Alexandria’s History in Auto Racing

Alexandria’s history in racing dates back to the 1940’s, when drivers like Lloyd Ruby used to race at our local Armscamp Speedway. Armscamp Speedway was located along State Road 28. After a second fire of the grandstands the track was never used again. In the 1970’s, annual go-kart racing events used to be sponsored by the local Jaycees organization. These races brought hundreds to Alexandria until it was canceled in 1980. The former Glove Corporation/Worth Racing use to make fire-retardant driver suits and gloves. Many of the Indianapolis 500 drivers use to get their racing suits from the Alexandria business. In 1971, Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser, Sr wore his Johnny Lightning racing suit (made in Alexandria) in the victory circle at the famed oval. Today, we are thrilled to hold this event with the SIRA. Our committee works year round to organize this fun filled weekend. We hope you will have a fun and safe weekend while visiting Alexandria. We hope you will enjoy some of the finest go-kart racing in the state. If we can assist in anyway please contact us.

–Alexandria Monroe Chamber of Commerce