Road courses in North America
Apropos of the Pacific Raceways post, we thought we’d try to come up with a list of the road courses we most want to do in the United States North America (not counting the ones we’ve done in our own backyard here in the Northeast- some of which are fine in their own right). We tried to target road courses that are either legendary (Willow Springs, Road America), stand out in some other way (the wooden terrain and old world feel of Pacific Raceways, for example, or the Karussell replica at Shenandoah), or both (Laguna Seca). We’re also partial to technical road courses that are favorable to momentum cars, as opposed to long, high speed road courses that are favorable to lots and lots of horsepower.
In no particular order, here’s what we came up with.
(And we know, some of these tracks are incongruous with the criteria we’ve set out above.)
(Axis: RA is the MidWest’s version of the NuburgRing. Massive 4.1mi track that follows perfectly the contour of the terrain.)
Given their decorated history in motorsport, we’re tempted to add Daytona and Sebring to the mix, but they don’t really seem to do it for us (at least on paper). We could probably be convinced otherwise, though.
Hit us up in the comments if you’d like to chime in on any of these tracks or add a new one.
Images: wolfheadfilms, mcgunnig, VW Canada, C/D, mark_v_socal, Camden Thrasher