USA - UNITED STATES
BRIDGEHAMPTON RACE CIRCUIT
Not to be confused with Bridgehampton Street Circuit
Description Permanent track opened in 1957, after previous road circuit was closed because of Watkins Glen fatal crash occurred in 1952.
The track was not developed: facilities have always been very simple because of hostility of local people, who have alwaya hoped a soon bankrupcy (source).
In 1981 it nearly went bankrupt, but it was saved by some entrepreneurs, ’Friends of Bridgehampton’, that persuaded current owners, Carol Konner and Jerome Fisher (who had bought the land for 3 million Dollars of that time) to save the circuit. ’Friends of Bridgehampton’ didn’t improve facilities and they run it uintil beginning of 1990s, when a controvercy nearly risking again going bankrupt. Finally in 1997 the circuit was closed, then the new owner Robert M. Rubin converted this area into a residential one with a golf course.
Location Southampton
NY - New York - Northeastern States
Location near to New York; it can be reached through Long Island Expressway or State Highway 25.
Latitude - Longitude + 40°58'48"     - 72°20'19"
40.98     -72.338611
UTM Coordinates X = 723905.948  -  Y = 4539948.477  -  Zone 18T
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Altitude AMSL 61 m - 200 ft
Inauguration September 28th 1957
Closing 1997
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Italian Da Monza a Indianapolis (page 194)Author: Tommaso Tommasi - Published by: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore - Published in: Italia - year: 1973
(2) English (United States) comscc.com/tracks/bridgeha.html
(3) English (United States) query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C04E0D7173AF933A05750C0A961958260The New York Times: An Auto Race Track’s Last Lap (March 30th 1997)
(4) English (United States) www.na-motorsports.com/Tracks/NY/Bridgehampton.htmlNorth American Motorsports Pages
(5) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(6) English (United States) www.september8th.com/news_bridge1.htmThe Return of Bridgehampton?
(7) Italian Autosprint 26/1964 (page 7)Map
(8) Italian Autosprint 47/1968 (page 5)Map
(9) Italian Autosprint 32/1970 (page 33)The track will be closed?
(10) English (United States) query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D01EFD8163BF935A15754C0A967948260The New York Times: Racing near end at Bridgehampton (July 26th 1981) [Publishing date: July 26th 1981]
(11) English (United States) query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE7D71731F937A25755C0A964958260The New York Times: Bridgehampton Track; A Speedway on the Block (June 14th 1992) [Publishing date: June 14th 1992]

(*) 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.

Bridgehampton Race Circuit
Description  
Years 1957÷1983, 1987÷1997
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration September 28th 1957
Closing 1997
Last update of this page June 20th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4587  m 15048  ft 2.85  mi   (4)
length 4580  m 15026  ft 2.846  mi   (1)
Width 9.14  m 30  ft      (1)
Total area 209  hectares 2088200  m² 516  acres   (3)

Bridgehampton Race Circuit

Bridgehampton Race Circuit



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
June 20th 2007     Lorenzo Tommasi     Update Description
February 12th 2007   1957÷1983, 1987÷1997 Guido de Carli        
February 27th 2004     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
May 16th 2003     Guido de Carli     New Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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