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California Race Tracks

Auto Racing Overview

Race tracks and drag strips in California range from 1/4-mile ovals to hillside road courses. See the top drivers of IndyCar battle it out on the road course at Sonoma Raceway north of San Francisco. Catch a NASCAR race on the 2-mile California Speedway in Fontana. Watch IndyCars zip and maneuver through the streets of Long Beach at the Long Beach Grand Prix. See a thrilling Midget car race at one of many fairground race tracks. Bring your ear plugs to the NHRA Winternationals drag race in Pomona. Whether you're into street racing our Top-Fuel Dragsters, California has a track for you.

San Francisco Race Tracks

NASCAR photo courtesy of Sonoma Raceway

Sonoma Raceway is located off Highway 121 (Arnold Drive) south of Sonoma. This world-renowned race track features everything from motorcycle racing to IndyCar racing, NASCAR and NHRA drag racing. Sonoma Raceway offers a challenging road course and drag strip in the foothills of a former dairy farm. Racers must navigate a 12-turn dipping and diving course with a quarter-mile straight. Many notable racers have made their name at Sonoma Raceway including Dan Gurney, Al Unser, Joe Amato, Tony Kanaan, Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson. Also known as 'Sears Point' and 'Infineon Raceway'.

Sonoma Raceway
29355 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, California 95476
(800) 870-7223

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Los Angeles Race Tracks

The Auto Club Raceway is located at the Fairplex in Pomona between the 10, 57 and 210 freeways. The raceway is the oldest in the NHRA circuit and is home to the season opening race, closing race and the Winternationals. The Pomona Raceway features a 1,320-foot RACE track with a 660-foot launch pad. All of the big names have raced and won here including Don Garlits, John Force, Don Prudhomme, Shirley Muldowney, Kenny Bernstein and more.

Auto Club Dragway in Pomona
2780 Fairplex Drive
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 593-7010

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Irwindale Speedway is located off the 605 freeway at Live Oak Avenue. The Irwindale Event Center features a 6,000-seat grandstand viewing area and two paved race tracks; an outer 1/2-mile oval and an inner 1/3-mile oval. They host stock cars, sprint cars, midgets, supermodifieds, legends, trucks and more. A short drag strip is available for amateur drag racing. The Irwindale Event Center is also host to concerts throughout the year.

Irwindale Speedway
500 Speedway Drive
Irwindale, CA 91706
(626) 358-1100

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Long Beach Grand Prix

Long Beach Grand Prix runs every year in downtown Long Beach at the end of the 710 freeway. Watch high performance Indy Cars turn the streets of Long Beach into a race track. See top names in auto racing like Scott Dixon, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves, Takuma Sato, Will Power, Marco Andretti and Graham Rahal. Long Beach Grand Prix includes Seven races spread over 3 days including a sports car race, drift race, celebrity race and more with the IndyCar main event occurring on Sunday. Long Beach Grand Prix is situated around the Long Beach Convention Center and Arena that houses other racing attractions like The Lifestyle Expo, exotic car show, Family Fun Zone with race-themed games, concerts, food concessions and much more. Many other Long Beach attractions are situated track side like the Long Beach Aquarium, The Pike, Queen Mary and Shoreline Village.

Long Beach Grand Prix
300 East Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 981-2600

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San Diego Race Tracks

Barona Speedway and Barona 1/8-Mile Drag Strip are located between Ramona and Lakeside in inland San Diego County. Barona Speedway is a semi-banked, 1/4 mile clay oval race track that hosts modified, super stock, stock pony, pro pony, street stock, pure stock, dwarf car, mini dwarf and junior sprint racing every other Saturday. Barona Drag Strip is an 1/8-mile race track that hosts NHRA Division 7 Summit races featuring SuperPro, Pro, Sportsman and Motorcycle racing. Also at the location is the Barona MX Track offering motocross practice and competition races. A campground is available.

Barona Speedway
Barona 1/8-Mile Drag Strip
Barona MX Track
1750 Wildcat Canyon Road
Lakeside, CA 92040
(619) 607-5449

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Inland Empire Race Tracks

photo courtesy of Glen Helen Raceway

Glen Helen Raceway is located off Interstates 15 at the 215 junction. Situated behind Glen Helen Regional Park, Glen Helen Raceway features 256 acres of off-road track separated into multiple race tracks. Races include motocross MX, ATV, Baja and more. Tracks include a National MX track, Rem/Vintage track, PeeWee track and others. The Glen Helen Regional Park, San Manuel Pavilion and the Sheriff Training Center share the same property.

Glen Helen Raceway
18585 Verdemont Ranch Road
San Bernardino, CA 92407
(909) 880-3090

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Formerly known as the Fontana Speedway, the Auto Club Speedway is located off Interstates 10 and 15 in Fontana. This 2-mile race track is the Southern California home of NASCAR, IndyCar, AMA Pro Superbike and Street Drags. See the top drivers in auto racing like Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves, Takuma Sato, Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson. Camping is available in the infield.

California Speedway
9300 Cherry Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335
(800) 944-7223

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Perris Auto Speedway is located off the 215 freeway from the Ramona Expressway. Situated in the Southern California Fairgrounds at the base of the Lake Perris Dam, the Perris Auto Speedway is a 1/2-mile clay race track. The speedway hosts all kinds of auto racing on Saturday nights from USAC/CRA Sprint Cars to American Factory Stocks. Also located at the fairgrounds is the Lucas Oil MX Park, Apex Kart Racing and Grand Prix BMX track.

Perris Auto Speedway
18700 Lake Perris Drive
Perris, CA 92571
(951) 940-0134

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Perris Raceway is located off Highway 74 west of Perris. It offers two motocross tracks; an Amateur and Main track. Perris Raceway hosts weekly MX events.

Perris Raceway
1205 Burton Road
Perris, CA 92570
(951) 657-6042

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Desert Race Tracks

The Willow Springs International Raceway is located off the 14 freeway from Rosamond Boulevard. The Raceway features 8 different race tracks for various types of auto racing from kart and motorcycle to vintage car and drift racing. The largest track is a 2.5 mile road course that has hosted NASCAR, Grand Prix Motorcycle and Kart racing events over the years. Amenities include a diner, gift shop, modern restrooms and campground.

Willow Springs International Raceway
3500 75th Street West
Rosamond, CA 93560
(661) 256-6666

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The I-10 Lucas Oil Speedway is located off Interstate 10 from Intake Boulevard. The race track is a 1/4-mile asphalt circle situated at the Colorado River Fairgrounds. Events include modifieds, trucks, monster trucks, midgets and more.

I-10 Lucas Oil Speedway
591 Olive Lake Blvd
Blythe, CA 92225
(760) 922-0333

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El Mirage Dry Lake is located off Highway 395 from Chamberlaine Way in Adelanto. This dry lake has been host to Land Speed Racing for more than 50 years. El Mirage Dry Lake hosts 6 race events per year where motorcycles, race cars, hot rods, dragsters and customs attempt to break land speed records. Camping is available on the open lake bed.

El Mirage Dry Lake
Verano Drive
El Mirage, CA 92301
(559) 528-6279

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Central Coast Race Tracks

Laguna Seca Raceway

Luguna Seca Raceway is located off Highway 68 east of Monterey. This world-renowned race track features MotoGP motorcycle racing as well as auto racing in the Grand-Am, historic, Le Mans and GT categories. Some of the greats have held speed records at Laguna Seca like Mario Andretti and Helio Castroneves. Camping, golf, an outdoor shooting range and mountain bike trails are also situated at Laguna Seca.

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway
Salinas, California 93908
(800) 327-7322

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Ventura Raceway is located at the west end of Ventura off Highway 101. Situated at Seaside Park along with the Ventura Fairgrounds, Ventura Raceway is a 1/5-mile dirt oval race track that hosts auto racing events for sprint car, midget, go-kart, hobby stock, dwarf car and more.

Ventura Raceway
10 W. Harbor Blvd
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 985-5433

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North Coast Race Tracks

The Redwood Acres Raceway is located southeast of Eureka from Myrtle Drive. Situated at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, Redwood Acres Raceway hosts Real Stocks, Roadrunners, Thunder Roadsters and Sportsman racing on a 3/8-mile asphalt oval race track. Also at the fairgrounds is the Redwood Empire BMX track.

Redwood Acres Raceway
3750 Harris Street
Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 442-3232

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Samoa Drag Strip is located on the peninsula separating Eureka from the Pacific Ocean. The drag strip hosts Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Motorcycle and Junior Dragster racing on a 1/4-mile asphalt race track. Many NHRA events are held at the track each year.

Samoa Drag Strip
New Navy Base Road
Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 845-5755

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The Ukiah Speedway is located in North Ukiah off Highway 101. Situated at the Fairgrounds, Ukiah Speedway hosts Bomber, Modified, Outlaw, Legends, Mini Stock, Bandos, Pro-4, Jammers, Rock Crawler and Enduro racing on a 1/4-mile asphalt oval race track.

Ukiah Speedway
1055 N. State Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 279-9577

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The Lakeport Speedway is located on the west side of Clear Lake off Highway 29. Situated at the Lake County Fairgrounds, Lakeport Speedway hosts Bomber, Modified, Outlaw, Legends, Mini Stock, Bandos, Pro-4, Jammers, Rock Crawler and Enduro racing on a 1/4-mile asphalt oval race track.

Lakeport Speedway
401 Martin Street
Lakeport, CA 95453
(707) 279-9577

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Shasta Cascade Race Tracks

The Redding Drag strip is located off Interstate 5 from Knighton Road. Situated next to the Redding Airport, the drag strip is a 1/4-mile NHRA sanctioned race track. Redding Drag strip is a division 7 NHRA facility and hosts Summit Super Series, Junior Dragsters and street racing events throughout the year.

Redding Dragstrip
Old Oregon Trail
Redding, CA 96003
(530) 215-3003

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The Shasta Speedway is located off Old 99 in Anderson. Situated at the Shasta District Fairgrounds, Shasta Speedway hosts Modified, Bomber and Hornet racing on a 3/8-mile asphalt oval race track. Camping is available during events. Eve of Destruction and Speedfest are two popular events at the speedway.

Shasta Speedway
1890 Briggs Street
Anderson, CA 96007
(707) 349-6998

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Photo courtesy of Thunderhill Raceway

Thunderhill Raceway is located off Highway 162 west of Willows. They offer a challenging 2.86-mile road course race track with 15 turns and plenty of climbing and diving. Thunderhill hosts motorcycle events, racing events, club events, Karting events, bicycle events and more.

Thunderhill Raceway Park
5250 Highway 162
Willows, CA 95988
(530) 934-5588

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Gold Country Race Tracks

All American Speedway is located east of Sacramento off Interstate 80. Situated at the Placer County Fairgrounds, , All American Speedway hosts NASCAR, Bomber, Modified, Legends, Hardtops, F4 and Pro-4 Mod racing on a 1/3-mile asphalt oval race track.

All American Speedway
800 All America City Blvd
Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 786-2025

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Sacramento Raceway Park is located southeast of Sacramento off Highway 50. Situated Near Mather Airport, the drag strip is a 1/4-mile track that hosts Jets, Funny cars, Wheelstanders and more. Also at the park is a 1-mile oval for motocross racing and a Supercross track.

Sacramento Raceway Park
5305 Excelsior Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 369-1655

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Placerville Raceway is located west of Sacramento on Highway 50 from the Placerville Drive exit. The speedway features a 1,600-seat grandstand and is a 1/4-mile, high-banked, clay oval that hosts sprint cars, limited late models and pure stocks racing.

Placerville Speedway
100 Placerville Drive
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 626-3680

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Central Valley Race Tracks

Stockton 99 Speedway is located off Highway 99 in northeast Stockton. Stockton 99 Speedway hosts NASCAR, Midget, Super Stocks, Pure Stocks, Grand Am Modifieds, Drift, Enduro racing and more on a 1/4-mile asphalt oval race track.

Stockton 99 Speedway
4105 N. Wilson Way
Stockton, CA 95205
(209) 466-9999

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Madera Speedway is located off Highway 99 from Cleveland Avenue. Situated at the Madera District Fairgrounds, Madera Speedway hosts Supers, Sprints, Midgets and Late Models racing on a 1/3-mile asphalt oval race track.

Madera Speedway
1850 Cleveland Avenue
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 673-7223

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Buttonwillow Raceway is located off Interstate 5 from the Lerdo Highway exit. Buttonwillow offers a 3.1-mile road course track that can be split into 2 small race tracks. Buttonwillow Raceway hosts motorcycle events, racing events, club events, Karting events and more. Also located at the park is a skid pad and .69-mile Kart track. Amenities include a campground with full-hookups, food concessions, fuel & tire service and restrooms.

Buttonwillow Raceway Park
24551 Lerdo Hwy
Buttonwillow, CA 93206
(661) 764-5333

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Famoso Raceway is located off Highway 99 from Famoso Road/Highway 46. Situated at the Famoso Airfield, the drag strip is a 1/4-mile race track hosting Motorcycle, Stock, Super Stock, Street Drags and more throughout the year.

Auto Club Famoso Raceway
33559 Famoso Road
McFarland, CA 93250
(661) 399-5351

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