Buxton Raceway, originally called High Edge, is located on the south side of Buxton, close to Harpur Hill in Derbyshire.
Originally the site of the raceway was used for the Buxton Rock Festival, between 1972 to 1974; promoted by Steven Robinson. Bands such as Uriah Heep, Steppenwolf, Wishbone Ash, Nazareth, Mott The Hoople and Lindisfarne played at the venue.
The track was built in 1974 and was originally called the High Edge Raceway. The track was a bulldozed dirt oval with earth banks and used tyres as a barrier. The first drivers meeting was held at the Quiet Woman pub in Earl Sterndale, seeking support for racing to take place. These people who attended included a group of disillusioned hot rodders seeking to get away from the Belle Vue promoter, others ranged from truckers and farmers to car-nuts who just wanted to race anything.
In 1998, High Edge Raceway became 'Buxton Raceway' promoted by Dave Pierce. The track has been successful, with seasonal fixtures, local
and national formulas. Dave retired from promoting in 2011, although he continued working behind the scenes, he fully retired in February 2020.
Dave Pierce died from cancer, in October of 2021.