Also known as the Los Angeles Speedway, this 1.25 mile board oval track
was built by Art Pillsbury in 1919 for a 250 mile race on the 20th
February 1920, and allowed very high speed racing. On the 25th
November 1920, the infamous 250 mile race was held where Gaston
Chevrolet's Frontenac and Eddie O'Donnell's Duesenberg touched, both crashing.
Chevrolet was killed instantly, and O'Donnell died the following day. It
became the site of the Beverly Hills-Wilshire Hotel after racing ceased in