Open Historical Map/Projects/Ghost Tracks/US/CA
California Ghost Tracks
List of Ghost tracks in California currently documented in Open Historical Map.
Located in San Francisco, California.
Originally a horse track opened in 1895, Ingleside was used for auto racing from 1904 to 1911. The track was incorporated into the SF street grid as Urbano Drive.
Dates of operation and location from America's Speedways. Traced from OSM Bing.
Lions Associated Drag Strip
Located in Wilmington, California.
The highly regarded Lions Associated Drag Strip operated from 1955 to 1972; it's first manager was the noted motorsports figure Mickey Thompson.
Orange County International Raceway
Located in Irvine California.
Orange County International Raceway was a complex consisting of a well regarded 1/4 mile drag strip and a 2 mile road course which was only used for the first two years of operation of the facility. The drag strip operated from 1967 through 1983.
Riverside International Raceway
Located in Riverside, California.
Riverside was a legendary multi purpose complex which was used for road racing, drag racing and oval racing during the course of its existence. It opened in 1957 and shut down in 1986. Among the more unique competitions held at Riverside were 1/2 mile drags, held for the land speed record crowd during the periods when the Utah salt flats were not usable for LSR attempts.
The oval, used during the 1960s, is not yet represented in OHM.
- The History of America's Speedways: Past and Present, Alan Brown, 2003
- Lost Drag Strips: Ghosts of Quarter-Miles Past, Tommy Lee Byrd, 2013