What tracks have you seen?
Posted 02 November 2001 - 07:04
How many and which circuits have you visited?
If nothing else I'm sure it would make an excellent database for Darren G to glean impressions for his site from
I'm racing out the house now and I'll add my own list soon, but don't hold back - post, and boast away!
Posted 02 November 2001 - 07:42
Posted 02 November 2001 - 08:02
Crystal Palace,Brands Hatch,Lydden,Goodwood,Thruxton,Silverstone,Snetterton ,Rockingham,Mallory Park,Donington Park,Oulton Park,Cadwell Park,Aintree,Croft,Ingliston,Llandow,Pembrey,Anglesey,Pheonix Park,Spa,Zolder,Zandvoot,Le Mans,Rouen,Clermont Ferrand,Paul Ricard,Nurburgring,AVUS,Trois Rivieres,Sanair,Pheonix,Long Beach,Reno,DouglasIOM,Pau,Castle Combe,Birmingham,Hull & Peel-IOM(karts)
Posted 02 November 2001 - 08:09
Driven on the following permanent outdoor kart tracks:
Granja Viana (Sao Paulo)
Posted 02 November 2001 - 08:17
Spa (long version)
Posted 02 November 2001 - 08:22
Austria (old & new)
Posted 02 November 2001 - 09:06
Watkins Glen (F1)(IMSA & Trans Am)
Indianapolis Raceway Park (Silver Crown & Sprints)
Lime Rock Park (IMSA)
Thompson Raceway (Drag Racing)
Pocono Int'l Raceway (CART)
Eldora Speedway (stock cars)
Canfield Speedway (stock cars)
Columbus Speedway (stock cars & MC)
Buckeye Raceway (stock cars)
Mid-Ohio (CART) (*test)
Nelsons Ledges (*PCA)
Detroit - Belle Isle (CART)
Road America (BRIC)(*WKA Karting)
Sebring 12 Hour (IMSA)
Daytona sports car course (Rolex 24) (*WKA Karting Nat'ls)
Moroso Motorsports Park (*Skip Barber school)
Phoenix PIR (CART) (*IKF)(*HSR)
Firebird (*IKF east & west)
Phoenix Street Course (F1)
Aspen Sports Car Course (*rental car)
Pike's Peak (Hillclimb)
Las Vegas (F1)
Las Vegas International (ALMS)
Las Vegas Raceway (*IKF Kart track) (*HSR)
Portland (CART) (*IKF Nat'ls) (*SCCA) (*HSR)
Sears Point (NASCAR) (*IKF) (*HSR)
Seattle Int'l Raceway (*WKA)
Thunderhill (*IKF / NCK) (*SCCA)
Laguna Seca (CART & Historics) (*IKF) (*SCCA)
Buttonwillow (*IKF) (*SCCA)
Palm Springs (Historics)
Orange County Faigrounds (Speedway Bikes)
Willow Springs & Streets of Willow (*IKF) (*SCCA)(*HSR)
Adams Kart Track - Riverside, CA (SCK)
Fontana (CART) (*Road Race Motorcycle School) (*HSR)
Long Beach (F1 & CART)
Ascot Raceway Park (Sprinters)
San Diego, Del Mar circuit (Trans Am)
Pomona (NHRA Drag Racing)
Riverside (IMSA)(*WKA Karting)
Carlsbad (*WKA Karting)
Irwindale Speedway (Sprinters)
Hermanos Rodriguez (F1)
Oulton Park (test) 2003
Brands Hatch (F1)
Goodwood (FoS) 2004
Goodwood (Circuit) 2004
Paul Ricard (F1)
Le Mans (24 hours)
Posted 02 November 2001 - 09:36
PL: Poznan, Kielce, Modlin, Biala Podlaska, Opole, Torun, Orneta, Szczecin, Warszawa
D: Nurburgring, Hockenheim, Diepholz, AVUS, Norisring, Schleiz, Sachsenring
CZ: Brno, Most
A: A-1 Ring
F: Paul Ricard, Le Mans, Magny-Cours
GB: Donington Park, Silverstone, Croft
I: Monza, Misano, Imola, Mugello, Vallelunga
E: Jerez, Barcelona
J: Suzuka, Motegi
now China: Macau
plus a number of karts and rallycross tracks.
Posted 02 November 2001 - 09:36
the 1989 Kyalami track config.
and of course the the current kyalami track.
Zwartkops track in the both new and old config.
Midvaal race track
Posted 02 November 2001 - 11:08
Carnaby ( Old airfield used for bike racing )
Posted 02 November 2001 - 12:53
Brands Hatch (sprints)
Goodwood (sprints and rallies)
Le Mans (Sarthe) (FR)
Paul Ricard (FR)
Croix en Ternois (FR)
oh, and Las Vegas (USA) - well, I parked in the car park that was used for the GP...!
(All in the UK unless otherwise stated)
Posted 02 November 2001 - 13:02
Adelaide International Raceway
Adelaide Street (work practically on top of it.)
Lobethal (live practically on top of it.)
Surfers Paradise Raceway
Las Vegas (long after 1982!)
Silverstone (my first race track visit)
Posted 02 November 2001 - 13:15
Madonie (targa florio)
Donington (little bit)
Mas du Clos
Monthlery (little bit)
Posted 02 November 2001 - 14:41
Cleveland (Burke Lakefront Airport)
Virginia International Raceway
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal (I drove this one in the off-season)
Lowe's Motor Speedway (walked on the banking - even tougher than it looks!)
Posted 02 November 2001 - 16:34
Here are the circuits I have watched races....
Augusta International (road course)
'Stateline'/border Alabama & Mississippi on US98
...and there are more I can't think of right now, several (dozen) dirt tracks I'll have to check on exactly what their names were since I'm not really sure anymore; plus, this doesn't include those I have just visited, which would add...
...to name just a few.
I figured out some more:
the Savannah Grand Prize circuit
Posted 02 November 2001 - 17:09
Firebird (drag strip in Arizona)
Road America/Elkhart Lake (drove)
St Jovite/Mont Tremblant (drove)
Mallory Park (drove)
and uhm...thats it. I feel emasculated
Posted 02 November 2001 - 17:11
That's quite a list... your's reminded me of the dirt tracks, I guess they count too. Many I attended as a boy in Ohio.
Posted 02 November 2001 - 18:38
OSPEDALETTI (SAN REMO)
DIEPPE (1912 Version)
and I was standing on a moving walkway at Caesar's Palace in 1981 watching the very tops of helmets moving above concrete walls for about 2 minutes; does that count?
I think that's it. Ironically, the nearest track to where I live is ANGLESEY, and I've never been there yet.
Posted 02 November 2001 - 18:49
Posted 02 November 2001 - 18:56
Vancouver (not really a track)
Atlantic Motorsport Park (Schubie... been there many times... a technical track)
A bunch of motorcycle flat tracks, motorcross events, and trials events that I can't even begin to list.... Never did make it to Westwood... although my dad raced there. My Dad used to do articles/photos for a newsletter for a Atlantic Canadian sanctioning body... Got a press pass for AMA events. Have some nice pictures of Superbikes in its infancy.
Posted 02 November 2001 - 19:10
I didn't know you were in Vegas for the '81 race. I was there ! but a bit 4-sheeted to the winds !
Posted 02 November 2001 - 19:37
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Last, and the very least, Detroit
Posted 02 November 2001 - 19:57
Meeanee (dirt track)
OTHER CIRCUITS WHERE RACING SEEN
Zandvoort (old and new, but not current)
Renwick (3 versions)
Mount Maunganui (street circuit)
Western Springs Speedway
Palmerston North Speedway
Te Marua Speedway
OTHER CIRCUITS SEEN
Albert Park (original)
and, getting a bit OT:
HILLCLIMB COURSES DRIVEN:
Aosta-Gran San Bernardo
Game Farm Road
OTHER HILLCLIMB COURSES SEEN:
Posted 02 November 2001 - 20:03
Posted 02 November 2001 - 20:29
But for me it's down to :
Le Luc en Provence
Bordeaux (old GP layout dowtown in Place des Quinconces)
Mérignac (small one near Bordeaux)
Barre, Vermont (I least I got one I'm sure no else has been to !)
BTW Don, why don't you just tell us which one you did NOT visit, the list would be shorter
Posted 02 November 2001 - 21:43
Nürburgring - all versions including the Südschleife (many times, many places)
Spa - the old track
Posted 03 November 2001 - 02:48
Roughly in chronological order ....
18 circuits - more than I thought..
Surfers Paradise Raceway (Queensland) - My first race track - I saw a Touring Car round there in '78 or '79. Was closed in '87 by a group of neighbouring country clubs because those race cars were too damn noisy. Deceptively fastwith a damn mean sweeper under the bridge that has been rebuilt at Queensland Raceway.
Lakeside International Raceway (Queensland) - Mainstay of racing in Queensland. It was one of the Tasman circuits of the 60's that saw Formula One car visit down under. Been going to Touring Car rounds throughout 80's & 90's and now work there every meeting. Closed recently - high hopes for re-opening.
Brisbane Exhibition Speedway (Queensland) - The 'ole bullring at the RNA. Spent many a Saturday night there as a kid watching Sprintcars, speedcars, demolition derbys etc.
Numeorus Special Stages of Rally Queensland (Queensland) - been going to stages in Toombul, Coolum, Imbul and Noosa since 1992
Surfers Paradise Indycar Street Circuit (Queensland) - When CART came to South East Queensland, been a semi-regular visit to the Indycars on the Gold Coast street circuit, which is just spitting distance from the old Surfers Paradise Raceway, still reasonably intact more than a decade later, but horribly overgrown.
Adelaide Parklands Formula One Street Circuit (South Australia) - went to the last Adelaide Grand Prix in 1995. Had an absolute ball. Post Formula One the circuit has been revived for a Touring Car event and a sadly one-off ALMS race on the eve of the Millenium.
Mount Panorama, Bathurst (New South Wales) - Been on the annual pilgrimage since 1997. Best racetrack in the world. You should see the class of driver that agrees with that statement.
Willowbank Raceway (Queensland) - Dragstrip of south east queensland. Money no object on this place, has held some drag racing world records. Unrivalled claim to best drag strip in the southern hemisphere.
Leyburn Historic Sprints (Queensland) - Round the town historic sprint commemorating the 1949 Australian Grand Prix held not far from the nearby but now defunct Leyburn airstrip circuit.
Symmons Plains Raceway (Tasmania) - Tasmania's formost racetrack. Visitied it on a holiday at the ATCC round in 1998. Small fast and bumpy up & back. Driven past it numerous times over the decades.
Longford (Tasmania) - visited the scarce remnants of the Tasman Cup era street circuit while in the Symmons Plains trip. Visited the famous Viaduct and marvelled how Formula One cars could possibly have negotiated it.
Mount Cotton Hillclimb (Queensland) - Brisbane's Hillclimb, dangerous because it goes down as well as up, very compact.
Brisbane International Speedway Archerfield (Queensland) - Brisbane's premier speedway since the exhibition closed for racing. Too tight for great speedway, and a bit of a car wrecker.
Queensland Raceway (Queensland) - New circuit openned next door to Willowbank three years ago. Controversial and boring, has become Queenslands premier circuit racing venue.
Albert Park Formula One Street Circuit (Victoria) - Visited Melbourne for the 2000 Australian Grand Prix, had a ball again. Partay!
Warnambool Speedway (Victoria) - Victoria's premier speedway. Great looking, good racing.
Baskerville Raceway (Tasmania) - Tasmanias second race track and the second oldest still operating racetrack in Australia (after Bathurst)
Noosa Historic Hillclimb (Queensland) - the revived Noosa historic hillclimb. Now used annually for a historic hillclimb and again as the final stage of Rally Queensland.
Downs Speedway (Queensland) - Toowoomba's speedway. Visited it last year with the Queensland Sprintcar Summer Shootout. Very fast with little straights to speak of.
Lismore Speedway (New South Wales) - Lismore's showgrounds, hosted the QSSS last season. Small tight and fast.
Morgan Park (Queensland) - New circuit near Warwick. Awesome little club circuit, but they have some impressive ambitions.
Murwillumbah (New South Wales) - Home of Speed on Tweed sprint event which promises to become the Australian Goodwood of historic festivals.
Yandina Speedway (Queensland) - Dirt oval, all turns little straight.
Maryborough Speedway (Queensland) - Granite instead of clay surface, but otherwise much of a muchness. Sprintcars spit the surface in your mouth in the commentary box. Cheers guys.
Rockhampton City Speedway (Queensland) - Tidy bullring showgrounds track but awesome four story high garage built to house mining haul trucks. Sprintcar pantechs are dwarfed inside. Grabbed deck chair, plugged into plentiful powerpoint in and amongst all the teams - best office I've ever had.
Carina Speedway (Queensland) - Fast third mile speedway near Bundaberg. Pits looong walk from commentary. Got some exercise but.
Phillip Island (Victoria) - ye gods what an awesome and spectacular facility.
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Posted 03 November 2001 - 22:00
Monaco (without a GP....)
Monza (- this was the first GP I saw, therefor I'll always love Monza)
Posted 04 November 2001 - 02:10
Torry Pines CA
Santa Barbara Airport
Ontario Motor Speedway (RIP)
Irwindale Drag Strip (RIP)
Santa Maria Speedway
LA Street Race (vintage event)
Tustin Airfield (vintage event)
Perris Auto Speedway
Long Beach - Haven't missed one yet!
And a boatload of karting and motocross tracks.
Posted 04 November 2001 - 03:08
I remember having been to these 28 circuits.
Originally posted by Falcadore
.....How many and which circuits have you visited?.....
Avus 1951, 1960, 1961
Nürburgring, German GP 1951, 1961
Kesselberg Mountain 1950's
Grossglockner Mountain 1950's
Zirlerberg Mountain 1950’s
Stelvio Mountain 1950's
Garda Circuit (only parts) 1950's
Mille Miglia (only parts) 1950’s
Solitude (Stuttgart) Races 1960, 1961, 1962
Autobahn Circuit Zittau? (south/east of Berlin) 1961
Wallberg Mountain Race (south of München) May 1962
Neubiberg Airfield Race (München) 1960, 1962
Oberschleißheim Airfield Race (München) 1962
Rally Monte Carlo start, Langwieder Lake (München) 1960’s
Montreux (only parts) 1960’s
Monza 1963 (established lap record!)
Nice Circuit (only parts) 1963
Monaco Grand Prix 1963
La Turbie (established class record!) 1963
Rossfeld Mountain Race, June 1963
Kyalami, South African GP & 9-Hours annually 1963-1973
Johannesburg Wimbledon Hot Rod stadium 1960's
Lourenco Marques (now Maputo), Mocambique 1968
Bulawayo, Kumalo, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) F1 race 1970
Mosport Park, Canadian GP 1974
Elkhard Lake, Wisconsin, USA (many races) 1974-1983
Posted 06 November 2001 - 00:52
Blackhawk Farms - South Beloit, Illinois 33
Road America - Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (2) 24
Watkins Glen International-Watkins Glen, NY(2) 17
Hockenheim Ring - Hockenheim, Germany(2) 13
Mid-Ohio - Lexington, Ohio 13
Bridgehampton - Bridgehampton, NY 10
Dundee Speedway - Dundee, New York 9
Memphis Motorsport Park - Memphis,TN 9
Gateway International - Madison, Illinois (2) 9
Indianapolis Raceway Park- Clermont, IN 8
Road Atlanta - Flowery Branch, Georgia 8
Zolder - Zolder, Belgium 8
Mainz-Finthen Flugplatz - Mainz, Germany 8
Zandvoort Circuit - The Netherlands 6
Mid America Raceway - Wentzville, Missouri 6
Grattan Raceway - Grattan, Michigan 6
Lime Rock Park - Lime Rock, Connecticut 6
Pocono Raceway - Pocono, Pennsylvania 5
Nelson Ledges - Nelson Ledges, Ohio 5
Nurburgring - Nurburg, Germany (3) 4
Salzburg Ring - Salzburg, Austria 4
Texas World Speedway - College Station, Texas 4
Sembach Flugplatz - Sembach, Germany 3
Summit Point Raceway - Summit Point, Virginia 3 Bryar Motorsport Park - Bryar, New Hampshire 2
Heartland Park Raceway - Topeka, Kansas 2
Niederstetten - Niederstetten, Germany 2
Phoenix International Raceway - Phoenix, AZ 2
Ulm-Mengen Flugplatz - Ulm, Germany 2
Morosso Motor Sport Park- West Palm Beach, FL 2
Route 66 Raceway – Joliet, Illinois 2
Brainerd Raceway - Brainerd, Minnesota 1
Charlotte Motor Speedway - Charlotte, NC 1
Diepholz Flugplatz - Diepholz, Germany 1
Djyllandsring - Aalborg, Denmark 1
Dryden Speedway - Dryden, New York 1
Fassberg Flugplatz - Fassberg, Germany 1
Geilenkirchen - Geilenkirchen, Germany 1
Ile de Notre Dame Circuit - Montreal, Canada 1
Nivelles Circuit - Nivelles, Belgium 1
Osnabruck - Osnabruck, Germany 1
Osterreich Ring - Zeltweg, Austria 1
Saarlouis Circuit - Saarlouis, Germany 1
Silverstone - Silverstone, England 1
TAMU Circuit - Texas A&M Campus, Texas 1
Trier Circuit - Trier, Germany 1
Virginia International Raceway-Danville,VA 1
(47 total race venues – 53 circuits) (251 total races)
Grand Prix Circuits – 9 (Watkins Glen; Nurburgring; Hockenheim; Silverstone; Zolder; Nivelles;Zandvoort; Osterreich Ring; Ile de Notre Dame(now called Circuit Gilles Villenueve)
Circuits I have tested at (but not raced on).
North Hollywood (FL)
Roebling Road (Savannah)
Circuits I have been to but not raced on.
Cleveland - Burke Field
Daytona International Speedway
Miami (street circuit)
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Owego Shangra La
original Watkins Glen (6.6)
second Watkins Glen (4.6)
original Elkhart Lake
I know there are a few others, but I can't think of them at the moment.
Posted 06 November 2001 - 01:47
Wow, you guys sure have a lot of experience!
My list is sooo tiny:
Jacarepaguá (Rio de Janeiro)
Also, the Granja Viana kart track (nice track, isn't it Darren?)
Posted 06 November 2001 - 07:58
Posted 06 November 2001 - 08:38
Daytona International Speedway (Daytona, Florida)
Atlanta Motor Speedway (Atlanta, Georgia)
Kansas Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas)
Phoenix International Raceway (Phoenix, Arizona)
Gateway International (Madison, Illinois)
Toronto Street Circuit (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Heartland Park Road Course (Topeka, Kansas)
Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas)* now dirt
I-70 Speedway (Odessa, Missouri)
Heartland Park Drag Strip (Topeka, Kansas)
Kansas City International Raceway Drag Strip (KC, Missouri)
Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) *the Mecca for sprint cars
State Fair Motor Speedway (Sedalia, Missouri)
Heartland Park 3/8-Mile Dirt Oval (Topeka, Kansas)
Riverside Speedway (Riverside, Missouri) *now defunct
Posted 06 November 2001 - 08:47
Posted 06 November 2001 - 23:29
Ireland - spectating only
Phoenix Park - Dublin - Hawthorn Circuit
Phoenix Park - Dublin - Old Town Circuit
Mondello Park - Co. Kildare (as was in 1985)
The Curragh - Co. Kildare - site of Gordon Bennet Trophy race 1903
Dunboyne - Co. Meath (Motorcycle racing only - but it had been used for car races up till a few years earlier).
Skerries - Co. Dublin (Motorcycle races only)
UK - Spectating
UK - Competing
Curborough - Sprint
Indianapolis - as a tourist only (I did get to do a lap - even if it was as a passenger in a mini-bus)
Posted 29 December 2001 - 15:11
Donington (worth a visit for the museum alone)
London - Brighton Run
Santa Pod (once - and that was once too often)
Nurburgring (1971 - enough time to get a beer and be back in your seat between the start of the race and the end of the first lap)
Late additions- Mallory and Oulton Parks
Posted 29 December 2001 - 19:35
Phillip Island (road circuit)
Port Elliot-Victor Harbor
Mount Panorama (Bathurst)*
Albert Park (original)
Sandown Park (original)*
Oran Park (long)*
Albert Park (new)*
Other circuits on which I've seen racing or raced (still + for competed):
Oran Park (short)+
Warwick Farm Club +
Gold Coast CART
Queensland Raceway Willowbank
Phillip Island (1954-79 version)+ and 1986-on version
Sandown Park (with infield)
Sandown Park (revised regular version)
Adelaide International Raceway
Adelaide Parklands (shortened version)
Circuits otherwise seen (whole only)
Parramatta Park (2 versions)
Nowra (2 versions)
Marsden Park Airstrip
Amaroo Park full length
Gnoo Blas (Orange)
Canberra street circuit
1936 Benalla road circuit
Albert Park (original)
In addition, I have seen dirt track speedway racing at:
Granville (Parramatta Raceway)+
Posted 29 December 2001 - 20:32
Miami GP (the street circuit for IMSA cars from 1983-93, no longer used)
West Palm Beach GP ("street" course for IMSA from 1988-91, no longer used)
Moroso Motorsports Park
1 F1-spec track:
Circuito de Catalunya
All spectated, except for a brief stint (for fun) at Sebring
Posted 30 December 2001 - 02:56
I visited a 1/4 mile oval, called Rocky Mountain Raceway in Utah, where I live
I passed by Las Vegas Motors Speedway
Posted 30 December 2001 - 03:01
and Monaco but the race wasn't on ... still ran the track though
Posted 30 December 2001 - 05:45
Surfers Paradise Raceway (various F5000, Sports Sedan and Touring Car races)
Lakeside (Touring Cars)
Laguna Seca (Historics)
Brisbane Exhibition Bullring
Warwick Farm (but not sure if it counts as I was there to see the horses go round rather than the cars)
Now to figure out ways to make that list grow.
Posted 30 December 2001 - 11:20
Mmhhh, that it? Can't recall any else Ah yes, the Kerpen kart track on which the world-famous Schu Bros. shook off their "L" plate...
[to Darren]Don't get excited about Wolsfeld, it's just a hill-climb here in the Eifel woods... [/to Darren]
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Posted 30 December 2001 - 17:27
Posted 30 December 2001 - 21:55
Hungaroring (I was a paying spectator in all 16 Hungarian Grands Prix so far!)
Monaco (I just walked around the track in 1993 and also in 1998)
Barcelona (I saw it from the motorway...)
Montjuic (I discovered a couple of corner's of the old track, when I visited Barcelona in 1998. BTW, should I count Pedralbes? I went along the 'Diagonal" by bus...)