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Arizona State Fairgrounds

Arizona State Fairgrounds apparently operated an indoor 1/8 mile dirt oval for karts and possibly midgets in the early 2000s. It is unclear if it is still in operation. The fair has an extensive history of oval racing, and featured NASCAR and USAC racing during the 1950s and 1960s.

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Historical Note

The original track was a 1 mile dirt oval which operated from 1909 through 1941, and from 1946 to 1965. The last AAA championship race was held on this oval on 10/06/1955; this was the predecessor to the USAC Gold Crown series.

A 1/2 mile dirt oval operated on what is now the site of the Phoenix Suns Coliseum from 1934 to 1937. A 5/8 mile dirt oval operated from 1938 to 1940; a 5/8 mile paved oval operated in 1941 and from 1946 to 1972. A 1/8 mile dirt oval operated from 1985 to 1993, and from 1997 to ????. A 1/8 mile figure 8 operated from 2001 to ????.

NASCAR is known to have raced at the fairgrounds in 1951, 1955, 1956, and 1960. USAC Gold Crown cars are known to have raced from 1956 to 1963.

References

Alan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 105. Order from National Speedway Directory

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Arizona State Fair
1826 W. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85007

602-252-6771

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