Bakersfield 67

Bakersfield

A group of local oilmen decided to organise a road race to promote Bakersfield, California on 4 July 1911.

Country
United States
Location
Bakersfield, California
Co-ordinates
35.415580, -119.021161
Latest Race
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A group of local oilmen decided to organise a road race to promote Bakersfield, California on 4 July 1911. An 11-mile circuit was chosen that ran through the oil fields to the north of the city. Harvey Herrick’s National won the main event by 14 minutes and, as it was sanctioned by the AAA, the race was later recognised as a round of what is now the IndyCar Series.

Circuit

1911

Type

Temporary road course

Length

11.15 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Harvey Herrick (National), 11m09, 60.000 mph, Indycars, 1911

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