Arizona Racetracks - Past, Present, and Future
We are an Arizona based company, so naturally we have been to a few of the tracks around Arizona! This list covers some of the most common racetracks you'll hear about when talking to Arizona racers!
Arizona Motorsports Park
The 2.26 mile full road course at Arizona Motorsports Park in Litchfield Park is the perfect space to drive with lots of run off and a variety of turns. Initially founded in the early 2000's, it was shut down due to noise complaints from the neighboring residential areas for nearly a decade. Now it is up and running with a 96 dB(A) sound limit.
Founded in 1968, the Bob Bondurant Racing School is a world renowned destination for high performance driving training. They provide their 1.6 mile main road course for rental on days that they aren't offering classes. Some may think the future of Bondurant is uncertain due to recent bankruptcy claims.
However, the track is still on Wild Horse Pass property, and therefore we are hopeful it will remain an option for local motorsports enthusiasts.
Inde Motorsports Ranch opened at the end of 2009 in Wilcox, Arizona. It is a favorite for many racers because of the variety of turns and elevation that is rare to find at any other Arizona tracks. At 2.75 miles long the track is the longest in the region. The track also has updated amenities- from trackside casitas and garages to a private airport and helipad.
Formerly known as Phoenix International Raceway(PIR), ISM(Ingenuity Sun Media) Raceway is located in Avondale. Initially built in 1964, the one mile tri-oval track currently hosts two NASCAR weekends a year.
Unfortunately, this track falls into the "past" category for most clubs. Changes to the tracks layout and scheduling have meant local racers have not been able to run the track since the late 00s.
Wild Horse Pass - Main
The Wild Horse Pass main track features the full quarter mile drag strip as well as twelve foreboding turns like "Concrete Canyon" and "Tower Turn". It's 1.6 miles long and can actually be linked with the Bondurant track to create even more configurations.
Wild Horse Pass - East
One of the shortest tracks in Arizona, Wild Horse Pass's East course is 1.25 miles long and very flat. That doesn't stop it from being fun, however, with challenging turns and a quick back straight that even the most skilled drivers enjoy.
Wild Horse Pass - West
Believed to be the only US course that Ayrton Senna tested on, the Wild Horse Pass West track is a complex and curvy 1.1 mile road course commonly used by road racers and drifters.
The Attessa Motorsports Community
At the end of 2018 the Attessa Motorsports Community finalized it's zoning agreement with the city of Casa Grande. Located right between Phoenix and Tucson, the Attessa Motorsports Community strives to be more than just a racetrack with luxury accommodations.
Attessa will feature two road courses: a 2.8 mile FIA Grade 2 race course for private members and a dedicated 2.8 mile FIA 2/FIM A track for testing, research and development, and racing clubs. On top of this, a shopping center, entertainment plaza, and a lavish hotel are all part of the planned amenities Attessa will provide the city.
Memberships for the new track recently went on sale and the track has broken ground.
The APEX Track
A 40 foot wide racing surface with paved runoff, a full electronic flag point light and safety system, and Formula 1 style garages might sound too good to be true but this new facility just 30 minutes south of Phoenix will have it all.
Located in Maricopa, Arizona, the APEX Track will have luxurious garages and two race circuits upon completion. The first circuit, or "Phase 1" is a 2.27 mile road course is already paved. "Phase 2" will be a 2.15 mile circuit that links with Phase 1 to create a whopping 4.2 mile racetrack.
Memberships for the track are available on their online site.