Kansas City Speedway
Kansas City Speedway was a 1.25 mile wooden oval used between the 17th September
1922 (when Roscoe Sarles was fatally injured) and the 4th July 1924. It was
built by Jack Prince and Art Pillsbury, and featured 35 degree banked bends.
It cost $500,000 to build, and was located south of Kansas City at the
intersection of Troost and 95th Street (Bannister Road). The site on which
it was built was very swampy, so during the construction long pilings had
to be sunk in, only they never touched bedrock - hence the finished track
swayed slightly. The wood used though wasn't treated, so it soon started to
rot. The track was removed to make way for a Pratt and Whitney aero engine
factory during World War II, which in turn later made way for a factory
belonging to the Bendix Company.