June 26, 2009

Mohawk International Raceway

ESS Extra:  Mohawk Int'l Raceway

by Dean ReynoldsIt started as a dream of one Dennis White back in 1987, to build a race track near his residence on the Akwesasne Indian Reservation. It’s located on Frogtown Rd. and aptly named the Frogtown International Speedway. The circular 4/10ths mile oval has run weekly since but has struggled in some of those years.

While White is basically retired from the speedway and now with help from the Swamp family, the Lazore’s and the Thompson’s what was known as Frogtown has now switched to a new name of Mohawk International Raceway (MIR). The name change was just a start, since last year over seven digits have been invested into the facility making it one of the most modern dirt tracks in either US or Canada.
Comment:  The article doesn't say, but since the raceway is located on the Akwesasne Indian Reservation, I presume the tribe owns it.

For more on the subject, see Barona's Motocross Training Center and Pala Motocross Track. For a similar subject, see Six Nations Stock-Car Race.

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