Costa Mesa Speedway

49 Years Of Legendary Speedway Racing!

Costa Mesa Speedway… where you’ll see “mad men” on high-compression single-cylinders powering down short straights before throwing their bike on its ear and sliding at impossible lean angles around each end of the track. It’s a spectators’ dream! You won’t miss a thing due to the relatively small track and stadium viewing. The atmosphere and the noise is second to none, especially during floodlit night-time races. Only at Costa Mesa Speedway!

2017 Racing Schedule

Professional Speedway Motorcycle Racing has a long and rich history at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. For 49 years the Speedway Races have been the most exciting and colorful family entertainment in Southern California.

May 13 – Speedway Spring Classic / Jack Milne Cup / Sidecars / Juniors

June 3 – Harley Night #1 / Speedway / Sidecars

June 10 – Knobby Night / Speedway / Juniors

June 22 – Harley Davidson Presents “Born-Free Stampede”

July 14 – Freestyle Motocross Invitational

July 15 – Fair Derby

Aug. 19 – Harley Night #2 / Speedway / Sidecars

Sept. 9 – RSD – Super Hooligan National Championship Series

Sept. 23 – John Matherson Cup / Speedway / Sidecars / Juniors

Sept. 30 – 49th U.S. National Speedway Championship / Juniors

Oct. 7 – Harley Night Finals / Sidecar National

Ticket Information

2017 Speedway Racing Season

Adults

$ 20

Per Event
Ages 18-64

Seniors

$ 15

Per Event
Ages 65 & Above

Juniors

$ 15

Per Event
Ages 13-17

Children

$ 10

Per Event
Ages 3-12

Kids

$ FREE

Per Event
Kids 2 & Under

Gates Open at 6pm

First Race blasts off at 7:30pm

OC Fair & Event Center General Parking is $8

Speedway Race Track

Costa Mesa Speedway Track

The race track at Costa Mesa Speedway is a 185 yards oval on the pole, it is 1/10 of a mile long. The track surface consists of a special clay base with decomposed granite. This special dirt combination can support the grinding rear tires and weight of the powerful Speedway Motorcycles; it’s a dirt that can assure speed and performance while providing safety for the rider. Also, the race track surface can form a “Blue groove” – the ideal line around the track where the dirt gets worn down into hard-packed DG from the Speedway Motorcycle tires. It can cause the rear to hook up faster and can be as hard as concrete. Is this good or bad? Depends on the rider!

Speedway Approved

Built And Promoted By Actual Speedway Racers

In 1967 Harry Oxley went to work for Jack Milne, owner of a motorcycle shop on Colorado Blvd in Pasadena, CA. In the late 1960s, Harry Oxley and Jack Milne (1937 World Speedway champion) promoted speedway events in Van Nuys until they ultimately found what they were looking for at Costa Mesa. “He’s the godfather of speedway,” Brad Oxley says of his father. “He’s the one that has made all that is here at the Costa Mesa Speedway possible.” Brad Oxley (2X National Champion) followed in his father’s footsteps and is the current event promoter at Costa Mesa Speedway with his wife Jaleen Oxley.

Costa Mesa Speedway

Enter Into A World Of Fun

First Person Clips Of Speedway Racing At Costa Mesa Fairgrounds

2017 Harley Night 0:59

Sponsored by Lifestyle Cycles
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Brad Oxley – 2017 Speedway 2:11

What to expect at the 2017 Speedway Season of Costa Mesa Speedway.
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2017 Scratch Main Event 6:31

Jack Milne Cup – Speedway Motorcycles at Costa Mesa Speedway.
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Prepare For The Adrenaline!

49 Years of the Most Spectacular, Fast-Paced, Unpredictable Live-Action Motorcycle Racing

Legendary Speed

0 – 60 mph in 2.5 – 3 seconds (approx. 100 kilometers per hour)

Speedway Engine

Four-stroke, single-cylinder engine with one carburetor, one spark plug, and a maximum capacity of 500cc

Brakes

No brakes of any kind! All motorcycles must have a “Kill Switch” that must cut off the circuit of the electrical supply by the simple action of pulling a string attached to the rider’s right wrist.

Fuel

Fueled by methanol with no additives. Methanol allows for an increased compression ratio to the engine, producing more power than other fuels and resulting in higher speeds (approximately 130 kilometers per hour).

Don’t Hesitate To Reach Out!

Racetrack at OC Fairgrounds:
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(In the world famous “Bullring” arena)

International Speedway, Inc Office:
P.O. Box 3334, San Clemente, CA 92674
Phone: (949) 492-9933
Fax: (949) 492-2547
Emailcmspeedway@sbcglobal.net

 

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