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Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1899-1989. The half-mile oval opened in 1957 on a 37-acre dump site, but it soon became the busiest dirt track in the nation (and a training ground for many Indianapolis 500 drivers). Every type of motorized vehicle--from motorcycles to ATV three-wheelers to destruction derbies--raced at Ascot before it closed in 1990. A.J. Foyt, steering his midget car at Gardena's Ascot Park. Dated December 4, 1961.
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00048868 HeraldÂ Examiner Collection HE box 4008 CARL0000052967 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/17397
Foyt, A. J.,--1935- Ascot Park (Gardena, Calif.) Automobile racing--California--Gardena Automobile racing drivers--United States Gardena (Calif.) Herald-Examiner Collection photographs