7700 No. Broadway
Park City, Kansas 67219
Type: Oval Track
Length: 3/8 Mile
Race Days: April through October
Gate: Racing starts 7:30pm (weekdays) 7:00pm (weekends)
Fan Capacity: 4,500 seats
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 On Site
Security: Private Security On Site
Adult Tickets: $12.00 (varies for special events)
Kid Tickets: Free (10 & under)
Senior Discount: Yes
Military Discount: Yes
Payment Options: Cash Only
ATM On Site: No
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Built in 1954 on the outskirts of Wichita, KS, the facility opened as Robbins Speedway and was a half-mile dirt oval. The speedway operated on Sunday nights for only four years before it was sold to Wichita businessman, O.L. Douglas in 1958, who changed the name to its present 81 Speedway. Douglas kept the half-mile oval operating on Sunday nights for five years, then sold the speedway to Bill Hall of Newton, KS.
Hall’s first move was to make the race track more manageable for weekly race programs. Hall did this by shortening the track from the half-mile down to a quarter mile. The speedway continued to run on Sunday nights only through 1965. With the start of the ’65 season, Hall moved to a two-night-a-week schedule with the speedway running Stock Cars on Saturday nights and the popular Super Modified on Sunday nights. During this time, the track was undergoing a transition from the quarter mile Hall had turned it into when he purchased the facility to a larger 3/8ths oval which is what it is today.
In 1971, Bill Hall turned the daily operation of the speedway over to his son Charles Ray Hall, known to most people as C. Ray. The 2012 season will begin his 41st year as the head man in charge of daily operations.
After taking over daily operations from his father Bill, C. Ray continued to operate the speedway on its two-day-a-week schedule through 1978. With the start of the ’79 season, Hall found it no longer feasible to operate the two-night-a-week schedule and dropped the Sunday night program.
In 1995, Hall purchased the new Musco Sports Lighting System for the speedway. With its new and innovative way of lighting the legendary 3/8ths oval, the Musco Sports Lighting System is television compatible, allowing the speedway to host live and tape delayed telecasts to date with ESPN, Speed Network, TNN, Fox and the Outdoor Channel.
Over the years, 81 Speedway has played host to virtually every traveling series that runs on dirt. From Monster Trucks to the Late Model sanctioning bodies of NDRA, NCRA, MARS, CLMA, MLRA, to the open wheel World of Outlaws, USAC, NCRA, All Star Circuit of Champions, CRA, MARA and others, the Park City facility continues to lead the way with the best of weekly dirt track racing entertainment and the nations most popular special event programs.