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[NOTE: This race fact sheet was used during the CART/Champ Car years. They have not been updated since then. However, we left them up for the historical information.]

San José Grand Prix

Track: Redback Raceway
Location: San Jose, California
Type: 1.448-mile street circuit (7-turn flat layout).

Lap Record (up to 2007)
Sebastien Bourdais (2006) - 0:48.989 (106.040 mph).

Race Record (up to 2007)
Robert Doornbos (2007) - 1:45:07.617 (88.123 mph).

Past Race Winners
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
2005 Sebastien Bourdais 93 134.664 1:45:42.889 76.431
2006 Sebastien Bourdais 97 139.971 1:38:00.168 85.694
2007 Robert Doornbos 107 154.401 1:45:07.617 88.123

Other Northern California Area Venues and Results

San Francisco - 21.18-mile, 10.923-mile, 3.905-mile, then 3.849-mile Road Course
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1909 Jack Fleming 12 254.16 3:50:18 63.72
1911 Charles Bigelow 9 98.307 1:42:54 57.32
1911 Charles Merz 14 152.922 2:17:20 66.81
1911 Bert Dingley 15 163.845 2:29:30 65.76
2/15 Dario Resta 104 406.12 7:07:53 56.13
3/15 Dario Resta 77 300.685 4:27:37.65 66.443
11/15 Earl Cooper 27 103.923 1:48:37.6 57.400

Fresno - 1-mile Board Track
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1920 Jimmy Murphy 200 200 2:04:32 96.36
4/21 Joe Thomas 150 150 1:29:56.8 100.592
10/21 Earl Cooper 150 150 1:29:18.1 100.782
4/22 Jimmy Murphy 150 150 1:27:30.47 102.849
9/22 Bennett Hill 150 150 1:27:46.15 102.542
4/23 Jimmy Murphy 150 150 1:26:54.61 103.555
9/23 Eddie Hearne 150 150 1:26:56.0 103.528
1924 Earl Cooper 150 150 1:25:09.06 105.69
1925 Peter DePaolo 150 150 1:25:49.0 104.87

Cotati - 1.25-mile Board Track
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
8/21 Eddie Hearne 120 150 1:21:19.2 110.674
10/21 Roscoe Sarles 120 150 1:21:34.6 110.326
5/22 Pietro Bordino 40 50 0:26:13.36 114.405
5/22 Jimmy Murphy 80 100 0:52:01.23 115.339
8/22 Frank Elliott 40 50 0:25:49.72 116.150
8/22 Frank Elliott 80 100 0:53:00.10 113.204

San Carlos - 1.25-mile Board Track
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1921 Jimmy Murphy 200 250 2:15:11.2 110.957
4/22 Harry Hartz 120 150 1:21:58.80 109.783
6/22 Joe Thomas 120 150 1:23:34.2 107.694

Oakland - 1-mile Dirt Oval
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1932 Bill Cummings 150 150 1:39:29.8 90.455

Sacramento - 1-mile Dirt Oval
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1949 Fred Agabashian 100 100 1:11:01.05 84.486
1950 Duke Dinsmore 100 200 1:12:45 82.474
1953 Jimmy Bryan 100 100 1:15:12.05 79.786
1954 Jimmy Bryan 100 100 1:09:00.80 86.940
1955 Jimmy Bryan 100 100 1:09:36.00 86.207
1956 Jud Larson 100 100 1:09:07.60 86.797
1957 Rodger Ward 100 100 1:05:57.58 90.965
1958 Johnny Thomson 100 100 1:07:17.02 89.175
1959 Jim Hurtubise 100 100 1:09:23.57 86.465
1960 A.J. Foyt 100 100 1:10:45.49 84.796
1961 Rodger Ward 100 100 1:07:35.00 88.779
1962 A.J. Foyt 100 100 1:02:59.14 97.220
1963 Rodger Ward 100 100 1:05:05.64 92.174
1964 A.J. Foyt 100 100 1:05:36.54 91.451
1965 Don Branson 100 100 1:09:30.52 86.710
1966 Dick Atkins 100 100 1:07:44.69 88.568
1967 A.J. Foyt 100 100 1:08:24.32 87.712
1968 A.J. Foyt 100 100 1:08:52.33 87.118
1969 Al Unser, Sr. 100 100 1:04:09.10 93.523
1970 Al Unser, Sr. 100 100 1:04:15.37 93.376

Bay Meadows - 1-mile Dirt Oval
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1950 Tony Bettenhausen, Sr. 149 149 1:43:45.40 86.163
1951 Johnnie Parsons 150 150 1:42:36.80 87.700

San Jose - 1-mile Dirt Oval
1951 Tony Bettenhausen, Sr. 100 100 1:14:24.00 81.760
1952 Bobby Ball 100 100 No Time N/A

Hanford - 1.5-mile Paved Oval
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1967 Gordon Johncock 134 201 1:34:34.29 127.523
3/68 Gordon Johncock 134 201 1:34:34.29 127.523
11/68 A.J. Foyt 167 250.5 1:51:49 134.416
1969 Mario Andretti 134 201 No Time N/A

Sears Point - 2.523-mile Road Course
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1970 Dan Gurney 60 151.38 1:44:26 87.009

Laguna Seca - 2.238-mile Road Course
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1983 Teo Fabi 98 186.2 1:44:28 106.943
1984 Bobby Rahal 98 186.2 1:35:47.97 116.619
1985 Bobby Rahal 98 186.2 1:38:56.09 112.923
1986 Bobby Rahal 98 186.2 1:33:20.34 119.693
1987 Bobby Rahal 98 186.2 1:33:58.682 118.879
1988 Danny Sullivan 84 185.976 1:58:35.660 94.090
1989 Rick Mears 84 185.976 1:58:29.341 94.171
1990 Danny Sullivan 84 185.976 1:47:45.206 103.556
1991 Michael Andretti 84 185.976 1:47:42.217 103.604
1992 Michael Andretti 84 185.976 1:51:35.423 99.996
1993 Paul Tracy 84 185.976 1:44:58.169 106.303
1994 Paul Tracy 84 185.976 2:00:00.763 92.978
1995 Gil de Ferran 84 185.976 1:53:17.579 98.493
1996 Alex Zanardi 83 185.754 1:48:32.157 102.687
1997 Jimmy Vasser 83 185.754 1:41:38.813 109.647
1998 Bryan Herta 83 185.754 1:55:13.472 96.726
1999 Bryan Herta 83 185.754 1:49:20.898 101.924
2000 Helio Castroneves 83 185.754 1:46:11.800 104.949
2001 Max Papis 76 170.088 2:00:10.589 84.919
2002 Cristiano da Matta 87 194.706 1:55:28.745 101.164
2003 Patrick Carpentier 87 194.706 1:48:11.023 107.986
2004 Patrick Carpentier 79 176.802 1:45:51.116 100.217

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San Jose Shorts

1911: First race for under 300 ci, second race for 301-600 ci, and third race a free-for-all. Final race halted after 15 laps due to darkness; originally scheduled for 19 laps. 2/15: The U.S. Grand Prize race. 3/15: The Vanderbilt Cup race. 10/21 (Fresno): Alton Soules and his riding mechanic, Harry Barner, killed on lap 75. 9/23 (Fresno): Starting positions determined by draw. 8/21 (Cotati): Jimmy Murphy excused to drive at Le Mans where he became first American to win a Grand Prix. 4/22 (Fresno): Joe Thomas rushed to hospital immediately after race with appendicitis. 5/22 and 8/22 (Cotati): Two races held the same day. First race on 8/22 was invitational race for former winners and selected additional starters. 6/22 (San Carlos): Last race at facility; track destroyed by fire later in the month. 1949 (Sacramento): First race on California State Fair mile track. 1950 (Sacramento): One spectator killed and two injured when Tony Bettenhausen, Sr. crashed through fence after running over errant wheel on lap 10. Elapsed time recorded for second place driver flagged as winner in error; Dinsmore named winner after protest. 1950 (Bay Meadows): Race finish flagged one lap short in error. First race on track. 1952 (San Jose): Joe James killed on lap 47. 1967: First race on Hanford track. 1969: No time due to race being red flagged when ambulance left track with injured pitman. 1970: Jerry Karl, Darrell Dockery, and Ned Spath black flagged due to lack of experience. 1993: Race delayed 40 minutes due to fog. 1996: Alex Zanardi makes what becomes known as The Pass on Bryan Herta in the Corkscrew on the last lap. 1999: Gonzalo Rodriguez killed in Saturday practice. Saturday's activities cancelled; starting lineup determined from Friday's qualifications. Shigeaki Hattori's CART license revoked for lack of experience. 2001: Race shortened by seven laps due to two hour time limit. 2003: Patrick Carpentier led from start to finish. 2004: Race shortened by one lap due to time limit.
 
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