Iconic American Motorsport Venue Goes Up for Sale

Nicknamed ‘The Fastest Track in the West’ Willow Springs has played host to some of the biggest names in US and international motorsports

Iconic American Motorsport Venue Goes Up for Sale

One of the most famous American racing circuits could be yours, as the family-owned Willow Springs facility in Rosamond, California goes up for sale.

The venue was built in 1952 and opened in 1953, and quickly built up a reputation as being one of the fastest and most challenging circuits in the USA. The venue also played a starring role in the recent film Ford v Ferrari/Le Mans 66, where it played host to the star of the movie Ken Miles, played by Christian Bale.

Some good news for the venue is the fact that, unlike here in the UK, the historic location probably won’t be flattened and turned into housing, as its remote location on the outskirts of the Mojave desert makes it an unlikely place for people to move to. A more likely outcome for the venue would be for it to be turned into a kind of high-end playground for two and four-wheeled petrolheads, along the same lines as Thermal Club in the same US state, with similar real estate opportunities, vehicle storage and exclusive track sessions. 

The entire venue spans 600 acres and features the main Big Willow course (2.5 miles), the Streets of Willow (1.3 to 1.8 miles) and the Horse Thief Mile (1 mile). It also boasts a go-kart track, a skid pan, short-course oval tracks, a skid pan and rallycross and off-road courses.

The track is a favourite with motorcycle track day riders and racers, thanks to its extremely fast average speeds, sweeping corners and significant elevation changes. It holds classic and modern motorcycle track days and races and has also played host to the famous California Superbike School founded by the famous American bike racer Keith Code.

The listing for the venue can be found on the official sales website.

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