Also noted that if they do use this plan it appears that they still plan to use the narrow side of Park Ave, where the apex is only 20 feet wide and that entire side of the street is only 23 feet in width!! Just about every Champ Car crash/incident that occurred during the 2005 race was due to a car hitting the Turn 4 barrier. We simply don't understand this thinking….One reason Park Ave was so narrow, is that the concrete blocks lining the track were set on the asphalt instead of the curbing. If they had been on the curbing, the track would have been at least 4.5 feet wider.
Existing1.4-mile 2005 San Jose Layout
Proposed 1.6-mile 2006 San Jose Layout