Monticello Motor Club

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Monticello Motor Club
Location Monticello, New York, USA
Time zone UTC-5 (UTC-4 DST)
Broke ground 2006
Opened 2008
Road Course
Surface Asphalt
Length 4.1 mi (6.6 km)
Turns 21
Banking N/A

The Monticello Motor Club is a private country club for automotive enthusiasts with a 4.1 miles (6.6 km) long motor racing circuit situated in Monticello, New York. It opened on July 27, 2008 and was built on the site of the former Monticello Airport. In May 2010, Ari Straus, the President of the circuit, submitted a bid to host a Formula One race for a ten-year deal, beginning in 2012;[1] But although the deal length was kept, the event was subsequently awarded to the city of Austin, Texas instead.[2][3]

Lap times[edit]

Production vehicles[edit]

Time Model Year Vehicle Driver Date Validation Notes
2:26.12 2011 Dodge Viper ACR-X Kuno Wittmer 6 May 2011 Video - TangentVector
2:41.23 2010 Cadillac CTS-V Jason Holehouse 6 May 2011 Video - TangentVector
2:34.86 2010 Lotus 2-eleven Ari Straus 6 May 2011 Video - TangentVector
2:33.20 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2MCHPWR 27 Aug 2012 Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq9cZ9p9aAo

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Guardian: "Monticello Motor Club in the running to host US Formula One grand prix" Retrieved 21 May 2010
  2. ^ Noble, Jonathan (2010-05-25). "US Grand Prix returns to F1 in 2012". autosport.com (Haymarket Publishing). Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  3. ^ Crash.net: "OFFICIAL: US Grand Prix to return in 2012 – in Texas"

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Coordinates: 41°37′21″N 74°42′03″W / 41.62250°N 74.70083°W / 41.62250; -74.70083