Mon October 8, 2012
Hialeah Speedway: No Guts, No Glory
A Production of WLRN
Hialeah Speedway, the legendary South Florida racetrack, was more than just a place. It was a moment in time, captured through the roar of the racecars on a Saturday night; on a short flat track that was once considered one of the most challenging in the country.
Our story begins back in the early 1950’s when an organization called the Greater Miami Racing Association decided to start a racetrack. They built it in the middle of nowhere, a sleepy little farm town west of Miami called Hialeah. But the fans started to come.
The drivers were tough. They built their own cars out of junkyard parts. They were treated like rock stars.
For a very long time, Hialeah Speedway was the place to be on a Saturday night. But all good things must come to an end. This is the story of Hialeah Speedway and the families it touched for over 50 years, as told by those who lived it.
Hosted by Steven Brack, the son of Hialeah Speedway’s most winning driver.