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Iowa State Fair Speedway

0.500 mi./0.805 km. Dirt Oval located in Des Moines, IA
Opened: 1907 | Closed: 2016


Previous Names: Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway; Iowa State Fairgrounds

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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
1 September 1949 IMCA Stock Car Series Eddie Anderson 200
4 July 1950 IMCA Stock Car Series Don White (IA) 200
1 September 1950 IMCA Stock Car Series Tommy Melvin 200
2 September 1950 IMCA Stock Car Series Herschel Buchanan 200
1 July 1951 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 250
25 August 1951 IMCA Stock Car Series Chris Skadal 25
3 September 1951 IMCA Stock Car Series Dick Rathmann 250
29 June 1952 IMCA Stock Car Series Tubby Harrison 125
13 July 1952 IMCA Stock Car Series Jim Ward 250
23 August 1952 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 25
1 September 1952 IMCA Stock Car Series Don White (IA) 200
28 June 1953 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 250
29 August 1953 IMCA Stock Car Series Don White (IA) 100
6 September 1953 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 250
18 July 1954 IMCA Stock Car Series Jim Ward 250
28 August 1954 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 100
5 September 1954 IMCA Stock Car Series Don White (IA) 250
10 July 1955 IMCA Stock Car Series Herschel Buchanan 250
4 September 1955 IMCA Stock Car Series Don White (IA) 200
15 July 1956 IMCA Stock Car Series Johnny Beauchamp 250
2 September 1956 IMCA Stock Car Series Johnny Beauchamp 200
14 July 1957 IMCA Stock Car Series Bob Burdick 300
1 September 1957 IMCA Stock Car Series Bob Burdick 200
13 July 1958 IMCA Stock Car Series Don White (IA) 300
29 August 1958 IMCA Stock Car Series Bob Burdick 100
31 August 1958 IMCA Stock Car Series Bob Burdick 200
12 July 1959 IMCA Stock Car Series Darrell Dake 300
10 July 1960 IMCA Stock Car Series Ramo Stott 300
27 August 1960 IMCA Stock Car Series Mert Williams 200
4 September 1960 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 250
9 July 1961 IMCA Stock Car Series Ramo Stott 300
26 August 1961 IMCA Stock Car Series Ramo Stott 200
3 September 1961 IMCA Stock Car Series Ramo Stott 250
8 July 1962 IMCA Stock Car Series Johnny Beauchamp 300
17 August 1962 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 200
25 August 1962 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 250
7 July 1963 IMCA Stock Car Series Chub Liebe 300
12 July 1964 IMCA Stock Car Series Dick Hutcherson 300
22 August 1964 IMCA Stock Car Series Dick Hutcherson 200
30 August 1964 IMCA Stock Car Series Ramo Stott 250
10 July 1966 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 300
20 August 1966 IMCA Stock Car Series Ramo Stott 200
28 August 1966 IMCA Stock Car Series Ramo Stott 250
7 July 1968 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 300
17 August 1968 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 200
25 August 1968 IMCA Stock Car Series Lenny Funk 250
13 July 1969 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 300
16 August 1969 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 200
12 July 1970 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 300
22 August 1970 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 200
30 August 1970 IMCA Stock Car Series Ron Hutcherson 250
11 July 1971 IMCA Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 300
9 July 1972 IMCA Stock Car Series Fred Horn 300
19 August 1972 IMCA Stock Car Series Irv Janey 200
4 July 1973 IMCA Stock Car Series Irv Janey 300
18 August 1973 IMCA Stock Car Series Mike Derr 200
23 August 1973 IMCA Stock Car Series Fred Horn 200
4 July 1974 IMCA Stock Car Series Bill Schwader 100
4 July 1974 IMCA Stock Car Series Bill Schwader 100
18 August 1974 IMCA Stock Car Series Joe Merryfield 50
25 August 1974 IMCA Stock Car Series Joe Merryfield
14 September 1974 USAC Stock Car Series Butch Hartman 150
3 July 1975 USAC Stock Car Series Ernie Derr 150
24 August 1975 IMCA Stock Car Series Roger Dolan 60
19 August 1980 National Speedway Contest Association Late Models Kevin Gundaker
16 August 1981 National Speedway Contest Association Sprint Cars Steve Kinser
26 September 1981 USAC Stock Car Series Joe Wallace 103
17 April 1982 USAC National Midget Car Series Doug Wolfgang
15 August 1982 National Speedway Contest Association Sprint Cars Tim Green
13 June 1989 NASCAR Busch All-Star Tour Steve Boley
2 July 1989 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Billy Moyer 25
3 July 1989 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Rick Aukland 50
21 August 1989 NASCAR Busch All-Star Tour Joe Kosiski
16 August 1990 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Bob Hill
15 August 1991 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Rollie Frink
27 August 1992 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Gary Webb
26 August 1993 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Mike Smith (IA)
15 August 1994 NASCAR Busch All-Star Tour Bob Hill
5 June 1995 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Darrell DeFrance
13 August 1996 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Jeff Aikey
8 August 1997 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Tom Hearst
15 August 1998 IMCA NAPA Winner Series Scott Davis (IA)
18 August 1998 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Jeff Aikey
17 August 1999 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Jeff Aikey
17 August 1999 IMCA NAPA Winner Series Bobby Greiner, Jr.
6 June 2000 NASCAR O'Reilly All-Star Series Steve Boley
15 August 2000 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Darrell DeFrance
15 August 2000 IMCA Midwest Motorsports Winner Series Jeff Anderson
14 August 2001 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Joe Kosiski
2 July 2002 World Dirt Racing League Brian Birkhofer
12 August 2003 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Jeff Aikey
16 August 2004 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Todd Cooney
15 August 2005 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Brian Harris
14 August 2006 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Rob Toland
14 August 2007 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Darrell DeFrance
11 August 2008 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Boone McLaughlin
18 August 2009 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Jeff Aikey
16 August 2010 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Darren Miller
15 August 2011 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Tom Darbyshire
13 August 2012 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Andy Eckrich
12 August 2013 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Jeff Aikey
11 August 2014 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Ryan Dolan 35
17 April 2015 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Brad Moyer
1 May 2015 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Pat Gordin
8 May 2015 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Matt Moro
22 May 2015 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Matt Moro
29 May 2015 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Bret Moyer
5 June 2015 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Brad Moyer
12 June 2015 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Matt Moro
2 July 2015 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Matt Moro
10 July 2015 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Matt Moro
17 July 2015 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Matt Moro
22 July 2015 FVP National Sprint League Craig Dollansky 20
24 July 2015 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Matt Moro
31 July 2015 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Matt Moro
7 August 2015 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Brad Moyer
15 April 2016 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Todd Inman
22 April 2016 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Todd Inman
6 May 2016 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Todd Inman
18 May 2016 Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders Ian Madsen 25
20 May 2016 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Todd Inman
29 May 2016 FVP National Sprint League Craig Dollansky 20
3 June 2016 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Todd Inman
17 June 2016 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Todd Inman
22 June 2016 Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders Chris Martin (IA)
24 June 2016 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Matt Moro
8 July 2016 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Todd Inman
15 July 2016 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Todd Inman
22 July 2016 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Tony Moro
29 July 2016 Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck Racing Association Bryan Spangler
29 July 2016 IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series Jeff Aikey 40

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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