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SAN JOSÉ (MCENERY)
Not to be confused with San José (County Fairgrounds) - San José (HP Pavilion)
Description  
Location San José
CA - California - Western States
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 37°19'40"     -121°53'24"
37.327778     -121.89
UTM Coordinates X = 598339.519  -  Y = 4131812.514  -  Zone 10S
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Microsoft Research Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) MapQuest
Altitude AMSL 27 m - 89 ft
Inauguration July 31st 2005
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian mail, note Mails from Lorenzo Tommasi dated November 11th 2005, January 31st 2006 and following days
(2) English ForumForum --> North America --> USA: Western States --> California - San José McEnery Center [ENG]
(3) English www.etracksonline.co.uke-Tracks

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

McEnery Center
Description Located close to McEnery Convention Center and to HP Pavilion, where the first street circuit was proposed and then abandoned few months before the first race because it was too expensive to realize. It was first used on July 31st 2005 for a ChampCar race. Start straight is the one pointed by coordinates. After first session of practice, in the middle of second straight an artificial chicane was added because the following hairpin was too dangerous, as run off area was too small.
Years 2005
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration July 31st 2005
Closing  
Last update of this page December 18th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points S Almaden Boulevard - W San Fernando Street - Park Avenue - S Market Street - Balbach Street
length 2330  m 7645  ft 1.448  mi   (1)

McEnery Center
Description In 2006 the straight in Park Avenue will be modified: the central safety island will be removed, so there will be a single straight rather than two separated by a chicane as it was in 2005. Moreover, new bridges for spectators will be preparared. The area after first hairpin will be slightly changed: run off area is bigger, so artificial chicane in the middle of prevuious straight will not be anymore necessary. Finally, they are searching a solution for eliminate bumps at first chicane due to tramline. They hope that these changes will allow more overtakings, so rare in 2005. Total cost of all works is extimated 700,000 USD. The ChampCar race is scheduled on July 30th 2006
Years 2006
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page December 18th 2007
Info last update November 2005
Designer  
Distinctive points S Almaden Boulevard - W San Fernando Street - Park Avenue - Plaza de Cesar Chavez - S Market Street - Balbach Street
length 2322  m 7619  ft 1.443  mi   (1)

McEnery Center
Description Proposal published by e-Tracks. I don’t find any more info in any website and I don’t know when it was proposed. The difference with 2005 layout is after Park Avenue: it goes left, then along the perimeter of Plaza de Cesar Chavez and then it joins the 2005 layout at the chicane on Market Street. Please note that Plaza de Cesar Chavez in 2005 was used fo hospitality.
Years 2006
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page December 18th 2007
Info last update December 2005
Designer  
Distinctive points S Almaden Boulevard - W San Fernando Street - Park Avenue - Plaza de Cesar Chavez - S Market Street - Balbach Street

McEnery Center
Description In January 2006 organizers decided to switch start/finish straight and pit lane, so thay can solve some problems:
  • pits are not separated from the paddock
  • tramline is perpendicular to the track and not anymore along the first chicane
  • A long straight should help more overtakings
  • spectators have a better visibility, because in 2005 tribunes overlooked pits and not the track, that was partially hidden by palms
Years 2006
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page December 18th 2007
Info last update January 2006
Designer  
Distinctive points S Almaden Boulevard - W San Fernando Street - Park Avenue - Plaza de Cesar Chavez - S Market Street - Balbach Street

San José, McEnery Center 2005

San José, McEnery Center 2005


San José, McEnery Center 2006 (updated Autumn 2005)

San José, McEnery Center 2006 (updated Autumn 2005)


San José, McEnery Center 2006 (from e-Tracks)

San José, McEnery Center 2006 (from e-Tracks)


San José, McEnery Center 2006 (updated January 2006)

San José, McEnery Center 2006 (updated January 2006)


Location: + 37°19'40", -121°53'24"
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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
September 8th 2011     Guido de Carli   David Griac (jpm) Update Description
July 26th 2006     Guido de Carli Lorenzo Tommasi Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description with map
July 26th 2006     Guido de Carli   Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description
February 22nd 2006 McEnery Center 2006 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description with map
December 3rd 2005 McEnery Center 2005 Guido de Carli   Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description
December 3rd 2005 McEnery Center 2006 Guido de Carli   Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description
December 1st 2005 McEnery Center 2005 Guido de Carli   Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description
December 1st 2005 McEnery Center 2006 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Lorenzo Tommasi Update Description with map
November 30th 2005 McEnery Center 2005 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Lorenzo Tommasi New Description with map
November 30th 2005 McEnery Center 2006 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Lorenzo Tommasi New Description with map
November 12th 2005 McEnery Center 2006 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Lorenzo Tommasi New Description with map
November 12th 2005 McEnery Center 2005 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Lorenzo Tommasi New Description with map
January 11th 2005 McEnery Center 2005 Guido de Carli     New Description without map
December 9th 2004 McEnery Center 2005 Guido de Carli     New Description
November 22nd 2004 McEnery Center 2005 Guido de Carli     New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list

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