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Cleveland

The Champ Car World Series visited Cleveland’s still-operational Burke Lakefront Airport on the shores of Lake Erie from 1982 until the championship’s demise in 2007.

The Champ Car World Series visited Cleveland’s still-operational Burke Lakefront Airport on the shores of Lake Erie from 1982 until the championship’s demise in 2007. Although an unattractive venue and unpopular with the drivers, its wide, bumpy runways allowed numerous lines to be taken into the corners, producing surprisingly good racing with plenty of overtaking. Because it is so flat, spectators enjoyed unrestricted views of almost the entire track from the grandstands.

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Type

Temporary road course

Length

2.106 (Miles)

Change

Old Turns 1 and 2 bypassed

Fastest Race Lap

Nelson Philippe (Lola B2/00-Ford), 57.508s, 131.836 mph, Champ Cars, 2006

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Jimmy Vasser (Reynard 98I-Honda), 56.417s, 134.385 mph, Champ Cars, 1998

Type

Temporary road course

Length

2.485 (Miles)

Change

Original Burke Lakefront circuit

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Michael Andretti (Lola T89/00-Chevrolet), 1m04.636, 138.406 mph, Champ Cars, 1989

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