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Baylands Raceway Park

Baylands Raceway Park was a complex consisting of a 1/4 mile paved dragstrip and a 3/8 mile dirt oval located near Fremont, California.

Thanks to Gregg Schlaman for the physical street address of the track.

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Track Facts

Elevation: 15 feet Latitude: 37.498848 Longitude: -121.963542 GPS: N 37 29.9308, W 121 57.8125 Time zone: PST/PDT (-0800/-0700)

Historical Note

The 1/4 mile paved dragstrip operated from 1959 through 1988. A 1/4 mile dirt oval operated from 1974 through 1980. A 1/4 mile dirt oval also operated in 1984 (it is not clear if this is the same oval.) A 3/8 mile paved oval operated from August of 1981 through November of 1988. The track also operated as Fremont Raceway.

The dragstrip was the site of the first 7 second run (7.962) on May 14th, 1960. It also was the site of the first 6 second run (6.99) on April 29th, 1962 (jet dragster).

References

Alan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 126. Order from National Speedway Directory

Track Office

Track: Baylands Raceway Park 44333 Christy Street Fremont, CA 94538

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