Welcome to Riverside International Speedway owned by Clayton and Sherry Allen in the picture. The track is located at 151 Legion Rd., West Memphis, AR. The telephone at the track is not managed except on Saturday (870 735-8071) and all other times call the track office at 901 840-1970. The race track sells a full color program and 50-50 tickets every race night. Riverside International Speedway (RIS and aka The Ditch) is a 1/4 mile high banked dirt oval race track with a gumbo surface. Riverside International Speedway is located just west of the Mississippi River and Memphis, TN, with easy access off Broadway. Use I-40 or I-55 coming from all directions to access Broadway. The race track was established in 1949.
Races every Saturday night unless schedule has different night or "No Races". Check the Riverside Schedule. Gates Open at 6:00; Hot Laps at 6:30; Races 7:30. **At the discretion of track officials and during excessive heat, the opening and race time MAY be moved back 30 minutes. Credit cards and checks are NOT accepted at Riverside Speedway. CASH ONLY!!
Riverside International Speedway is the oldest continually operated dirt track in Arkansas, and one of the oldest in the U.S. Riverside has hosted a variety of race car classes such as Midgets, sprint cars, and stock cars. The grand old lady has never missed a racing season and is home to a hot bed of super stars in motorsports racing such as Slammin' Sammy Swindell, Nascar's Ricky Stenhouse, Sprint Car Hall of Fame Hooker Hood, and many more!! Riverside was selected winner of Hampton Inn's Save-A-Landmark restoration in 2010. Some of our specials are: Hooker Hood Classic, Greg Hodnett Memorial, USCS, World of Outlaws, ASCS, Cody Burks Special, Grassroots Nationals, Fall Nationals, etc. The You Tube Videos below were taken by Wendell Davis of Olive Branch.
Check the Web Site, Facebook page, or call for Prices for the races - Race Specials Vary in Price.
**We currently do NOT have text messaging. The company we were using was going to be too expensive and they were going to charge all persons on our text messaging list. We are looking for a company to handle our text messages.
Our weekly races are open to experts and beginners alike. Check out our schedule, web site, Facebook, texts, and emails for more details,and get you a car. The race track promotes the races with its two-seater street rod that is used for show purposes and parades. Watch for it in your community.
Riverside is a great destination for the whole family. Upcoming events are listed on the schedule. Riverside has a two-seater race car that fans can purchase a ride around the track in a real race car. Derek Hagar maintains and drives the two-seater race car. Contact Derek to sign up for a ride along. The rider has to wear a uniform and helmet. In all instances, safety is our #1 concern.