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Elgin Automobile Road Races

Elgin Automobile Road Races were sponsored by the Elgin Watch Company, and held intermittantly until the mid 1930s on a temp road circuit outside Elgin, Illinois.

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Elevation: 810 feet to 900 feet Latitude: 42.041644 Longitude: -88.344154 GPS: N 42 2.49864, W 88 20.6492 Time zone: CST/CDT (-0600/-0500)

Historical Note

Races were held annually in August from August 26th, 1910 through August 21st, 1915. They resumed after WWI on August 23d, 1919, through August 28th, 1920. A final race was held on August 26th, 1933.

References

Alan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 6,252. Order from National Speedway Directory

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