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Imperial Valley Speedway

0.375 mi./0.604 km. Dirt Oval located in Imperial, CA
Opened: 1935 | Track In Operation


Previous Names: Imperial Speedway; Imperial Raceway

Previous Configurations: 1/5mi dirt oval (1935); 1/4mi dirt oval (1937-1942); 1/2mi dirt oval (1945-1983)

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The following table contains a list of all known touring series or major events held at this speedway. Think we're missing one or have the results to it? Contact us!

Date Sanction Winner Laps
3 March 1956 California Racing Association Billy Garrett
4 March 1956 California Racing Association Jack Gardner
9 March 1957 California Racing Association Nick Valenta
10 March 1957 California Racing Association Colby Scroggin
3 November 1957 California Racing Association Bill Cantrell
8 March 1958 California Racing Association Jim Hurtubise
9 March 1958 California Racing Association Jim Hurtubise
7 March 1959 California Racing Association Jim Hurtubise
8 March 1959 California Racing Association Parnelli Jones
5 March 1960 California Racing Association A.J. Shepherd
6 March 1960 California Racing Association Parnelli Jones
11 March 1961 California Racing Association Colby Scroggin
12 March 1961 California Racing Association Jim McElreath
26 November 1961 California Racing Association Billy Cantrell
10 March 1962 California Racing Association Billy Cantrell
12 March 1962 California Racing Association Buzz Rose
29 April 1962 California Racing Association Colby Scroggin
9 March 1963 California Racing Association Gordon Woolley
10 March 1963 California Racing Association Gordon Woolley
7 March 1964 California Racing Association Bob Hogle
8 March 1964 California Racing Association Bob Hogle
6 March 1965 California Racing Association Dick Fries
7 March 1965 California Racing Association Gordon Woolley
26 February 1966 California Racing Association Bob Hogle
27 February 1966 California Racing Association Bob Hogle
25 February 1967 California Racing Association Dale Reed
26 February 1967 California Racing Association Don Thomas
24 February 1968 California Racing Association Bobby Hogle
25 February 1968 California Racing Association Paul Jones
22 February 1969 California Racing Association Jimmy Oskie
23 February 1969 California Racing Association Jerry McClung
28 February 1970 California Racing Association Don Hawley
8 March 1970 California Racing Association Gary Ponzini
27 February 1971 California Racing Association Paul Jones
28 February 1971 California Racing Association Jay East
4 March 1972 California Racing Association Don Hamilton (CA)
5 March 1972 California Racing Association Frank McDaniel
3 March 1973 California Racing Association Bob Moore (CA)
4 March 1973 California Racing Association Darrell Dockery
2 March 1974 California Racing Association Bob Moore (CA)
3 March 1974 California Racing Association Clark Templeman
1 March 1975 California Racing Association Dennis Matousek
2 March 1975 California Racing Association Buddy Taylor
28 February 1976 California Racing Association Dean Thompson
29 February 1976 California Racing Association Bobby Olivero
5 March 1977 California Racing Association Clark Templeman
6 March 1977 California Racing Association Clark Templeman
4 March 1978 California Racing Association Ron Shuman
5 March 1978 California Racing Association Ron Shuman
3 March 1979 California Racing Association Buster Venard
4 March 1979 California Racing Association Mike Sweeney
10 March 1979 California Racing Association Lealand McSpadden
11 March 1979 California Racing Association Wayne Bennett
28 February 1981 California Racing Association Al Unser, Jr.
7 March 1981 California Racing Association Tom Roa, Jr.
25 February 1984 California Racing Association Mike Sweeney
26 February 1984 California Racing Association Eddie Wirth
2 March 1985 California Racing Association Jim Edwards
3 March 1985 California Racing Association Jimmy Sills
1 March 1986 California Racing Association Rickey Hood
2 March 1986 California Racing Association John Redican
4 March 1990 USAC Western Midget Car Series Johnny Parsons
23 February 1991 World of Outlaws Copenhagen/Skoal Shootout Steve Kinser
28 November 1992 USAC Copenhagen-Skoal National Midget Series Robby Flock 40
8 March 1997 USAC Western Midget Series Robby Flock
7 March 1998 Sprint Car Racing Association Mike Kirby 30
10 November 2001 Southwest Dirt Racing Association Adam Crippen
12 April 2003 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series Kent Rosevear 30
20 March 2004 USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series Beau Binder 30
5 March 2016 California Lightning Sprints Alex Grigoreas 25
11 March 2017 California Lightning Sprints Jarrett Kramer 25
12 March 2017 California Lightning Sprints Bobby Michnowicz 20
7 March 2020 POWRi Lucas Oil Southwest Lightning Sprints David Cardey
8 March 2020 POWRi Lucas Oil Southwest Lightning Sprints Dalton Sexton

A table of all seasons in which The Third Turn has point standings for this track. Click on each individual season to view all divisions and point standings. If we don't have points to a particular season and you do, please Contact us!


A 1.125 mile dirt oval was also present on the site from 1913-1940