With almost a dozen speedways nearby, auto racing fills spring, summer and early fall weekends with action and activities — from local dirt tracks to Sprint Cup stars at Pocono Raceway. It’s a family-friendly activity, too.
1. BEAVER SPRINGS DRAGWAY
Located: Beaver Springs, off state Route 235.
Track: Quarter-mile dragstrip
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Schedule: Weekends through Nov. 8. Street racing Friday nights, general admission $5; IHRA Summit Super Series events Saturdays and Sundays, general admission $10.
Contact: 570-658-9601 or visit www.beaversprings.com
2. BEDFORD SPEEDWAY
Located: Bedford Fairgrounds, Bedford, off state route 30.
Track: 5/8-mile mile dirt oval
Schedule: Weekends through Sept. 19; late models and street stocks; general admission $12 and up
Contact: 623-0500 or visit www.bedfordspeedway.com
3. CNB BANK RACEWAY PARK
Located: 111 Mount Zion Road, Clearfield
Track: Five-eighths-mile asphalt
Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays; Super Cup Stock Car Series and SCCA Autocross Events; prices vary; drive-in parking area rates available.
Contact: 389-6126 or visit www.cnbbankracewaypark.com
4. HUMMINGBIRD SPEEDWAY
Located: Off state Route 950 between Reynoldsville and Falls Creek.
Track: One-third-mile dirt oval
Schedule: Saturday evenings through Sept. 6; steel block late models, street stocks, pure stocks, front-wheel drive four-cylinders; adult general admission $10, children 6-10 $5, under 6 free..
Contact: 653-8400 or www.hummingbirdspeedway.sharepoint.com
5. JENNERSTOWN SPEEDWAY
Located: in Jennerstown at the intersection of U.S. Route 30 and state Route 985
Track: .522-mile asphalt oval
Schedule: Saturday night races in five classes through Aug. 29. General admission $10; Seniors, students, military $8; children younger than 12 free.
Contact: 703-8009 or visit jennerstown.org
6. LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Located: 800 Racetrack Road, Abbottstown (15 miles west of York)
Track: Three-eighths-mile dirt oval
Schedule: Saturday evenings through Oct. 10; sprints, late models, thundercars; prices vary.
Contact: 717-624-2755 or visit www.lincolnspeedway.com
7. PATH VALLEY SPEEDWAY
Located: 17911 Dry Run Road, Spring Run
Track: Quarter-mile dirt oval
Schedule: Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 17; street stocks, sprint cars, late models, legends; adults grandstand admission, $10; 10 and under, $3.
Contact: 717-349-7111 or visit www.pathvalley.com
8. POCONO RACEWAY
Located: Long Pond Road, Long Pond
Track: 2.5-mile trioval (NASCAR and IndyCar stops).
Schedule: Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 (Spring Cup series), June 5-7, grandstand level tickets starting at $45; Pennsylvania 400 (Sprint Cup series), July 31-Aug. 2, grandstand level tickets starting at $45; ABC Supply 500 (IndyCar series), Aug. 22-23, grandstand level tickets starting at $25.
Contact: 800-RACEWAY (722-3929) or visit www.poconoraceway.com
9. PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY
Located: Two miles south of U.S. Route 322 just off state Route 75, Port Royal.
Track: Half-mile dirt oval
Schedule: Saturday nights through Oct. 24, some special fall events; pro stocks, late models, sprint cars, midgets; prices vary.
Contact: 717-527-2303 or visit www.portroyalspeedway.com
10. SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
Located: Selinsgrove, intersection of routes 11 and 15 and Route 35.
Track: Half-mile high-banked dirt oval
Schedule: Most events are Saturdays through Sept. 19; late models, pro stocks, sprint cars; general admission $12 and up.
Contact: 570-374-2999 or visit www.selinsgrovespeedway.com
11. WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY
Located: Mechanicsburg, off Route 15 south of Harrisburg.
Track: Half-mile clay oval
Schedule: Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 9, late models, street stocks, sprint cars; Hoosier Diamond Series races; prices vary.
Contact: 717-697-5000 or visit www.williamsgrove.com