I’m New to Racing

I’ve never been to Tri-City Motor Speedway before.

If you have never been to Tri-City Motor Speedway or to a race track, Click Here and visit the I’m New to Racing page for quick links to guide you through the basics of coming to the track.

I’m not a race fan. Will I enjoy the races?

If you enjoy being outside on summer nights or socializing with friends you will enjoy your Friday nights at TCMS. You don’t need to know anything about racing. It’s fun for everyone in your group to pick a car they think will win and see who guessed correctly.

Basic Questions

What time does the entertainment end?

The races usually end around 11:15-11:45pm. Feel free to leave at a convenient time for your family.

What should I bring to enjoy the races?

It usually cools off at night. Bring hoodies, blankets, sun glasses, ear plugs and gloves. Pack a small cooler full of your favorite drinks (no glass) and snacks.

How do I purchase admission into the grandstands?

Grandstand admission can be purchased 1 way.

1) Purchase admission into the races at the Ticket Booth located at the entrance into the grandstands. (No physical ticket, you’ll receive a receipt.)

How do I purchase admission into the pits?

Pit admission can be purchase 1 way.

1) Pit admission (adults & kids) may be purchased at the Pit Booth on race night. (No physical ticket, you’ll receive a wristband.) Adult admission (age 18 and older can also purchase a pit pass at the Ticket Booth.

All minors under age 18 must pay or check-in at the Pit Booth each race (not the Ticket Booth).

Can grandstand admission be upgraded to a pit pass

Yes. If you paid the grandstands admission price, you will receive a wristband. You will show both your wrist band and paid admissions receipt to the Pit Booth or Ticket Booth and pay the difference in pricing. You will receive a new pit wristband and fill out the liability waver.

Do you accept Credit Cards?

We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover and there is a $10 minimum purchase. Credit card sales do slow down the admission lines, cash is preferred. Credit cards are taken at the Pit Booth, Tire Barn, Ticket Booth and Shirt Shack. Concessions only accepts cash.

How much is event parking?

Parking is always FREE!

Can I bring food and alcoholic beverages to TCMS?

Yes. Coolers are welcome (NO GLASS).

  • During large events, coolers that are 24″ and longer must be placed on the ground and are not allowed in the stands to allow room for people to sit. Please plan accordingly. You may bring alcoholic beverages into the grandstands (NO GLASS). Alcohol is not allowed in the pits until the races are finished.
  • Concessions is available for purchase in both the grandstands and the pits.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not sold at the track.

What is available for purchase at TCMS?

Concession food & beverages, shirts, hoodies, toys, adult safety glasses & ear plugs, kid’s safety glasses & hearing protection and souvenirs

Track Amenities

What type of seating is available?

Grandstands are wooden bench seats. You are welcome to bring a stadium seat to use on bleachers. Stadium seats must not recline further than 90 degrees and take up leg room of the person behind during large events when seating is limited. There is also a lawn chair section.

Can we save seats?

Fans who would like a particular seat usually come early on Friday after the property gates open at 12:00pm and set blankets on the grandstands or lawn chairs and usually come back at 5:30pm when the gates open for business. There are no saved seats, leaving chairs or blankets fixed to the grandstands for the season. Please use bungee cords to fix blankets to bleachers. If you use tape, it must be only taped to the blanket and not the bleachers. TCMS does not enforce saved seats.

Do the grandstands have handrails?

Yes. Two out of our three grandstands have handrails to help assist people walking up the stairs to their seat.

Is TCMS handicap accessible?

Yes, TCMS is handicap accessible and our layout makes it difficult for wheel chairs and scooters to get around the grandstand concourse. There are 85 handicap parking spots in our main parking lot across from the Ticket Booth. On busy nights these fill up around 7-7:30 pm. There is also a drop off area across from the Ticket Booth. Wheel chairs can be placed in the lawn chair section or anywhere in front of the bottom row of grandstand seating. Two restrooms behind the lawn chair section are handicap accessible. The ground is gravel and there are no paved walkways.

What type of bathrooms are at TCMS?

Clean portable restrooms are abundantly available along with hand-washing stations. The portable restrooms are cleaned and sanitized several times throughout the night and there is a section reserved just for women’s use.

Fan & Driver

I’m not a race car driver. Can I enter the pits?

Yes. Anyone who has not been drinking may enter the pits by paying the $28 adult admission and signing the liability waver.

What channel do you use to talk to driver?

TCMS uses the default RACEceiver channel of 454.0000.

Where can I find race results?

The race results are posted at the end of each race and can be found on the results tab of the schedule page.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are not allowed in the grandstands. You can pick up a copy of the dog rules at the Pit Booth for bringing dogs into the pits. Click here to download your own copy.

Can I bring my camper or tent and stay overnight?

Camper parking is always free with current admissions ticket. There are no hook-ups for water or electricity. Park campers or tents at the wood line. The property gates open at 12:00 pm on race day and campers can park anytime after that. CLICK HERE to view the Parking & Camping Map.

Can I have a bonfire?

Bonfires are to be contained. In extreme dry conditions, you are required to use a raised burn pit. Please do not burn trash in your fire and clean up your area before leaving.


How do I purchase photos from a race?

Fan & racing photos are upload by Tuesday following each race event.

For Kids & Teens

Do you have a Kids Club?

Racing Rascals is Tri-City Motor Speedway’s kids’ club. Find out all the details and sign-up here.

How can my child spin the 8’ Prize Wheel?

Kids age 5-14 who complete community service through are entered to spin the prize wheel. Click here for full details.

Marketing & Sponsorships

How can my business partner with TCMS?

Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to view current sponsorships availability. Contact Steve at steve@tricityracetrack.com for more details.


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