Pikes Peak International Raceway is an auto-racing facility with a participant focus, with professional-level events and racing schools. It’s located in Fountain, El Paso County, about twenty miles south of downtown Colorado Springs. The oval was dubbed the “fastest 1-mile paved oval in the world” in 1997. A variety of surface types and courses are available all year round for you to test your vehicles. With 365 days of fun, Pikes Peak International Raceway is a regional hub for all things automotive, offering multifaceted motorsport and entertainment venue. It has a banked one-mile oval, a 1.3-mile interior road course, a 12-acre drifting and autocross lot, a 14-mile flat oval, a 1/8 mile pit lane drag strip, as well as a variety of classrooms, banquet halls, and conference and event spaces, including a 10,000 square foot Infield Pavilion.
PPIR offers a year-round schedule packed with participant-based driving events such as the Track Attack series, Off The Street Drags, open lapping and test days, race schools, and more. The PPIR facility is also used for sanctioned races, rides and drives, and a wide variety of group and corporate events and festivals. Speedway events included the Indy Racing League and 2 NASCAR series including the Busch and Truck series until operations were suspended from 2005 to 2008. A wide variety of amateur racing groups use PPIR for racing and training, and many NASCAR teams use PPIR for testing.
Racing in the Pikes Peak Region included 19th-century horse tracks like the one to the west of Colorado Springs’ Palmer House along Fountain Creek by 1882 and to the north by 1903, the “Roswell Racing Park”, and the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb started in 1916 on the 1915 Pikes Peak Highway. PIPER’s event calendar is packed with shows, festivals, live music, and year-round participatory driving events, all of which allow drivers of all skill levels to get on track to fuel their need for speed.
Take advantage of a variety of corporate and team-building opportunities like the Pikes Peak International Raceway Drive 365 program, Track Attack and Drift series, open lapping and test and tune days, professional team testing, race schools, and racing club events. Pikes Peak International Raceway also hosts a wide variety of private group and corporate events, such as conferences, meetings, parties and proms, and even weddings.
Pikes Peak International Raceway, the Exhilaration Destination, is the hub for all things automotive and the place to push the envelope on your motorsports expectations. PPIR reopened in 2008 after being purchased by business partners John Molloy, Guy Kathe, and Bob Brockway. The owners’ goals are to create a motorsports community that encompasses all aspects that appeal to the motorsports industry. Steeped in tradition, PPIR is using its distinguished motorsports pedigree as a springboard to become something more. PIPER’s Exhilaration Destination encompasses many different driving experiences, race schools, and a welcome environment for businesses in the motorsports community.
Racing in the Pikes Peak Region included 19th-century horse tracks like the one to the west of Colorado Springs’ Palmer House along Fountain Creek by 1882 and to the north by 1903, the “Roswell Racing Park”, and the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb started in 1916 on the 1915 Pikes Peak Highway. In 1938, a track was north of the Alexander Aircraft factory and Template C. Another way to the factory’s southeast at the south end of the Nichols Field taxiway. These and more were held at Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain.