Southern Arizona Raceway America’s Newest Motorsports Facility
The new Southern Arizona Raceway attraction is designed to bring “Major American Road Racing” to Southern Arizona.
The 2.8 mile road course will be designed to meet Federation Internationale de I’ Automobile (FIA) regulations for a Grade 2 License essential to attracting sanctioned racing organizations such as IndyCar, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Racing, Super Bikes, Historic Racing, Club Racing and many other sanctioned events.
The Raceway will also be home to other new “Pima County Attractions” including the new Arizona International MotorSports Museum, Racing School, Motor Sports Club and Garages and a Commercial Simulator Facility.
Over ten years the Raceway’s “Economic Impact” to the region will be substantial, bringing 1.5 Million visitors to SAR and generating approximately $1.2 Billion to our economy.
The Raceway’s 2.81 Mile paved road course with 14 turns, and sub-dividable into two shorter courses, will have a 50 feet wide and 3,000 feet long main straight. The balance of the championship course will be 40 feet wide, with a pit road 40 feet wide and 43 – 18’ by 42’ concrete pit boxes. The racing circuit will be lighted to provide racing day or night. The 12 acre paved paddock will accommodate participant transporters, RV’s, and vehicle parking. The paddock will also house 44 covered paddock stalls in an open garage and include a service center for fuel, oil recycling and car washes. The Paddock will be home to the Raceway’s automotive shows, classic and historic automobile auctions at the Raceway.
In a Plaza, adjacent to pit lane, there will be a three story building housing Race Control, VIP Suites, food, beverage and souvenir concessions, a catering kitchen and men’s & women’s restrooms and dining terraces. Other buildings will include a drivers’ facility, sanctioning body headquarters, and a tech/training center for use during major professional racing events. Adjacent to Pit Road will be two 11,900 seat covered grandstands and five spectator terraces with food, beverage & souvenir concessions and men’s & women’s toilet facilities. The Raceway will be able to seat 36,400 spectators and accommodate 50,000+ spectators.
A “corporate compound” consisting of an administration building, pro shop/souvenir store, maintenance and storage facility, medical trauma building, and heli-pad will be located east of the paddock with an entry building containing will call, credentialing and ticketing.
Phase 1 Plan
Phase I of the Raceway is expected to be completed by the spring of 2017 with the $70 Million Master Plan completed in year 10 of operations.