Racing at Elko Speedway
Welcome to Elko Speedway, widely considered the premier racing facility in the Mid-west. We sincerely hope you will come and visit us often, and trust you will enjoy not only the racing, but all of the entertainment we provide at our facility.
Elko Speedway is located a half hour south of downtown Minneapolis just a mile and a half west of I-35 at the Elko-New Market Exit 76. The History: 2014 marks the 49th year of racing at Elko Speedway including the infamous “parking lot race” which was the first ever event when the original race track construction was delayed.
26350 France Avenue
Elko New Market, MN 55020
Elko Speedway is a high-banked 3/8 mile paved oval allowing for 2 and sometimes 3 wide racing. Both outside and inside track lights allow for fantastic fan viewing during night events. The Cars: Elko Speedway has four divisions that race under the NASCAR Banner. The Super Late Models are highly modified with fabricated frames and fiberglass or aluminum bodies with specialized power plants. The Big 8 are mid-sized sedans with stock sheet metal and major engine and suspension modifications. Thunder Cars are stock cars with minor engine and suspension modifications allowed. Power Stocks are a low-cost entry level division that are nearly straight from the factory. They must have stock engines, transmissions, rear ends and components. Other common divisions that also compete at Elko Speedway include the Legends, Hornets, Bandoleros and Figure 8 cars.
Elko Speedway has been affiliated with the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) for the past 28 years. Elko Speedway flies the banner of the Whelen All American Series which allows our competitors to challenge other drivers from approximately 60 other tracks throughout the season.
Elko Speedway and Champions Entertainment Centre caters to nearly 250,000 race fans and entertainment seekers per year. There are over 30 racing nights on the 2013 schedule including the famous “Eves of Destruction”. Champions Entertainment Centre is open after each event featuring live music. Champion’s also brings in the biggest known bands from throughout the mid-west on Saturday nights during the racing off-season.
Entertainment On & Off the Track
At Elko Speedway we offer a variety of entertainment on & off the track. Our facility caters to more than just race enthusiasts, with each year bringing more and more entertainment than the next. Every season we bring in everything from daredevils to petting zoos. Sparks fly and hearts skip beats all summer long as monster trucks crush, motocross bikes fly, buses crash, carnival rides spin, and the bass drops during our concerts. So much entertainment, their is just too much to list.
Bring your concert experience to Elko! At Elko Speedway we offer a variety of concerts throughout the summer. Our stages have seen the likes of Styx, Bret Michaels, 38 Special, Hairball, Johnny Holm Band, Little River Band, Hitchville, Free Fallin’-Tribute to Tom Petty, GB Leighton and many more.
Keep an eye on our schedule for the next Elko Speedway concert!
Champions Drive-In Theater
Closed for the 2014 Season
Visit us next summer!
Welcome to Champions Drive-In Theater at Elko Speedway! Offering double features all summer long, a variety of your favorite food and beverages and much more in family, fun and entertainment.
Gates open at 7:30pm each night, except on race nights. Tickets cost $9.00 per adult and $4.00 for children (ages 4-12), ages 3 and under are free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. On Saturday nights, after races the movies will be included with a race ticket – after 9pm on race nights adults will be $7.00 and children $3.00.
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