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Auto Club Raceway at Pomona

Auto Club Raceway at Pomona is a 1/4 mile NHRA dragstrip located at the Los Angeles County Fairplex near Pomona, California, better known under it's traditional name "Pomona Raceway". At various times in the past, oval racing and road racing have also occured here.

Material on the road course contributed by Guy Watney, Kansas City Region SCCA.

New: 2005-05-26  Last Updated: 2007-04-14

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Elevation: 1025 feet Latitude: 34.092047 Longitude: -117.771549 GPS: N 34 5.52282, W 117 46.2929 Time zone: PST/PDT (-0800/-0700)

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Historical Note

A 1/2 mile dirt oval operated here from August 1934 through October 3rd, 1937, and again from April 16th, 1950 through 1958.

The 1/4 mile dragstrip opened in 1951. The first NHRA sanctioned drag race was held here in 1953.

A 2-mile temporary road-course, set up in the parking lot of the Fairgrounds, was used for sports-car racing from 1956 to 1961.

A 1.7 mile paved road course operated here in 1998-1999.

The facilities have operated under various names, including Pomona Raceway, Ascot at Pomona, Fairplex and Los Angeles Dragstrip.

References

Alan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 156. Order from National Speedway Directory

Track Office

Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
2780 Fairplex Drive
Pomona, CA 91768K

Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
P.O. Box 5555
Glendora, CA 91740

909-593-7010

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