For 50 years, the Greenwood Roadway sat amidst rolling hills near Indianola, Iowa, slowly being overgrown by prairie grasses. Its surfaced is cracked, and in some places it's gone altogether, but the nostalgic fondness for the three-mile circuit has not been lost on race fans across the Midwest. This all came to a head last Saturday when over 300 people celebrated the 50th anniversary of the track's first race at the inaugural Greenwood Revival.
Although the circuit only operated from 1963 to 1966, its story is well-known and documented here on Jalopnik after its likeness to Deep Forest Raceway on Gran Turismo went viral. This exposure certainly didn't hurt the Revival; several people (young and old) told me they had never heard of Greenwood before that story but were amazed that such a place had been abandoned for so long.