California Speedway, also known by the Auto Club Speedway as simply the Auto Club Speedway, is an eighteen-turn, two mile, low banked, high speed oval in Fontana, CA that has been hosting NASCAR racing events year after year since 1997. It's also used for other open wheel events and street racing competitions.
The name California Speedway came from the fact that it was built on land that's part of a golf course and thus, had access to a short drive way to access the speedway. Although this has been corrected, it was still quite important for the original owners, the Fontana Golf and Country Club and that meant there was quite a bit to consider in terms of constructing the speedway. With such a high amount of space required, it took some time before the construction of the speedway was finished, although it did open to the public during the summer of 1996.
The speedway is one of the oldest open-air driving tracks in the country, so you don't have to worry about security being an issue. The speedway is actually quite well-maintained and has the kind of feel that is typical of any other high-quality sports arena. Even the parking lot is large and well-secured. The parking lot has separate entrances for spectators and drivers. It's also protected by a lot of barricades to ensure safety at all times.
The track itself is a nice one, with a large banking system and an eighteen-turn layout. That gives the auto club speedway quite a bit of speed. It's not the quickest speedway on the circuit, however, so the cars typically race a little slower than they would in high speed circumstances. It's a pretty good bet that every driver who races at the speedway will be surprised by its top speed, so they can enjoy their time there without having to worry about being overtaken.
There are also quite a few facilities around the speedway. One of the most popular is a parking lot that has a concession stand and bar area. The parking lot can get quite full during some races. events and the concessionaire offer refreshments, hot dogs, hamburgers, hot dogs, cold sodas, popcorn, sodas, and a selection of sandwiches for people to pick from.
One other facility near the speedway is the Fontana Raceway Park, which features a clubhouse where you can rent a hot tub or a kart track. As a member of the club, you also get to purchase your own racing car, pit crew and a t-shirt. You also get to watch your own race on a large screen TV.
The track has a gift shop, restrooms, concession stands, a clubhouse, a press box, picnic areas, and even a restaurant and bar. For those who want to hang out and enjoy some food, the club has a bar that sells beer, wine and snacks. All of these things will cost you extra if you join as a member.
Those are the highlights of California Speedway, but there are a number of other areas you should be aware of. For example, it also has a practice area and an area for car shows, a skateboard park, an arcade and an outdoor stage.
Of course, you have to pay to watch the show and this includes admission to all of the shows and attractions. However, once you are at the track and experience what the speedway has to offer, you will probably agree it is worth it.
Of course, you need to make sure you are joining the club's membership fee is worth it before you decide to pay that fee. Some clubs charge a fee that ranges anywhere from $100 for a lifetime membership to over $500 for a single day pass. In addition, some clubs require you to pay to run your vehicle.
Other clubs do not require any money to join and provide a free membership. The downside of the latter type of membership is that you are not allowed to use any of the facilities offered. and you won't be able to join in on any fun activities.