With its warm weather and wide-open landscape, there are some fantastic Texas race tracks to experience. The Lone Star State offers the perfect environment for the amateur to pro racing adventures. Racing fans and spectators love to gather alongside the great racetracks and speedways to enjoy the fun. 

You can find the number of racetracks ready for racing cars, ATVs, motorcycles, and Motorcross vehicles throughout the year. Here we are going to list some of the best speedways and racetracks in Texas with brief info you would love to read about. 

Major Texas Race Tracks

Start your engines, and let’s start with the biggest and most famous tracks.

Texas Motor Speedway

Texas Motor Speedway

Texas Motor Speedway is the perfect racetrack for those who are planning to bring families to share the fun. With plenty of camping space, it is one of the best motor speedways that has hosted major NASCAR races like Samsung 500, O’Reilly 300 and Dickies 500, etc. It also hosts other types of stock car racing along with one of the most exciting air race shows. So pack your bags and rush to enjoy the thrill, beauty of space, and professional racing experience. 

Texas World Speedway

Circuit Of The Americas

The Circuit of the Americas is a unique racetrack that was purpose-built for Formula One, the first time ever in the United States. It was also the tenth circuit to host a whole round of the world championship. It has been used to host Formula 1 races along with Australian V8 Supercars racing sessions too.    

Texas World Speedway

Texas World Speedway was one of the most established Motorsports spots not just for racing but for driving lessons, filmmaking, and corporate ventures too. It was one of the seven superspeedways in the US that has hosted almost everything offered for the NASCAR racing experience, but has been closed.

Texas Short Race Tracks

For local fun, it’s hard to beat a short track on a Saturday night, so here are some great short race tracks to visit across Texas.

Boyd Raceway

Boyd Raceway

Boyd raceway hosts stock car races every week on Friday night. You can enjoy races of stock cars, hobby stock cars, sports modified, and mini stock cars here. 

Grandsport Speedway

Grandsport Speedway

Grandsport Speedway is a sportscar racing track to host car, kart, and motorcycle racing schools in Texas that gives you a variety of options to choose from according to your taste of adventure. It’s located at a WWII vintage blimp base, and is a 7/10 mile race track.

Stevesi Images of Houston Motorsports Park

Houston Motorsports Park

This oval short racetrack has a lot more to offer to race fans and visitors than just racing sessions. It has become a part of a community with amateur racing adventures and social gatherings, particularly at weekends, when adventure lovers gather here to enjoy spinning tires on concrete turns in a perfect ambiance.   

Twin Cities Speedway

Twin Cities Speedway, a 3/8 mile paved oval track located near Odessa, Texas, was closed back in 1998. The track is located near the current Basin Raceway Park.

Drag Racing Strips

Everyone should experience drag racing, even if it’s local $10 grudge match races where anyone can enter. Drag racing is a lot of fun to watch.

Big Country Raceway

Big Country Raceway with its 1/8 mile NHRA dragstrip is a full-service racing facility catering to the drag racing fans and participants with all required features including paved parking, perfect lighting and timing, excellent covered seating, and on-site fuel sales. 

Yello Belly Drag Strip

Yello, the next door to Grand Prairie Speedway is a 1/4 mile paved dragstrip hosting a variety of racing sessions for its spectators.

Amarillo Sand Drags

Sand drags are an incredibly unique experience, with full-on drag racing …on sand! Amarillo Sand Drags is organized by the West Texas Outlaws Off-Road Club on the Canadian River riverbed every year. Fans can enjoy a mud bog at this unpaved drag strip racing event.

Grand Prix Tracks

The true test of driving skill is a racetrack that snakes with tight turns and long straightaways.

Motorsport Ranch

Motorsport Ranch manages a multi-configuration paved road track that is used as a driving country club and also rents out racing tracks to car clubs. After adding a 1.3 miles track with 6 turns it has become a 3.1miles racing course with 16 turns in total for driving sessions and car racing ventures.     

Rimrock Raceway

Located between Midland and Odessa, Rimrock Raceway is a paved outdoor kart track that is operated by the West Texas Karting Association. 

Eagles Canyon Raceway

This is a private grand prix racetrack in North Texas that is 2.7 miles of twists and turns, featuring 15 turns and 200 feet of elevation change.

Texas Dirt Tracks

Kennedale Speedway Park

Kennedale Speedway Park is a 1/4 mile dirt oval track. It is located near Kennedale, Texas, near Cowtown Speedway.

South Texas Speedway

Next comes South Texas Speedway in the list of dirt oval tracks. It is a 1/4 mile track located in the west region of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Motorama Speeedway

Motorama Speeedway is another 1/4 mile dirt oval track located in China, Texas.

105 Speedway 

105 Speedway is a 1/4 mile dirt oval track located in Cleveland, Texas.

Thunderbird Speedway

Thunderbird Speedway is the next 1/4 mile dirt oval located in the southwest region of Crandall, Texas.

Edinburg Motorsports Park

Edinburg Motorsports Park is a 1/4 mile historic oval track located near Edinburg, Texas. It has been using a taxiway at the airstrip north of town.

Texoma Speedway

Texoma Speedway is a 1/5 mile clay oval track with a 1/8 mile oval for sand drags and karts. At the moment only this 1/8 for karts is open for activities. It is located west of Wichita Falls, Texas. 

Aloe Field / Victoria Dragstrip

Aloe Field and Victoria Dragstrip is a historic road course operated at the closed Aloe Army Air Field towards the southwest side of Victoria, Texas. It has been used by the SCCA as a temporary road racing circuit while the Victoria Kart Club hosted road races here.

Lonestar Motorsports Park

Lonestar Motorsports Park is a 1/8 mile track located west of Sealy, Texas. It’s not open for hosting races for the public attraction at the moment. In the mid-2000s, a 2.4-mile road was proposed to be built for racing activities here but was delayed and never finished.

Check out our map of Texas race tracks to explore more.

Simon Trask
Author: Simon Trask

Simon loves Texas and the Great Outdoors. From East Texas pines to West Texas mountains, he calls North Texas home but is always ready to float a river in Hill Country or go fishing on the Gulf Coast. Simon loves camping and road trips as well, whether it's cruising Highway 287, 82, 69 or 281, that's the true way to see what Texas is all about!

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