Nelson Ledges Road Course

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For the state park, see Nelson Kennedy Ledges State Park.

Nelson Ledges Road Course is a paved automobile and motorcycle racing circuit in Garrettsville, Ohio. It also holds car control and safety clinics. The track is 2 miles (3 km) long and consists of seven major turns. It has a long history of racing.[citation needed] The track and facilities have been improved over the last several years under new management. The track has had two configurations. The present day course was created when the section of track from turn four to turn eleven was added to form what is known as the carousel. The original course turned to the right at turn four making a straight to turn eleven.


Most notably, the Nelson Ledges Road Course has hosted the Longest Day of Nelson, a 24-hour automobile race in which a team of two or more drivers race continuously. The vehicles range from "Showroom Stock" to racing prototypes. The annual race was discontinued in the late 1990s, but it returned in 2007. The 2007 event was won by the #86 Boxing Cat Motorsports Porsche 911. Well known actor Paul Newman had also raced at this track along with his son in the 1970's.

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