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Posted August 12, 2010 in Feature Story

All gassed up but with nowhere to go? Never fear, wheeled wonder, because we’ve come up with a sampling of the region’s places and events where you can indulge in speed—or just do some idling as everyone else roars by.

 

PLACES

 

ADAMS MOTORSPORTS PARK

Whether your into drifting, grip racing, karting or minibike racing, Adams has got it going on. 

Adams Motorsports Park, 5292 24th St., Riverside, (951) 686-3826; www.adamsmotorsportspark.com.

 

CAHUILLA CREEK MOTOCROSS PARK

This outdoor track offers beginner, intermediate and pro level tracks. Great for two or four wheels.

Cahuilla Creek Motocross, 50100 U.S. Hwy 371, Anza, (951) 471-6135

www.cahuillacreekmotocross.com.

 

FIRST LAP INDOOR KART RACING

Trust us, with the type of thrills these top-shelf karts generate, it’ll be just like racing in the Great Outdoors.

First Lap Indoor Kart Racing, 3215 Corridor Dr., Mira Loma, (951) 681-3601; www.fastlaplv.com.

 

GLEN HELEN RACEWAY 

This 256-acre track provides junkies and diehards some of the best MX experience in Southern California. And if you plan on staying, don’t forget to ask about the camping grounds.

Glen Helen Raceway, 18585 Verdemont Ranch Rd., San Bernardino, (909) 880-3090; www.glenhelen.com.

 

GRANGE MOTORCIRCUIT

If you speak the language of karts and SuperMoto, then get a load of the asphalt here.

Grange Motorcircuit, 20455 Central Ave., Apple Valley, (760) 963-1360; www.grangeracetrack.com.

 

K1 SPEED

This indoor go kart racing center’s been around since 2003 and it boasts the type of wheels Al Gore would love: electric karts!

K1 Speed Ontario, 5350 E. Ontario Mills Pkwy., Ontario, (909) 980-0286; www.k1speed.com.

 

MILESTONE MX

Milestone offers seven different tracks, ranging from a Pee-Wee track to their 10.3-acre Main track that’s suitable for many riding styles. 

Milestone Ranch MX Park, 12685 Holly St., Riverside, (951) 686-4669; www.milestonemx.com.

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY

Dirt track racing doesn’t get any better than this.

Perris Auto Speedway, 18700 Lake Perris Dr., Perris, (951) 940-0134; www.perrisautospeedway.com.

 

STARWEST MOTOCROSS PARK

Starwest is located near Lake Perris, so don’t hesitate to take some laps on the track and a dip in the water afterwards.

Starwest Motocross Park, 18700 Lake Perris Dr., Perris, (951) 943-4535; www.starwestmx.com.

 

EVENTS

 

Stater Bros. 21st Annual Route 66 Rendezvous

It’s been more than two decades of gettin‘ your kicks at this annual classic car show—and more—in San Bernardino.

September 16-19, downtown San Bernardino; www.route-66.org.

 

MTA 26th Annual World Vet Championships

This two-day event features a pro purse of $2,000 for Saturday and $6,000 for Sunday.

Nov. 6-7 at Glen Helen Raceway; www.glenhelen.com.

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Weekend

These races were just announced for next year, so stash your Jeff Gordon beer kozie and keep it safe for the next seven months.

March 25-27, 2011, at Auto Club Speedway, Fontana; www.autoclubspeedway.com

 

 

Compiled By Eduardo Correa


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