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Missouri State Fair Speedway

Missouri State Fair Speedway is a 1/2 mile semi banked dirt oval located near Sedalia, Missouri. Auto racing is featured from April through August.

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Track Facts

Elevation: 870 feet Latitude: 38.693164 Longitude: -93.256309 GPS: N 38 41.5898, W 93 15.3785 Time zone: CST/CDT (-0600/-0500)

Historical Note

The original one mile dirt oval was built as a horse track in 1901. Cars raced here from 1914 through October 2nd, 1915, and again from August 17th, 1935 through August 23rd 1941. It reopened after WWII on August 18th, 1946, operating through 1985, and from 1989 through 1998. The location of the big oval may still be seen in the Google Map imagery. The 1/2 mile track was built in 1936. Cars raced on it from August 27th, 1949 through 1985, and again from 1989. A 1/8 mile dirt oval operated in the 1970s.

The track has also operated as Sedalias State Fair Speedway, State Fair Raceway, State Fair Speedway an d Stgate Fair Motor Speedway.

References

Alan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 427. Order from National Speedway Directory

Track Office

State Fair Speedway
State Fairgrounds
US 65
Sedalia, MO 65301

800-422-FAIR

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State Fair Speedway is on the SW side of the intersection of US 65 and W 16th Street, about 1/2 mile south of the intersection of US 50 and US 65.

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