Kingsbridge Armory

The 8th Regiment Armory, in Kingsbridge, the Bronx, featured a hall with an 180,000 square foot interior. In 1946, Jack Kochman leased the building, and laid out a 1/5 mile oval race track on the concrete floor during the winter season. It proved to be a success, as all other tracks in the area suffered from the winter weather. Known as the Kingsbridge Speedrome, racing moved outdoors in April 1947, and continued through until 1962, hosting midgets and stock cars.