Polo Grounds is best known as a baseball stadium in New York City, but various auto racing events were held there on wood, dirt and paved tracks.
The warning track of the ball field was used as a 1/4 mile dirt oval around 1940 to 1942. A 1/5 mile wood oval was used on June 5th & 8th, 1948. A 1/4 mile paved oval operated from August 28th, 1958 through September 12th, 1959, during the period between the departure of the Giants and the two seasons the Mets played here.
|Allan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 502. Order from National Speedway Directory|
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