Continental Divide Raceways

Continental Divide Raceways
Continental Divide Raceways
Location Castle Rock, Colorado
Coordinates 39°19′59″N 104°53′34″W / 39.33306°N 104.89278°W / 39.33306; -104.89278Coordinates: 39°19′59″N 104°53′34″W / 39.33306°N 104.89278°W / 39.33306; -104.89278
Opened 1959
Closed 1983
Road course
Length 2.8 mi (4.51 km)
Turns 10
Length .5 mi (.805 km)
Drag strip
Length .8 mi (1.3 km)

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]


Race results

USAC Champ Car "Rocky Mountain 150"

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

Sports car races

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


Year Date Driver Car
1967 August 27 United States Jerry Titus Ford Mustang
1968 August 25 United States Mark Donohue Chevrolet Camaro


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  2. ^ "Continental Divide Raceways". North American Motorsports Pages. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Continental Divide Raceway". Champ Car Stats. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Continental Divide - List of Races". Racing Sports Cars. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Continental Divide Raceways". Ultimate Racing History. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  • Hylton, Pete (2007). Ghost Tracks. Benton, KY: Legacy Ink Publishing. ISBN 9780979697616. 

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