Help Me Choose My Seats at California Speedway
Track Specs: Banking/Turns: 14° · Distance: 2.0 miles
· Shape: D-shaped oval
California Speedway is a 2-mile D shaped oval with light banking in
the turns. This makes for a very high-speed race with lots of passing.
The speedway stands are divided, odd number sections toward turn one
and even number sections toward turn two. All of the grandstand seating
is on the front stretch, so as long as you are at least 22 rows up
you should have a good view of the track and pits as long as you are
not all the way out on the turns.
Upper Seating (sections 33-119 and 32-98 rows 24-48) - Just
about every seat on the front stretch offers a good view of the entire
track and a view of the pits except sections 101 and higher. These
are a bit too far into the turn to see the pit action. All of these
seats are bleacher style but they come with backs on them. The seats
from sections 33-51 and 32-50 are the best seats for the best price.
You still have the same view as you would in the PSL seats but you
are paying only a fraction of the price.
PSL Seating (section 1-31 and 2-30 rows 24-48) - These seats
are on the start finish line with a great view of the pits. These
are theater style seats and they have easy access to the concessions
and the bathrooms. These tickets are very expensive to obtain due
to the fact that season ticket holders have to put up money in advance
for the seats each year.
Lower Seating (sections 1-119 and sections 2-98 rows 1-23)
- These are not bad seats if you don't mind seeing only half of the
track. Unless you are fortunate enough to get row 22 or 23 your view
is very limited. Also, the difference in the price for the lower seats
and the upper seats makes it hard to justify purchasing these tickets.
Remember this is a 2-mile track.