Second Creek Raceway

Track address:

Second Creek Raceway
17010 East 88th Avenue
Route 1, Box 113
Commerce City CO 80022

Second Creek Raceway is a 1.7-mile road course located near Denver in northeastern Colorado. Second Creek is adjacent to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal on the west and Rocky Mountain Speedway (a clay oval) on the north, and is about a mile west of the now infamous Denver International Airport. The entire course can be seen from the stands along the front straight, which is true of very few road courses -- and has producing oil wells on the grounds, another feature uncommon among road courses.

How To Get There

From I76, take exit 11 to 96th Ave. for approx 6 miles to Buckley Road. Turn south for 1 mile to 88th Ave. and then east to the track entrance on the north side of the road. From I70, take exit 286, Tower Road for 6 miles to 88th Ave., turning left.

Where To Stay


Available at the track. Also at Denver East KOA, Exit 310 I70, Pepper Pod KOA, Box 597, Strasburg 80136. Tel: 303 622-9274.


Best Western, Exit 281 I70, 4411 Peoria St, Denver CO 80239. Tel: 303 373-5730. Fax: 303 371-1401.

Drury Inn, Exit 281 I70, 4400 E.Peoria, Denver CO 80239. Tel & Fax: 303 373-1983.

Holiday Inn, Exit 283 I70, 15500 E.40th Ave, Denver CO 80239. Tel: 303 371-9494. Fax: 303 371-9528.


Second Creek is built on the site of what was once the Denver Dragway, which was active in the 1960's and 1970's until increasing speeds caused the (uphill) shutoff area to become inadequate. (There's a story, which may be legend, about a dragster losing its chutes and ending up on the south side of 88th Avenue after passing through three catch fences and the porch on the track manager's house.) The first race on the road course, which uses part of the old drag strip for its front straight, was held in 1982.