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Overview - Motorsports Adventures

Tour Bonneville Salt Flats
Thousands of visitors, commercial filmmakers, high speed auto racers, make the Bonneville Salt Flats a world famous destination. This natural wonder is located on Utah's public land. Since the first speed record attempts in 1914, hundreds of records have been set and broken in a variety of automotive and motorcycle classes.
World of Speed - September Racing Event


Quick Tips - Motorsports Adventures

Enjoy a Motorsports Vacation Adventure
Only by being there can you sense the sights, smells and sounds of this powerhouse event that continues to pull larger crowds than most any other sporting venue. Some venues pull in crowds of over 100,000 fans. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy a day at the races:

What Should I Bring? -
Hat, sunblock, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes and maybe most important are some ear muffs or plugs. (Yes, it does get really loud.) Don't forget your camera or video-cam.

Where is the Best Seat? -

  • oval-track races - the best spot is the starting and finish line. You can see the start, finish, restarts (after an accident) and you are also looking straight on into Pit Row.
  • road racing events - roam the course and check out the action at both the corners and straightaways.
  • drag racing - Here are the drag strips featuring the 300-plus mph cars. Most fans enjoy the noise of the starting "burnout" area. But if you want a taste for speed, goto the finish line where parachutes popout to stop these things.

    Get Inside the Action -

  • drag racing pit area - most areas are open to the public before, during and after the races. Get an autograph or photo from your favorite driver.
  • radio scanner - At NASCAR listen in as the pit crews communicate with the drivers during the race.
  • Event Programs - More info about special venues, drivers, cars, etc.

    More Quick Tips -

  • Prepare to Arrive Early and Stay Late - NASCAR races can draw 100,000-plus fans. NHRA drag races can draw 50,000-plus.
  • Reserve your Seats -
  • Transportation - because of the huge crowds, parking made be a challenge, but public transportation is frequently available.
  • Race Event Preview - Read up on the particular race you plan to attend. Look for info about the top drivers and the racetrack. Check out the racetrack website for special event info.


    Major Racetracks - NASCAR


    Bakersfield SpeedwaySo. Calif.
    California SpeedwayFontana, CA
    Gateway Int'l RacewayMadison, IL
    Homestead-Miami Motorsports ComplexHomestead, FL
    Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayNevada
    Phoenix Int'l RacewayArizona
    Pomona RacewaySo. Calif.
    Richmond Int'l RacewayVirginia(804) 345-7223


    Major Dragstrips - NHRA


    Bakersfield SpeedwaySo. Calif.
    Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayNevada
    Pomona RacewaySo. Calif.


    Other Racetracks - Amateur



    IRL - Indy Racing League


    Indy 500Indianapolis, INMay


    Formula One- Racing Series


    Austrian Grand PrixSpielberg, AustriaMid-May


    NASCAR Craftsman Trucks - Racing Series


    Ram Tough 250Gateway Int'l Raceway1st Weekend June
    Darlington 200Darlington Raceway2nd Weekend June


    NHRA Racing Series


    Winston SeriesLas Vegas MotorSports SpeedwayEarly April
    Autozone WinternationalsPomona RacewayFebr
    Auto Club FinalsPomona RacewayNov
    Advance Auto Parts NationalsAtlanta DragwayEarly May


    CART Racing Series


    Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beachdowntown city streetsApril
    Lehigh Valley Grand PrixNazareth Speedway1st Weekend June


    MotorCross Racing


    Winston SeriesLas Vegas MotorSports SpeedwayEarly April


    Auto Racing Museums and Hall of Fame

      Las Vegas International Bike Week & Expo - Early Oct
      Giant festival for motorcycle enthusiasts is expected to draw over 100,000 visitors. This event will include concerts, stunt shows and celebrity challenges.


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