Santa Monica 961

Santa Monica

The Los Angeles Automobile Dealers Association won the right to hold the American Grand Prize and Vanderbilt Cup in 1914 and chose a street circuit at nearby Santa Monica.

The Los Angeles Automobile Dealers Association won the right to hold the American Grand Prize and Vanderbilt Cup in 1914 and chose a street circuit at nearby Santa Monica. With its start on Ocean Avenue, the course turned sharp left on the dramatically named Death Curve onto Nevada Avenue – a long straight to the eastern end of the circuit. Drivers then returned along the curved San Vicente Boulevard to the startline. Average speeds had risen to almost 100 mph by the time Santa Monica staged its final race in 1919.

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Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

7.36 (Miles)

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

8.417 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

David Bruce-Brown (Benz), 5m32, 91.269 mph, Indycars, 1912

Latest Races

3,404

Championships

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19,260

Results

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25,185

Drivers

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14,540

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908

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