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Saturday 31st October 1925

The 1.25 mile board oval Rockingham Board Speedway in Salem, New Hampshire, US, with corner banking of up to 49 degrees, staged its first event, a 250-mile race won by Peter DePaolo in a Duesenberg. Racing was held on the board oval until 12th October 1928, the last race being cut short by Fred Comer’s fatal accident on what was a deteriorating surface. The oval was returned to its 1 mile dirt oval form for 1930, and racing finally ceased in 1932. The venue remained in use for horse racing, although the grandstands for the track were burnt down in the 1970s.

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