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Address: 8655 Piper Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-2447
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+1 941-575-7223

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Great to have racing back in Charlotte County!

The new owners have done a remarkable job of refurbishing the speedway. The bleachers are a big improvement and they are much safer than the old ones! The ticket lines were long... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Al A
Arcadia, Florida
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Arcadia, Florida
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The new owners have done a remarkable job of refurbishing the speedway. The bleachers are a big improvement and they are much safer than the old ones! The ticket lines were long due to problems with the processing of credit cards. I was advised that this is a recurring problem. The racing was good. The intermission to meet and greet... More 

1 Thank Al A
Punta Gorda, Florida
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Small town racing for a great night out. But too much time spent between races recognizing 2nd and 3rd place winners (who cares?)!

Thank w4upv
Oshawa, Canada
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61 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Large crowd! Bleachers were great for those of us who didn't bring lawn chairs for the grass area in turns 3/4. Concession stands with lots of options. The races were exciting to watch, the flagmen did great work and the pacecar did a good job. Well worth the price.

1 Thank Mike A
Punta Gorda, Florida
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

417 Southern Speedway. Nice job by current owners refurbishing the track. 2 large sets of aluminum bleachers. One bleacher family area with no drinking or smoking. Food and drink prices are very reasonable. Racing was very good. Easy parking and accessible to highway.

1 Thank David O
Dublin, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The crowd was large and the noise was loud! Lots of old snowbirds at the track last Saturday night. It was some great racing to watch and lots of fun to be there for my husbands birthday!

2 Thank Ruth T
Ocqueoc, MI
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419 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Not sure what goes on or the future of this place. The website is not updated in fact there is no website. Nobody . I thought this would a a place to be entertain but the place is stone cold vacant

1 Thank AlnSue
Estero, Florida
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213 reviews
66 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

...and watch the duell! When the Speedway is reopended, don´t miss a trip there. If you´re sensitive, bring ear protection. You´ll be as close to the track as it gets and you´ll smell rubber, fuel and hormones. Cheap food and beer. Bring bug repellant!

1 Thank epicureantom
Punta Gorda, Florida
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42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

It's really a shame that they've removed the stands (and the lights for night racing). It is so much cooler in the evening. However, the day racing schedule is so limited - no one shows up anymore. The signs have come down and people just stand around looking through the fence. 'Not the kind of racing we used to enjoy.... More 

1 Thank DNWahoo
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

It is my understanding that the Punta Gorda Speedway now has new owners and will be opening this fall with some great race nights..... It has been said that there will be a complete makeover of the track including new bleachers and concessions... Excited to see!

Thank Jay G
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

When it was open as Punta Gorda Speedway it was great. They closed and went out of business in 2012. New owners took over in 2015 but failed to make rent payments. The track is now closed.

1 Thank Jeff S

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