During the JGTC race in 1998, the arena witnessed a multi-car crash during a parade lap where the driver Tetsuya Ota of "Ferrari" suffered serious burn injuries as his body had been trapped in the car for about 90 seconds whereas another driver Tomohiko Sunako of the "Porsche" had a right leg fractured.
Fuji Speedway is a motorsport race track, located in the foothills of Mount Fuji. It was built in the early 1960s. In the 1980s, the track was used for FIA World SportscarChampionship and national racing. It was formerly managed by Mitsubishi Estate Corporation but acquired by Toyota Motor Corporation in 2000. In 2007, the circuit hosted the first Formula One racing event in 29 years on 30th September. The track has one of the longest straights (1.475 ) in motorsports and has FIA Grade 1 license.
Fuji Speedway had been a well-known venue for car racing sports of Japan in between 1980-2000.
The Fuji circuit was closed in the year 2003 for reprofiling the track and was reopened after two years with a new design, given by the German engineer Hermann Tilke.
In addition to the regular racing games held at the Speedway, other events such as Udo Musical Festival are also hosted by the venue.
In the year 1966, the circuit played host to a non-championship race named “USAC Indy Car” which was won by the racer Jackie Stewart.
The circuit had also been featured in a reverse direction during the D1 Grand Prix race.
In 1977, a Canadian driver Gilles Villeneuve had an accident that killed two of the spectators on the side of the track.