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Santa Ana Airport

Santa Ana Airport was the site of a 1/4 mile dragstrip located near Irvine, California.

New: 2007-09-03

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Track Facts

Elevation: 45 feet Latitude: 33.674854 Longitude: -117.869139 GPS: N 33 40.4912, W 117 52.1483 Time zone: PST/PDT (-0800/-0700)

Historical Note

This was the first official dragstrip in the United States. It operated from June 19th, 1950 through 1959, and shut down due to increasing airport traffic.

References

Alan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 162. Order from National Speedway Directory

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Track: John Wayne-Orange County International Airport Airport Loop Road Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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