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Re: Race tracks next to airports

Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:26 am

The Turkish F1 circuit is very close to SAW.
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Re: Race tracks next to airports

Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:11 pm

Cars: The Grand Prix in St Pete FL ( http://www.gpstpete.com/ ) uses parts of Albert Whitted Airport ( KSPG, http://www.stpete.org/visiting_the_city ... /index.php ) as parts of its race course.

Horses: Suffolk Downs race track is 2 miles from KBOS, but it recently just had its last race.
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Re: Race tracks next to airports

Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:26 pm

Kuala Lumpur KLI has an F! track next door
 
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Re: Race tracks next to airports

Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:26 pm

Kuala Lumpur KLI has an F! track next door
 
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Re: Race tracks next to airports

Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:56 pm

Gr8Circle wrote:
Kuala Lumpur KLI has an F! track next door

I have mentioned it in this thread a week ago.
 
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Re: Race tracks next to airports

Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:15 pm

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is on approach to KIND. I used to live in the area and even got to see Air Force One on final approach!

At the moment, the speedway is an airport.
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Re: Race tracks next to airports

Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:35 pm

While not a horse or motor race track, PHX does have the former Phoenix Grayhound Park dog racing track adjacant to the airport. The track closed in 2009 but is still visible in aerial photos.
 
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Re: Race tracks next to airports

Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:54 pm

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Atlanta is right next to Atlanta South Regional Airport

AKA Tara Field (4A7)

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Re: Race tracks next to airports

Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:01 pm

KPOC, Brackett Field, is located right next to Auto Club Raceway, home of the Pomona Winter Nationals and the NHRA finals.
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Re: Race tracks next to airports

Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:12 pm

IPFreely wrote:
It's also common to find horse race tracks next to airports. These are a few that are within 5 miles or less:

JFK - Aqueduct


When I went to NYC for Thanksgiving when I was younger, the day before we left back home I would usually go to Aqueduct with my dad. One of things I enjoyed so much about it is how many planes I could see going into JFK.

Bostons horse race track is also close to BOS.
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Re: Race tracks next to airports

Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:35 pm

flymia wrote:
IPFreely wrote:
It's also common to find horse race tracks next to airports. These are a few that are within 5 miles or less:

JFK - Aqueduct


When I went to NYC for Thanksgiving when I was younger, the day before we left back home I would usually go to Aqueduct with my dad. One of things I enjoyed so much about it is how many planes I could see going into JFK.

Bostons horse race track is also close to BOS.


As per #52, Suffolk Downs near KBOS just recently ceased being a horse racing track. The owners were trying to develop it into a casino but the East Boston voters failed to pass the needed referendum. Last I heard it will be redeveloped into housing, which is at a great premium that close to Boston.
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Re: Race tracks next to airports

Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:47 pm

The Reno Air Race course runs right over Desert Park Raceway in Reno. So, technically there are two racetracks right next to/over Reno Stead Airport.

They pass right over Desert Park 12 seconds into this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhd5qauLlYA

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Re: Race tracks next to airports

Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:37 pm

Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire has a general aviation field in the in-field. Movements have to be co-ordinated between race control and ATC.
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Re: Race tracks next to airports

Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:53 am

Richmond International Raceway is fairly close to RIC, and Auto Club Speedway is basically right next to ONT.
 
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Re: Race tracks next to airports

Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:04 am

MCI is not far from the Kansas speedway. It is in another state though.

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