DAILY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET FEES AND GATE HOURS:
NO PETS! They are only allowed in air conditioned RVs in LOT A CAMPGROUNDS, and must stay in your Lot A campsite. No pets in the parking lots or track area. No pets in tent campsites.
One of these two tickets is required for admission:
Remember two important things if you stay after the pro racing is over:
2. VIP Pass - *New this year: A VIP pass includes Saturday admission to the event. If you're coming for extra days, you can upgrade your ticket at the gate when you arrive. (Upgrade prices would be: $30 per adult on Friday, $40 on Thursday, $50 on Wednesday.) VIP pass holders have access to the VIP area on Saturday, which includes a private restroom trailer, bleacher seating, table seating under a large tent, catered lunch and soft drinks, live timing & scoring and TV feed (depending on availability). VIP passes also include a Saturday all-day pit pass, Saturday preferred parking, a RedBud t-shirt (this may or may not be a national event t-shirt) and an event program. Please note: preferred parking is in two separate locations, depending on which gate you enter. If you use the main gate (Gate C), parking is near Gate 5. If you use the Saturday express entrance (Gate D), parking is at the east end of the field near the ticket booth. Also note that camping and/or parking fees are not included with a VIP pass.
Both types of tickets are available online in advance. General Admission tickets are always available at the track. VIP tickets are limited and sold at the track while quantities last.
The following add-on tickets and passes are optional and do not include admission to the event:
1. Early Entry Pit Pass - This optional pass gives you access to the pro pits from 9am until noon on Saturday. You can walk by each team and see the bikes, mechanics and riders up close. Most teams have designated autograph times. Stop by your favorite team(s) to find their autograph times and policies. Autographs are not guaranteed. An Early Entry Pit Pass is $15; no charge for children under age 6. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No alcohol in the pro pits. QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED. Pit passes are available in advance online, and sold at the track Friday night from 7-9pm (night track vending area), and Saturday morning (near Gate 9 at the pro track vending area) from 7am until they're gone. If you purchase onilne, bring your printed ticket to the pits pass sales tent to get your pit pass.
2. All Day Pit Pass - This optional pass is offered by Racer X with the purchase of a magazine subscription; total cost for pass & one-year subscription is $50. It will be available online through the RedBud ticket site. Quantities are limited. Remaining passes, if any, go on sale Saturday morning at 7am at the Racer X booth. If you purchase this pass online, bring your printed ticket to the Racer X booth to get your pit pass.
3. Reserved Grandstands - This optional ticket gives you a reserved seat in the grandstands located on the infield near the announcers tower. This is the only reserved seating we offer. Top row seats are $40 and normally sell out in advance. All remaining rows are $5 and are normally available at the track. The bottom row of the grandstands is reserved for handicapped fans and a guest at no charge. A food stand and portable restrooms are available inside the grandstands fence, which is a nice perk for grandstand seat holders.
If you're not camping, there's a one-time parking fee of $10. You pay it the first time you drive in. (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday vehicles will get a Lot X sticker so you don't have to pay the parking fee the next time you drive through the gate.) If you're purchasing a Lot A (camping), Lot B (camping) or Lot O (weekend parking) sticker, you will NOT be charged a parking fee.
If you're looking for the one-day pro ticket, that will be Saturday. If you'd like to watch the pros and enjoy the weekend festival, there will be activities Friday and Saturday nights. If you want to hit the track yourself, there are amateur practice and racing days on Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
Please note if you're staying after the national events: A Saturday ticket is valid until midnight. Saturday tickets are not valid in camping Lot B! If you want to camp, you'll need to buy a wristband. If your car is staying Saturday night, you'll need to buy a camping or overnight parking pass.
No pets - except in camping Lot A, in air conditioned RVs. Pets may not leave your campsite.