Austin Speed O Rama

By: jwilder

austin roadside attraction speed-o-rama

The track has been called several names such as Austin Speed-O-Rama (or Speedorama), Longhorn Speedway, Paramount Austin Speedway ('70s) and Bad Boyz Speed-O-Rama. It was also informally referred to as Lockhart Speedway probably due to the fact that highway 183 was known as Lockhart Highway.

Austin Speed-O-Rama was opened in 1960 by A.B. Wusterhausen and his son Louis Wusterhausen. The 1/4 mile asphalt track is located at 183 and FM 812. Louis Wusterhausen was the track manager. Louis was killed during a race at Texas World Speedway on October 8th 1972 while driving a 1971 Camaro.

The track is on private property but is visible from the highway. It is also just a few miles West of the Circuit of the Americas race track.

Austin Speed-O-Rama (ghost track)
On South Highway 183 just north of FM 812.

Read more about the history of this track on MOTOR Austin.

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