Arena Racing USA is exciting, family-friendly entertainment which features half-scale stock cars racing around a high-banked race track inside the Richmond Coliseum. The cars circle the hockey rink sized track at speeds nearing 50-mph – in less than 8 seconds! The racers run 2 and 3 abreast around this indoor track with all of the bumping, rubbing, crashing, and even flipping, normally associated with stock car races. In between the racing action, there is great music, spectator contests, T-shirt cannons, and awesome prizes!
The Arena Racing season runs from November to April, and makes for an excellent family outing during the cold, dark months of winter.
This is REAL auto racing made fan and family-friendly, with multiple exciting short races, and just enough noise to help create the racing atmosphere (NO earplugs necessary, and you can still have conversations during the races). Even if you are not a NASCAR fan, Arena Racing is a great way to spend an evening with your kids, friends, and co-workers.
Arena Racing USA was founded by Richmond’s own former stock car chassis builder Ricky Dennis, son of 1970 NASCAR Rookie of the Year, Bill Dennis. Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing and former Head Coach of the Washington Redskin’s, is a partner in Arena Racing USA.