Bill Brier Back in the Day: Dodge City was… Sturgis Nascar? By Cindee Talley • Sep 12, 2013 http://dodgecity300.org/ In 1914, 17,000 people came to watch the Dodge City 300. A motorcycle race that took place on an oval track, northeast of Dodge City. The epic race took place on July 4. 26 trains a day brought race fans to town.