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Ventura Raceway

Ventura Raceway features a 1/5 mile high banked clay oval. The Speedway is located near Ventura, California.

For the past several years, the facility has operated with a threat of closure by the Ventura County Fair Board hanging over it, but it appears that the track will continue to operate for several more years.

New: 1997-01-05  Last Updated: 2007-09-16

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Elevation: 10 feet Latitude: 34.275535 Longitude: -119.304271 Time zone: PST/PDT (-0800)

Historical Note

A 1/2 mile dirt oval operated at the fairgrounds from July 28th, 1924 through around 1927 (this track had run motorcycles from 1910 through 1923). A 1/5 mile dirt oval was used for midgets on November 11th, 1934. A 1/10 mile dirt oval operated from July 4th, 1978 through 1984 (this was originally used for speedway motorcycles beginning in 1969.) The 1/5 mile oval opened in 1985. A 1/5 mile dirt figure 8 was added in 2000. The track has also operated as Seaside Park Speedway.


Allan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 169. Order from National Speedway Directory

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Track: Ventura Raceway 10 West Harbor Blvd Ventura, CA 93001 Office: Ventura Raceway 2810 West Wooley Rd. Oxnard, CA 93035-2540 805-648-RACE (track) 805-985-5433 (office) 805-984-3095 (fax)

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