Roseland Speedway was located just west of Frostburg Md in eastern Garrett County. After the second Frostburg exit on 68 going west is the Finzel Md exit. The track is just north on Pocahontas Road and it's still there.
Fort Ashby WVa is south of Cumberland and raced under the name Potomac Valley Speedway. The track was is the middle of town, like Port Royal, as is still there too. Both tracks raced for only a few years in the late 50's to mid 60's. Roseland sorta faded away and it looks the last racing event there around 1970 was a motorcycle race.
The flagman at Fort Ashby was run over and killed around 1964/65 and the track never really recovered from that and closed soon after. Many of the Bedford, South Penn and Jennerstown drivers raced at these speedways along with the West Virginia group of racers from Pennsboro, Morgantown and Elkins...
Mr. Port wrote:
The 18, Pete Lenker car is the former John Cragan "Flying Shoe" that John raced at South Penn, Hesston, Roseland and Fort Ashby. John's son, Charlie, went on to be one of the great dirt and asphalt late model drivers of all time...
Yep, they are 1963 photos. The Pete Lenker is interesting. Lenker drove the light blue No. 30 during 1963. The No. 18, as seen in the photo, is from western PA. Lenker picked up that ride late in the year.
Eric, where were roseland and Fort Ashby located? I never heard of those tracks.