Get inside the gates early and enjoy the entire NASCAR experience. There is much more going on than just the race. Great food, cold drinks, games and by the time you’re done, you’ll want to sit down and watch the best racing in the West! Bar none!” – ZOOMTOWN, U.S.A.® Resident, Larry Linares.
Where to start?! A NASCAR weekend at ZOOMTOWN, U.S.A.®, Phoenix International Raceway will be an experience like no other. Expect exciting racing on the track and a fun party atmosphere off. Expect diehard NASCAR fans cheering on their favorite driver and first-time-fans “Rookies” catching NASCAR fever. Expect to take part in interactive displays on our fan midway and experience great live entertainment on our many stages. All in all, expect to have a great time!
“Come early and stay late!” – ZOOMTOWN, U.S.A.® Resident, Zed Weinstein
The earlier you arrive the better. Benefits of an early arrival are not only that you will beat some traffic, but it also means that you can take full advantage of the fan midway, the merchandise trailers, free concerts, concessions and the overall NASCAR atmosphere at PIR. Pre-Race Pit Passes are a great way to pass the time and you’ll get to walk on the track, roam the pits and get up close to the stars of the sport.
“Bring layered clothes – can go from chilly to hot to chilly without warning – hats, sunglasses and lots of water! Sun block if ya burn -- & something cushy to sit on. Be prepared to enjoy one of the best races on the circuit!” – ZOOMTOWN, U.S.A.® Resident, Robin Borchers
At a NASCAR event, any gear is game. You name it, we’ve seen it. Dress for your Driver (Go Jr!), dress for your sponsor (Go Budweiser!) Just remember to dress comfortably. The heat is a factor in the desert but it’s just as likely to bring chilly mornings or afternoons so, take our Resident’s advice and be prepared. Don’t worry if you forget something our full offering of merchandise trailers will be on-site providing anything from a tank-top , long-sleeve shirt or sunglasses to a driver’s helmet or crazy wig!
Keep up to speed on all the activities taking place around the track by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and on our mobile web site. Updates on driver appearances, entertainment schedules and more can be found on all of these. CLICK HERE for descriptions and links to connect.
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Access up to eight in-car cameras, replays, a digitial radio scanner, real-time statistics and more with a Weekend FanVision rental.
Click HERE to rent a FanVision Controller and for more information.
A great way to get to experience the infield at PIR is with a pre-race pit pass. Pit passes allow access to the infield, to the COLD pit areas and to a portion of the track prior to the start of pre-race ceremonies. This is your best opportunity to catch a driver up close, get a glimpse of your favorite car before it hits the track and to walk on the racing surface that your driver will be tackling that afternoon. If you do purchase a pre-race pit pass, remember that the pits will be cleared out approximately one hour prior to the race start, so be sure to get to the track early to take full advantage. Click here for more information on the pre-race pit pass including attire restrictions.
“Basic essentials: ear protection, sun skin protection, sunglasses, binoculars and an attitude to be willing to have a really great time!” – ZOOMTOWN, U.S.A.® Resident, Danny Raustadt
We agree with Danny, the essentials are well … essential. Protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen, a hat and a good layer of clothing. We would also add, a Sharpie (in case you run into a driver), credential holder to hold your tickets and other collectibles that you might pick-up along the way, comfortable shoes and plenty of non-alcoholic beverages to keep hydrated.
Below are additional items that are allowed within the PIR ticketed gates:
One soft-sided bag/cooler, no larger than 14 x 14 x 14 inches. Examples include a soft-side insulated cooler, scanner bag, fanny pack, purse, diaper bag, binocular bag, etc. as long as it fits within size guidelines. Soft-sided coolers may contain ice.
One clear plastic bag, no larger than 18 x 18 x 4 inches: To accommodate samples received and purchases made. Clear plastic bags may not contain ice.
One lightweight backpack, daypack or clear backpack, no larger than 18 inches in length.
Other items permitted: Binoculars, scanners, headsets and cameras worn separately over the neck or on the belt. Seat cushions carried separately (no hollow metal tubing allowed).
General parking at PIR is always FREE! If you do not have a parking pass, follow directional signage to General parking and enjoy meeting your fellow parked neighbors. If you are in possession of a parking pass, take a minute to familiarize yourself with the back of your pass which includes directions to the track specific to your pass and a map that shows your lot location.
What To Leave At Home
- PURSUANT TO ARIZONA STATE LAW, NO ALCOHOL MAY BE BROUGHT INTO OR OUT OF TICKETED AREAS
- Firearms, fireworks and items restricted by local, state or federal laws.
- Hard-sided coolers, thermos and insulated cups of any size.
- Strollers, umbrellas, scooters, skateboards or pets (trained assistance for the disabled are welcome, of course).
- Seat cushions with hollow tube construction.
- Dry ice is not allowed through the grandstand gates.
- Any bags, backpacks or containers larger than the allowed size. (Refer to above "What Can I Bring?" section.)
- Phoenix International Raceway strictly prohibits the use of any unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV”), also known as a drone, for any purpose whatsoever on Track Property. A UAV for purposes of this policy is any aircraft without a human pilot aboard. Track personnel may remove anyone using a UAV on Track property and/or confiscate the UAV until the event is over.
Fan Advisory Board
The Fan Advisory Board is comprised of PIR Season Ticket Holders who serve as fan “experts” to guide, share suggestions and lead discussions on all things PIR. Members of the Fan Advisory Board are also often asked by PIR executives to provide unique insights on various track projects throughout the year that directly affect the raceway’s guest experience.