NASCAR & Auto Racing

Listing of Northern California racetracks

Looking for some action? Several racetracks dot the Northern California landscape with live motorsports almost every weekend April through September. Some even get rolling in February and race until October.Whether you prefer asphalt or dirt, there's something for every gearhead at every speed, from quarter-midgets to dragsters.

Here are links to some of the many tracks within about three hours of the Sacramento area:

All American Speedway

Web site: www.allamericanspeedway.com


800 All American City Boulevard



Roseville, CA 95678



Hotline:

(916) 786-2025



Notes:

One-third-mile paved oval. Hosts Whelen NASCAR All-American weekly series, Grand National West Series, stocks and sprints plus several other divisions. Saturday night racing March 29-Oct. 11.

Altamont Motorsports Park

Web site:

www.altamontracing.com

17001 Midway Road



Tracy, CA 95376



Office:

2455 Naglee Road #405



Tracy, CA 95304



Phone:

(925) 371-RACE (7223)



Notes:

The Motorsports Park contains a variety of different racetrack configurations including an in interlocking half-mile paved oval, quarter-mile oval, 1.1-mile road course and a figure-eight track. The main course is the largest oval racetrack north of Los Angeles. Program includes NASCAR Grand National West Series and weekly series plus other stock car racing, USAC sprint cars and more. Season runs April 5-Oct. 25.

American Valley Speedway

Web sites: www.americanvalleyspeedway.com

http://web.mac.com/curtnieman/Site/Welcome.html

Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds



204 Fairgrounds Road



Quincy, CA 95971



P.O. Box 1370



Quincy, CA 95971



Phone:

(530) 283-2175



Notes:

Second largest dirt track in California. Hosts pro stock, mini stocks, sprints and go-karts. Track is 3/8-mile clay oval. Season runs May 3-Aug. 23. Promoter: Curt Nieman,

info@americanvalleyspeedway.com

Roy Hayer Memorial Speedway

Web site: http://www.capitolqma.com

800 G. St.



Rio Linda, CA 95673



Phone:

(916) 991-1128

Notes:

Home of the Capitol Quarter Midget Association. Founded in 1954, the 1/10th mile dirt oval has produced many professional racers, such as Jeff Gordon and Paul McMahan. Caters to kids, ages 5 to 17, who want to learn racing. Weekend practice sessions and racing, mid-March through October.

Infineon Raceway

Web site: www.infineonraceway.com

Hwys. 37 and 121, Sonoma



Phone:

(800) 870-RACE



Notes:

Historic 2.12-mile road course plus quarter-mile drag strip. NASCAR (Sprint Cup and Grand National West), NHRA, IndyCar, Grand-Am, AMA Superbike plus several weekly and special events.

Lakeport Speedway

Web site: http://www.lakeportspeedway.com/

Lake County Fairgrounds



401 Martin Street



Lakeport, CA 95453



Phone:

(707) 279-9577



Notes:

Quarter-mile semi-banked paved oval. Series includes Bombers (NCRA), Mini Stocks, Modifieds (NCRA), Street Stocks, Late Models and more. Season runs mid-April through October.

Madera Speedway

Web site: http://www.racemadera.com/

Hotline:

(559) 673-RACE



Office phone:

(209) 983-1689



Notes:

One-third-mile paved oval. Hosts NASCAR Whelen All-American weekly late-model series plus Grand American Modifieds, Sportsman, Toyota Sedans, Pure Stocks, Jr. Grand American Modifieds and more. Season runs late March through October.

Marysville Raceway Park

Web site: http://www.marysvilleracewaypark.com

1468 Simpson Lane



Marysville, CA 95901



Phone:

(530) 743-1327



Notes:

Formerly Twin Cities Speedway. Newly configured quarter-mile clay oval. Hosts Winged Pacific 360 Sprints, Wingless Spec Sprints, Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, Modifieds, Extreme Bombers, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, Dwarf Cars, SORA Sprint 100s, Western All Stars Late Models, BCRA Midget Lites and more.

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Web site: http://www.laguna-seca.com/

1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway



Salinas, CA 93908



Phone:

(831) 242-8201



Tickets/Information:

(800) 327-SECA (7322)



Notes:

Operated by the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula. Historic 2.238-mile road course hosts major open-wheel and motorcycle racing as well as vintage sports cars and other events. Schedule runs May through October.

Placerville Speedway

Web site: http://www.johnpadjenmotorsports.com/placerville/index.html

El Dorado County Fairgrounds



100 Placerville Drive



Placerville, CA 95667



Phone:

(530) 626-3680



Administration: Hours:

Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 4:30pm704 Vine Avenue



Roseville, CA 95678



Phone:

(916) 969-7484



Fax:

(916) 783-RACE (916-783-7223)



Notes:

Quarter-mile dirt track known for its sprint car racing. Hosts the California Sprint Car Civil War Series, Golden State Challenge and King of California series. Also hosts weekly pro stocks, pure stocks and other racing. Promoter is John Padjen. Season runs March through September.

Sacramento Raceway

Web site: http://www.sacramentoraceway.com

5305 Excelsior Road



Sacramento, CA 95827



Phone:

(916) 363-2653 or (916) 366-7368



Notes:

Quarter-mile drag strip. Season runs March through October. Runs several different NHRA divisions plus nostalgia and street legal drags.

Shasta Raceway

Web site: http://www.shastaracewaypark.net

1890 Briggs Street



Anderson, CA 96007



Notes:

Three-eighths-mile paved oval, reconfigured in 2004. Series includes Hornets, Bombers, Legends, Mini Stocks, Modifieds and Late Models. Season runs late March through October. Promoter is Rick Faeth, (408) 499-6845.

Silver Dollar Speedway

Web site: http://www.johnpadjenmotorsports.com/silverDollar/index.html

Silver Dollar Fairgrounds



37 Fair Street



Chico, CA 95928



Phone:

(530) 891-6535



Administration: Hours:

Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 4:30pm



704 Vine Avenue



Roseville, CA 95678



Phone:

(916) 969-7484



Fax:

(916) 783-RACE (916-783-7223)



Notes:

Quarter-mile clay oval hosts the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series each September for the Gold Cup Race of Champions with the 55th running set for Sept. 3-8, 2008. Also, hosts weekly sprint-car racing and other series including dirt modifieds, pure stocks and enduros. Promoter is John Padjen. Season runs March through September.

Thunderbowl Raceway

Web site: http://www.thunderbowlraceway.com

Tulare County Fairgrounds



Bardsley Ave & K Street



Tulare, CA 93274



Phone:

(559) 688-0909



Notes:

One-third-mile semi-banked clay oval. Hosts World of Outlaws sprint car series in March as well as California Sprint Car Civil War Series plus weekly Golden State Challenge and King of California sprint car racing, USAC, modifieds. Season runs late February through October.

Ukiah Speedway

Web site: http://www.ukiahspeedway.com

Redwood Empire Fairgrounds



1055 North State Street



Ukiah, CA 95482



Phone:

(707) 462-3884



Hotline:

(707) 462-7242



Notes:

Quarter-mile asphalt oval. Offers weekly stock-car series including Modifieds, Modifieds, Bombers, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks, Late Models. Season runs April through October.

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