California Adds Road Course

Looking to add to its number of events, California Speedway has broken ground on a permanent road course that is expected to be completed by early fall.

The course has three configurations: an infield road course (1.5 miles with 13 turns or 1.55 miles with 17 turns); an auto competition course (which utilizes part of the oval at 2.88 miles with 21 turns); and a motorcycle competition course (which also uses part of the oval at 2.36 miles with 21 turns).

"This is an exciting time for California Speedway as we take the next step in our continuation as a premier motorsports facility," said Speedway President Bill Miller. "The development of this road course increases the opportunities for us to host additional events that motorsports fans in Southern California will want to experience.

"We've had preliminary discussions with AMA and Grand AM. Now that we've broken ground and are proceeding with the course, we look forward to intensifying those discussions and seeing what makes sense from an entertainment and business standpoint."

Currently, the speedway conducts two major event weekends, the spring NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series and fall CART FedEx Championship Series/NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series weekends.

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