Phoenix International Raceway


Phoenix International Raceway
PO Box 620
Phoenix AZ 85001

Tel: 602-252-2227

Distance: 1.0 miles
Banking: Turns 1 and 2 - 11 degrees
         Turns 3 and 4 - 9 degrees

Also features 1.40, 1.51 and 2.75 mile road circuits.

How To Get There

From central Phoenix, drive west on Interstate 10 for 13 miles to the 115 Avenue Exit (soon to be Avondale Boulevard). Then turn left and drive south for 5.5 miles towards the Estrella Mountains until the road turns to the west and becomes Baseline Road. PIR is at this intersection.

Where To Stay


Black Canyon City KOA, Exit 242 I17 N., Box 569, Black Canyon City, 85234. Tel: 602 374-5318.

Phoenix - A Brief History

Recognized as the world's fastest one-mile oval, Phoenix International first opened its gates in 1964 and since that time has earned an enviable reputation as the "Jewel of the Desert." Celebrating its 30th anniversary season in 1994, Phoenix International Raceway today boasts one of motorsports' most varied schedules. Three times annually, the fast Phoenix Mile plays host to circle track racing that features the prestigious NASCAR Winston Cup Series, the wildly unpredictable Skoal Bandit Racing Copper World Classic and the super-quick PPG IndyCar World Series. More recently, Phoenix International Raceway has added a 1.51-mile road course that has resulted in the addition of the IMSA Exxon World Sports Car Championship and the AMA National Road Racing Championship for motorcycles. Since the track's opening 30 years ago, history and tradition have fired on all cylinders, as Phoenix International Raceway has been the stage upon which the world's greatest speed merchants have played out their special acts. Count AJ. Foyt, Mario and Michael Andretti, Bobby and Davey Allison, Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, Bobby and Al Unser and Parnelli and PJ.Jones among the track's long list of winners. Add to the track's noted history and tradition its inspiring setting at the base of the rugged Estrella Mountains, hard by the Salt and Gila Rivers. Add the track's proximity to such natural wonders as the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly and the beautiful Red Rock country of nearby Sedona. The resulting combination is unbeatable and has been at work 30 years to attract the globe's fastest racers and most enthusiastic fans from around the world to a facility and a schedule that are forever on the grow and are unquestionably user-friendly.