Continental Divide Raceways

Continental Divide Raceways was a race track located in Castle Rock, Colorado. Built in 1959, it featured a 2.8-mile (4.5 km) road course, half-mile (.805 km) oval, and 4,200-foot (1,300 m) drag strip. The land was intended to be used for a multi-sport spectator venue, but a racing complex was built after a hill climb was staged on the property.[1] The track saw its most active time in the 1960s, hosting the USAC National Championship, major sports car races, and Trans-Am. The track closed in 1979 due to a fatal accident but reopened in 1981, holding a Winston West stock car race in 1982 before being sold to real estate developers in 1983.[2] There was a motocross track called CDR Tech Track on the property where an AMA Motocross National was held in 1981 and 1982[3]

Continental Divide Raceways
LocationCastle Rock, Colorado
Coordinates39°20′0″N 104°53′05″W / 39.33333°N 104.88472°W / 39.33333; -104.88472Coordinates: 39°20′0″N 104°53′05″W / 39.33333°N 104.88472°W / 39.33333; -104.88472
Broke ground1958
Opened1959
Closed1983
Road course
SurfaceAsphalt
Length2.8 mi (4.51 km)
Turns10
Oval
Length.5 mi (.805 km)
Turns2
Drag strip
Length.8 mi (1.3 km)

Race resultsEdit

USAC Champ Car "Rocky Mountain 150"Edit

Year Date Driver Team Car
1968 July 7   A. J. Foyt Sheraton-Thompson Coyote-Ford
1969 July 6   Gordon Johncock Gilmore Broadcasting Eagle-Ford
1970 June 28   Mario Andretti STP Oil Treatment McNamara-Ford
[4]

Sports car racesEdit

Year Date Driver(s) Team Car Championship
1960 June 26   Carroll Shelby Meister Brauser Scarab-Chevrolet USAC Road Racing Championship
July 17   Bob Holbert Porsche 718 RSK SCCA National Sports Car Championship
1961 July 2   Ken Miles Crandall Industries Incorporated Porsche 718 RSK USAC Road Racing Championship
1963 August 18   Augie Pabst Meister Brauser Scarab-Chevrolet United States Road Racing Championship
1965 August 15   Hap Sharp Chaparral Cars Inc. Chaparral 2A-Chevrolet United States Road Racing Championship
[5][6]

Trans-AmEdit

Year Date Driver Car
1967 August 27   Jerry Titus Ford Mustang
1968 August 25   Mark Donohue Chevrolet Camaro
[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Galpin, Darren. "Continental Divide Raceway Track Info". The GEL Motorsport Information Page. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Continental Divide Raceways". North American Motorsports Pages. Archived from the original on 8 September 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  3. ^ https://promotocross.com/track/cdr-tech-track
  4. ^ "Continental Divide Raceway". Champ Car Stats. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Continental Divide - List of Races". Racing Sports Cars. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Continental Divide Raceways". Ultimate Racing History. Retrieved 14 July 2011.