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Jerry From LA
Jerry From LA SuperDork
6/28/22 4:17 p.m.

Venice.  As in Italy.

Jerry From LA
Jerry From LA SuperDork
6/28/22 4:19 p.m.
drsmooth said:

The Love Canal district of Niagara Falls NY.. Not only does it have a hilarious name, but you could probably get away with building a permanent circuit there.. What else are they going to do with the land..

California Speedway sits on the old Kaiser Steel Superfund site so why not?

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) Dork
6/28/22 4:22 p.m.

Pittsburgh, PA. Bridges, tunnels, decent scenery.

bmw88rider
bmw88rider UberDork
6/28/22 4:32 p.m.

I could think of a few really good road rally stages here in the Austin area. They historically ran a hill climb series here back in the day. There was also Aqua Fest downtown too which had Motorcycle, Car, and Boat racing all rolled into one. 

 

Setup a circuit here instead of COTA. Watch the Californians that bought up downtown flip their lids.  

drsmooth
drsmooth HalfDork
6/28/22 6:24 p.m.
racerfink said:

In reply to drsmooth :

Would it look anything like this?

Not quite!! Not enough liquid oozeing from the ground. 

I was at that race, the track itself was pretty good for a street circuit! Paddock was in the convention center (now the casino) there was a 'tunnel', and the parking garage made for some great spectating!! Plus they had no problem sending tow trucks out under green to retrieve stranded cars so yellows were minimal! All the races and Qualifying are or were on You Tube for all the classes there that weekend. Sport Trucks, Super Vee, and Porsche Turbo cup. 

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
6/28/22 6:26 p.m.
bmw88rider said:

I could think of a few really good road rally stages here in the Austin area. They historically ran a hill climb series here back in the day. There was also Aqua Fest downtown too which had Motorcycle, Car, and Boat racing all rolled into one. 

 

Setup a circuit here instead of COTA. Watch the Californians that bought up downtown flip their lids.  

San Antonio is more of a deserving city for racing fans than Austin. A street circuit that passes through the Pearl brewery and into the river walk region would be excellent. Bring out the paddle tires in case it rains. 

Anyone remember the horrible Baltimore street circuit? TBH that's a great argument for why street circuits typically suck. They are like one of those types of government people like, meh in theory, terrible in practice. 

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/28/22 6:52 p.m.
golfduke said:

Boston, because I always vote for pure chaos. 

 

Ya. Indy car got sucked in to that and in typical Boston fashion it got all screwed up and the people that pre purchased tickets only got there money back because Indy car stepped up while the promoter and who knows how many others walked with the $$$$.  No sanctioning body will come back here after that.  

Toyman!
Toyman! MegaDork
6/28/22 7:15 p.m.

All of them.

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/28/22 8:25 p.m.

In reply to preach (dudeist priest) :

I came to say Pittsburgh, for the bridges, tunnels and elevation. 

Captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/28/22 8:27 p.m.

In reply to DirtyBird222 :

I participated in 2 of the 3 years that Baltimore held a race, other than the chicane near the light rail track crossing, I actually enjoyed the course a decent amount. 

racerfink
racerfink UberDork
6/28/22 9:48 p.m.
DirtyBird222 said:
bmw88rider said:

I could think of a few really good road rally stages here in the Austin area. They historically ran a hill climb series here back in the day. There was also Aqua Fest downtown too which had Motorcycle, Car, and Boat racing all rolled into one. 

 

Setup a circuit here instead of COTA. Watch the Californians that bought up downtown flip their lids.  

San Antonio is more of a deserving city for racing fans than Austin. A street circuit that passes through the Pearl brewery and into the river walk region would be excellent. Bring out the paddle tires in case it rains. 

Anyone remember the horrible Baltimore street circuit? TBH that's a great argument for why street circuits typically suck. They are like one of those types of government people like, meh in theory, terrible in practice. 

Austin used to have SCCA races (and other sanctioning bodies for the most part) in Austin.  The River City Road Races.

And San Antonio had the IMSA cars run around the Tower of the Americas area in the late 80's, early 90's.

dxman92
dxman92 Dork
6/29/22 12:25 a.m.

My thunder has already been spoken for regarding the Philly layout and circuit. Shame that a sponsor never was found after Parx Casino and TD Bank yanked their sponsorships at various times. Hey Red Bull, this would be a good event to throw some backing behind!

hybridmomentspass
hybridmomentspass Dork
6/29/22 8:42 a.m.

Anywhere in NC..because Im selfish.

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/29/22 9:09 a.m.
stroker said:

Wasn't there somebody "seriously" pitching a F1 street race in NYC a couple of years ago...?

 

 

It was in Weehawken, NJ - with the NYC skyline in the background.  About 10 years ago and it seemed like it was pretty serious.  From what I understand, the politics changed and funding went dry.  The Drive did a video about it back in 2012:

(2) F1 Making Of: Red Bull RB7 Flat Out in New Jersey - /SHAKEDOWN - YouTube

hunter47
hunter47 Reader
6/29/22 10:42 a.m.
Defined motorsports said:
iansane said:

The elevation change in downtown Seattle would be brutal on a racecar. It'd be awesome.

GT did it. And it's still one of my favorite tracks. 

Is the GT track 1:1 street width or is it generous? The streets where this track would lay are relatively tight with a bunch of obstacles. I'm could be wrong but I think the GT track also flies over railroad tracks. Then again... I try to avoid driving in downtown Seattle/anywhere near downtown Seattle so I might be wrong. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/29/22 11:36 a.m.

The main road through our neighborhood features a grass median and, for this part of Florida, some curves and elevation changes. After civilization collapses, we can run side-by-side eliminations. Just watch out for the rocks and trees. 

Noddaz
Noddaz UberDork
6/29/22 12:06 p.m.

This did not work in Baltimore...  

triumph7
triumph7 HalfDork
6/29/22 1:08 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

The main road through our neighborhood features a grass median and, for this part of Florida, some curves and elevation changes. After civilization collapses, we can run side-by-side eliminations. Just watch out for the rocks and trees. 

And falling lizards!

Don49 (Forum Supporter)
Don49 (Forum Supporter) Dork
6/29/22 1:28 p.m.

Warinaco Park between Roselle, Linden and Elizabeth NJ. Great road circuit and lots of areas for spectators. I may have had the unofficailal lap record there in my misspent youth.

Red5
Red5 New Reader
6/30/22 7:43 a.m.

In reply to Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) :

Pittsburgh has a street race, every year, its awesome!  Last year I met Little Al and the STP turbine car was on track.

https://pvgp.org/calendar/

 

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
6/30/22 11:50 a.m.

I think Chicago had a race already - back when Sly was driving Indycars with cowboy boots on? 

 

 

drsmooth
drsmooth HalfDork
6/30/22 12:54 p.m.
Jerry From LA said:

Venice.  As in Italy.

I dont care much for boat racing, but I would watch boat racing thru the "streets" of Venice.

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) Dork
6/30/22 4:40 p.m.
Red5 said:

In reply to Captdownshift (Forum Supporter) :

Pittsburgh has a street race, every year, its awesome!  Last year I met Little Al and the STP turbine car was on track.

https://pvgp.org/calendar/

 

This is a fantastic event. I highly recommend it.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
6/30/22 4:53 p.m.

Clearly, Washington D.C. could use the image boost that a major motorsports event would bring.

300zxfreak
300zxfreak Reader
6/30/22 7:56 p.m.

In reply to triumph7 :

You could always hit up that great humanitarian, Mike Brown for the funds he's been collecting from taxpayers forever.

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