Riverside 913

Riverside

Set in the desert near the San Bernardino Mountains, Riverside succumbed to the urban sprawl of Los Angeles and closed in 1989.

Set in the desert near the San Bernardino Mountains, Riverside succumbed to the urban sprawl of Los Angeles and closed in 1989. It held the first United States Grand Prix – a sports car race in 1958 – and Stirling Moss won a full World Championship Grand Prix two years later in Rob Walker’s Lotus 18. The three layouts were all challenging, the uphill esses in particular. Dan Gurney excelled here, winning the early-season NASCAR race five times and the Champ Car event twice. A shopping mall and residential housing now stand on what was Riverside International Raceway.

Grand Prix Circuit

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.3 (Miles)

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Dogleg built opposite the pits

Fastest Race Lap

Denny Hulme (McLaren M8F-Chevrolet), 1m34.33, 125.941 mph, Can-Am, 1971

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Kevin Cogan (Penske PC10-Cosworth), 1m30.365, 131.467 mph, Champ Cars, 1982

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.275 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Bruce McLaren (McLaren M6A-Chevrolet), 1m40.4, 117.431 mph, Can-Am, 1967

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Bruce McLaren (McLaren M8A-Chevrolet), 1m38.51, 119.684 mph, Can-Am, 1968

Sports Car Short Course

1969 - 1989

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.547 (Miles)

Stock Car Course

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.62 (Miles)

Change

Dogleg built opposite the pits

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Ricky Rudd (Buick Regal), 118.484 mph, NASCAR, 1988

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.595 (Miles)

Latest Races

3,420

Championships

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19,439

Results

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25,316

Drivers

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14,566

Teams

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922

Circuits

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