Orange County Speedway
Orange County Speedway is a 3/8 mile (0.6 km) asphalt oval in Orange County, North Carolina, near Rougemont. It first opened in 1966 as 1/4 mile (0.4 km) and 5/8 mile (1.6 km) dirt oval (Trico Speedway), which operated until 1967 and 1973, respectively. The facility was reopened and paved in 1983. With a slogan of "the fastest 3/8-mile race track in America," the oval features 19 degree banking through the turns and 16 degrees on the straightaways creating three distinct grooves making for very fast turns. The aluminum grandstands stretch from Turn 4 all the way down the front straightaway to Turn 1. The speedway closed in 2003, but reopened on March 11, 2006 as an American Speed Association member track.
Orange County Speedway is located in Northeastern Orange County on the site of the original Trico Motor Speedway, which was built in the early 1960s. What originally opened as a dirt facility was paved and is currently a 3/8ths mile (.375) asphalt, high- banked oval track. The oval has 16 degree banking in the straightaway and 19 degree banking in the turns. The banking and wide-sweeping turns make this facility the fastest 3/8 mile track in the country. The track averages 50 feet wide, which offers plenty of room for side by side racing among competitors.
This facility offers grandstand seating that follows the curvature of the track, along the front, from turn four to turn one, which means that there is an excellent view of the track from every seat. There is a VIP box in turn four that will accommodate 40 people in air-conditioned comfort. This view offers a close up view of all the exciting turn four action, as well as a fabulous view of the entire track.The VIP seating in the Main Tower accommodates 15 fans with a bird's eye view of the Finish Line as well as the remainder of the track.
Orange County Speedway was one of the first tracks in the area to have live televised Busch races. Some of the top Winston Cup stars of yesterday and today 'cut their teeth' in racing as regulars at OCS. The list includes Jimmy Johnson (ASA), Bobby Labonte, Todd Bodine and Jeff and Ward Burton. Dale Jarrett won his first Busch Race at OCS. Jeff Gordon won his first career Busch Pole at OCS in 1991. Over the years, many others have competed at OCS in Late Model Sportsman and Busch Races. Some other well-known drivers to have raced at Orange County Speedway include Scott Riggs Stacey Compton, Greg Davis, Peyton Sellers, Barry Beggarly, and Stacey Puryear, as well as Maurice Hill who is one of the winningest drivers at Orange County Speedway.NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Timothy Peters was our 2002 and 2003 Late Model Stock Champion.
Orange County Speedway also hosts events Orange County Relay for Life Race for the Cure, Tarheel Rally cross events, bicycle time trials, Boy Scouts Jamborees and other charity functions.
Please enjoy your visit to the track through our website. Then make your plans to see the real thing. America's fastest 3/8's track has so much to offer fans of grass roots racing. Our sweeping turns allow for side by side racing.
Since the early sixties, Orange County Speedway has long offered “grassroots racing” at its best. Orange County Speedway and its staff are grateful for the support the region has shown us as we began this new chapter in the history of “America’s Fastest 3/8’s Track!” Thank you, in advance, for considering Orange County Speedway as place to spend your leisure time.
We appreciate our loyal fans and friends who appreciate good racing. At Orange County Speedway, we want the fans to have a sense of belonging to the sport. Please feel free to visit on open practice days.
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Coolers will be checked prior to entry into facility. Please advise track staff of any person consuming liquor.
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