Gingerman Raceway

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GingerMan Raceway
Gingerman layout.svg
Location Geneva Township, Van Buren County, near South Haven, Michigan, USA
Owner Dan Schnitta
Operator GingerMan Raceway, Ltd
Broke ground 1995
Opened 1996
Architect Alan Wilson
Road course
Surface Asphalt
Length 2.21 mi (3.56 km)
Turns 11

GingerMan Raceway is a road course located east of the town of South Haven in Southwest Michigan.

Built in 1995, the track opened for its first full season of racing sports cars and motorcycles in 1996. The track is the recipient of the Safe Track Award' from Victory Lane Magazine,[citation needed] and was designed by architect Alan Wilson for use as a club racing course with clear runoffs and wide, smooth paving to avoid costly vehicle damage, especially for newer drivers.

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The track is a great course for spectators, who can watch the races from numerous areas. The track itself is a 1.88 mi (3.03 km) road course for racing sports cars and motorcycles, and is specifically designed for driver safety, especially for amateur drivers. The circuit update during the 2009 - 2010 off season included an addition to Turn 10 (now 10A)[1] of 1,770 feet of pavement, bringing the course to 2.21 miles. Safety runoff areas were configured to allow counter-race operation.[2]

Experienced racers and track day drivers consider GingerMan one of the safest road race tracks in the region.

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Coordinates: 42°24′31″N 86°8′17″W / 42.40861°N 86.13806°W / 42.40861; -86.13806