AUTO CLUB RACEWAY At POMONA
2780 Fairplex Drive
Pomona, California 91768
Telephone: (800) 884-6472
Raceway (opened 1953)
About Auto Club Raceway
An outgrowth of street racing, the Auto Club Raceway is one of the first tracks to help popularize hot rodding and the growth of the National Hot Rod Association.
Seating 34,800 in a U-shape surrounding three sides of the quarter-mile track, the Raceway is located at the edge of the giant, 487-acre Fairplex Park. Starting with the Southern California Championship Drag Races in 1953, the facility now hosts the famed NHRA Winternationals - the season opener since 1961 - in late January or early February and the NHRA finals in November. A major, $4.5 million renovation upgraded the facility in 1993.
The large scale of the facility has impressed non-hot rod enthusiasts as well as it was proposed as the location for the finish of the modern pentathlon in the Los Angeles bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.
The quarter-mile asphalt race course is surrounded by 34,800 seats on three sides, with the end open.
•Location and parking:
The Auto Club Raceway is located on the grounds of Fairplex. It is located just off the San Bernardino (10) Freeway, easily accessed from the Fairplex Drive, White Avenue or Garey Avenue exits.
Inquiries concerning use of the facility should be made to Dale Coleman, director of sales and marketing at (909) 623-3111 or by fax at (909) 865-3602.
The quarter-mile track has two lanes, each 30 feet wide and a full set of competition equipment for drag racing. The grandstands offer 34,800 seats in total with 21,000 aluminum bench seats with backs and 13,800 bench seats without backs.
There is a three-story tower building with 22 suites and a two-section press room and interview room at the end of the U-shaped grandstands.
There is an extensive ticket office with 21 windows and thousands of parking spaces at the adjacent Fairplex lot.