This is what remains of Wee Town Outlaw Speedway (also known as Lake Region Speedway and West Central Speedway) northeast of Fergus Falls. This was once a very cool place to watch stock cars and outlaws. Fergus Falls Journal wrote an interesting story about this place back in 2007.
Originally opened in 1962, the speedway went through multiple owners and several periods of inactivity over the years. In 1986, high water began to become a problem at the speedway, and the track was closed from 1987 to 1989. It reopened in 1990 before closing down for good in 1993. What you see above is how it looked in 2012, nineteen years after it shut down. The pits and a good portion of the track are completely flooded.
For an interesting contrast, I actually found a long-form video which features racing at the Weetown Outlaw Speedway when it reopened in 1990. The first part of this video is recorded at the Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo. Jump to the 1:35:00 mark (that’s one hour, thirty five minutes) to see racing action at the Wee Town Outlaw Speedway from 1990 courtesy Corey Litton.
The former water truck sits in about three feet of water on the track infield.
See Also: I94 Speedway
Photos by Troy Larson, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC