Lost Road Courses: Riverside, Ontario, Bridgehampton & More

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Road racing has long-storied roots in North America that reach from coast to coast and to Canada. Some of the greatest drivers to ever compete raced wickedly fast machines, staged epic duels on winding strips of asphalt, and created history. This history left an enduring legacy that is revealed and celebrated in Lost Road Courses. Road racer and road racing expert Martin Rudow retraces road racing's glorious past and visits the defunct classic road courses across the United States and Canada.

Many road courses were built in the 1950s and 1960s, the golden age of American road racing. These classic road courses built and hosted famous races for Trans-Am, Can-Am, IndyCar, Formula 1, and sports car racing, but did not survive the times. They fell victim to changing times, poor business decisions, urban sprawl, safety standards, and increasing real estate prices. Rudow recounts the breathtaking races and fascinating history of more than 16 tracks from around North America. Riverside International Raceway, Bridgehampton Race Circuit, Ontario Motor Speedway, Continental Divide Raceway, and many others were once major race venues that have since closed. The great race teams, legendary drivers, classic race series that visited the tracks, and cars that turned laps are brought into full focus. The exploits of Chaparral, McLaren, Bud Moore, Lotus, Penske, and other race teams as well as racing greats Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones, Jim Hall, A. J. Foyt, Al Unser, Jim Clark, and Dan Gurney are covered. Rudow also digs beneath the surface to reveal the story behind the story. The visionaries and businessmen who saw potential and risked capital to build these palaces of speed come back to life. He also recognizes the unsung heroes and regional racers who competed, staffed, and took on various roles at these tracks.

In the pages of this book, a nostalgic tour of these famous races at these vintage road circuits unfolds. Many period photos illustrate the racing action and the tracks themselves in their former glory, and modern color shows the tracks as they currently stand. If you're a fan of classic sports car, Can-Am, Trans-Am, IndyCar, Formula 1, as well as classic and unique tracks of yesteryear, this book is a must-have.

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Lost Road Courses brings the cutting-edge cars, legendary drivers, classic races, and all the thrilling action from North America’s classic road courses to life. Author Martin Rudow recounts the alluring history of more than 16 tracks from around North America, including Riverside International Raceway, Bridgehampton Race Circuit, Ontario Motor Speedway, Continental Divide Raceway, and many others that were once major race venues that have closed and now have a page in history. In fact, road courses from each region of the country are revisited. The exploits of Chaparral, McLaren, Bud Moore, Lotus, Penske, and other race teams as well as racing greats Parnelli Jones, Jim Hall, A. J. Foyt, Mark Donohue, Al Unser, Jim Clark, and Richard Petty are covered. Rudow also digs beneath the surface to unearth the story behind the story. He introduces the visionaries, entrepreneurs, and businessmen who saw potential and risked capital to build these palaces of speed. He also pays homage to the unsung heros and regional racers who competed, staffed, and worked in various roles at these tracks.

In the pages of this book a comprehensive, detailed, and nostalgic tour of these famous races at these major road circuits unfolds. Many archival photos illustrate the cars, drivers, racing action, and the tracks themselves in their former glory. Modern color photos depict the tracks as they currently stand. If you’re a fan of classic sports car, Can-Am, Trans-Am, Indy Car, Formula 1, and classic and unique tracks of yesteryear, this is a must-have.

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Martin Rudow is a lifelong road racing enthusiast, authority, and publisher of Vintage Drift, a vintage road racing magazine in the Pacific Northwest. He has authored two regional sports car racing history books, Weekends of Glory and Long Straights and Hairpin Turns, and has been awarded national and international recognition for them. Rudow has attended numerous regional sports car races in the latter half of the 1950s and first half of the 1960s.

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