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Board Track Racing

Board track racing was a motorsport which was popular in the United Stated between the 1910s and 1920s. Most of the competitions were held on circular or oval race course, and the surfaces of these courses were composed of wooden planks.

The board tracks increased in number because they were not very expensive to make, but these tracks required a great deal of maintenance due to the inexpensiveness. Board track racing was very popular. In the early 1900's, 80,000 people attended a racing event in Chicago. The organizers had a $25,000 prize for the winner to attract participants and audiences. This prize was a huge amount in the time of the World War I.

After the World War I, the Automobile Association of America organized a National Championship system. The AAA from 1920 to 1931 recorded 123 championships. The events were on 24 different racetracks; some of those races were on wooden surfaces.

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