Racing, and spectating races, are a way of life for people all around the world. Fortunately, America has its fair share of motorsports and circuits that can ensure you get to enjoy these races in person. There’s something special about how the crowd connects and cheers, regardless of whether a race goes off without a hitch or an accident happens early on.
Whether you’re at the deafening Indy 500 or you’re breathless at Daytona, get to know these raceways, and you won’t regret it!
The circuit: Sebring International Raceway.
Sebring has been one of the USA’s oldest continuously operating race tracks since it opened seventy years ago. Although there’s no end to the number of things to do and see in the city, everyone’s at the raceway when races are going. Twelve Hours of Sebring is one of the most famous races here, but it can be expensive to visit. The average race can cost up to six hundred dollars, while smaller races can go as low as forty.
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The circuit: Daytona.
The name Daytona is synonymous with racing. The Daytona International Speedway has been operating for the last sixty-three years and has been home to the Daytona 500 since its inception. This is the most prestigious race that NASCAR has, and getting tickets to it is a race in its own right despite over 100,000 seats being available to the public.
The circuit: Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
If you want to go to the home of the Indy 500 and learn about the history of racing while possibly catching a thrilling race, this is the place to go. Simply mentioning Indianapolis is enough to get some motorsports fans riled up and ready to participate and watch an interesting race. This speedway cost over three million dollars to build at the time, which would be 86 million in modern days, and every dollar is worth it for the feeling of sitting in the stadium as amazing cars roar by. If you’re a motorsports fan: you have to watch a race here at least once, you’ll fall in love and immediately start looking for Indianapolis houses for sale.
The circuit: Road America.
At home near Elkhart Lake, this tiny town offers a chance to see one of the most interesting raceways the country has to offer. Looping at four miles, with fourteen turns and several elevation changes, this park offers the chance to see some of the best racers in their element and has tracked speeds as high as 176 miles per hour.
The circuit: Sonoma Raceway.
This road course and drag strip in southern Sonoma, California, is one of the most well-known motorsports locations in the country. Opened in 1968, it spent the last fifty-three years perfecting racing and ensuring to show races big and small. The crowd is deafening when it fills out, with enough seating for almost 50,000 spectators. This is an awesome place to visit and an even better place to watch a race.