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Iron Bowl

Iron Bowl was a 3/8 mile dirt oval located near Birmingham, Alabama.

New: 2006-04-16

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Track Facts

Elevation: 700 feet Latitude: 33.592548 Longitude: -86.723371 Time zone: CST/CDT (-0600/-0500)

Historical Note

The track was built in 1939 in Boggs Hollow and operated until 1942. It mostly ran I.M.C.A. big cars at this time. Racing resumed after WWII in 1946, and the focus shifted to early stock car racing. Accorfding to White, the track closed in 1961; Brown lists the closure as 1953.


Gordon Eliot White, Lost Race Tracks: Treasures of Automobile Racing. Hudson, Wisconsin: Iconographix, 2006 , ISBN 1583880844 , pp. 8.

Allan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 97. Order from National Speedway Directory

Track Office

Iron Bowl
Marshall Ave
Birmingham, AL 35217

Track Imagery

The oval structure of the track is just barely discernible in the Google Map image, a short distance north of the marked intersection. The track is a little easier to see in the TerraServer B&W imagery.

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Getting There

The track was located on Marshall Avenue, a short distance north of the marked intersection.

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