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dbbd022
December 07, 2007 at 12:20:27 PM
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This message was edited on December 07, 2007 at 04:01:55 PM by dbbd022

Occasionally, I like to surf around and look at satellite views of different racetracks - occasionally stumbling on something that once WAS a racetrack....I love racing and really appreciate the history. When I was stationed at Edwards AFB I drove by this spot so many times and never noticed this....it's near the corner of 165th St and Hwy 138. Any of you SoCal racing historians recognize this as anything?

http://maps.yahoo.com/broadband#mvt=h&trf=0&lon=-117.832323&lat=34.507587&mag=1

 

 




SkyHarborCowboy
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December 07, 2007 at 04:57:54 PM
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Looking at the rest of the place I would say that it was a private Horse Track used for training purposes.

Joe



dbbd022
December 07, 2007 at 07:43:48 PM
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Posted By: SkyHarborCowboy on December 07 2007 at 04:57:54 PM

Looking at the rest of the place I would say that it was a private Horse Track used for training purposes.

Joe



I figured that was another option...given the area....it was worth a shot. Thanks!



joes dad
December 08, 2007 at 08:40:59 PM
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I am also a fan of old race tracks,

My business as independent insurance adjuster for recreation vehicles sends me all over california,

I was in the area of inyorkin ca. a few years back looking at a burned motorhome at a large junk yard

right on hwy 395,

this junk yard was more that 50 acres, and full of old cars.

right in the middle of the yard was a 3/4 mile dirt track.

starter stand and all.

the young lady that owns the place informed me that she inherited the place from her grand father,

she wasent around when races took place there, but said she had numerious photos of midgets and jalopies.

I was surprised.

joe

 

 



hogracer3d
December 09, 2007 at 11:40:31 PM
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The racetrack just north of Inyokern on 395 in Pearsonville, CA is my old hometrack- Pearsonville Speedway.

Closed in 2001, it was a 1/4 mile



joes dad
December 10, 2007 at 09:46:29 PM
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YOU ARE CORRECT,

I MENT 1/4 MILE.

THE TRACK LOOKED LIKE IT WAS OLDER THAN YOU MENTIONED,

I WAS TOLD THE TRACK DREW A GOOD CROWED,

WITH NO BIG TOWNS AROUND CARS MUST HAVE COME FROM FAR AWAY

JOE.



RichCee
December 10, 2007 at 10:19:25 PM
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I think this is Pearsonville

 

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=Pearsonville,+Uninc+Inyo+County,+CA&ie=UTF8&f=q

 



Chris Holt
December 11, 2007 at 11:21:45 PM
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Rich, I was thinking the same thing, it is in the same general area that Pearsonville was but I don't remember the track being that big. By the way, thanks again for your generous contribution to the Glen Howard trophy dash.



RichCee
December 12, 2007 at 09:48:59 AM
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Chris-

The track I was thinking about is smaller than the one in the satellite phone. It's also on the wrong side of 395 and too far north to be the track that I was thinking about. When Dean Thompson wanted to get back into a sprint car in the mid 90's, his biggest fear was that the guy who had the most sprint car wins on the west coast would go out there and look like a jacka.. in his comeback. We brought a car up to a Ventura sized track on the west side of 395 somewhere around Adelanto and gave him some laps in private. In about 3 laps it became obvious that he was going to be fine. I'm thinking this track was in the middle of a motocross track not a junkyard. Perhaps this is the track you are thinking of? I also recall that Pearsonville ran a big late model race that Kirby raced in a few times and thinking that if Pearsonville was the track I was at, then they'd be hard pressed to race late models there.

Give my holiday wishes to you and more importantly, the better Holt.

Rich

 

 



hogracer3d
December 13, 2007 at 05:09:48 PM
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Pearsonville had quite a few late model shows in the 90's including every Turkey Classic that I can remember.

It is on the east side of 395, Adelanto was on the west side of 395



ManMyMonkey86
August 18, 2017 at 03:03:50 PM
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Unsure if anyone still visits this feed.... But yes, it is a 1/4 oval dirt track. Really really sucks that is closed down. Closed back in 2000. Yes, it did draw a crowd. A big crowd lol. My father and several of his friends raced out here. I knew quite a bit of the race car drivers that attended here religiously. Would always start out with mini dwarfs for the kids. Then they would run the mini stocks, hobby stocks, and super street. One f the really neat classes they had was called the road hogs. Where the driver controlled just the steering and braking and the passenger controlled the gas. My father and his friend also ran that class as well. Occasionally they would bring in IMCA modifieds, Sprint cars, dwarfs, and late models. They would also run the turkey classic which I always thought was a big success. Tons of people would show up for that weekend long event with the whole parking lot filled up camping out for the weekend. Still not 100% why it abruptly shut down. But was a one of the very few publicly interactive activities we had. Was a great enjoyment for adults as well as many kids. I still remember during intermission they would let all the kids pour out onto the track and be able to load up on their favorite drivers cars and many cars and kids on them would take a couple slow laps around the track. We always thought that that was awesome! Truly hoping that possibly soon in the near future it would be reconsidered to re open this racetrack. I know me and several others would be ready to put a car on that track. Definitely miss it and I know it could make a huge attraction again and bring alot of fun and memories to this iconic location.

ManMyMonkey86
August 18, 2017 at 04:26:25 PM
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My apologies it was 2001 when closed down. Remember because at that time my dad was points leader for hobby stock. Also forgot that there was also figure 8 and demolition derby once in awhile Smile

toml24
August 18, 2017 at 04:33:29 PM
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Drove by the track on HWY 395 while erroute to Mammoth Lakes about 10 years ago,



bigcar
August 19, 2017 at 09:39:17 AM
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Now I drive by the old race track 6 times a year and I always gave it a good look and think about what it was like back in the '90s. Every week when the National Speed Sport News arrives I always read the articles on the western U.S. first and I remember reading the small write up on who won at Pearsonville. Later in years I was driving up the 395 to Lake Tahoe and saw the "Pearsonville" sign, Pop. 100+ and immediately remembered the race track. I stopped at that Subway for a sandwich and asked where was this old race track. I barely saw it over the tall fence. Gawd this track is in the middle of nowhere. Ken 





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