rc raceways in Southwest U.S.

Where in the Southwest U. S. can you race your radio-controlled car?

Published: July 19, 2019


Categories: R/C Cars

The real fun in owning and driving radio controlled cars is testing your skill and your car’s mettle by racing them. You may already have a place where you are racing your car. However, if you haven’t found a spot to race your vehicle and you live in the Southwest United States, your may be asking yourself, “Where are RC race tracks near me?” Here is a brief guide to raceways for radio-controlled vehicles in that region.

San Diego, California

If you live in the area of San Diego, try the SDRC Raceway. This racetrack for radio-controlled cars and trucks, located in the suburb of Miramar, bills itself as “San Diego’s only off-road indoor RC track.”

Here are some quick facts about this raceway:

  • Open practice at the raceway is available Tuesday through Sunday.
  • You can also race your car or truck three nights a week.
  • If you are a total novice at driving your radio-controlled vehicle, the SDRC raceway offers classes to get you started on the basics.
  • This raceway also offers race classes.
  • If you run into trouble when running your car there, a Pro Shop is also available.

The SDRC Raceway is just one sample in a large group of raceways for radio-controlled cars in California. You may be able to find others in the following cities:

  • Antioch
  • Bakersfield
  • Beaumont
  • Camarillo
  • Chico
  • Hesperia
  • Huntington Beach
  • Lakeport
  • Lakeside
  • La Mirada
  • Madera
  • Ontario
  • Palmdale
  • Palm Desert
  • Placentia
  • Rescue
  • Ripon
  • Riverside
  • Roseville
  • San Bernadino
  • Santa Clarita
  • Santa Barbara
  • Temecula
  • Tulare
  • Ukiah
  • Union City

For more information about each of these raceways, click on this XtraAction Sports link.

So you don’t live in California? What about Nevada?

Are you living in Nevada and asking, “Where is an RC race track near me? You will find the 702 RC Raceway located in Las Vegas, Nevada. This raceway provides both on-road and off-road racing and a wide variety of racing events.

The 702 Raceway boasts the following facilities and services:

  • A clean and open indoor pit area to serve the needs of racers with pit tables, pit chairs; power supplied at tables.
  • Track for 1:10 scale vehicles; the main rule here – Have fun!
  • Three different options for parties and other events

There are two other raceways for radio-controlled vehicles in Las Vegas – Those are Sin City RC Raceway and The Vegas R/C Raceway.

Additional Nevada cities with race tracks for RC vehicles include:

  • Boulder City
  • Sparks

Is there an RC race track near me in Arizona?

Strangely enough and sadly, there seems to be very little reliable information about active raceways geared for radio-controlled vehicles in Arizona. Some web information came up with closed facilities or websites with very little current information that did not appear to be publishable as accurate information in terms of venues for racing.

RC racing truck Utah

According to the website Live RC, Radio-controlled vehicle enthusiasts have a place to race their vehicles at Focus RC Raceway Live, located in the northern Utah city of Slaterville. This raceway provides practice and racing opportunities.

New Mexico

There is also a raceway for radio-controlled cars and trucks at Arcor Raceway in Albuquerque. The website for this track provides racing information. Additionally, this website provides a link to the raceway’s Facebook page where hobbyists can chat among themselves.

Albuquerque also boasts another raceway for radio-controlled cars currently known as RCRIOT, which was formerly known as Full Throttle Hobby and Raceway. The phone number is (505) 503-8731.


Although every effort was made to be as accurate as possible, the information provided here may not be absolutely current. Be sure to look up phone numbers for each facility listed here to make sure that facility is still open.

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