USA - UNITED STATES
ROCKINGHAM MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Description At first it was a horse track. First horse race was on June 28th 1906, while first car race was in 1912. After last car race in 1932 it remained in use as horse track, but grandstands were burnt down in 1970s.
Location Salem
NH - New Hampshire - Northeastern States
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 42°46'16"     - 71°13'32"
42.771111     -71.225556
UTM Coordinates X = 317923.076  -  Y = 4737799.558  -  Zone 19T
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 37 m - 121 ft
Inauguration 1912
Closing June 26th 1932
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English uk2.usp.net/bmrc/index.cfmBritish Moto Racing Circuits
(2) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(3) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/rocksp.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.

Dirt Oval
Description Dirt oval track, used in 1912, 1915 and from 1930 (or September 7th 1931) to June 26th 1932, when car races ceased and it remained in use for horses only
Years 1912, 1915, 1931÷1932
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Dirt Oval course
Inauguration 1912
Closing June 26th 1932
Last update of this page January 27th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1609  m 5280  ft 1  mi    

Extended Dirt Oval
Description Extended version of dirt oval, it was used only on July 4th (and maybe 11th) 1925.
Years 1925
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Dirt Oval course
Inauguration July 4th 1925
Closing July 11th 1925
Last update of this page January 27th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2012  m 6600  ft 1.25  mi    

Board Oval
Description In Summer 1925 a board track was built, with bankings up to 49° (!). This layout was used up to October 12th 1928, when Fred Comer’s fatal crash ended the race and activity on what was a deteriorated track.
Years 1925÷1928
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Oval course
Inauguration October 31st 1925
Closing October 12th 1928
Last update of this page January 27th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2012  m 6600  ft 1.25  mi    
Max. banking (bends) 49  ° 115  %         





Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
January 27th 2007     Guido de Carli        
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