Bridgehampton Raceway

Bridgehampton, NY


Type Road Course
Configuration 13 Turns
Length 2.85 Mile
Cup Qualifying Record Richard Petty, 90.6 mph (1964)
Max Field 43
Track Record(s) PTA - (GS) Dan Olbuck 96.257
Cup - Billy Wade 113.245 (Actual Cup Time, 1965)
GNS - Billy Wade 113.245
CTS - (GS) Dan Olbuck 86.043
NR2K3 Track Author(s) Dan Olbuck
Notes Born in 1957 and buried in 1998. 4 cup races ran here from 1958 to 1964.

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LK Observations

I confess that I still don't know how turns are counted; it seems to be on a track-by-track basis. Some places combine a series of turns into Turn 1, 1a, 1b. Some count the start and finish of a turn as separate turns, others as one only. Some don't count esses (S's). Looking at this track I would think that it would feel more like 8 or 9 turns than 13 if I were driving. To satisfy my curiosity I decided to drive it—what I found was that it did actually feel like a full 11 turns. And I could see where the lightbulb turn did almost feel like two turns, mainly because it continues so much longer than a normal right hand turn. Click here for a diagram with the turns numbered.

Radt's Look

I heard someone say that what it is is not what it was. I don't care. This is a nice Sunday drive. I like any road course where you can average over 100-mph. There are places to pass, elevation changes, blind corners, sweeping turns and tight turns. But not so tight that you have to crawl through them at 35mph like Infineon.

See also:

The Return Of Bridgehampton?

The Bridgehampton Experiment (NR2K3 Stuff)