Racing Venues In Florida – Best Western Hotels

  

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Top Racing Venues in Florida

From the famed Daytona Beach to the Gulf Coast of Florida, check out all of the race tracks that are sprinkled across the state of Florida and get pumped. The legendary Daytona International Speedway is home to NASCAR and the Daytona 500, featuring over 180 acres including Lake Lloyd for boat racing. The DIS facility features several asphalt courses, including the 3.5-mile Sports Car Course, .4-mile Short Oval, three-mile Motorcycle Course, and .25-mile Dirt Flat Track.

Over in north central Florida, the Gainesville Raceway is home to the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville. As one of the fastest NHRA circuit tracks, watch as drivers cruise around the tracks at speeds up to 300 mph. While visiting, check out the skybox suites for panoramic views of the course.

Known for hosting the annual 12 Hours of Sebring and the United SportsCar Championship events, the Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida is owned and operated by Panoz Motor Sports Group. SIR is comprised of three tracks: The Full Circuit, the Short Circuit, and the Club Circuit, and it continues to be a classic American auto racetrack for good ‘ole American fun.

Sebring International Raceway

Established in 1950, the Sebring International Raceway is located in Sebring, found in west-central Florida near Bowling Green. A classic American auto racetrack, Sebring is owned and operated by Panoz Motor Sports Group.

The Sebring International Raceway facility is comprised of three tracks: the Full Circuit, the Short Circuit, and the Club Circuit. The raceway is known for hosting the annual United SportsCar Championship, and 12 Hours of Sebring event.

Daytona International Raceway

Established in 1959, the Daytona International Raceway is a famed racetrack on the east-central Florida coast – best known for hosting NASCAR’s annual Daytona 500. Set in Daytona Beach, DIR also hosts races for Motocross., ARCA, AMA Superbike, Grand-Am, and SCCA.

Owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation, the raceway covers 180 acres – including the 30 acre Lake Lloyd for boat races. The DIR facility features several asphalt courses, including the 3.5-mile Sports Car Course, three-mile Motorcycle Course, .4-mile Short Oval, and .25-mile Dirt Flat Track.

Daytona International Raceway is located at the intersection of Interstae 95 and I-4 next to the Daytona Beach International Airport.

Auto Plus Raceway

Opened in 1969, the Auto Plus Raceway in Gainesville is considered to be one of the fastest and most exciting tracks to watch NHRA events.

Originally known as the Gainesville Raceway, today the Auto Plus Raceway has been upgraded to feature the race control tower, built in 2008, the skybox suites, built in 2007, and the Pavilion at Auto Plus Raceway, built in 2006. Visit north-central Florida soon and check out a race.

Visit the Auto Plus Raceway and experience top dragstip events like the NHRA Gatornationals in mid-March, the Midnight Madness Street Wars held at the end of each month, and the annual NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional Race Series in mid-October.

Gainesville Raceway

Established in 1969, the Gainesville Raceway is home to the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville. It was considered one of the fastest NHRA circuit tracks, with drivers cruising at speeds of 260, 270, and 300 mph for the first time.

While visiting this Gainesville track, be sure to check out the skybox suites – offering panoramic views of the track. Several special events are also hosted at the raceway, including the Lucas Oil Division 2 Race.

Five Flags Speedway

Opened in 1953, Five Flags Speedway is a half-mile auto race track in Pensacola. The track hosts weekly local racing classes featuring Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Modified, Superstock, Sportsmen, and Bombers, and was once the host of a Grand National.

National and regional races at the speedway include the Snowball Derby, a 300-lap Super Late Model stock car race held annually in December. Known as "America's Favorite Home Track," by Florida Panhandle locals, the track hosts races from April to December.