Beech Ridge Speedway is a one-mile NASCAR-sanctioned indoor, asphalt oval car racing facility in Scarborough, Maine. The raceway is situated about eight miles from Scarborough's Scarborough Downs Horse Racing track. It is one of three indoor NASCAR tracks that race at the Scarborough Downs Horse Racing complex. This facility features two levels, which include an 18-hole championship golf course, the second level of which has an area for high jumps and slides.
Located on land owned by the Scarborough Downs, the speedway is adjacent to a golf course. It is the third most visited NASCAR track among residents of Scarborough. Scarborough is about thirty minutes north of Portland, Maine.
In its first year of operation in the 1980's, the race was won by Dale Earnhardt. Since then, it has consistently been a popular track to race at. In recent years, it has also been home to the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup and the Brickyard 400.
As well as being a popular racing venue, the speedway has served a variety of other purposes. In addition to hosting NASCAR races, it is a major provider of community attractions. The Scarborough community is also home to the Scarborough Downs, a racetrack owned by Scarborough Downs, the Scarborough Yacht Club, and Scarborough Sports Lodge. The Yacht Club also sponsors many other events.
Located in Scarborough, the Beech ridge speedway was constructed using steel girders and poured with epoxy to keep the raceway safe. It also contains a second set of rails used for racing. It is constructed from four hundred eighteen thousand pounds of epoxy concrete and is supported by seven hundred eighteen thousand pounds of steel. The track surface is also covered with two feet of plywood and two inches of fiberglass.
There are eleven racing rows inside the speedway. The top portion is two thousand six hundred feet long, while the bottom two thousand two hundred feet is eight hundred fifty feet long. The race consists of eleven turns, including a twelve hundred foot left turn, and an eight hundred foot right turn. The track can accommodate twelve cars on all four corners and five cars on the four turns. For the two turns that include a two hundred feet of a left and a two hundred feet of a right, it can accommodate twelve cars but is not known if this is the case or not.