crowds at mercer raceway park

Mission: To provide quality short track auto racing and entertainment in a family atmosphere.

Track: 3/8-mile slightly banked clay oval located at the former Mercer County Fairgrounds that dates back into the 1800s.  Track itself is considered to be one of the oldest in America.  First official auto race held on July 26, 1951.

Race Day: Weekly Saturday night racing at 7 p.m. from late March through September (approximately 28 events per year).  Special events may have different days and starting times.

Admission Prices:

Saturday Night Live Events

General Admission:
Adult $13
Senior (60+) $11
Students (9-15) $7
Kids 8 and Under Free
Family Pass * $28 Includes Mom and/or Dad and up to four kids

Pit Pass: $30

Weekly divisions:

4 Your Car Connection/World of Wheels – 410 Sprint Cars
4 Your Car Connection4 Your Car Connection is engaged in sales and rentals of used vehicles, and it boasts a full service center and towing operation as well. 4 Your Car Connection is located at 7082 U.S. Highway 322, in Cranberry, PA. The store is open Monday through Saturday, and evening hours are available during the week. Check the website, for additional information.

World of WheelsWorld of Wheels sells ATVs, motorcycles, dirt bikes, cruisers, generators, and more from its shop located at 2572 State Route 257, in Seneca, PA. It is an authorized sales and service center for Honda, Kawasaki, Polaris, Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda Power Equipment, and Toro. Check out for more information. World of Wheels is open every Monday through Saturday. Evening hours are available during the week.

Approved Toilet RentalsApproved Toilet Rentals – 358 Modifieds
“Don’t be a dog!” Located in Ellwood City, Approved Toilet Rentals is one of the largest providers of portable sanitation in western PA. Environmentally safe, Approved Toilet also has handicapped and VIP rentals available with hand wash sinks, hand sanitizers and many more options for your sanitation needs.

Bonnell's Collision CenterBonnell’s Collision Center – Outlaw Sprint Warriors
Bonnell’s Collision is a AAA approved auto collision center. The AAA Approved Auto Repair program approves only facilities that meet the highest standards in accident repair & automobile painting, competency, reliability, cleanliness, overall experience and fair pricing. These repair facilities employ only trained, certified technicians, and offer timely repairs, convenient hours and good service. Two locations in Erie and Fairview.

Rock Concrete – Mod Lites
rock_concreteWhen you need a professional ready-mix concrete supplier, Rock Concrete Supply is a rock-solid choice. With more than a decade of experience, Rock Concrete Supply has the expertise you can count on to do the job right. We provide quality workmanship and service for your building applications and much more.

Precise Racing Products – Stock Cars
Precise Racing ProductsPrecise Racing Products, located one mile from Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, is now part of the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic and Smiley’s Racing Parts family. Precise Racing caters to racers in the Western PA and Ohio that race Modifieds, Late Models, Sprint Cars, Mini/Micro Sprints, and E-Mods.

Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking and Ray’s Racing Collectibles – Mini Stocks

Facilities: Two buildings housing VIPs.  One, which was built in 2001, is 96’x12’ with seven central air conditioned suites and also houses the new men’s restrooms built in 2004.  The second is 60’ x 12’ and houses the track office and the women’s restrooms below along with the announcing tower, scoring tower, and three additional suites above.  There are two concession areas in the grandstand area plus a pit concession.  Spectator viewing includes aluminum grandstands, lawn, and 40 drive-in viewing spots.  There is pit parking for over 230 race cars, three-phase electric throughout the facility, and a state-of-the-art Daktronics LED scoreboard.

Concessions: Full concessions featuring a variety of reasonably-priced items.  Spectators permitted to bring their own food and beverage items into the facility (No glass containers).  Coolers permitted, but must fit easily into foot areas and may not occupy a spectator seat.

Parking: Free parking.  Special handicap parking areas available.

Camping: Is permitted outside the grounds in the grassy areas.  There are no hook-ups.

Pets: Absolutely no pets permitted on grounds.

Pit area access: Those 17 and under must sign the Parental Consent, Release & Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, & Indemnity Agreement at each race event with their parent or legal guardian and be supervised at all times or risk being asked to leave the pit area.

Front Office:

  • Owner: Bill Altman
  • General Manager: Frank Benic
  • Concessions Manager: Josh Sterns

Phone: 724-662-1310

Mailing Address: PO Box 577, Mercer, PA 16137



Track Location: 555 Fairground Rd., Mercer, PA.  Three miles north of I-80 exit 15 (old exit 2) just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Findley Township.  Conveniently located just minutes from the intersections of Interstates 79 and 80.  Within an hour of the following metro areas: Pittsburgh, Erie, Youngstown, and Akron.