Pacific Coast Speedway

Located seven miles south of Tacoma, Pacific Coast Speedway was a 2.0 mile wooden oval built from 2x4 inch wooden planks. It had banked 21 degree bends, and was operational from the 4th July 1915 to the 4th July 1922 - it was also the site of the fatal crash of Billy Carson and his riding mechanic during the opening event. The boards were laid with 3/8 inch gaps between them, as the original plan was to lay asphalt over the planks and let the asphalt flow between the planks. The site became an airport in 1935.