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Circuit Fair Park
Dallas Grand Prix Circuit
Location State Fair Park, Dallas, Texas
Active from 1984 - 1984
Major events 1984 Dallas Grand Prix
Surface asphalt plus quick-dry concrete for emergency repairs in corners
Length 2.424 mi (3.901 km)
Turns 21
Lap record 1:45.353, 82.83 mph (133.300 km/h) (Niki Lauda, McLaren, 1984, Formula One)

In July, 1984, Dallas Fair Park in Dallas, Texas (USA) was converted into a Formula One circuit for a weekend to host the Dallas Grand Prix. The event was conceived as a way to demonstrate Dallas' status as a "world-class city" and overcame temperatures of 100 °F (38 °C), a disintegrating track surface, and weekend-long rumors of its cancellation. The interesting tight and twisty course was laid out with help from Chris Pook, organizer of the United States Grand Prix West in Long Beach, California, and featured two hairpin curves. The event was attended by former US President Jimmy Carter and featured Larry Hagman ('J.R.' from the television series Dallas) waving the green flag to start the race's parade lap.

ReferencesEdit

  • Rob Walker (October, 1984). "1st Dallas Grand Prix: Cool Keke". Road & Track, 178-182.
  • Mike S. Lang (1992). Grand Prix!: Race-by-race account of Formula 1 World Championship motor racing. Volume 4: 1981 to 1984. Haynes Publishing Group. ISBN 0-85429-733-2

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