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Ak-Sar-Ben Speedway

Ak-Sar-Ben Speedway was a 1 mile dirt oval located in Omaha, Nebraska.

New: 2006-04-09

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Track Facts

Elevation: 1025 feet Latitude: 41.242489 Longitude: -96.014736 GPS: N 41 14.5493, W 96 0.88416 Time zone: CST/CDT (-0600/-0500)

Historical Note

The track was built in the 1880's as a horse track. Auto racing started in 1910, running through October 8th, 1911. Auto racing resumed in 1920, running through 1933, and there may have beem some races in the 1950s. Horse racing continued through 1994, and the track was torn out in 1996. The site is now the location of the Kewitt Technical Center of the University of Nebraska.

References

Gordon Eliot White, Lost Race Tracks: Treasures of Automobile Racing. Hudson, Wisconsin: Iconographix, 2006 , ISBN 1583880844 , pp. 57. Order from Powell's Books

Alan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 437. Order from National Speedway Directory

Track Office

Ak-Sar-Ben Speedway
Pine Street
Omaha, NE 68106

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