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Silver Dollar Speedway

Silver Dollar Speedway features a 1/4 mile high banked clay oval. The track is located at the Butte County Fairgrounds near Chico, California.

The track is currently operated by John Padjen Motorsports, who also operate Placerville Speedway.

New: 1997-01-05  Last Updated: 2005-08-18

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Elevation: 205 feet Latitude: 39.716314 Longitude: -121.809937 Time zone: PST/PDT (-0800/-0700)

Historical Note

A 1/4 mile oval operated at the fairgrounds from March of 1935 through sometime in 1941. A 1/5th mile oval was used once in March, 1935. A 1/2 mile dirt oval operated from May 22nd, 1949 through 1951. Silver Dollar Speedway was built in 1962 on the site of the 1/2 mile oval.


Allan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 165. Order from National Speedway Directory

Track Office

Track: Silver Dollar Speedway 37 Fair Street Chico, CA 95928 Office: John Padjen Motorsports 704 Vine Avenue Roseville, CA 95678 916-891-6535 (track) 916-969-7484 (office)

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