Ontario Motor Speedway was a motorsport venue located in Ontario, California. It was the first and only automobile racing facility built to accommodate major races sanctioned by all of the four dominant racing sanctioning bodies: USAC (and now IndyCar Series) for open-wheel oval car races; NASCAR for a 500-mile (800 km) oval stock car races; NHRA for drag races; and FIA for Formula One road course races. Constructed in less than two years, the track opened in August 1970 and was considered state of the art at the time.

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  • Ontario Motor Speedway was a motorsport venue located in Ontario, California. It was the first and only automobile racing facility built to accommodate major races sanctioned by all of the four dominant racing sanctioning bodies: USAC (and now IndyCar Series) for open-wheel oval car races; NASCAR for a 500-mile (800 km) oval stock car races; NHRA for drag races; and FIA for Formula One road course races. Constructed in less than two years, the track opened in August 1970 and was considered state of the art at the time. The first full year of racing included the Indy-style open wheel Inaugural California 500 on September 6, 1970; the Miller High Life 500 stock car race on February 28, 1971, the Super Nationals drag race on November 21, 1970 and the Questor Grand Prix on March 28, 1971. Each of these inaugural races drew attendance second only to their established counterparts, the USAC Indianapolis 500, the NASCAR Daytona 500, the NHRA U.S. Nationals, and the U.S. Formula One race at Watkins Glen. The track was purchased for real estate development by Chevron Land Company in late 1980 and demolished at a cost of $3 million in 1981. It is estimated that the 800-acre (3.2 km2) facility, with 155,000 permanent seats and an air-conditioned private stadium club would have a replacement cost in 2009 of over $350 million. (en)
  • Ontario Motor Speedway es un autódromo situado en Ontario, estado de California, Estados Unidos. Fue inaugurado en 1970 y clausurado en 1980. El autódromo poseía dos trazados distintos: el trazado oval (similar al de Indianapolis Motor Speedway) que medía 4 kilómetros (2.5 millas) y un trazado mixto de 5, 14 kilómetros (3.194 millas). En el óvalo se disputó las 500 Millas de California, fecha valida por el Campeonato Nacional del USAC entre 1970 y 1978 y por la CART en 1979 y 1980. En ese mismo trazado, también la Copa NASCAR disputó una carrera de 500 millas en 1971 y 1972 y desde 1974 hasta 1980, la cual tuvo lugar en febrero y marzo en los primeros años respectivamente, y en noviembre como fecha final a partir de 1974. Asimismo, Ontario albergó una fecha no puntuable de la Fórmula 1 en 1971 y carreras de la National Hot Rod Association y del Campeonato IMSA GT. (es)
  • De Ontario Motor Speedway was een racecircuit gelegen in de Amerikaanse stad Ontario in de staat Californië. Het circuit werd ontworpen naar het voorbeeld van de Indianapolis Motor Speedway en werd geopend in 1970. In maart 1971 werd er de Questor Grand Prix gehouden, een zogenaamde Formule Libre wedstrijd waar teams uit de Formule 1, de Formule 5000 en de USAC Championship Car aan deelnamen. De wedstrijd werd gewonnen door Mario Andretti in een Ferrari. Vanaf 1970 stond het circuit op het programma van het USAC Championship Car kalender en vanaf 1979 op het programma van zijn opvolger, de Champ Car series. In 1979 werd de race gewonnen door Bobby Unser. In 1980 stond het circuit twee keer op de kalender. De race in april werd gewonnen door Johnny Rutherford, de race in augustus werd gewonnen door Bobby Unser. Met zijn eerdere overwinning in 1974 is Bobby Unser met drie overwinningen recordhouder op het circuit. Al Unser won twee keer op de speedway. Wegens financiële problemen moest het circuit in 1980 gesloten worden en werd het verkocht en een jaar later afgebroken. (nl)
  • Ontario Motor Speedway foi um autódromo automobilístico. Foi o primeiro autódromo construído especificamente para abrigar corridas das 4 grandes franquias automobilísticas: Corridas da USAC e da NASCAR no circuito oval; NHRA para corridas de dragster e corridas de Fórmula 1 no circuito fechado. Abrigou apenas uma corrida de Fórmula 1. A Questor GP, em 1971, que foi a corrida de inauguração do circuito fechado. Ele tinha um comprimento de 2,5 milhas (oval), e 3.194 (circuito fechado) e era muito parecido com Indianápolis, tanto que logo recebeu o apelido de "Indianápolis do Oeste". A construção do projeto ficou a cargo do Questor Group, que, além de modernas instalações, acomodava confortavelmente 140 mil espectadores. Custou 25,5 milhões de dólares. (pt)
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  • Ontario Motor Speedway was a motorsport venue located in Ontario, California. It was the first and only automobile racing facility built to accommodate major races sanctioned by all of the four dominant racing sanctioning bodies: USAC (and now IndyCar Series) for open-wheel oval car races; NASCAR for a 500-mile (800 km) oval stock car races; NHRA for drag races; and FIA for Formula One road course races. Constructed in less than two years, the track opened in August 1970 and was considered state of the art at the time. (en)
  • Ontario Motor Speedway es un autódromo situado en Ontario, estado de California, Estados Unidos. Fue inaugurado en 1970 y clausurado en 1980. El autódromo poseía dos trazados distintos: el trazado oval (similar al de Indianapolis Motor Speedway) que medía 4 kilómetros (2.5 millas) y un trazado mixto de 5, 14 kilómetros (3.194 millas). Asimismo, Ontario albergó una fecha no puntuable de la Fórmula 1 en 1971 y carreras de la National Hot Rod Association y del Campeonato IMSA GT. (es)
  • De Ontario Motor Speedway was een racecircuit gelegen in de Amerikaanse stad Ontario in de staat Californië. Het circuit werd ontworpen naar het voorbeeld van de Indianapolis Motor Speedway en werd geopend in 1970. In maart 1971 werd er de Questor Grand Prix gehouden, een zogenaamde Formule Libre wedstrijd waar teams uit de Formule 1, de Formule 5000 en de USAC Championship Car aan deelnamen. De wedstrijd werd gewonnen door Mario Andretti in een Ferrari. (nl)
  • Ontario Motor Speedway foi um autódromo automobilístico. Foi o primeiro autódromo construído especificamente para abrigar corridas das 4 grandes franquias automobilísticas: Corridas da USAC e da NASCAR no circuito oval; NHRA para corridas de dragster e corridas de Fórmula 1 no circuito fechado. (pt)
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