Meadowlands 594

Meadowlands

Formula 1 and then Champ Cars searched for a venue in the New York City area during the 1980s.

Formula 1 and then Champ Cars searched for a venue in the New York City area during the 1980s. Although suggestions ranged from Central Park to Flushing Meadow, a temporary circuit on the grounds of the Meadowlands Sports Arena was an unsatisfactory compromise with the latter series visiting on eight occasions from 1984. Despite being close to downtown Manhattan, the race never attracted a substantial crowd, and the circuit proved unpopular with almost everybody. A change to a "modified" oval failed to save the race from disappearing from the Champ Car calendar in 1992.

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Type

Modified oval

Length

1.217 (Miles)

Change

Modified "oval"

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Emerson Fittipaldi (Penske PC18-Chevrolet), 37.219s, 117.714 mph, Champ Cars, 1989

Type

Temporary road course

Length

1.682 (Miles)

Change

Street circuit

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Michael Andretti (March 86C-Cosworth), 1m00.535, 100.028 mph, Champ Cars, 1986

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