Bandimere Speedway Track Facts

Basics

  • ¼ mile drag strip
  • Elevation – 5800’ above sea level
  • Sanctioned by the NHRA
  • Host over 125 events each year
  • Established in 1958 by John Bandimere, Sr.

 Track

  • All-concrete racing surface.  One of three NHRA national event tracks to have an all-concrete surface. 
  • Track resurfacing was completed in April, 2008, and included over 47,000 sq ft of new concrete and new asphalt in the shut down area.
  • A new Musco lighting system was installed in May, 2008 providing one of the best lit tracks in the country.
  • Bandimere Speedway is proud to work with Bob Brockmeyer and utilize the latest Compulink Timing System, featuring all fiber-optic lines.
  • Track has a proprietary ‘Track Cooling System’ that is unique to the drag racing industry.  This track cooling system lies in the concrete launch pad and circulates chilled water from a pair of 12,000 gallon underground tanks through over 15,000 foot of lines in the launch pad.  The cooled area is 345’ long; 40’ behind the starting line to 305’ past the start.  Track temperature probes in the concrete, as well as surface reading show temperature reductions between 10-25 degrees.
  • New 60” Trans-Lux LED Scoreboards were added in May, 2009.
  • Bandimere Speedway track equipment includes the first track prep ‘tire rotator’ drag built, a 72” track scrubber, TYMCO sweeper, and custom spray rig.
  • Bandimere speedway partners with St. Anthony Hospitals and West Metro Fire Authority to maintain a fully equipment ambulance on site.  Safety trucks include multiple fire suppression systems, including gaseous, dry chemical, and foam, and carry a Hurst Jaws-Of-Life.

Facility

  • The track can seat 28,500 people.
  • The Top Eliminator Club provides one of the best views in all of drag racing.  The T.E.C. pavilion tent is 43’ x 150’, and features 752 angled premium seats.
  • The VIP Tower has 4 floors, and features 13 corporate suites (variety of sizes, seating 25-75), a pair of Media Center suites.
  • Over 45 acres of asphalt in pit area and staging lanes.
  • Bandimere Speedway operates a Fuel Store on-site that feature Sunoco Race Fuels.
  • In-house concessions and catering company.

     

  • Other

  • The track leases a karting track to Action Karting.  A private business that operates a go-kart track for rentals, race events, and private events.
  • Adjacent lots have been used for a variety of events, including auctions, truck pulls, bicycle rides, and various training programs.
  • Bandimere Speedway partners with other local venues to share our resources for their events, including Thunder Valley Motorcycle Park, and Invesco Field at Mile High.