Description Circuit used for Cart and TransAm races. My map is quite correct, but sources don’t agree on some points. Features:
  • Pit lane: the one I drawn is different from one shown by my sources (but 4 websites show 4 different layout); mine is drawn from a Spotter Guide of a Cart GP (I don’t know what year), and so I think it should be quite reliable
  • Start line: at least in 1998 it was on the opposite straight (Austin Street). The only source that reports it is, while all the others reports it in the same place as finish line
  • Finish street name: it should be Avenida de Las Americas (as I saw clearly on a 1998 video clip), but some sources names it Chenevert Streetor G.R. Brown Convention Boulevard (North American Motorsport Pages)
  • Paddock: it was inside Convention Center. You can see some pics on the forum
Location George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston
TX - Texas - Southern States
Location Close to George R. Brown Convention Center
Latitude - Longitude + 29°45'07"     - 95°21'31"
29.751944     -95.358611
UTM Coordinates X = 271920.881  -  Y = 3293629.716  -  Zone 15R
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) OpenStreetMap  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Wikimapia  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Microsoft Research Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) MapQuest
Altitude AMSL 12 m - 39 ft
Inauguration 1998
Closing 2001
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian mail, note Mails from Lorenzo Tommasi dated November 11th 2005, December 15th 2005 and April 7th and 10th 2006
(2) English World Motor Racing Circuits: A Spectator’s Guide (page 62)Author: Peter Higham, Bruce Jones - Published by: Andre Deutsch - year: 1999 - ISBN: 0-233-99619-2
(3) Italian English ForumForum --> North America --> USA: Southern States --> Texas - Houston Cart 1998 (with photos)
(4) Austria American Motorsports Pages
(5) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(6) English GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World

(*) 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.

George R. Brown Convention Center
Years 1998÷2001
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1998
Closing 2001
Last update of this page October 25th 2007
Info last update  
Distinctive points Avenida de las Americas (Chenevert Street) - Walker Avenue - McKinney Street - Crawford Street - Capital Avenue - Austin Street - Clark Avenue - La Branch Street - Lamar Avenue - Crawford Street - Polk Street
length 2462  m 8078  ft 1.53  mi   (6)
length 2655  m 8712  ft 1.65  mi   (1)
length 2704  m 8870  ft 1.68  mi   (5)

Houston, George R. Brown Convention Center

Houston, George R. Brown Convention Center

Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
April 17th 2006     Lorenzo Tommasi     Update Description
December 28th 2005     Lorenzo Tommasi Lorenzo Tommasi   Update Description with map
November 15th 2005     Lorenzo Tommasi     Update Description
November 12th 2005     Lorenzo Tommasi     New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
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