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Westwood Motorsport Park

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Broke ground  1957
Turns  8
Length  2,900 m
Closed  1990
Opened  1959
Owner  British Columbia
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Location  Coquitlam, British Columbia
Operator  Sports Car Club of British Columbia
Major events  Atlantic Championship, K&N Pro Series West
Similar  Mission Raceway Park, Atlantic Motorsport Park, Eagle Mountain, Circuit Mont‑Tremblant, Portland International Raceway

Westwood motorsport park


Westwood Motorsport Park (or Westwood Racing Circuit) was a 1.8 miles (2.90 km) 8-turn motorsport race track located in Coquitlam, British Columbia on the southern slopes of Eagle Mountain (known locally as Eagle Ridge).

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History

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The track was built and operated by the Sports Car Club of British Columbia (SCCBC). Construction of Westwood began in 1957, and the first race was held on July 26, 1959, making it the first purpose-built permanent road course in Canada.

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Westwood hosted many different professional race series over the years, including long stints with the Formula Atlantic Series, Trans-Am Series, and Player's GM Challenge Series. Champion drivers to have raced professionally at Westwood include Formula One World Champion Keke Rosberg, Indianapolis 500 winners Bobby Rahal and Danny Sullivan, as well as other famous names including Gilles Villeneuve and Michael Andretti.

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The December 12, 1988 episode of MacGyver, titled Collision Course, was primarily filmed at Westwood (where it was referred to as the Westwood Springs Race Course). The Player's GM Challenge Series served as the backdrop of the story.

The track, which was located on leased provincial crown land, eventually fell victim to urban development. The track finally closed in 1990 to make way for the Westwood Plateau housing development and the Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club.

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In 2009, it was digitally recreated as a free download for pc computer simulations such as rFactor, GTR2 and Assetto Corsa.

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