Ackerman: Drivers remember Riverside Park Speedway days
Racers compete at Blue Heron Speedway, which became known as Riverside Park Speedway. The track, which was built in 1950, was located south of Council Bluffs.
Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:00 am
In the early 1950s, the Omaha area had a number of auto racing facilities: Playland Park in Council Bluffs, Grandview in Bellevue, and a one-eighth mile micro-midget track in Ralston.
Then there was Blue Heron Speedway, also known as Riverside Park Speedway. To get there, you went south of Council Bluffs, one mile east of the South Omaha Bridge and one block south of the South Omaha Road, now known as Veterans Memorial Highway.
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Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:00 am.