Continental Divide Raceways

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Continental Divide Raceways
LocationCastle Rock, Colorado
Coordinates39°19′59″N 104°53′34″W / 39.33306°N 104.89278°W / 39.33306; -104.89278Coordinates: 39°19′59″N 104°53′34″W / 39.33306°N 104.89278°W / 39.33306; -104.89278
Opened1959
Closed1983
Road course
Length2.8 mi (4.51 km)
Turns10
Oval
Length.5 mi (.805 km)
Drag strip
Length.8 mi (1.3 km)
 
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Continental Divide Raceways
LocationCastle Rock, Colorado
Coordinates39°19′59″N 104°53′34″W / 39.33306°N 104.89278°W / 39.33306; -104.89278Coordinates: 39°19′59″N 104°53′34″W / 39.33306°N 104.89278°W / 39.33306; -104.89278
Opened1959
Closed1983
Road course
Length2.8 mi (4.51 km)
Turns10
Oval
Length.5 mi (.805 km)
Drag strip
Length.8 mi (1.3 km)

Continental Divide Raceways was a race track located in Castle Rock, Colorado. Built in 1959, it featured a 2.8-mile (4.5 km) road course, half-mile (.805 km) oval, and 4,200-foot (1,300 m) drag strip. The land was intended to be used for a multi-sport spectator venue, but a racing complex was built after a hill climb was staged on the property.[1] The track saw its most active time in the 1960s, hosting the USAC National Championship, major sports car races, and Trans-Am. The track closed in 1979 due to a fatal accident but reopened in 1981, holding a Winston West stock car race in 1982 before being sold to real estate developers in 1983.[2]

Race results[edit]

USAC Champ Car "Rocky Mountain 150"[edit]

YearDateDriverTeamCar
1968July 7United States A. J. FoytSheraton-ThompsonCoyote-Ford
1969July 6United States Gordon JohncockGilmore BroadcastingEagle-Ford
1970June 28United States Mario AndrettiSTP Oil TreatmentMcNamara-Ford
[3]

Sports car races[edit]

YearDateDriver(s)TeamCarChampionship
1960June 26United States Carroll ShelbyMeister BrauserScarab-ChevroletUSAC Road Racing Championship
July 17United States Bob HolbertPorsche 718 RSKSCCA National Sports Car Championship
1961July 2United Kingdom Ken MilesCrandall Industries IncorporatedPorsche 718 RSKUSAC Road Racing Championship
1963August 18United States Augie PabstMeister BrauserScarab-ChevroletUnited States Road Racing Championship
1965August 15United States Hap SharpChaparral Cars Inc.Chaparral 2A-ChevroletUnited States Road Racing Championship
[4][5]

Trans-Am[edit]

YearDateDriverCar
1967August 27United States Jerry TitusFord Mustang
1968August 25United States Mark DonohueChevrolet Camaro
[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Galpin, Darren. "Continental Divide Raceway Track Info". The GEL Motorsport Information Page. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Continental Divide Raceways". North American Motorsports Pages. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Continental Divide Raceway". Champ Car Stats. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Continental Divide - List of Races". Racing Sports Cars. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Continental Divide Raceways". Ultimate Racing History. Retrieved 14 July 2011.