Sunday 8th September 1912
American motorcycle rider Eddie Hasha (19) was killed whilst racing at the New Jersey Motordome near Atlantic City. The accident also killed 4 boys and injured 10 more people. The press started calling the short 1/4 and 1/3 mile circuits “murderdromes”. Motorcycle championship races were moved to dirt tracks in 1913 because dirt was safer. The national organisation overseeing motorcycle racing on board tracks banned all competitions on board tracks shorter than 1 mile in 1919.