Des Moines Speedway

/ c = circa (about) / cn = cancelled / E = early / L = late / M = mid / r = ran / s = scheduled to run / z = ran karts, motorcycles, or other motorsport /
Valley Junctionnr. Des MoinesIowaUSA
Valley Junction is now West Des Moines
later site of cornfield just W of Penn-Dixie Cement Plant

Des Moines Speedway 12202 a

1 mi.  wood ovalr7/25/1915-6/26/16 defunct
40 degree banked turns



Des Moines Speedway
1 1915-07-25 track 'a' sprint
1-Barney Oldfield
Des Moines Speedway
2 1915-08-07 track 'a' AAA Champ, 300 ci max. Des Moines Derby
1-Ralph Mulford, 2-Ralph DePalma, 3-Eddie O'Donnell, 4-W.W. Brown, 5-Winfield Barndollar, 6-Pete Henderson
300 laps; 12 starters/8 finishers; fatal: Joe Cooper
Des Moines Speedway
3 1916-06-24 track 'a' AAA Champ
1-Eddie Rickenbacher, 2-Ralph DePalma, 3-Earl Cooper, 4-Frank Galvin, 5-Eddie O'Donnell, 6-Dave Lewis
50 laps; 11 starters/10 finishers
Des Moines Speedway
4 1916-06-24 track 'a' AAA National Champ Des Moines Derby
1-Ralph DePalma, 2-Pete Henderson, 3-Eddie Rickenbacher, 4-Dave Lewis, 5-Earl Cooper, 6-Ralph Mulford
150 laps; 12 starters/8 finishers
Des Moines Speedway
5 1916-06-26 track 'a' AAA
1-Dave Lewis
50 laps