Los Angeles Coliseum was the location of a number of oval tracks over the years. The last race there took place in 1948.
A 1/4 mile wood oval for motorcycles operated at this site in 1909 in the old Agricultural park. The coliseum itself was built in 1923. A 1/4 mile dirt oval operated from 1938 through 1942. A 1/4 mile paved oval operated from October 11th, 1945 through March 16th, 1948. A 1/4 mile wood oval operated from July 10th, 1948 through August 13th, 1948. Racing ended when driver Jack Habermehl died from injuries sustained in the race on August 13th.
|Allan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 145. Order from National Speedway Directory|
|Gordon Eliot White, Lost Race Tracks: Treasures of Automobile Racing. Hudson, Wisconsin: Iconographix, 2006 , ISBN 1583880844 , pp. 16. Order from Powell's Books|
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