Roosevelt Field

1936 layout

1937 layout

A 4 mile course was built in 1936 by George Preston Marshall at the east end of Roosevelt Field to host the Vanderbilt Cup. Drivers from the US and Europe were invited, with Tazio Nuvolari in an Alfa Romeo winning from Bernd Rosemeyer in an Auto Union.

In 1938, a 1/2 mile oval circuit was also built at the site, to host big car and midget races. This continued into 1939. In 1960, a 1.5 mile road course was laid out in the parking lots, with one of the straights laid out along the line of the runway used by Charles Lindbergh in 1904. It wasn't used again.