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Gardena Stadium

0.250 mi./0.402 km. Dirt Oval located in Gardena, CA
Opened: 1954 | Closed: 1962


Previous Names: Western Speedway

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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 September 1946 California Roadster Association Wally Pankratz (elder)
8 September 1946 California Roadster Association Manuel Ayulo
15 September 1946 California Roadster Association Manuel Ayulo
29 September 1946 California Roadster Association Leroy Nooks
6 October 1946 California Roadster Association Leroy Nooks
13 March 1955 California Racing Association Rosie Roussel
23 April 1955 NASCAR Modified National Championship Bernie Miller
8 May 1955 NASCAR Modified National Championship Mart Davis
16 May 1955 California Racing Association Rosie Roussel
29 May 1955 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Bill Amick 200
30 May 1955 California Racing Association Rosie Roussel
11 June 1955 California Racing Association Rosie Roussel
18 June 1955 California Racing Association Rosie Roussel
25 June 1955 California Racing Association Howard Gardner
3 July 1955 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Allen Adkins 200
9 July 1955 California Racing Association Howard Gardner
16 July 1955 California Racing Association Nick Valenta
24 July 1955 California Racing Association Bill Bartlett
31 July 1955 California Racing Association Scotty Cain
6 August 1955 California Racing Association Rosie Roussel
4 September 1955 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Danny Letner 250
5 September 1955 California Racing Association Nick Valenta
17 September 1955 California Racing Association Nick Valenta
30 October 1955 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Chuck Meekins 250
5 November 1955 California Racing Association Billy Garrett
2 January 1956 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Jim Reed 200
3 January 1956 California Racing Association Art Bisch
11 March 1956 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Dempsey Wilson 200
8 April 1956 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Clyde Palmer 200
21 April 1956 USAC National Midget Car Series Johnnie Parsons
28 April 1956 USAC Stock Car Short Track Division Troy Ruttman
5 May 1956 California Racing Association Ray Douglas
6 May 1956 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series Chuck Meekins 200
13 May 1956 California Racing Association Art Bisch
27 May 1956 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Chuck Meekins 150
30 May 1956 California Racing Association Art Bisch
3 July 1956 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Jim Reed 150
4 July 1956 California Racing Association Joe DeHart
14 July 1956 California Racing Association Nick Valenta
28 July 1956 California Racing Association Paul Kamm
4 August 1956 California Racing Association Parnelli Jones
5 August 1956 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Bob Ross 150
2 September 1956 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Lloyd Dane 150
3 September 1956 California Racing Association Art Bisch
29 September 1956 California Racing Association Chuck Hulse
6 October 1956 California Racing Association Buddy Cagle
7 October 1956 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Lloyd Dane 150
28 October 1956 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series Parnelli Jones 150
22 November 1956 USAC National Midget Car Series Edgar Elder
25 November 1956 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Bob Ross 150
1 January 1957 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Jim Reed 150
3 March 1957 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Jim Reed 150
6 April 1957 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Danny Letner 200
13 April 1957 USAC National Midget Car Series Billy Garrett
27 April 1957 California Racing Association Ray Douglas
4 May 1957 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Jim Reed 200
29 May 1957 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Eddie Pagan 200
30 May 1957 California Racing Association Ray Clark
3 July 1957 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Danny Letner 200
14 September 1957 California Racing Association Ray Douglas
14 September 1957 California Racing Association Roy Prosser
22 September 1957 California Racing Association Colby Scroggin
22 September 1957 California Racing Association Allen Heath
5 October 1957 USAC National Midget Car Series Johnny Boyd
28 November 1957 USAC National Midget Car Series George Amick
1 January 1958 NASCAR Short Track Division Parnelli Jones 151
1 January 1958 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series Parnelli Jones 150
9 March 1958 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Eddie Gray 150
5 April 1958 USAC National Midget Car Series Joe Garson
19 April 1958 USAC National Midget Car Series Johnny Moorhouse
20 April 1958 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Parnelli Jones 150
3 May 1958 California Racing Association Colby Scroggin
7 June 1958 California Racing Association Roy Prosser
3 July 1958 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Parnelli Jones
4 July 1958 California Racing Association Stan McElrath
16 August 1958 California Racing Association Nick Valenta
2 September 1958 California Racing Association Harry Stockman
4 October 1958 USAC National Midget Car Series Danny Oakes
11 October 1958 California Racing Association Parnelli Jones
27 November 1958 USAC National Midget Car Series Joe Garson
26 April 1959 USAC National Midget Car Series Johnny Boyd
6 June 1959 California Racing Association Roger McCluskey
3 July 1959 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Parnelli Jones 150
3 October 1959 USAC National Midget Car Series Johnny Baldwin
26 November 1959 USAC National Midget Car Series Tony Bettenhausen
23 April 1960 USAC National Midget Car Series Billy Cantrell
27 May 1962 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series Eddie Gray 50
3 July 1962 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series Ron Hornaday

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!


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