The roar of dozens of engines revving along with the cheering of the crowd is energizing and exciting. The smell of engine oil, burgers, and beer, along with the sight of dirt flying in the air, is mesmerizing. All of this means you are probably at WOO Sprint Perris at the Perris Auto Speedway in Southern California watching a winged sprint car race.
For dirt track racing fans, nothing beats the experience of live events. Sprint car racing has been going on since 1985, and this ½-mile oval track has a raised back straightaway with awesome grandstand seats so you can see everything there is to see. With over 60,000 watts of audio power to blast out the announcers’ voices, you'll be up to date on what’s happening.
Visitors rave about this track and the friendly and helpful staff who treat you like their best friend or family member while you are here. The campground is a great addition, allowing RV drivers the freedom to have a couple of beers at the game without worrying about driving.
The party before the race is one of the most popular attractions with plenty of good food, fun people, and lots of music. Tailgating is allowed in the parking lot, and you will love the camaraderie of the race fans and drivers, as well. Everyone mingles at this So-Cal speedway.
In the past, WOO Sprint Perris tickets online or reserved by phone in advance were between $20 and $42 for a Pit Combo ticket and $19 to $39 for a reserved seat with no pit pass. Parking and camp prices are separate. Camping has been approximately $25 in past years. You can buy your tickets at the gate, but the best choice is to reserve them in advance.
Only 30 minutes from San Bernardino, and just over an hour from Los Angeles, you can reach the Perris Auto Speedway right off I-215. If you’re coming from the east, you can choose I-10, and you might take I-15 from the north or south. Remember to drive with caution when traveling on the curvy and narrow roads near the San Bernardino National Forest.
When driving a large rig, your best choice is camping at the Perris Auto Speedway campground during the World Of Outlaws Sprint Perris activities. You’ll be right there at the event and will not need to worry about parking. There is plenty of day parking at the track, though, for a small parking fee.
The Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) operates several dozen bus routes throughout the county, including Perris and the surrounding areas. On some days, Route 19 may take you right to the fairgrounds. There is also a Metrolink, Amtrak, and taxi service. You may also want to use a rideshare app. If you camp at the speedway, you may have less need for public transportation.
Camping at the Perris Auto Speedway is the way to go when driving an RV or campervan. For a rather small fee, you can choose a campsite anywhere in the lot, no reservations needed. However, it is best to get here early because it will fill up fast. There are no utility hookups or water hookups, but there are restrooms nearby with running water.
Perris Auto Speedway is less than three miles away from Lake Perris State Recreation Area, which has almost 300 RV campsites. They all have full hookups, picnic tables, fire pits, and there are showers and restrooms nearby. If you have a large group, there are several group campsites as well. The maximum length of RV or trailer is 31 feet.
You won’t have far to walk no matter where you are parked in this speedway because of its compact size. If you are camping here, the walk is less than about five minutes. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. ADA accessible seating is in the front along Turns 1 and 4.
Warm sunny days and chilly nights are the theme so you will want to dress in layers. Pack a light long-sleeved shirt or jacket as well as t-shirts, tanks, and jeans or shorts. Comfortable shoes are a must for your days at WOO Sprint Perris. You may also want to bring a hat and sunglasses to keep the sun out of your eyes.
Bring some binoculars and a camera as well as your phone. The best way to pack your gear is in a backpack or fanny pack, so your hands are free, but you can use a purse or bag as well. Do not bring a cooler or any food or drinks. However, you may bring an empty water bottle you can refill while you are there.
Be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and bug spray because those are two things you will need for this outdoor event. Even though the temperatures may not go over 75 degrees, the sun can still cause some damage if you don’t protect your skin. You’ll also want to make sure you bring plenty of water in your RV because the speedway's campsite does not have hookups.
The campground at Perris Auto Speedway does not have utilities, so you will want to be prepared to cook another way while you are there. Bring a camp stove and propane, or you can use a generator to power up your stove or microwave. Quiet hours mean than generators must be turned off for a time each day. Multiple grocery options exist less than five miles from the track.
Within five miles of the track, you can find quite a few places to eat from fast food to fancy and cafes to bar & grills to fill your hungry bellies to and from WOO Sprint Perris. Perris has multiple burger joints about a mile away, and just a bit further up the road, you’ll find several Mexican restaurants and seafood places.
The track is known for its fantastic food and ice-cold beverages. Fans have noted that the burgers, nachos, and beer are much more affordable at Perris Auto Speedway than might be expected at a sporting event. The vendors may change from time to time, but a few vendors in past years have been NOS Energy Drink, Budweiser, Pepsi, Daytona RV and Boat Storage, the City of Perris, and more.
You’ll probably see security guards and officers of the City of Perris or Riverside County walking around the speedway. They are there to make sure everyone has a good time during the World Of Outlaws Sprint Perris event without getting out of hand. Keep your valuables locked up in your rig when you are away, even if you are just going to the restroom.
The weather in Perris, California in late March is usually sunny and warm. The average high ranges from the mid-70s to low 80s, and the lows are typically between the low-40s to low-50s. Rain is not a normal occurrence here, and snow is not generally expected in Southern California. However, it is best to check the weather forecast the week before your trip.
For minor medical issues or injuries, the onsite medical crew can handle most things. However, if you need emergency medical help, do not hesitate to contact one of the staff or call 911. The closest hospital is four miles away in Perris on Perris Boulevard. If medical assistance is needed at your campsite, contact the camp host or call 911.