Devil’s Bowl Speedway
Another adrenaline-focused sport that you’ll find in Mesquite is racing, but this is no NASCAR track. Devil’s Bowl Speedway offers a half-mile, outdoor dirt track for all types of vehicle racing and competitions. The racing season runs much like that of the rodeo, from the spring through the mid-fall, with races on Saturday nights only. They host several big events, like the Annual Winter Nationals and the Annual Lonestar 600, but they also have special nights throughout the season for attractions like fireworks.
Hailed as the Southwest’s most famous dirt track, Devil’s Bowl Speedway is the premier venue for racing entertainment. A high banked half-mile with tacky black clay, the track is a unique D shape with the curve on the back straight fifteen feet higher than the front. This purposely designed aspect gives the 10,000 seats in the grandstands an unobstructed view of the entire track. Among those seats are 1,000 reserved seats located on the finish line, another 1,500 upper deck reserved seats available for special events and six air conditioned suites located on the third floor of the tower that can be rented which hold up to 10 people.
They feature four classes in our Weekly Championship Series: IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Whitehorse Tuning and Dyno USRA Modifieds, Everclear Auto Glass USRA Limited Modifieds and USRA Factory Stocks. Our special events spaced throughout the years include the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Cars, DFW Local Late Model Series and the Texas Winged Modified Series. They also have a night that benefits Shriner’s Children’s Hospital and a Fireworks Extravaganza for Independence.
Devil’s Bowl in West Haven is a race track that has switched from a dirt track to an asphalt track and back several times since it opened in 1967. There have been many exciting races over the years at the track. Racing continues on the dirt track today. The high- banked half-mile track is a unique D shape to give 10,000 seats in the grandstands an unobstructed view of the entire track. Get there early if you want to tailgate in the parking lot. Visitors can get an up-close experience by purchasing a Pit Pass, allowing them to go down to the “pit” for opportunities to talk to drivers, get into the cars for pictures and watch the race from the center of the track.