Wake County Speedway will be reopening its doors on Friday, June 14 for fans to experience racing in the Raleigh area. Wake County Speedway is a recently renovated local race track that provides great opportunities for upcoming drivers to make a name for themselves. It is also a great place for entertainment in the Wake County area. Fans can arrive at 6:00pm to grab a seat. Adults can enjoy the action for $12 and children 6-11 years old can get a seat for $5.00. Children five and under can get in the gate for free. Racing action starts at 7:00pm with drivers practice. Qualifying and heat races start at 8:00pm followed by the main event at 8:30.
Wake County Speedway was built in 1962 as a .23 mile dirt track. In 1987 the track was changed to an asphalt surface. Earlier this year Adam Resnick took ownership of the facilities and renovated the entire facility. One major renovation included the repainting of the track walls, infield and grandstands to the bright blue and yellow colors. It certainly adds character to the updated facility.
Friday nights are fun for the whole family. Along with the racing. families can enjoy great food from the concessions through out the night. Items include funnel cakes, hot dogs, hamburgers and more. Children also get a chance to meet the track mascot who loves to hang out with the kids. There are multiple racing classes for fans to see. Cars that race at Wake County Speedway include Modified 4 cylinders, Legends, U-Cars, Bandoleros, Southern Ground Pounders and Late Models.
The speedway will hold raced every two weeks on Friday night starting with the opener on June 14. The season will end of September 6 with a 100 lap Late Models featured event.
Wake County Speedway is a great place to spend an evening with the whole family and experience short track racing at its best; they call it “America’s favorite bullring” for a reason. Come and see why for yourself on Friday, June 14!