"Information About Harmony"
Nancy (Griffin) Collett 03.09.10
Mr Metz may have been the electrician, but my dad "SPEEDY GRIFFIN" of Griffin & Williams Electric was the original electrician & my Dad set all the poles & wires at the Harmony Raceway. So many memories going to the track watching Daddy do all that & then to go back & watch the races. Those were wonderful memories.
Donald Metz was the individual who performed the electrical work for Richard Crouse and Carl Van Horn during the construction of the track in 1963, and this gentleman is still active in the electrical business today. Note to Larry and Greg - Sorry it took so long to post this!
Greg Collins: 06/17/05
The last time "Modifieds" raced at Harmony was on July 7, 1972. During the final year of operation (1973) the track ran sportsman, late models and mini-stocks. The winner on that final night of Modified racing was Will Cagle in the #24 (100 lap Feature). The winner's share of the purse posted that night by track owner/promoter Anthony Pio Costa was $1500.
Carl VanHorn and Richard Crouse (a farmer from Harmony), were the original builders of the track which opened in June of 1963.
Fire service was provided by the Harmony Township Volunteer Fire Company which J. Richard Collins (father) was a member.
The property is now owned by Mallinckrodt Baker Incorporated. It's thought that the last deed transfer involving the sale of the speedway property to Mallinckrodt may have included a restriction that the property could not be used for racing purposes in the future.