Karlskoga Motorstadion (Also known as Geller√•sen) is the oldest permanent race track in Sweden, and has been in operation since 1949. Originally the track was a 1.55KM dirt track, and the first race took place in June 1950. After the success of this race, the track was then paved, and had been made slightly longer. In 1953, after continued success and usage, the track was lengthened again to 2KM, and 5 years later, another section was added which brought the overall length up to 3.1KM. In the early 1960′s Formula 1 visited the track for a non championship event, and the success continued until in 1970 a car crashed into the crowd and killed several spectators. It re opened two years later, but fell into decay, until the late 1990′s when renovation work took place. Looking at the current track, it is 2.4KM and has 11 corners. Uses for the track include the Swedish Touring Car Championship, as well as some other national series. Spectating at the circuit is also extremely good, you can see all of the track from several viewing areas, meaning you are sure to never miss any action.