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First opened in 1965, Fuji Speedway has undergone numerous reconfigurations to get to its current layout. The fifth and most recent design, authored by the internationally recognized Hermann Tilke, clocks in at 2.835 miles (4.563 km) and features 16 turns. Its frontstretch is responsible for nearly a mile of that length, forcing drivers to push for top speed coming off of the final corner, Panasonic, before diving into Turn 1.
Since 1967, Fuji Speedway has been a frequent host of prominent endurance races, starting with the Fuji 1000 km that year and evolving into the Fuji 6 Hours in 2012. The track hosted its first Japanese Grand Prix in 1976, and the event returned in 1977, 2007, and 2008. The track has also been a longtime staple of the Japanese national GT and formula series calendars, and its application has been so diverse that it even played host to cycling in the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Port Royal, Pennsylvania, USA
Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway, also known as “The Speed Palace,” first opened in 1938. The half-mile track has long played host to weekly events for classes ranging from hobby, stock, and late models to premier 410 Sprint Cars. Its signature sprint car event, the Tuscarora 50, has been a staple of the track’s annual schedule for half a century; Lance Dewease has taken the checkered flag in the big money race a record seven times as of 2022, and legends of the sport like Dave Blaney, Greg Hodnett, and Doug Wolfgang have also taken Tuscarora victories.
Port Royal made its World of Outlaws debut in the series’ second season in 1979, and was an on and off member of the schedule until returning to annual status in 2014. Lynn Paxton took the first Sprint Car win in WoO history, and names like Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet, and Kyle Larson have also earned victories in series events at Port Royal. WoO’s Late Model division made its debut at the track in 2007 and now visits the track each year as well.
Opened in 1962, Sandown International Raceway made an immediate splash when it brought in the world’s premier drivers for the Sandown International Cup that March. Jack Brabham, John Surtees, and Bruce McLaren comprised the inaugural podium for the open-wheel race, while names like Stirling Moss and Jim Clark were also on the entry list. The track held its original layout until 1984, when an infield section was added to meet minimum track length requirements to host World Sportscar Championship events; eventually, that layout evolved into the current 13-turn, 1.928-mile (3.104 km) course used today.
The Sandown 500 is the track’s premier event, contested by numerous divisions since its first running as a six-hour race in 1964 and currently raced by the Supercars championship. The track also hosted six occurrences of the Australian Grand Prix before the event joined the World Driver’s Championship calendar. Currently, Sandown hosts five event weekends per year, comprised of both modern and historic sports car and open-wheel racing machinery.
The new damage model is here for all three of the NASCAR NextGen vehicles! Two of our new releases, the Mercedes-AMG GT4 and the Radical SR10 also come with new damage upon release!
The Class of 2022 Season 3 has graduated from AI School! It was a beautiful ceremony in cyberspace with many proud parents. Drivers have completed specialized driver training with the following cars and tracks.
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