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Merced Speedway

0.375 mi./0.604 km. Dirt Oval located in Merced, CA
Opened: 1946 | Track In Operation


Previous Names: Merced Fairgrounds Speedway

Previous Configurations: 1/5mi dirt oval (1946-1956); 1/4mi dirt oval (1961-1991)


Website: http://www.ovalmotorsports.com/

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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 June 1956 NASCAR Grand National
NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
Herb Thomas 200
29 June 1957 NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model Series
NASCAR Short Track Division
Clyde Palmer 200
2 May 1970 NASCAR Late Model Sportsman National Championship Rod Poor
9 May 1970 NASCAR Late Model Sportsman National Championship Rod Poor
16 May 1970 NASCAR Late Model Sportsman National Championship Rod Poor
20 June 1970 NASCAR Late Model Sportsman National Championship Vern Willhoite 20
25 May 2003 Western Dirt Racing Tour Mike Johnson (Clovis, CA)
31 August 2003 Western Dirt Racing Tour Mike Johnson (Clovis, CA)
1 April 2011 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Sammy Swindell 40
2 October 2011 Western Allstars DIRTcar Late Model Series Jeff Decker
30 March 2012 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Sammy Swindell 40
29 March 2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Sammy Swindell 40
28 March 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series David Gravel 40
21 May 2016 IMCA All-Star Modified Tour Ramie Stone 25
1 April 2017 IMCA Western Racesaver Sprint Car Series Jesse Mack 25
15 April 2017 IMCA All-Star Modified Tour Ryan McDaniel 25
22 April 2017 Bay Cities Racing Association Midgets Cory Elliott 30
13 May 2017 USAC Speed2 Western US Dirt Midget Series Tom Paterson 25
13 May 2017 Bay Cities Racing Association Midget Lites Charlie Caraccilo 25
17 June 2017 Western States Dwarf Car Association Veteran Division Kevin Bender
17 June 2017 Western States Dwarf Car Association Pro Division Matt Sargent 30
8 July 2017 IMCA Western Racesaver Sprint Car Series Tanner Boul
12 August 2017 Bay Cities Racing Association Midget Lites Charlie Caraccilo
31 March 2018 IMCA Western Racesaver Sprint Car Series Grant Duinkerken
14 April 2018 Bill Egleston Tribute Danny Lauer 50
14 April 2018 South Bay Dwarf Car Association Scott Dahlgren 25
21 April 2018 Bay Cities Racing Association Midgets Maria Cofer 30
12 May 2018 Bay Cities Racing Association Midget Lites Dean Alexander (CA) 25
15 June 2018 Western States Dwarf Car Association Veteran Division Scott Dahlgren 20
15 June 2018 Western States Dwarf Car Association Pro Division Ryan Diatte 20
15 June 2018 Western States Dwarf Car Association Sportsman Division Shawn Whitney
16 June 2018 Western States Dwarf Car Association Sportsman Division Shawn Whitney 15
16 June 2018 Western States Dwarf Car Association Veteran Division Steve Kapaun 20
16 June 2018 Western States Dwarf Car Association Pro Division Ryan Diatte 30
11 August 2018 Bay Cities Racing Association Midget Lites Bobby Michnowicz 25

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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