Canada's first purpose-built permanent road course
Westwood Motorsport Park
located in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Westwood Motorsport Park (or Westwood Racing Circuit) was a 1.8 miles (2.90 km) 8-turn road racing circuit located in Coquitlam, British Columbia on the southern slopes of Eagle Mountain (known locally as Eagle Ridge). The track was built and operated by the Sports Car Club of British Columbia (SCCBC). Construction of Westwood began in 1957, and the first race was held on July 26th, 1959, making it the first purpose-built permanent road course in Canada.
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.
Bradley Graham Gibson was killed instantly in 1982 when his Formula Ford car hit a deer at Deer's Leap during a race driving school class.
In 1983 Steve Phillips was fatally injured when his Formula Ford hit a deer as he crested Deer's Leap. In consequence of these crashes deer warning lights were then installed at the top of Deer's Leap. These lights debuted on the 14 and 15 May 1983 race weekend.
Just think of them sometime when you blast over Deer's Leep...
-Glen Leugner for creating this track from scratch
-Bud Lucas for the conversion to rFactor and many additions
-FrankBB and Blackhawk for the GTR2 LODs
-Zwiss for GTR2 conversion
-Aspec7878 for conversion to Assetto Corsa