USA - UNITED STATES
FLOYD BENNETT FIELD
Description  
Location Brooklyn, New York
NY - New York - Northeastern States
Location Inside Gateway National Recreation Area, a Federal Park
Latitude - Longitude + 40°35'20"     - 73°53'41"
40.588889     -73.894722
UTM Coordinates X = 593531.644  -  Y = 4493708.474  -  Zone 18T
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Microsoft Research Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) MapQuest
Altitude AMSL  
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English (United States) kerrdrill.tripod.com/id3.htmlOld photo of the airfield
(2) English (United States) www.deepcreekyachtclub.com/WebPage/FBFMap.pdfOld photo of the airfield
(3) English (United States) www.paddocktalk.com/news (...)2007 proposal
(4) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/floyd.htmlThe 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.

Floyd Bennett Field
Description  
Years 19xx
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Airfield course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page February 14th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 6920  m 22703  ft 4.3  mi   (4)

Floyd Bennett Field
Description After September 11th 2001, Paul Newman and Robert Redford proposed to create a "Memorial Grand Prix", a ChampCar race to be held at New York in the anniversary week. This proposal was picked up by North American Motorsport Events.

The idea to race in town center was rejected because of traffic, so, as it happens at Edmonton (Canada), a circuit was proposed on the old Floyd Bennett Field, an airfield 4.86 km² - 1200 acres wide, with 12.8 km - 8 mi of concrete runways, where ChampCar could easily run up to 385 km/h - 240 mph.

Nevertheless, Floyd Bennett Field is inside Gateway National Recreation Area, a federal natural park close to Brooklin: according to some sources, the event could be held on condition that, as provided by Federal Laws, all facilities are temporary and with no more than 10000 spectators per day, in order to protect the park and to avoit traffic problems.
Years 2007
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page May 6th 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 5616  m 18427  ft 3.49  mi Direction to be confirmed  

Floyd Bennett Field 19xx

Floyd Bennett Field 19xx

Floyd Bennett Field 19xx



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
June 5th 2007       Lorenzo Tommasi   Update Map
February 14th 2007   19xx Guido de Carli        
May 7th 2006   2007 Guido de Carli     Update Description
May 6th 2006   2007 Guido de Carli   Lorenzo Tommasi New Description
May 6th 2006   2007 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Lorenzo Tommasi New Description with map
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