2801 Old Havre Hwy
Great Falls, Montana 59403
Type: Oval Track
Length: 3/10 Mile
Gate: Pits open at 3:30. Gates open at 5:00pm.
Divisions: Dirt Modified, Dirt Stocks, Late Model Dirt, Sprint, Street Stock, Super Stock
Seating: Bench Style Seating
Parking: On Site Parking is Free
Carry-In Policy: No Coolers Allowed
Alcohol Policy: Available On Site
Smoking Policy: Designated Areas Only
Chair Policy: No Outside Chairs Allowed
Camping: Available - No Hook Ups
Security: Private Security On Site
Senior Discount: Yes
Military Discount: Yes
Payment Options: Cash & Credit Cards
ATM On Site: No
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The birth of car racing in Great Falls can be traced back to 1952 when a car race was held at the State Fairgrounds. The event was a definite success, and a group of smart businessmen got together to build what is now the Great Falls Speedway.
Construction of the Great Falls Speedway at its present site began in 1952. That year the drivers raced at the Fairgrounds in Great Falls, at the Copper City Speedway in Butte; and drivers came from Billings, Butte, Brady, Cut Bank, Havre, and Great Falls.
In 1952, ‘Jalopy Auto Races” allowed any car, any year model, as long as piston displacement did not exceed 285 cu. in. According to the program for that year, a good car ready to race cost between $500 and $750. Roll bars, bucket seats, and safety belts were required. Rules allowed bumping, spinning another car out or anything that would let one racer pass another.
We have three classes. The beginning competitor usually starts out in the Stock class. These cars have basic stock suspension, engines and drives trains. Tires are limited to 81/2 inch width. Other limits include a 6 point roll cage and a 290 cu. in. engine. The Super Stock class is the later model car, nicer looking, with Ngh performance features. They may have fiber glass bodies, quick change rear ends, and larger engines. They also have a tire width up to 13 inches. The Sprint class are specially designed racers that boast such features as disc brakes, torsion bar suspension, fiber glass bodies, tubular frames, and such safety features as on board fire systems.