Jensen wrote DSL: "A paved road ran west from Webster St. The Oakland auto club ran drags there, no timing or classes.
They were not bothered by cops as it was private property!
In 1953 races were regularly held on the first Sunday of each month.
The inaugural March Meet race was first held on March 6-7, 1954.
Don Jensen, a DSL reader who first started drag racing in California in 1950, interviewed Jack Hagemann (1916-2009) in 2007 about the early years of drag racing.
Jack told him about drag racing that happened in Alameda from 1931-33.
ETs only, best 14.69." He obtained this infomation from Spencer Simon and the In July 1952, the San Francisco Junior Chamber of Commerce was successful in starting a drag race program at a new paved asphalt road race course located at Holly and Bayshore Highway in San Carlos, south of Belmont. The Redwood Timing Association conducted the races.