FLorida Racing History

“Eau Gallie was developed by a long time (and still living) county commissioner, Joe
Wickham. The speedway sat on 20 acres along the west side of Wickham Road; and opened in 1957 as 'THE SPINNING WHEEL SPEEDWAY".  Ironically, I seem to recall a
(spinning?) wheel/tire cleared the catch fence on opening night and killed a
spectator in the main grandstands.  The track was also later known as Brevard
Speedway, Eau Gallie Speedway & Melbourne Speedway and had a succession of
owners, many of whom - except me, are listed in Eddie Roche's book
I have
remnants of a couple old programs somewhere.  The local newspaper did a couple
of nice articles during the last year or so about walking memory lane at Eau Gallie Speedway.”

                                                                                                                  =Bill Posey



Take a ride through Florida’s racing past with State Representative Bill Posey as he returns you to the famous Eau Gallie Speedway. Click here to begin!



Bill Posey owned Eau Gaullie Speedway during the 1969, 1970, and 1971 short track campaigns. Back in those days entrance fees were $2.00.


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