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Racetracks Near Orlando, FL

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Racetracks and Racing Opportunities Near Orlando, FL

The greater Orlando, Florida area is home to more than two and a half million residents and a dozen theme parks. Orlando is the third largest city in Florida, and is nicknamed the “Theme Park Capital of the World.” With a population as large as it is, and with so many tourists in town throughout the year, it’s no surprise the Orlando area offers a wide variety of racing attractions.

Orlando is also home to three UTI campuses: Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute. If you’re traveling to the city to complete your training, you have quite a few options to watch or participate in the racing action.

Follow along as we share a list of popular racing venues to explore when you have some time away from class:

Drag Racing

About 31 miles from campus, you’ll find Orlando Speed World Dragway. Whether you participate in the action or watch from the bleachers, this classic drag strip is sure to satisfy your need for speed! This track hosts a variety of events throughout the year—from test-n-tunes to NHRA professional bracket racing. Upcoming events and scheduling information can be found on the track’s website.

Go Kart Racing

If you love go karting, you’re in luck! The greater Orlando area is home to several popular go karting tracks. Indoor or outdoor, gas or electric – whatever your karting preference, you can take your pick from the following:

Orlando Kart Center

I-Drive NASCAR Karting

K1 Speed

Ocala Gran Prix

Circle Track, Multi Venue

Daytona International Speedway is located in Daytona, FL, about 65 miles northeast of UTI Orlando. This classic Florida track hosts the annual Daytona 500, motorcycle racing and more. This venue is on the top of many racing enthusiasts’ lists when visiting the area.

A bit over an hour’s drive northwest of campus, race fans will find Bubba Raceway Park. This 3/8-mile D shaped clay track hosts a variety of racing classes and even the occasional demolition derby and trailer races.

Auburndale Speedway is less than a one hour drive southwest of UTI Orlando. On any weekend, you can find stock car racing, modified cars, mini-stocks, scramblers and more. Be sure to keep an eye on their schedule for demolition derby events including their famous ‘Night of Destruction.’

Head south from UTI Orlando for about two hours and in the town of Sebring, FL, you will find Sebring International Raceway. Known for being one of the oldest continually operating race tracks in the United States, Sebring has 3 track configurations, including a 3.5-mile road course.

Bushnell Motorsports Park hosts go kart racing and supermoto races on their 2/3-mile asphalt road course. Located about 60 miles northwest of UTI Orlando, this relatively new racing venue has been well received by local racing enthusiasts.

That concludes our list of racing venues in the greater Orlando, FL area! To learn more about UTI Orlando, visit our campus page and request information to get in touch with one of our admissions representatives today.

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