Mines Field was the site of the race on February 18, 1934. It was (is) property owned by the L.A. Municipal Airport (LAX) and was at the northeast corner of Aviation and Lennox. The 2-mile track was shaped like a big letter B with two huge 240-degree outside (left) corners and two tight inside (right) corners. Rex Mays was on the pole. It ran for 250 miles and took right at 4 hours (62.5 miles per hour).