**Guess the circuit**

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Re: **Guess the circuit**

Post by hollie3sa » 1 month ago

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Michael Ferner wrote:
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On second thoughts, the bit about the road course no longer existing suggests an oval of sorts, so maybe Thompson Raceway in Massachusetts?
Very good! These photos are from the late 1950s and show the early road course of the Thompson Speedway.
I have to make one tiny correction. The Thompson Speedway (/International Speedway/Speedway Motorsports Park) and the town with the same name still lies in Connecticut but is bordered by several towns in Massachusetts.


Some footage of the track:





And a video about its track layout history which I just found:


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Michael Ferner wrote:
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How can it be the American Midwest when it's 2,000 miles from Continental Divide? :huh:

W/o looking at a map, I'd say some Northeastern track, maybe even Canada.
Because I didn't have enough information to nail down the location and the most land area shared by both 2000 and 1000 mile circles is the eastern part of the US.

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Post by Michael Ferner » 1 month ago

hollie3sa wrote:
1 month ago
Michael Ferner wrote:
1 month ago
On second thoughts, the bit about the road course no longer existing suggests an oval of sorts, so maybe Thompson Raceway in Massachusetts?
Very good! These photos are from the late 1950s and show the early road course of the Thompson Speedway.
I have to make one tiny correction. The Thompson Speedway (/International Speedway/Speedway Motorsports Park) and the town with the same name still lies in Connecticut but is bordered by several towns in Massachusetts.
Ah yes... Thompson Speedway in Connecticut, of course... :blush:

I was tired, not concentrating... aw shucks, who am I kidding, I am getting OLD!! :rip:
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Post by Michael Ferner » 1 month ago

Michkov wrote:
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Michael Ferner wrote:
1 month ago
How can it be the American Midwest when it's 2,000 miles from Continental Divide? :huh:

W/o looking at a map, I'd say some Northeastern track, maybe even Canada.
Because I didn't have enough information to nail down the location and the most land area shared by both 2000 and 1000 mile circles is the eastern part of the US.

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Sorry, I didn't want to embarrass you, but doesn't the mere name Continental Divide suggest American Midwest, even w/o knowing where exactly the track of that name is located? :happy: But it's okay, let's not dwell on it :shake hands:
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Post by theracer120 » 1 week ago

Longford?

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Post by hollie3sa » 1 week ago

theracer120 wrote:
1 week ago
Longford?
:dunno:

The Long-ines advertisement lead you at least halfway there, hm?


That's Spencer Martin in a Ferrari 250LM in 1966 right before the viaduct.

Photo by Perry Drury

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Post by hollie3sa » 1 week ago

@theracer120 your turn ;-)

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Post by theracer120 » 1 week ago

Someone else take it.

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