We’re here virtually in the Centennial state known as Colorado. Although some of these tracks may be closed due to the winter season, there’s no reason as to why you can’t add them to your bucket list to visit in 2021.
John Bandimere Sr. first broke ground here in 1958 in order to establish a safe place for racing as well as a place to learn more about automotive repair and performance. The Speedway has undergone some major changes since it was first built—including a $4.2 million renovation in 1988. The NHRA-sanctioned track is a quarter-mile drag strip at an elevation of 5800 feet above sea level, seating up to 28,500 spectators. They passed the 60th anniversary mark in 2018!
What began as The Platte Valley Custom Club back in 1958 eventually transformed into the Julesburg Dragstrip. The strip is a quarter-mile long on what used to be the runway for the Julesburg Municipal airport, and in 1961 it was officially sanctioned by the NHRA. Visit their website for additional information on events and racer information.
Western Colorado Dragway
This track is unique as it’s run by an elected board of directors who are also racers. With the help of the Western Colorado Drag Racing Association (as well as sponsors) they were able to bring drag racing to the western part of Colorado. Although their racing season may be over be sure to follow them on their Facebook page or visit their website for all the latest updates on upcoming events for the 2021 year.
Pikes Peak International Raceway
Located in the Colorado Springs region within the city limits of Fountain, Colorado, this race track has hosted major events like Indy Racing League, two NASCAR series, and is also home of the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The track also has an 1/8 mile drag strip available for racing next year.