Silly question: Wanna drive on a racetrack?
From those with zero on-track experience to seasoned enthusiasts looking for extra seat time, SCCA’s Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack is the place to be. This year, Track Night in America (TNiA) is that and more, as it jumps into its ninth season of events that revolutionized the way people can access racetracks.
The concept is simple: People are busy, with life commitments getting in the way of enjoying quality track time. Enter TNiA, where a few hours in one day can place you and your street car on the track – you know, where you belong.
And in 2023, there are promotions and surprises you won’t want to miss.
Get In And Drive
From January to December, Track Night will travel to more than 30 racetracks spanning this great nation. Track Night will hit the ground running on Jan. 28, 2023, in Southern California with a stop at Auto Club Speedway – likely the last TNiA at that venue before NASCAR converts its two-mile speedway into a half-mile short track. By the end of March, additional TNiA events will have taken place at Atlanta Motorsports Park, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Eagles Canyon Raceway, Harris Hill Raceway, NOLA Motorsports Park, and Thunderhill Raceway Park, with 16 more events happening in April.
The 2023 schedule combines the usual suspects with the sublime. For example, Track Night has traveled to Daytona International Speedway in the past, but this year, Track Night expands its presence at the immensely awesome superspeedway with another pair of dates. If you’ve never taken to the 31-degree banking of this legendary speedway, well, you need to.
We also have a few tricks up our sleeves, like the fact that negotiations are currently underway to lock Homestead-Miami Speedway in for its very first Track Night ever! The date(s) is currently "TBA," but hold tight because we all know that Homestead's a track that's on your bucket list.
Scroll to the bottom of this announcement for the current 2023 TNiA schedule (once again, keeping in mind that additional dates and locations will undoubtedly be added).
Easy on the Wallet
TNiA events are affordable. In fact, they’re a downright deal – with event discounts being given continuously throughout the year. What do we call affordable? How does roughly $170 per event for three 20-minute sessions in the Hawk Performance Novice Experience, Intermediate, or Advanced group sound? And that’s not all, as pace laps and support from the SCCA team of driver coaches and administrators all add to the experience.
An SCCA membership isn’t even required, although SCCA members will receive a $20 discount every time they enter.
A Valentine’s Day Treat
Speaking of deals, don’t forget to treat your sweetie this Valentine's Day with a TNiA event. If you purchase a Track Night in America gift card between Feb. 1 and Valentine’s Day (that’s Feb. 14, for all you fellas out there), you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing for a trip to the SCCA Prize Closet.
From Hawk brakes to Braille batteries, Summit Racing Equipment canopies, coolers from Hagerty, iRacing memberships, and more, the SCCA Prize Closet contains more goodies than you can shake a stick at. And believe us, we’ve tried.
2023 Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack Schedule
What lies below is the current 2023 Track Night schedule. Event registrations open on the first of every month, so keep an eye on the TNiA website for the latest information.
Atlanta Motorsports Park, Dawsonville, GA – March 22, April 19, June 7, July 12, August 16, September 13
Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA – January 28
Blackhawk Farms Raceway, South Beloit, IL – May 10, June 7, July 12, August 9, September 13
Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, MN – July 7
Carolina Motorsports Park, Kershaw, SC – April 5, May 10, June 14, September 20, October 18
Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC – March 16, April 27, June 28, August 10
Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount, MN – May 5, June 9, June 30, July 27, August 18, September 15
Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL – April 20, April 21, August 3, August 4, September 21, September 22
Dominion Raceway, Thornburg, VA – May 11, June 8, July 27, August 24, October 5
Eagles Canyon Raceway, Decatur, TX – March 21, May 16, September 12
GingerMan Raceway, South Haven, MI – May 18, June 15, August 17, September 21
Harris Hill Raceway, San Marcos, TX – March 15, April 12, May 10, June 7, September 13, October 4, November 1
Heartland Motorsports Park, Topeka, KS – April 27, May 18, June 15, July 6, August 17, September 19, October 19
High Plains Raceway, Deer Trail, CO – June 22, August 24
Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL – TBA
Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT – April 27, June 7, June 8, July 17, August 17
Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Braselton, GA – May 31, June 23, July 21
MotorSport Ranch, Cresson, TX – April 25, June 6, October 10
Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, TN – May 3, July 25, August 23, October 18
Nelson Ledges Road Course, Garrettsville, OH – April 22, August 2, September 13
New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH – May 5, July 28
New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ – April 26, May 24, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20
NOLA Motorsports Park, Avondale, LA – March 9, May 11, October 19
Palmer Motorsports Park, Ware, MA – June 22, September 7
Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain, CO – May 25, July 27
Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, PA – April 27, May 25, June 21, July 19, August 25, September 20, October 18
Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA – April 20, May 16, June 13, July 6, August 9, September 12
Portland International Raceway, Portland, OR – April 21, May 26, June 30, July 18, August 15
Ridge Motorsports Park, Shelton, WA – April 27, May 24, June 29, July 26, September 19, October 18
Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, FL – May 18, June 11, August 24, October 6, November 2
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson, CT – April 18, May 11, May 23, June 29, July 11, July 20, August 10, August 29, September 21, October 10
Thunderhill Raceway Park, Willows, CA – March 16, May 11, June 8, August 31, October 5
VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, VA – July 20
Photo by Michael Berchak