Trenton Speedway on Site of Grounds for Sculptor; Concerts; Black Driver
An auto racetrack, Trenton Speedway, was here until 1980. The concrete foundation is under what is now a sculpture garden. Promising African American driver Tommy Thompson was killed from injuries in a race here on 9-23-78. See the Philadelphia Inquirer, 9-28-18 at pp. D1, 8. Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead was in a band called Kingfish that played at the speedway on 8-24-75. The lineup was Aerosmith, Kingfish, Poco, Slade, Nils Lofgren, Mahogany Rush and Hootchie Kootch. That information is from the lostlivedead blog.
80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township, New Jersey, 08619, United States
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