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1934 - CROSSBAY INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
This 1/2 mile dirt track was located in the southern parts of Queens, It sat only a block away from the Aqueduct Racetrack.
The first race was held in 1934. The car races were sanctioned bt the ARA. The winner of the first event wa Gene Minard. More event were to follow.
1935 - CROSSBAY INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
The following year, a majority of the racing was sanctioned by the GSARA. Crowds of up to 5,000 people would come to watch.
1936 - CROSSBAY INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
In October of 1936, the biggest racing name came to race. Italian Grand Prix driver Tazio who was racing an event with Ferrari at the Rosevelt Raceway was due to go back to Italy. Prior to this he was convinced to race a timed event. He ran the 6 lap event and struggled with the dirt surface. He was challenged to a test event but didn't take up the offer.
1937 - CROSSBAY INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
The sad news of the death of a young spectator came in 1937, The boy was watching from the infield but wanted a better spot to watch in the stands. While the race was on, he ran across the path of the racers and was struck and killed.
1939 - CROSSBAY INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
It is unknown why but the track closed down after the end of the 1939 season and never reopened.