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Fontana 1997

My first trip to an oval track race was to the California 500 on September 27 and 28, 1997. Located in Fontana, just east of Los Angeles, the brand new California Speedway turned out to be the fastest circuit in the world, with Mauricio Gugelmin setting a new world record during qualifying.
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In the Pits and Paddock On the Track
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People in the Pits and Paddock.

Action on the Track.

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Arie Luyendyk's Big Weekend Site Map
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Arie Luyendyk's Big Weekend.

Our seats were high up at the back of the section marked in green on this map, giving us a superb view right across the 2 mile track.

Race results from Race results from Omega Timingofficial timekeeper.

California Speedway

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