Long Beach 1976-1983
The United States Grand Prix West was developed and run to offset the usual US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen with hopes of expanding the American F1 fanbase. A two-mile street circuit was put together in Southern California and a race was born.
The races held at Long Beach were competitive and exciting but excessive costs was the downfall to the West Coast F1 race. The Long Beach circuit is still in use today, with some configuration adjustments, on the IndyCar calendar.