Auto Club Speedway will become a California short track in 2024
On February 26, 2023, Auto Club Speedway will host the final race on it’s 2-mile oval. Directly after the event, construction will begin on a newly configured Fontana, California short track.
Plans were initially announced back in 2020 to convert the track to a half-mile oval. However, planning for the new short continues.
Portions of the turn 1 and turn 4 grandstands have already been removed.
The track has partnered with Hillwood Properties to develop the complex, outside of the racing surface. The grandstand removal has allowed them to work on that portion of the property.
The 2-mile oval first opened in 1997.
Dave Allen comments
“This is going to be a can’t-miss event,” said Auto Club Speedway President Dave Allen.
“This 2-mile oval has produced so many incredible memories during the past 25 years, and we know the final race on this surface will produce more memories that will last a lifetime.
Allen concluded, “Moreover, the continued redevelopment of this property will inject more fuel into the local economy, and we’re excited what the future holds for our racetrack and the Inland Empire as a whole.”