Roebling Road Raceway

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Roebling Road Raceway
Roebling Road Raceway.svg
Location Effingham County, at 1135 Roebling Road, Bloomingdale, Georgia
Owner Roebling Road Raceway, Inc.
Operator Roebling Road Raceway, Inc.
Opened 1959
Major events
Road Course
Surface Asphalt
Length 3.25 km (2.02 mi)
Website www.roeblingroad.com

Roebling Road Raceway, formerly Savannah International Raceway, is a 2.02-mile (3.25 km) road racing course located just outside Bloomingdale, Georgia. Opened in 1959, Roebling Road is relatively unique amongst racetracks in that it lacks any accommodations for spectators; there are no grandstands, no picnicking areas, nor any other sort of viewing facilities. The track was designed by John Rueter and held its first Sports Car Club of America event June 11–12, 1960. The track was financed by and named after SCCA supporter Robert Roebling, great-grandson of John A. Roebling.[1]

Roebling Road hosts events more than 300 days a year. Events range from media, pro teams testing cars, club racing, and performance driving education events. Club races include the SCCA, the BMW Car Owners Club of America, the Porsche Club of America, the North American Sports Car Association, and the Vintage Drivers Club of America. The track is used by cars, motorcycles andWKA karts. The PBS television series MotorWeek records its winter track-testing segments at Roebling Road.[2]

The track is a very safe and forgiving track, making it ideal to learn on. It is characterized by large amounts of run-off room and only a single wall.

Roebling is unusual in that it is owned by a local racing club, the Buccaneer Region of the SCCA.[3] Roebling is a not-for-profit, non-spectator oriented track.[citation needed]

Roebling hosts several driver's education oriented events each month. The format varies with the hosting organization. There are relatively expensive events where the organizers provide high performance cars and, there are significantly less expensive events where drivers bring their own cars. As drivers work their way up in skill level, they are allowed to drive on the track "solo".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Atlas F1 Bulletin Board[unreliable source?]
  2. ^ Steven Chupnick. "Smart Car vs. Plane". MotorWeek: Inside Track: Over the Edge. Maryland Public Television. Retrieved 2011-07-03. 
  3. ^ "The Evolution of Roebling Road". Buccaneer Region: History. Buccaneer Region SCCA. 

Coordinates: 32°10′11″N 81°19′24″W / 32.16972°N 81.32333°W / 32.16972; -81.32333