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Chanute Field

Chanute Field was the site of a temporary airport circuit used by the SCCA briefly in the 50s. It was a SAC base located in Rantoul, Illinois, and is now the Rantoul National Aviation Center. Today the site is used for SCCA Solo events.

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Track Facts

Elevation: 730 feet Latitude: 40.295796 Longitude: -88.140435 GPS: N 40 17.7477, W 88 8.4261 Time zone: CST/CDT (-0600/-0500)

Historical Note

The course was used from June 14th, 1953 to June 13th, 1954.

References

Alan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 246. Order from National Speedway Directory

Pete Hylton, Ghost Tracks: A Historic Look At America's Lost Road Racing Tracks. Benton, Kentucky: Legacy Ink, 2007 , ISBN 978-0-9796976-1-6 , pp. 47,49-50. Order from publisher

Track Office

Track: Chanute Field Pacesetter Drive Rantoul, IL 61866

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