Ventura Raceway

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Ventura Raceway
The Best Little Dirt Track in America
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Location

10 West Harbor Blvd. Ventura, Ca. 93001

34°16′32″N 119°18′16″W / 34.27556°N 119.30444°W / 34.27556; -119.30444 (Ventura Raceway)Coordinates: 34°16′32″N 119°18′16″W / 34.27556°N 119.30444°W / 34.27556; -119.30444 (Ventura Raceway)
Time zone GMT−8
Former names Seaside Park Speedway
Oval Track
Surface Clay
Length 0.321 km (0.200 mi)
Turns 2
Banking High

Ventura Raceway is located at Seaside Park in Ventura, California. The 1/5 mile, high banked clay oval is owned and operated by Jim Naylor, who is also the track announcer. Ventura Raceway is also home to Cory Kruseman's Sprint Car Driving School and the popular VRA[disambiguation needed] sprint cars.

A 1/2 mile dirt oval operated at the fairgrounds from July 28, 1924 through around 1927 (this track had run motorcycles from 1910 through 1923). A 1/5 mile dirt oval was used for midgets on November 11, 1934. A 1/10 mile dirt oval operated from July 4, 1978 through 1984 (this was originally used for speedway motorcycles beginning in 1969.) The 1/5 mile oval opened in 1985. A 1/5 mile dirt figure 8 was added in 2000. The track has also operated as Seaside Park Speedway.[1]

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