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Whether you're a first-time fan or seasoned veteran of South Boston Speedway, we want to make sure you're well-informed with plenty of important information for your visit. We pride ourselves on being a clean, friendly and fun facility for our guests and look forward to serving you.

Fan Guide


Prohibited Items

For the safety and enjoyment of you and other guests, there are certain items that we ask you not to bring inside the facility.

  • Firearms and other weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Drones
  • Glass
  • Unauthorized ATVs, golf carts, etc.
  • Illegal substances (drugs, etc.)
  • Offensive signage

Pit Passes (General Info & Minor Pit Passes)

Individuals outside of a race team can purchase pit passes from a pit booth outside of Turn 2. Individuals must be 20 years or older, unless accompanied by a guardian (a minor release form must be filled out for individuals under the age of 20). Please keep in mind the minor release form must be filled out in front of a track representative or official notary. All individuals entering the infield must sign a waiver and other appropriate documentation. Download the minor release form here

Refreshments / Concessions / Alcohol / Coolers

Refreshments: Home of the world-famous bologna burgers! A bologna burger so famous it has its own Twitter account and webpage. We have many different concessions stands on property with great food and drinks. Alcohol is served on property for guests 21 and older. We ID. Coolers: Bringing your own cooler is permitted. For the grandstand/general seating areas, we ask that coolers not be over 14 inches. No glass permitted in any coolers.

Payment Methods

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Cash
  • Debit card
  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)

Smoking Policy

Open Areas: Please respect your fellow guests by smoking in open areas away from others. This includes the grandstands, and lines at the concession stands and ticket booths. Enclosed Areas: Smoking is NOT PERMITTED in enclosed areas (suites, restrooms, etc.). When smoking, please move away from buildings and smoke in open areas away from other guests. Infield: Smoking is NOT PERMITTED near the fuel area or anywhere fueling is taking place, infield concession stand or restrooms.

For the Kids

We are an extremely family-friendly venue and offer numerous free things for children to enjoy.

  • Playground
  • Kids club with weekly activities - COMING SOON!
  • Kids activities (Power Wheels and bicycle races, etc.)

First-Time Visitor

Are you a first-time visitor? Awesome -- we're so glad to have you! What to expect:

  • You should expect an action-packed, high-octane family fun time!
What a race day is like:
  • Visit our schedule page for full details on race day timings
  • Our ticket booth gates open just before qualifying
  • You can purchase tickets online in advance, over the phone in advance or at a ticket booth on race day. We accept cash or debit/credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover).
  • Once you purchase your tickets, you'll go through the gates and be ready for a fun time!
Visit the rest of our FAQ section for more information, and feel free to contact us.

How is COVID-19 affecting the Speedway?

Due to COVID-19, many things around the track may look different. The one thing that won't change is the great racing action you've been accustomed to!

  • Offering online/over-the phone tickets that you can print at home or bring on your mobile device. You don't have to wait in line at the ticket booth and simply get your ticket scanned.
  • Limited capacity throughout the facility. The Commonwelath of Virginia has limited the capcity of sports venues to 1,000 through March 31, 2021.
  • Social distancing markers placed on the ground throughout the facility.
  • Increased hand sanitizing options.

Fan Guide


General Ticket Info / Pricing

South Boston Speedway offers numerous ways to accommodate guests with their ticketing needs. Advance Ticketing: Advance ticketing is the most convenient option we offer. You can order online (the best option) or over-the-phone. Advance tickets are cheaper and the best way to guarantee you get a ticket during this time with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Advance tickets may be limited due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At the Gate: Tickets are also available for sale at the gate. At the gate tickets are a little more expensive than advance tickets. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, tickets at the gate may be limited.

Buying Advance Tickets (Online / Over-the-Phone)

Beginning with the 2021 season, we are selling tickets online. You can buy tickets online by clicking here. Online advance tickets are cheaper than tickets at the track on race day but you are welcome to buy at a ticket booth on property (providing there is availability. Buying tickets online is easy. All you have to do is select what event you want to buy your tickets for, select the number of tickets you need and checkout. When you get to the track, there's no need to wait in line at the ticket booth. You simply walk through the gate, get your ticket scanned and enter the facility. You can also buy tickets in advance over the phone by calling the office at (877) 440-1540. These tickets are treated the same as online tickets and all you need to do is get scanned in without waiting at the ticket booth.

Buying Suite Passes

For most events, we offer tickets for sale in our climate-controlled frontstretch suite. Suite tickets can be purchased in advance online or in-person at the gate (if available). Suite capacity is limited, but large groups can be accommodated with advance notice.

Trackside Tailgating

We offer numerous trackside tailgating spots (backstretch/Turns 3 and 4) where fans can park their vehicles and watch the races from a reserved tailgate area. For full information on trackside tailgating, please click below to see the policies. Click here for tailgate policies


Grandstands: Our facility offers a main aluminum grandstand on the frontstretch and other aluminum grandstands in Turns 1 and 4. Fans can bring seat cushions/stadium chairs, but the grandstands do not accommodate lawn chairs. Bring-Your-Own: Fans can bring their own fold-out/lawn chair style chairs and sit along Turns 1 and 2 and Turns 3 and 4. See the maps below on this page for more information.

Group Rates / Company Outings

We are happy to welcome your large gatherings/group outing/company outing to our events. Whether it be in our grandstands, a climate-controlled suite or outside, we have the room to make it happen. Please contact us in advance so that we can plan for your group and be able to best accommodate them.

Kids Free!

Children 12-and-under are admitted free of charge to our events! Children still need a ticket at the gate or in advance. If you're purchasing tickets in advance online or over-the-phone, be sure to include any kids tickets with that.

Is capacity currently limited? What are the capacity limits?

Yes, due to COVID-19, the Commonwealth of Virginia has limited capacity at sporting venues to 1,000 people at this time.

When will tickets be on sale?

We are working to finalize the implementation of our new ticketing system for advance tickets. At this time, we are targeting Monday, March 8 to start selling tickets online.

Will season trackside tailgate spot holders be a priority for event tickets?

Yes, because our season trackside tailgating customers have already purchased their parking spots, they will have priority in purchasing tickets.

Facility Maps

Get to know our facility by taking a look at the maps below. Click on a map to enlarge the image.

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1188 James D. Hagood Highway

South Boston, VA 24592


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