
6/13/1981NEMAMidgetButch Walsh#35Bien
7/11/1981NEMAMidgetNokie Fornoro#22Scrivani
8/15/1981NEMAMidgetNokie Fornoro#22Scrivani
10/11/1981NEMAMidgetNokie Fornoro#22Scrivani
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
5/22/1982NEMAMidgetDrew Fornoro#45Angelillo
6/12/1982NEMAMidgetDrew Fornoro#45Angelillo
7/17/1982NEMAMidgetButch Walsh#35Bien
8/7/1982NEMAMidgetButch Walsh#35Bien
8/21/1982NEMAMidgetLee Smith#72Smith
8/28/1982NEMAMidgetNokie Fornoro#21Scrivani
9/19/1982Sun.82LM-PSJim McCallum#02Bay State Challenge Cup Event
35SupermodifiedEd West
15Strictly StockJohn Lobo, Jr.
9/25/1982Sat.New England Championship Demolition Derby
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
7/23/1983NEMAMidgetDrew Fornoro#45Angelillo
8/27/1983NEMAMidgetDrew Fornoro#45Angelillo
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
1984NEMAMidgetBilly Mann#61Rogers
DATEDAYSANCT.LAPSCLASSWINNER##ENGINECAR OWNERSPONSORNOTES & COMMENTS
5/4/1985Sat.NEMMADick Houlihan#1
Super StreetGege Gravel
Rookie 8 cyl.Brian AvedisianWorcester, MA
Rookie 4 cylRod Dufault?
5/11/1985Sat.30NEMMASam Stern#5x
Super StreetBob Brown
5/18/1985Sat.RAINED OUT
5/25/1985Sat.50NEMMADave Lind#T-5"Triple Crown Series"
Super StreetDave Blanchard#57
Rookie 8 cyl.Jim McGee8-cyl.
Rookie 4 cyl.Rod Dufault4 cyl.
5/26/1985Sun.Demo.Keith Chabot
Demo.Al Jeelison
Demo.Robin Buckman
Demo.Gordon Hutt
6/1/1985Sat.30NEMMAKen Ross#111
Super StreetDave Crouse#52
6/8/1985RAINED OUT
6/15/198535NEMMADave LindT-5S.M. LoRusso & Sons
Super StreetJohn Dennencourt38
RookieRod DufaultNorthboro, MA
SpectatorAsa Johnson
6/22/1985NEMMADan Meservey#11A
Super StreetAngelo Piazza#74MA
RookieMike Como#8?
6/29/1985RAINED OUT
7/3/1985Wed.Also listed as Triple Crown - Pushed back to Sat.?
7/6/1985Sat.40NEMMADave Lind#T-5"Triple Crown Series"
25Super StreetGege Gravel#54
7/13/1985Sat.40NEMMADave Lind#T-5Sullivan Tire Co. Classic
Super StreetGreg Warzycha#96
RookieBruce Lemay
7/20/1985Sat.35NEMMADave Lind#T-5
Super StreetGreg Warzycha#96
RookieGeorge Perrault, Jr.
7/27/1985Sat.Super StreetJohn Dennencourt#38
RookieRod Dufault
Nati'l Old Timers Auto Race Club, Eastern Div.
8/3/1985Sat.NEMMAKevin O'Laughlin#K2Mid-Summer Championship
Super StreetGreg Warzyka
RookieGeorge Perrault, Jr.
8/10/1985Sat.Super StreetAngelo Piazza
RookieSmokey Fenton#107
8/17/1985Sat.NEMA25MidgetDrew Fornoro#45AngelilloFinal NEMA Midget Race
NEMMAKevin O'Laughlin#K2
20Super StreetDave Crouse#52
Rookie
8/24/1985Sat.NEMMAKen Ross#111
Super StreetGege Gravel#54
Rookie StockTom Clark#518 cyl.
Rookie StockRick Desrosiers#24 cyl.
8/31/1985Sat.RAINED OUT
9/7/1985Sat.25NEMMADan Meservey#11aFinal NEMMA "Pro Four Modified" Race
25Open StreetAngelo Piazza#74MALast Points Races
RookieSmokey Fenton8 cyl.
RookieRick Desrosiers4 cyl.
9/14/1985Sat.25Super StreetDave Blanchard#55
25Super StreetGege Gravel#54
RookieGeoge Perrault, Jr.4th win of season
9/29/1985Sat.Street StockBrian Wood#51
RookieDave Bell#108 cyl.
RookieLarry Therrien#414 cyl.

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