The Beverly Hills Speedway – 1¼ mile boardway – opened

Sunday 29th February 1920

The Beverly Hills Speedway – 1¼ mile boardway – opened. Jimmy Murphy was the star turn in a Duesenberg. The Speedway operated for four years and attracted many historically significant competitors including Ralph DePalma, Jimmy Murphy, and Tommy Milton. It was also the site of a racing accident that killed National Champion (posthumous) and Indianapolis 500 winner Gaston Chevrolet in 1920. Because of rapidly increasing real estate values, the Speedway became an uneconomical use of property. The track was torn down and the Association moved its racing operation a few miles away to Culver City, California in 1924.

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