Westwood Motorsports Park (British Columbia, Canada)

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  1. JR98

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    Westwood Motorsports Park was Canada's first purpose built permanent road course, built in 1957. The track was built and operated by the Sports Car Club of British Columbia (SCCBC) and it was a 1.8 Mile circuit with 9 turns. It hosted it's first race in 1959.

    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 1 World Champion Keke Rosberg, Indianapolis 500 winners Bobby Rahal and Danny Sullivan, as well as other famous names including Gilles Villeneuve and Michael Andretti.

    The December 12th, 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 a pair of golf courses.