USA - UNITED STATES
BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
Not to be confused with Birmingham NEC Thunderdrome - Birmingham Wheels Raceway - Birmingham, Superprix
Description Track known also as Fairgrounds Raceway, Birmingham Super Speedway, Birmhagham Super Raceway and Birmingham International Speedway
Location Birmingham
AL - Alabama - Southern States
Location  
Latitude - Longitude + 33°29'53"     - 86°52'17"
33.498056     -86.871389
UTM Coordinates X = 511946.352  -  Y = 3706511.091  -  Zone 16S
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 167 m - 548 ft
Inauguration October 7th 1906
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English (United States) www.na-motorsports.com/Tracks/AL/Birmingham.htmlNorth American Motorsports Pages
(2) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(3) English (United States) www.bir-raceway.comOfficial website

(*) 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.

Birmingham International Raceway
Description At first it was a horse track. First race was a motorbike race on October 7th 1906. Cars used this track from October 10th 1906 to 1917
Years 1906÷1917
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Dirt Oval course
Inauguration October 7th 1906
Closing 1917
Last update of this page October 7th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1609  m 5280  ft 1  mi   (1)

Birmingham International Raceway
Description Track used from 1932 to July 4th 1942 and again from October 1st 1946 to November 5th 1961
Years 1932÷1942, 1946÷1961
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Dirt Oval course
Inauguration 1932
Closing November 5th 1961
Last update of this page October 7th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 805  m 2640  ft 1/2  mi   (1)

Birmingham International Raceway
Description  
Years 1958÷1960
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Dirt Oval course
Inauguration 1958
Closing 1960
Last update of this page October 7th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 402  m 1320  ft 1/4  mi   (1)

Birmingham International Raceway
Description  
Years 1960÷1961
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Oval course
Inauguration July 15th 1960
Closing 1961
Last update of this page October 7th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 402  m 1320  ft 1/4  mi   (1)

Birmingham International Raceway
Description  
Years 1962÷...
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Oval course
Inauguration June 28th 1962
Closing  
Last update of this page October 7th 2008
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1006  m 3300  ft 5/8  mi   (1)
length 1086  m 3564  ft 0.675  mi   (2)





Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
October 7th 2008     Guido de Carli     Update Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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