Atlantic City Speedway

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Atlantic City Speedway
Amatol Race Track
Location Hammonton, New Jersey
Coordinates 39°36′12″N74°44′28″W / 39.60333°N 74.74111°W / 39.60333; -74.74111 Coordinates: 39°36′12″N74°44′28″W / 39.60333°N 74.74111°W / 39.60333; -74.74111
Capacity310,000
OperatorAtlantic City Motor Speedway Association
Opened1926
Closed1933
Oval
SurfaceBoard
Length2.4 km (1.5 mi)
Banking45°

The Atlantic City Speedway was a board oval racing track located near Hammonton, New Jersey. The track was built in 1926, and hosted eight American Automobile Association sanctioned races before the track was demolished in 1933. [1] [2]

Board track racing

Board track racing was a type of motorsport popular in the United States during the 1910s and 1920s. Competition was conducted on circular or oval race courses with surfaces composed of wooden planks. This type of track was first used for motorcycle competition, wherein they were called motordromes, before being adapted for use by various different types of racing cars. The majority of the American national championship races were contested at such venues during the 1920s.

Hammonton, New Jersey Town in New Jersey, United States

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AAA Champ Car race winners

SeasonDateWinning DriverChassisEngine
1926 May 1 Harry Hartz Miller Miller
1926 July 17 Harry Hartz MillerMiller
1926 July 17 Norman Batten MillerMiller
1926 July 17 Fred Comer MillerMiller
1926 July 17 Harry Hartz MillerMiller
1927 May 7 Dave Lewis MillerMiller
1928 July 4 Fred Winnai Duesenberg Duesenberg
1928 September 16 Ray Keech MillerMiller

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References

  1. "Atlantic City Speedway". ChampCarStats.com. Retrieved July 7, 2012.
  2. "Amatol--The Town". SouthJersey.com. Retrieved July 7, 2012.