USA - UNITED STATES
TEXAS WORLD SPEEDWAY
SORRY, SOME DATA ARE NOT TRANSLATED YET
Description Oval circuit, now is one of the few Super Speedway still operational (i.e. Oval circuits longer than 1609 m - 1 mi)

It had been used for many years both by USAC (now ChampCar) and Nascar, up to 1981, when it was scaled down. Recently this fact has been enphasized because of the opening of Texas Motor Speedway, at Forth Worth and for this reason Texas World Speedway had to host club raced on roads infield circuits and it is used for tests. There are several possible layouts, using link roads and internal oval. Here on my map I show only the most used (and more likely)

In this days (May 2006) they are thinking to revive the circuit
Location College Station
TX - Texas - Southern States
Location South of College Station, towards Nevasota, on Highway 6 (Texas)
Latitude - Longitude + 30°32'13"     - 96°13'18"
30.536944     -96.221667
UTM Coordinates X = 766560.385  -  Y = 3381570.909  -  Zone 14R
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 87 m - 285 ft
Inauguration  
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English (United States) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_World_SpeedwayWikipedia
(2) English (United States) www.progcovers.com/motor/texas87.jpg
(3) English www.racingcircuits.netMotor Racing Circuits Database
(4) Italian Autosprint 10/1991 (page 11)Annunciato il recupero della pista (ovale + stradale), ora abbandonata (Texas)
(5) English (United States) texasworldspeedway.com/index.phpOfficial website
(6) English (United States) texasworldspeedway.com/index.php?action=diagramsTrack layouts

(*) 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.

Superspeedway
Description  
Years 1991
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Oval course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 23rd 2008
Info last update May 21st 2006
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3219  m 10560  ft 2  mi   (4)
Max. banking (bends) 22  ° 40.4  %        (4)
Max. banking (straights) 8  ° 14.1  %      Start finish straight (4)
Total area 152  hectares 1517588  m² 375  acres   (5)

Short Oval Course
Description  
Years 1991
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Oval course
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 23rd 2008
Info last update May 21st 2006
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 2414  m 7920  ft 1.5  mi   (3)

Long Road course
Description  
Years 1991
Direction Either   Either
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 23rd 2008
Info last update May 21st 2006
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4828  m 15840  ft 3  mi   (4)
length 4667  m 15312  ft 2.9  mi Course A (3)
length 4828  m 15840  ft 3  mi Course B (3)
length 4506  m 14784  ft 2.8  mi Course C (3)
length 4989  m 16368  ft 3.1  mi Course D (3)

Short Road course
Description  
Years 1991
Direction Either   Either
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 23rd 2008
Info last update May 21st 2006
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 3058  m 10032  ft 1.9  mi Course A (3)
length 2897  m 9504  ft 1.8  mi Course B (3)
length 3058  m 10032  ft 1.9  mi Course C (3)
length 3219  m 10560  ft 2  mi Race of Champions 1987 course (2)

External Road course
Description  
Years 1991
Direction Either   Either
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 23rd 2008
Info last update May 21st 2006
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1609  m 5280  ft 1  mi   (3)

Foyt Test Course
Description  
Years 1991
Direction Either   Either
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page September 23rd 2008
Info last update May 21st 2006
Designer  
Distinctive points  

Texas World Speedway: Superspeedway and Short Oval Course

Texas World Speedway: Superspeedway and Short Oval Course

Texas World Speedway: Superspeedway and Short Oval Course

Texas World Speedway: Superspeedway and Short Oval Course

Texas World Speedway: Superspeedway and Short Oval Course



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May 21st 2006     Guido de Carli     Update Description
May 17th 2006     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Lorenzo Tommasi New Description with map
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