A 3/8 of a mile track, just south of the Pima County Fairgrounds, that races for Late, Super Late, Grand American Modifieds, Factory Stocks, and Mighty Compacts. Also features demolition derbies, motorcross, monster trucks and many other special events.
Have you ever wanted to say, "Gentlemen, start your engines"? Well, now here's your chance. And when you do, engines will roar, the crowd will cheer and pure power surges around the 3/8 mile paved track at Tucson Speedway. When the green flag drops, the excitement begins. Whether it's Late, Super Late, Grand American Modifieds, Factory Stocks or Mighty Compacts, you'll find yourself caught up in the action every week as these cars tear around the corners in pursuit of the win.
Since opening in 1968, Tucson Speedway, formerly called Tucson Raceway Park, has remained a leader in championship stock car racing. Originally built as a clay track, the Super Late Models took to the asphalt in 1993 and they still remain as the top-billed racing class. With the ever-growing popularity of fast cars and the checkered flag, Tucson Speedway's following has grown over the years, and Tucson Speedway is the only place in Southern Arizona to find this sport. And this is truly a sport like no other. The drivers may make it look easy, but when a car spins out of control it is a startling reminder that driving these cars is much harder than it looks and should be left to the professionals. Tucson Speedway makes you feel like you are a part of professional racing family by doing pre-race interviews and follow-ups with the winners in the pits.
But Tucson Speedway doesn't just offer NASCAR style racing as family entertainment. In addition to this, they have special events like Demolition Derbies, Monster Trucks, Freestyle Motorcross and much more. These events are more fun than serious, and the crowd cheers and laughs as events like the "World Famous Trailer Races of Destruction" get underway. The racing at the track will make you feel like you are a kid playing video games again and will let loose your wilder side. Their facilities are set up for hours of outdoor entertainment that is much different from the standard Saturday night dinner and movie. So if you love The Fast and the Furious and you've already seen every movie in the theater, go start your engine and head out to Tucson Speedway for a night full of family fun.
Tucson Speedway has a number of full concession stands where you can grab beef hot dogs, Mesquite Grilled Hamburgers, refreshing Coca-Cola products or ice-cold Budweisers. There are also professional racing and Tucson Speedway souvenirs available to commemorate your outing. Tucson Speedway also offers covered hospitality areas and indoor, air-conditioned suites for corporate outings that are anything but boring. See website for admission prices.
For more information or an event calendar call (520) 762-8772 www.tucsonspeedway.com.
Tucson Speedway: 11955 S. Harrison Rd, Tucson, AZ 85747