Saturday, June 18, 2016

Track count

I'm way behind on the blog and I'll probably have to do a condensed synopsis of the first half of the summer.  One of the reason that I'm behind is that I got involved in chronicling my track count. 
At Gingerman, Swiss Neiderberger celebrated reaching a goal that he had set for himself: racing at 50 racetracks.  I don't mean to rain on Swiss' parade, but it got me to wondering how many race tracks I'd ridden.  Here's the list so far, in pretty chronological order. Some of the tracks I didn't actually race on, just paraded, and I'm considering different versions of a venue separate tracks.

Bridgehampton, N.Y., '72
Loudon, N.H.
   Bryar, '72
   Noduol (Bryar 'backwards') '72,'73?
   NHIS, '90
Summit Point, W. Va., '72
Pocono, Pa., '72, '73?
Virginia International Raceway
   Full circuit, '72, '73?
   North circuit, '01
   South circuit, '09
West Palm Beach, '73
Daytona
   3.81 mi.,'73
   1.6 mi. Infield, '81
   1.74 mi. Infield,'85
   1.76 mi. Infield, '87
   3.56 mi.,'90
   2.85 mi.,'02
   3.51 mi., '09
Dade City, Fl., '73
Dallas, Tx., '73
Charlotte, N.C., '73
Gainesville, Fl., '74
Road Atlanta, Ga., 
   2.54 mi., '74
   With modified 'gravity cavity, '98
   With turn #3 chicane, '03
   With modified turn #12, '09
Lakeland, Fl., '75
Thompson, Ct.
   'Version 3', '76
   1.7 mi., '16
Ontario Motor Speedway, '79
Sears Point
   original, '79
   Current, '13
Road America, Wl.
   Original, '80
   Current, '08?
Lime Rock Park, Ct., '80
Talladega Super Speedway, Al.,'81
Laguna Seca, Ca.
   Original, '82
   GP., '97
Shannonville, Ont., Canada
   Nelson, '82
   Pro, '99?
Roebling Road, Ga., '83
Mid-Ohio, '83
Blackhawk Farms, Illinois, '86
Watkins Glen, N.Y., '86.
Mosport, Ontario, Canada, '88
Heartland Park, Topeka, Ks.,'89
Talladega Grand Prix, Al.
   Original, '91
   Current, '13
Grattan, Mi., '91
Rockingham, N.C., '92
Las Vegas, Nv., '93
Seattle Intl. Raceway, Kent, WA., '93
Putnam Park, In., '94
Gateway Park, E. St.Louis, Il., '94
Willow Springs, Ca., "96
Atlantic M/S Park, Shubenacadie, N.S., Can., '96
Deland, Fl., '97
Stafford Springs, Ct., '97
Gunstock, Belnap, N.H., '99
Carolina M/S Park, S.C., '99
Cayuga, Ont., Canada, '01
Frontierland, Loudon, N.H., '01
North Florida M/S Park, '02
BeaveRun, Pa., '03
Barber M/S Pk., '03
Sandia, N.M., '04
No Problem Raceway, La., '04
Autodromo St. Eustache, Quebec, Can., '04
Thunderhill, Ca., '04
Gingerman, Mi.
   Original, '05
   Current, '16
Pueblo, Co., '05
Miller M/S Pk., Ut., '06
Portland International Raceway, Or., '10
Motorsport Ranch, Tx., '11
NOLA, La., '13
The Ridge, WA., '13
NJMP, N. J.
   Thunderbolt, '13
   Lightning, '14

You'll notice that the above is only circuits in North America, so now I'll add public road races in North America:
Steamboat Springs, Co.,'84
La Carrerra, Baja, Mx., '86
Delmar, Ca., '96
Maybe Deland, Gunstock, & Frontierland should be in this category.

Now we go to overseas circuits
Caldwell Park, Eng.
   Club, '75
   Full, '86
Darley Moor, Eng.,'75
Donnington Park, Eng.,
   National, '81
   GP, '86
Brands Hatch, Eng.,
   G.P., '82
   Indy, '89
Oulton Park, Eng., '81
Mallory Park, Eng.
   Original, '82
   With 'bus stop', '89
Adelaide International Raceway, S.A., Aus., '85
Mallala M/S Park, S.A., Aus., '85
Winton, Vic., Aus., '85
Circuit Paul Ricard, Fr., '86
Autodromo Riccardo Paletti, It., '86
Snetterton, Eng., '87
Assen, Nl., 
   Longer, '87
   Shorter, '99
Misano, It., '87
Knockhill, Scotland, '87
Pukekoe, N.Z., '90
Ruapuna, N.Z., '90
Autrodromo de Linas-Montlhery, Fr., '96
Nurburgring, Ger., '96
Eastern Creek, N.S.W., Aus., '98
Artic Circle Raceway, Norway, '98
Tsukuba, Jpn., '02
Jurby, I.O.M., '13
Phillip Island, Vic., Aus., '14

Finally, the overseas public road courses:
Mountain course, I.O.M., '82
Villa Real, Portugal, '84
Dundrod, N.I., '84
Brno, Czechoslovakia, '84
Oliver's Mount, Eng., '95

Total:115

I thought I might have add one more this weekend at the USCRA event at the new circuit at Canaan, N.H., but I didn't feel well.  I may hit 115 at the VRRA even at Calaboogie, in Ontario, near Ottawa in Sept.

7 comments:

  1. I'm also interested in how much fuel you burned at these tracks. I'd say a large treasure was reduced to a small treasure after adding up that bill.
    Then again let's see the billings for entry fees too.
    All in all, a very impressive list. It's an honor and a pleasure to have joined you at a small handful of these tracks.
    Well done, Sir!
    Stu Carter

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  2. OMGosh!!!!
    ...and how many miles have you racked up on track??
    BRAVO David.
    Darleen

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  3. What about Nelson's Ledges back in the early 70's? AAMRR used to race there. Bill in Maine

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  4. Has it really been that long since you ran @ Mid-Ohio?

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  5. No, those dates are when I rode at a track.

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  6. As someone pointed out on the WERA Vintage forum, I had left out Willow Springs. I've now updated that and the track count.

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