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Orange County International Raceway

Orange County International Raceway was a combined drag-strip and 2-mile road course located in Irvine, CA, from 1967 to 1983. The area is now an industrial park and highway interchange.

This page was originally contributed by Guy Watney, Kansas City Region SCCA.

New: 2005-09-12  Last Updated: 2020-01-15

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Track Facts

Elevation: 220 feet Latitude: 33.665 Longitude: -117.751143 Time zone: PST/PDT (-0800/-0700)

Historical Note

The Dragstrip operated from 8/5/1967 to 11/6/1983. The Road course only operated in 1967 and 1968.

The well-known Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving was founded at the track in 1968.

References

Allan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 153. Order from National Speedway Directory

Tommy Lee Byrd, Lost Drag Strips: Ghosts of Quarter-Miles Past. North Branch, MN: CarTech, 2013 , ISBN 978-1-61325-065-7 , pp. 58-63.

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3/10/2020: The OpenHistoricalMap server is currently having technical issues with updates of new data. If you do not see any historical data on the OHM layer or any overlays, this is probably why. The server maintainers are aware of the issue and working on it.

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