Race Day Information For Fans
Check out all the information you will need before getting to the speedway!
Times & Prices:
2017 Main Event Times:
PITS GATES OPEN: 12:00 PM | GRANDSTANDS OPEN: 3:00 PM
HOT LAPS: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM | QUALIFYING: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
DRIVERS MEETING: 5:15 PM | RACING: 6:00 PM
2017 General Admission Gate Prices:
Kids 15-6 $5
5 and Under Free
2017 Demolition Derby Times:
PITS GATES OPEN: 12:00 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION GATES OPEN: 3:00 PM
SHOW STARTS: 6:00 PM
Rain Out Policy:
In the event all heat races have not been finished rain checks will be issued. You must bring back your ticket or pit pass within two weeks of the rain out to be honored. Any tickets or pit passes after two weeks will not be honored.
Ticket offices are located to the right of the main entrance. Pit passes can be purchased at any ticket window..
South Bend Motor Speedway always offers free parking in our new paved lots.
What to Wear:
Casual attire is the word at the Speedway. Just remember you are outdoors, so dress accordingly and don't forget the sunscreen. Closed toed shoes and long pants are recommended in the pit area; shirts must be worn at all times regardless of whether you're in the pit area or the grandstands. The races can get loud so if you have sensitive hearing, ear plugs or ear muffs may be the ticket for you. We sell both products at the souvenir stand at a minimal cost.
Coolers are allowed at South Bend Motor Speedway, although we ask that you limit your cooler to no bigger than 14". No glass bottles are allowed on the grounds. Your cooler will be subject to inspection before entry to the grandstand area. If your cooler is larger than 14" we will ask that you return it to your vehicle. Unattended coolers left at the gate will NOT be the responsibility of the South Bend Motor Speedway.
Numerous Porta-Johns are located throughout the venue.
Main Concession Stand:
Located directly to your right as you enter the main Speedway grandstand entrance. Whether you need an ice cold soda or a complete meal of a hot dog, hamburger or Vern's special Tenderloin sandich, you will find the best food in the short track racing business right here. Our food is good and it's affordable for the entire family!
Located to your right across from the main concessions and also on the backstretch, find your adult beverages at the Beer Garden. Be ready to show your ID; we card and record every purchase. .
Sorry, EXCEPT for service dogs, pets are not allowed in the grandstand areas. It is never acceptable to us to leave your pet in your vehicle during the races!
Creative Colors Fan Zone:
The Creative Colors Fan Zone is where victorious drivers get their picture taken after the race, come and congratulate the winning drivers. Take photos and get an autograph!
The pits are located behind the backstretch and is only accessible by fans who purchased a pit pass from any ticket counter. After the events are completed for the night, pits are open to the public to see all the cars and meet your favorite driver.