USA - UNITED STATES
WATKINS GLEN STREET CIRCUIT (1948÷1952)
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Not to be confused with Watkins Glen - Watkins Glen Street Circuit (1953÷1955)
Description L’idea di un circuito a Watkins Glen, piccola cittadina nello stato di New York è attribuita a Cameron Argetsinger, studente di legge, che pare avesse disegnato un circuito stradale sfruttando le strade perimetrali della cittadina. La prima gara si svolse il 2 ottobre 1948. Considerato troppo pericoloso, viene deciso di costruire, nella medesima zona, un circuito permanente; nel mentre dal 1953 ci si sposta su un altro circuito stradale
Location Watkins Glen
NY - New York - Northeastern States
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 42°22'11"     - 76°53'19"
42.369722     -76.888611
UTM Coordinates X = 344495.766  -  Y = 4692554.863  -  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 150 m - 492 ft
Inauguration October 2nd 1948
Closing 1952
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English (United States) Watkins Glen Racing Author: Kirk W. House, Charles R. Mitchell - Published by: Arcadia Publishing - Published in: USA - year: 2008 - ISBN: 9780738556666
(2) English www.milermeter.com/?r=4231734Track layout
(3) English (United States) www.na-motorsports.com/Tracks/NY/WatkinsGlen.htmlNorth American Motorsports Pages
(4) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database

(*) 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.

Watkins Glen Street Circuit (1948÷1952)
Description  
Years 1948÷1952
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Road course
Inauguration October 2nd 1948
Closing 1952
Last update of this page January 14th 2011
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Old Corning Hill - Townsend Road - White House ’S’ - Underpass - School House - Stone Bridge - Archy Smith’s - Railroad Straight - Friar’s - Big Bend - Milliken’s
length 10621  m 34847  ft 6.6  mi   (3)
length 10621  m 34847  ft 6.6  mi   (4)
length 10401  m 34123  ft 6.463  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (2)
Difference in level 206  m 676  ft 0.128  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (2)

Watkins Glen Street Circuit: comparison between two circuits

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Earth
(milermeter.com can be used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


Watkins Glen Street Circuit (1948÷1952)

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Earth - milermeter.com
(milermeter.com can be used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
January 14th 2011   1948÷1952 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Mazimloyola Update Description with map
January 6th 2011   1948÷1952 Guido de Carli     Update Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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