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Racetracks Near Sacramento, CA

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Racetracks and Racing Opportunities Near Sacramento, CA

Sacramento is the sixth largest city in California, and with a population greater than half a million people and growing, it’s no wonder there are quite a few race tracks and racing opportunities in the area. From drag racing to dirt tracks, asphalt ovals or even go karting, Sacramento has it all.

Whether you’re a current UTI Sacramento student or are thinking about traveling to campus to take the Auto, Diesel or Collision program in the near future, this list is for you. At UTI, we believe that student life shouldn’t be all work and no play—so follow along as we share some of the top race tracks in the Sacramento area to enjoy when you’re not in class:

Thunderhill Raceway Park

Thunderhill Raceway Park is about an hour and a half north of campus. Here, you’ll find the country’s longest road course, as well as a dirt track and multiple other track configurations to get you and your vehicle out racing.

Calistoga Speedway

About two hours due west of the UTI Sacramento campus is Calistoga Speedway. This dirt track hosts sprint cars, midget cars and outlaws. Calistoga’s history dates back to the 1930’s when the track got its start, and is known for hosting the annual Louie Vermeil Classic.

K1 Speed

Interested in getting involved with racing but don’t want to make the significant investment required to build a racecar? Indoor electric Go kart racing might be right up your alley. K1 Speed hosts daily go kart racing—and things can get competitive. Located only 16 miles from campus, it’s a great place to go when school isn’t in session.

Placerville Speedway

Roughly 45 miles east of UTI Sacramento, dirt track fans will find Placerville Speedway. Known for its high-banked turns, this ¼ mile track hosts a variety of racing events, from World of Outlaws to midget cars and more.

Sacramento Raceway Park

Sacramento Raceway Park is located on the southeast side of the city, about 23 miles from campus. Rumors are circulating that this long time area dragstrip may be closing within the next few years, so get out there while you can. The track hosts street legal drag races and motocross events.

Sonoma Raceway

Historic Sonoma Raceway is about an hour’s drive southwest of UTI Sacramento. NHRA drag racing, drift events, motorcycle racing and more can all be found here at Sonoma. The two and a half mile road course is famous in the Northern California region and beyond.

All American Speedway

One of the closest tracks to the Sacramento UTI campus is All American Speedway, only 20 miles to the northeast. The 1/3 mile track host various types of racing classes, including modified, super stocks, late models and more.

Marysville Raceway

Marysville Raceway is located less than 40 miles due north of the campus in Yuba City, CA. This dirt track hosts sprint cars, modified, dwarf cars and more. You may even see kids on the track racing their bicycles, or the occasional Monster Truck show!

That concludes our list of racing venues in the area surrounding the UTI Sacramento campus! To learn more about training at UTI, visit our Sacramento campus page and request information today.

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