San Jose Speedway featured a 3/8 mile high banked clay oval. The speedway was located in the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose, California.
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San Jose Speedway (originally San Jose Fair Speedway) was the third track to carry the name, adapting it after the second San Jose Speedway closed at the end of the 1977 season. Autos raced on the 1/2 mile dirt oval from 1948 thorugh 1958 and from 1967 through around 1990. Motorcycles raced on it from 1967 through 1971. Autos raced on the 1 mile dirt oval from October 21st, 1951 through around 1955, in 1957 and 1958, and from 1972 through April 25th, 1993. Motorcycles raced on the 1 mile track from 1967 through 1993. A dirt road course operated in 1954. A 1/4 mile dirt oval operated from 1977 through about 1990. A 1/3 mile dirt oval operated from about 1991 through October 16th, 1999. A 1/8 mile dirt oval operated in 1997. The track was closed in 1999 by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. The grandstands were torn down in 2001.
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