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Oulton Park

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Oulton Park Circuit is a motor racing track close to the village of Little Budworth, Cheshire, England. It is about 5 miles (8 km) from Winsford, 13 miles (21 km) from Chester city centre, 8 miles (13 km) from Northwich and 17 miles (27 km) from Warrington, with a nearby rail connection along the Mid-Cheshire Line. It occupies much of the area which was previously known as the Oulton Estate.

The members of the Mid-Cheshire Car Club developed the circuit on the estate of the Grey-Egerton family and mapped out the track starting early in 1953 and by August the new track was in existence, measuring 1.504 miles, almost rectangular in shape,

By April 1954, the track had grown to 2.23 miles in length and within a year of the opening meeting had grown again, to 2.761 miles.

On Easter 1975, another circuit layout, measuring 1.654 miles, came into use.

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