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Soldier Field

.25 mi./0.402 km. Dirt Oval located in Chicago, IL
Opened: 1939 | Closed: 1970


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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
2 June 1956 NASCAR Short Track Division Darel Dieringer
30 June 1956 NASCAR Convertible Division Tom Pistone 200
9 September 1956 NASCAR Convertible Division Curtis Turner 500
8 June 1957 USAC National Midget Car Series Frank Burany
29 June 1957 NASCAR Convertible Division Glen Wood 100
27 July 1957 USAC National Midget Car Series Frank Burany
18 July 1958 MARC Racing Series Fred Lorenzen 100
29 June 1960 USAC National Midget Car Series Leroy Warriner
9 July 1960 USAC National Midget Car Series Gene Hartley
27 July 1960 USAC National Midget Car Series Leroy Warriner
3 June 1961 USAC National Midget Car Series Jimmy Davies
17 June 1961 USAC Stock Car Series Les Snow
1 July 1961 USAC National Midget Car Series Tommy Copp
11 August 1962 USAC National Midget Car Series Ronnie Duman
8 June 1963 USAC National Midget Car Series Johnny Riva
6 June 1964 USAC National Midget Car Series Tommy Copp
3 June 1967 USAC Stock Car Series Don White (IA)
17 June 1967 USAC Stock Car Series Don White (IA)
22 June 1967 USAC Stock Car Series Jack Bowsher
8 July 1967 USAC Stock Car Series Norm Nelson
13 July 1967 USAC Stock Car Series Norm Nelson
15 July 1967 USAC Stock Car Series Don White (IA)
29 July 1967 IMCA Stock Car Series Ramo Stott 100
5 August 1967 USAC Stock Car Series Don White (IA)
12 August 1967 USAC Stock Car Series Norm Nelson

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!


Soldier Field was the site of numerous races. A 1/4 mile board track was built, and the first two midget car races at the track in 1939 were won by Sam Hanks. The track was also used for motorcycle races. The board track was removed and it was changed to a half-mile dirt oval track. In 1956, NASCAR swung through for its only race at Soldier Field. Twenty-five cars started the 200-lapper, with Fireball Roberts averaging 61.037 mph to win $850. The racetrack was torn out in 1970.