Costa Mesa Speedway

52 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. Gates Open at 6pm, first race blasts off at 7:30pm. Only at Costa Mesa Speedway!

2020 Racing Schedule

Dear Costa Mesa Speedway fans, sponsors and competitors,

Due to the current situation regarding the Covid-19 Virus, the Orange County Fair & Expo Center is on lockdown. All events have been canceled or postponed until at least May 15th 2020.

Costa Mesa Speedway plans to be one of the first events to return, starting with our Milne Cup on May 30th. Please see our entire 2020 racing schedule below. Of course, the decision to reopen the Fairgrounds rests with people in Sacramento, CA and the Orange County Fair & Expo Center.

Now, more than ever, Costa Mesa Speedway depends on your continued support. We look forward to posting an update by May 1st.

Stay safe, keep the faith, and we will see you at the races!


May 30* Jack Milne Cup honoring Bobby Schwartz – Speedway / Sidecars / Juniors (Gates Open 6pm – Qualifying 6:30pm – First Race 7:30pm)
June 6 Harley Night #1 / Speedway / Sidecars
June 20* California Motorcycle Classic / Speedway / Vintage & Classic Bikes / Sidecars / Juniors (Gates Open 5:30pm – Qualifying 6pm – First Race 7:30pm)


August 12* Freestyle Motocross Invitational / Adult Mini (Gates Open at 7pm – First Race 8pm)
August 13* Freestyle Motocross Invitational / Sidecars (Gates Open at 7pm – First Race 8pm)
August 14* Freestyle Motocross Invitational / Speedway (Gates Open at 7pm – First Race 8pm)
August 15* 50th Speedway Fair Derby (Gates Open at 7pm – First Race 8pm)
August 16* Speedway / Sidecars (Gates Open at 6:30pm – First Race 7:30pm)
August 22 Harley Night #2 / Speedway / Sidecars
August 29* RSD – Super Hooligan National Championship Series / Speedway (Gates Open 5:30pm – Qualifying 6pm – First Race 7:30pm)
September 12 Knobby Night / Speedway / Dirtbikes / Juniors
September 26 52nd U.S. National Speedway Championship / Juniors
October 10 Harley Night Finals / Sidecars
Gates Open at 6pm First Race 7:30pm
*Special Start Times

Ticket Information

2019 Speedway Racing Season



$ 20

Per Event


$ 15

Per Event
Thank you
for your service!


$ 15

Per Event
65 & Above


$ 15

Per Event


$ 10

Per Event



Per Event
2 & Under

Gates Open at 6pm

First Race blasts off at 7:30pm

OC Fair & Event Center General Parking is $9

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.

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Prepare For The Adrenaline!

52 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


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.


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).

Contact Information

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

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